is the principle city and capital of Morocco. The very name, Casablanca, conjures up visions of Old World romance, but in actuality, this is a very modern port city, with broad, lively boulevards, tall, white buildings and museums overflowing with treasures. The Marche Central (Central Market) is the focal point of town and where you will find all types of handicrafts, seafood, vegetables and meat for sale. The “old city” is most interesting and conveniently located near the sea – just off the main town square from where all the avenues radiate. It is made up of several colorful shopping areas where all types of products are sold. A visit to this ancient city should also include a stop at the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Square and a tour of the famous Hassan II Mosque. Yachting, sailing and water-skiing are all popular sports in Casablanca, where you will find 3,000 km of Moroccan coastline to explore, plus opportunities for boating in many of the surrounding artificial and natural lakes. The winds of the Atlantic and Mediterranean also provide ideal conditions for surfing and windsurfing. Some spots, such as Essaouira and Dar Bouazza near Casablanca are world famous and host major international competitions. Few places on Earth provide such an exotic yachting destination as Casablanca, Morocco in North Africa.