Visit Chefchaouene: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Chefchaouene
Chefchaouene Old Town
The vivid sapphire hue of Chefchaouene’s medina makes it extremely easy to spot. A warren of quaint blue-tinted alleyways wrap around each other, with the contrasting terracotta of the kasbah somewhere in their midst. People can’t seem to agree on the origin of the brilliant paint job, with some claiming it symbolises the heavens and others that it just keeps the mosquitoes at bay.
The Ethnographic Museum
Chefchaouene’s Ethnographic Museum is tucked inside the formidable walls of the city’s ancient kasbah. The museum’s exhibits paint a vivid picture of life in Chefchaouene and wider Morocco through a large and eclectic collection of artworks, pottery, musical instruments and even weapons. You’ll find it open every day between 08:00 and 18:00.
Hiking in Talassemtane National Park
The lush, hilly landscape around Chefchaouene is full of tempting trails, and none more so than the Talassemtane National Park. Hiking routes are clearly marked but you can also hire a guide to help you discover some of the local villages and natural secrets scattered throughout the area. Look out for the ‘God’s Bridge’ rock formation, which spans a chasm below.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Make this a definite stop while you are in Morocco. Such a small peaceful village located on the side of the mountain. Amazing views and sunsets surround such a picturesque and calming village. The people are friendly and the atmosphere is just down right calming. Spend some time here and enjoy.
Jay
Canada
March 16, 2017
10
Exceptional
Very comfortable city to spend a leisurely day or two. You can go for the sunset to the top of the hill to the old Mosque from where you can see a beautiful view of the city. I recommend taking a taxi from the bus station to medina and back (about 20 DH).
Roman
Russia
March 14, 2017
10
Exceptional
One of the most charming and mesmerizing place in Morocco. People are really friendly and helpful. Price are really good for value and the atmospehere in the evenings is really enjoyable. Shops are open till late letting you wandering around in this magical place.
Ayoub
United Kingdom
March 24, 2017
10
Exceptional
Moroccan hospitality rules here. Safe, beautiful, well balanced town. This redeemed Morocco for us. Men with respect and non pushy markets. Thank you
Beth
United States of America
March 9, 2017
10
Exceptional
A lovely town in the Riff mountains. Very picturesque and a great place for hikers. We would like to have spent more time there.
Joan
Canada
March 7, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Chefchaouene

Hotel Atlas Asmaa

6.9 Review score

Score from 581 reviews

$53

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Hotel Parador

7.6 Good

Score from 320 reviews

$46

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Hotel Alkhalifa

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 535 reviews

$47

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Dar Hannan

8.6 Excellent

Score from 169 reviews

$49

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Casa Annasr

9 Wonderful

Score from 1,641 reviews

$43

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Hôtel Koutoubia

8.7 Excellent

Score from 305 reviews

$37

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Hotel Casa Miguel

8.3 Very Good

Score from 280 reviews

$36

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Auberge Casa Linda

8.4 Very Good

Score from 128 reviews

$33

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Casa La Palma

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 97 reviews

$49

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Recommended in Chefchaouene

Learn to say "Salom, Shoukran, how are you, I am from...., I like...., etc." And do not take photos of the authentic Berber dressed woman, it is offensive to them, and they do not agree to be photographed even if paid. We tourists are creating a barrier to the locals by photographing them so much. They already turn away in anticipation of being photographed. Let's set a good standard and not ruin the innocence of Chefchaouen. And do not start bartering, unless you intend to buy. A little bit down in price is good, but after that, give them the finances they need to survive. This is their work and they share the profit with many people.

The medina itself is impossible to drive in, you'll have to park outside. If you take the bus, do note the the CTM buses fill up quickly. But a ticket the day before at the Cybercafe just outside the medina. If you don't, you'll be stuck in a very old, smelly and broken bus that will take a few hours longer than the CTM bus, which is what happened to me.

Chefchaouen is built on the side of a mountain, all its streets are highly sloped, biking through this streets is an amazing but tiring experience

Get a ride to Akchour - from there you can hike a few hours to either the waterfalls or the natural bridge called Pont de Dieu.

All of Chefchaouene is photo worthy...the stairs, doors, architecture and sunsets.

Can't go wrong, every place we ate served up good food, very authentic.

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