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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 Reviews & Photos

Garry
10
Exceptional
The blue-ness cannot be explained, it must be experienced. Our guide Mustafa was awesome and persevered even though the rain was torrential at times. Awesome on a rainy day; a nice day has to be magical.
Garry
United States of America
March 18, 2018
Denise
10
Exceptional
Low key small beautiful city in an area of rugged natural beauty. Highly recommended! Helps to wear sturdy walking shoes on the cobbled streets, Especially if you’re not as mobile. Staircases abound. Main square cafes only soso; get recommendations from locals if possible.
Denise
United States of America
April 2, 2018
Meghan
10
Exceptional
Beautiful city! Great shopping. Very small, we only stayed one day and it was plenty, unless you decide to go hiking outside the city.
Meghan
France
March 18, 2018
Ashesh
10
Exceptional
It’s a beautiful blue city in the Rif Mountains. Makes for lovely pictures! If you’re tired of tagines, Mandala is a great place for pastas and pizzas.
Ashesh
Canada
March 19, 2018
Sylvie
8
Very Good
Short but sweet trip. I enjoyed walking around town and the medina but wished to have more time to do some hiking. The views are spectacular!
Sylvie
Portugal
April 2, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Chefchaouene

Hotel Atlas Asmaa

6.2 Review score

Score from 505 reviews

$74

Average price per night
Casa La Palma

9.3 Awesome

Score from 155 reviews

$55

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Hotel Alkhalifa

9.1 Awesome

Score from 713 reviews

$55

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Auberge Casa Linda

8.5 Very Good

Score from 261 reviews

$37

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Casa Annasr

8.9 Excellent

Score from 2,185 reviews

$43

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Hôtel Dar Terrae

8.7 Excellent

Score from 223 reviews

$43

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Hôtel Koutoubia

8.6 Excellent

Score from 492 reviews

$37

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Hotel Molino Garden

8.8 Excellent

Score from 812 reviews

$37

Average price per night
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Hôtel Ras El Maa

8.7 Excellent

Score from 183 reviews

$37

Average price per night
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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.

Seek taxis near bus station! Its better to rent a car to reach Chefchaouen and plan a day to go to Akchor National Park. An incredible and unforgettable hitchiking experience. At the end there is the sensation that this place should be better preserved and local visitors better educated because environmental and social respect is not in their dictionary....

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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