Chefchaouen is a small village located in the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. The name refers to the shape of the mountain tops above the town, that look like the two horns (chaoua) of a goat.
How to get to Chefchaouen
The easiest way to get to Chefchaouen is to fly to Nador, Fes or Tanger. From there you can take the public transports or rent a car and drive by your own. We decided to rent a car in Nador and drove through the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen.
Where to stay
Because it’s a very touristic place there are plenty of accommodations (basic and luxury ones). I suggest to stay near the old town of the village called souk or Medina.
There is no entrance fee to visit the famous “Medina” of Chefchaouen. In general Morocco is a very cheap country where the food and accommodations are way cheaper compared to Europe.
How much time do you need there
One or two days are enough because the really interesting part of the city is the very small Medina (old town).
When is the best time to visit Chefchaouen
Best time to go is between April and October. Chefchaouen is located in the Mountains, that’s why the winters are cold. If the coldness is no problem you can also visit it in winter (less tourists)
What to do there
Best thing to do is to walk around the old town and learning more about the Moroccan culture. The old town is also very famous for its kitchen. Especially the restaurants with roof tops are very worthwhile. A really good view over the village you have from the Spanish Mosque on a hill near the Medina. (20 minutes to walk)
Why should Chefchaouen be on my bucket list?
Because of the wonderful blue colours in the city. All houses and streets are painted in blue. Such an amazing and incredible village you won’t see anywhere else.