Things to do in Chefchaouen

Looking for amazing things to do in Chefchaouen?  I have got the guide for you!  

 

Chefchaouen earned its nickname as “Blue Pearl of Morocco”.  Tranquil, blue cobble stone roads surrounded by mountains, intertwined with flowing waterfalls.  Magical is an understatement.

Why is Chefchaouen blue?  Great question!  This unknown mystery only adds to the allure of this incredible town.  

Before exploring all of the things to do in Chefchaouen, please know that locals live in the beautiful blue buildings.  The photos of immaculate doors along blue walls are the doors to the homes of hundreds of residents.  Be respectful.  Do not gawk or take photos of people.  Some residents require a small fee to take a photo outside of their property.  

Chefchaouen Details

Location: Northwest Morocco.  5 hour car or 7 hour train from Casablanca, or 7 hour drive from Marrakesh.  

 

When to visit: Weather in Chefchaouen is mild year-ruond.  Low season is considered late fall to early spring.  Spring is cool and considered.  Winter months (December – February) see a high of 60 degrees F and low of 38 degrees F.  Spring (March – May) see a high of 73 degrees F and low of 42 degrees F.  Summer (June – August) sees a high of 90 degrees and low of 56 degrees.  Fall (September – November) sees a high of 82 degrees and low of 44 degrees.  However, the temperature drops dramatically between September and November.  

 

How many days: Plan for two days in Chefchaouen.  Some travel from Fes to Chefchaouen as just a half day trip, but you can’t truly enjoy all of the magic this little town has to offer if you are racing through.  

Parking: Parking is narrow as Chefchaouen is comprised of incredible, narrow alleyways and buildings built through mountains and hills.  Check with your accommodation in advance about where you can park.  

How to get to Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is a popular city to combine with a longer Morocco trip.  Visitors from cities all accross Morocco have a way of accessing its charming, blue town.  

Fes to Chefchaouen

Traveling from Fes to Chefchaouen is a popular route on Morocco itineraries.  There is a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen operated by CTM offerring 6 routes each day.  The cost is approximately 8 US Dollars. There is no train route from Fes to Chefchaouen.  

While taking a day trip from Fes to Chefchaouen is a popular, I recommend planning for two full days in order to fully enjoy the city and take your time exploring.  

If you are looking for other things to do near Chefchaouen, you can also make the reverse route from Chefchaouen to Fes.  

Marrakesh to Chefchaouen

Things to do in Chefchaouen

From vibrant, blue streets, charming stops, and nooks and crannies around every corner, you can easily fill an entire day in Chefchaouen by exploring at your own pace.  You can find the top things to do in Chefchaouen that you wouldn’t want to miss here.  

Explore Blue Streets

There are so many amazing blue streets to explore in Chefchaouen!  

Plaza Uta El-Hammam

Explore the city’s beautiful main square at Plaza Uta El-Hammam.  

Go Shopping

Exploring Chefchaouen, Morocco

Walk to the top of Chefchaouen

Overview of Chefchaouen, Morocco

The only thing better than exploring the blue alleyways of Chefchaouen is seeing the city from up above!

Chefchaouen Nature

Chefchaouen is located in the Riff Mountain range of Morocco.  

Where to Stay in Chefchaouen

Casa La Palma hotel in Chefchaouen
Casa La Palma hotel in Chefchaouen

Casa La Palma is a wonderful hotel in Chefchaouen.  The owner was incredibly kind with the highest hospitality.  He woke up early to cook our breakfast to accommodate our schedule, and helped to organize activities at a moment’s notice.  The rooms are very clean and have lovely views!

Best Riads in Chefchaouen

Things to do near Chefchaouen

If you are on a Morccoo road trip or Morocco train trip, there are so many other incredible towns to explore from Chefchaouen.  Consider visiting Fes, Marrakesch, or Casablanca.  

Chefchaouen to Fes

Traveling from Chefchaouen to Fes is a popular route to continue your Morocco trip.  

Tours

There are several tour options you can take during your time in Chefchaouen.  

We hope you have decided what to do in Chefchaouen on your trip!  Come back soon!  

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