If you have an instagram account there’s a 95% chance you have seen a few photos of a magical blue town in Morocco called Chefchaouen in your news feed before. Fondly nicknamed the ‘Blue Pearl,’ the now famous town of Chefchaouen is located in the Rif mountains in the northwest region of Morocco. It’s a peaceful and tranquil respite from the normal hustle and bustle of other Moroccan cities. If you needed any convincing to visit Chefchaouen on your own Moroccan adventure, here are 25 insta-worthy photos of Chefchaouen that will have you booking your flights pronto!
Where To Stay in Chefchaouen
We stayed at Dar Dadicilef, a beautiful hostel in the centre of Chefchaouen. Decorated with the beautful blue hues the town is known for the hostel was clean, well located and comfortable. You can book both dormitory beds as well as beautiful private rooms. The included breakfast was huge and delicious. I would definitely stay again.
How To Get To Chefchaouen
You can catch the bus from most northern cities including Fes and Tangier. It takes roughly 3 hours and costs around 150 Dirham each way. The views on the drive from Fes were stunning with landscapes you’d expect to see in Scotland, not Morocco.
Where To Eat in Chefchaouen
We ate at three restaurants that came highly recommended to us. The first was Beldi Bab Ssour which whilst is #2 on tripadvisor, was probably my least favourite of the three. Half the menu was unavailable and what they did have available took quite a long tim to arrive at the. It took the guy a good twenty minutes just to bring us our mint tea. We had the camel dish which was tasty but a bit small of a portion. Maybe we were just there on a bad day because they normally have rave reviews.
The second place we ate at was the Aladdin restaurant. This huge restaurant has around 4 indoor floors as well as three outdoor seating areas and with sweeping views of the town is the perfect place to sit in the sunshine and take a few panoramic photos.
The third restaurant, Chez Hicham, was definitely my highlight (and possibly my favourite meal in all of Morocco). The restaurant was beautifully decorated with an expensive feel without the high prices. The deconstructed Tagine and Moroccan pie were delicious.