25 Dreamy Photos of Chefchaouen, Moroccco To Inspire Wanderlust

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!




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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.


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  • Reply Jitaditya Narzary 23/05/2017 at 6:42 pm

    I have heard so much about this blue city of Morocco. However, it also looks incredibly similar to a couple of blue cities in Rajasthan, namely Jodhpur and Bundi. Have you been to these ones?

    • Reply Seven Continents Sasha 31/05/2017 at 3:58 pm

      I have been to Jodhpur, I lived in Rajasthan for about two months. I loved it there and you’re right they are very similar.

  • Reply Vicki Louise 21/05/2017 at 4:23 am

    Your pictures are beautiful! I’ve always wanted to visit Chefchaouen, the different shades of blue are so magical. And it looks like quite quiet and not as frenetic as Marrakesh!

  • Reply Jean 20/05/2017 at 10:48 pm

    25 amazing reasons to go to Morocco! So much pretty blue. Makes me want to pack my bags and go Did you find the bus trip easy? Three hours isn’t too long.

    • Reply Seven Continents Sasha 22/05/2017 at 5:23 pm

      Yeah the bus trip was very enjoyable, absolutely beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way.

  • Reply Bridget 20/05/2017 at 4:09 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Morocco but I never heard of the “blue town”. It looks like an adventurer and photographers heaven! I will have to remember this when we plan our visit and love that you gave recommendations of where to eat. We always have one heck of a time trying to decide where to eat when we travel to new places!

  • Reply yukti 19/05/2017 at 8:28 pm

    Blue houses with blue doors on narrow streets are my weakness. Your blog is so having all those vibrant colors and culture. I would definitely go to check Aladdin restaurant for views of city.

  • Reply Bhusha 19/05/2017 at 7:48 pm

    Its an indigo magic!!! You’re right, Its so tempting to make me book my tickets!!! Those bags, mirrors and clocks in that alley are just stunning. I’d never get tired of photographing here as well as posing here!!!

  • Reply Natasha Haley 19/05/2017 at 3:10 pm

    The pictures certainly did inspire my wanderlust! I love how much blue there is. The market with the fresh fruit in boxes is awesome

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