Hiking in Chefchaouen

By far the regions most popular hike is the trail to Ackchour, or Akchour, a beautiful waterfall and lagoon. The trail head must be reached by taxi or car. The hike is around 3-5 hours depending on conditions. The trail follows the path of a stream, and there are many slippery crossings, particularly in the winter when the...

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Mandala Pizza in Chefchaouen

On a recent visit, my group and I stopped in to Mandala, a pizza/pasta spot that has rave reviews from foreign and local alike.  The kitchen is possibly the cleanest of any restaurant I’ve encountered here, and the service is pleasant and attentive.  The menu boasts unique entrees at reasonable prices, including goat...

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A walk in Chefchaouen

The cobbled streets and curved, almost Dr. Seuss-like melted blue walls of Chefchaouen bring visitors into a whole new side of Morocco.  Remarkably clean compared with many other tourist cities in Morocco, Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, as it’s often called, is a small town tucked away in the Rif Mountains.  Don’t...

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Introduction to Chefchaouen’s Hotels

Here’s a video to help you understand where hotels are located in Chefchaouen.    

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Chefchaouen Kasbah Garden

The Chefchaouen Kasbah is a modest little garden with lovely views of the countryside and a relaxed atmosphere. The entry fee is 10 Dh. There is a dungeon inside complete with chains. It’s amazing to think that this was a once a major base of operations during the Rif Rebellion lead by Abdel Karim Al Khattabi. Its’...

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Grand Taxis to Chefchaouen

One of the Best ways to get to Chefchaouen Chefchaouen doesn’t have an airport, so every visitor has to arrive overland. Grand Taxis (covered in more detail here) leave from the Bus station in Tangier and Tetuan, and from the taxi stand near the Spanish church in Chefchaouen. You’ll need to take them in two...

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