6 Things to Do in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Join nomads Nick and Hannah – the couple behind popular Instagram channel Salt In Our Hair – as they see the best of Chefchaouen and explore every shade in Morocco's famous Blue City.


Photo © Salt in our Hair

1. Taste All Kinds Food

The taste and texture of Moroccan food is unlike anything we’d ever tried before.

Looking for bread wasn’t difficult: Every corner of the sloping streets had homemade bread baked in wood-fired ovens.

At restaurants, we were served typical Moroccan dishes of couscous, fish, spices and vegetables.

We couldn’t leave the restaurant without a cup of freshly made mint tea! This is a tradition in Morocco, not just for the companionship, but for the health benefits as well.

In the town square, get yourself a cheap breakfast at Plaza Uta el-Hammam, and for lunch or dinner, we highly recommend Restaurant Populaire Bab Ssour.

Chefchaouen. Photo credit: Salt in our Hair

2. Sunrise and Sunset in Chefchaouen

Waking up early in the morning really pays off. We got to the rooftop of our riad and enjoyed one of the most magical sunrises during our trip.

Watching the sunrise from our riad. Photo credit: Salt in our Hair

At the end of the day, hike to the top of a hill near the Spanish Mosque where you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous sunset.

3. Wander Around the Medina

All the narrow alleys and steep climbs in the Medina (old blue city) were an awesome place to get lost.

Each corner we turned, the walls were a different shade of blue.

4. Go Shopping in the Medina

Chefchaouen is a popular shopping destination. From wool garments to woben blankets, it offers many native handicrafts that aren’t available anywhere else in Morocco.

The goat cheese is also popular, and definitely one of our favourite side dishes.

Shopping in the Media. Photo credit: Salt in our Hair

5. Explore Nature Around Chefchaouen

We didn’t do this ourselves, but we’ve heard some really good experiences from fellow travelers!

Here are three things you should do if you’d like a break from the Medina:

  1. Ras el Maa Waterfall
  2. Bridge of God
  3. Hiking Talassemtane National Park

6. Enjoy the Beautiful Bus Ride to Fez

Our next destination was Fez, and taking the bus from Chefchaouen is the best way to get there.

We were surprised by the beautiful scenery during this trip.

Hannah wandering the streets of Chefchaouen. Photo credit: Salt in our Hair

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1 Comment

  • Leigh said

    Wow! Such amazing photos. I'll be in Morocco this summer but so bummed that I won't have time to visit here :(


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