If you have been planning a vacation in Morocco, you have probably seen a lot of splendid photos of a city entirely painted with different shades of blue. Nestled high up in the majestic Rif Mountains in Northwest Morocco, Chefchaouen is known for its vibrant shades of blue that locals have painted on the walls of every building and pathway for the past few centuries.
Compared to the travel meccas of Marrakech and Fes, Chefchaouen or Chaouen as the locals like to call it is a small conservative town out of the way, but it is a must-visit. This charming town offers a pleasant and calm visit, with a splendid backdrop of the Rif Mountain range behind.
There are plenty of photos of opportunities in Chefchaouen. From adorable cats lazing in the sun, white-washed doorways, and staircases to colorful little shops. There are even two places known as the Instagram photo places that wouldn’t want to miss. However, always remember that the doors and alleyways are part of the local peoples’ homes. so, be mindful of this when exploring the Medina. Don’t be too nosy! In fact, one of the best things to do in Chefchaouen is to simply wander the alleyways and explore the blue town. Read our ultimate Chefchaouen travel guide to learn more about this blue pearl and to make the best of your time while in Chefchaouen.