A Second Trip to the Blue City

A Second Trip to the Blue City, Chefchaouen, Morocco (B)

Thanks to Instagram and other social media platforms, the “Blue Pearl” of Morocco, Chefchaouen, has become a popular destination within the country among young travelers. It’s striking- a glow of blue buildings in a cluster against the rugged backdrop of the Rif mountains is hard to not be impressed by. The air is cooler, and the atmosphere is much more relaxed. If you’re spending time in Morocco by way of Tangier or Fez, I’d highly recommend at least a one-night stop in this enchanting city. I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice.

From Tangier, it’s about a 2-hour bus ride, provided everything goes smoothly. CTM buses are fairly reliable and will get you to a station right outside the medina. Everything in Chefchaouen is within a walkable distance, just be prepared to walk uphill. From Fez, it’s a 4-hour bus that (I believe, as of 2017) leaves just once per day.

I stayed here both times I was in Chefchaouen. The manager, Abdul, is incredibly helpful and kind. He’ll make you a great breakfast to enjoy on the terrace, or the classic Moroccan mint tea when you need an afternoon pick-me-up. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Second Trip to the Blue City
Guide Location: Morocco » Chefchaouen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valerie Streif
Read it on Author's Website: https://valthebackpacker.com/2018/02/05/a-second-trip-to-the-blue-city/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Dar Dadicilef
  • Spanish Mosque
  • Casa Aladin
  • Populaire Bab Ssour