Bask in the serene blue hues of Chefchaouen.
Leave the Middle Atlas Mountains and make your way through orange groves toward Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains. While the name comes from Berber “Look at the horns”, a reference to the two mountains between which the city is nestled, a more fitting nickname for Chefchaouen is the “Blue City”. Chefchaouen’s charming narrow alleys with blue-washed walls and stairs are a treat for the senses.This city is known for its friendly locals, fresh goat cheese and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch as you people-watch in the Uta El Hammam Plaza. You will undoubtedly see the customary dress of the local women: red-striped “fouta”, a piece of cloth worn sarong-style as well as wide-brimmed straw hats decorated with colorful yarn pompoms Book an optional guided tour, or choose to explore the medina on your own. Just past Bab Onsar is Ras El Ma, or “Head of the Water”. This spring is the source of the locally bottled water, as well as used in the local outdoor laundry area. There are some casual cafes nearby where you can enjoy the panoramic views as you relax with a snack, small meal or tea-time. Some even place tables and chairs in the cold spring for you to cool off during the heat of the day. Chefchaouen is also a great starting point for hikes in the nearby Rif Mountains. Word of warning: DO NOT forget your camera! This city is full of fantastic photo opportunities!
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