If you’re looking to get away when the temperature plummets and the snow starts falling from above, why not consider spending Christmas in Morocco? While many travelers from the Northern Hemisphere initially consider a European destination for their winter holidays, a multitude of savvy travelers are choosing to spend their holiday in Morocco. With it’s sunny skies, colorful allure, and variety of cultures and landscapes, Morocco is becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers looking for some winter warmth. (more…)
It’s a common refrain heard around the world: “It’s not easy being green.” In bright contrast to the Kermit dirge bemoaning the color green, the hillside town of Ouazzane, Morocco celebrates green. Greens of every tone are splashed across the medina walls and reflected in the fields and olive groves that surround the town. So, if you find yourself in this hillside medina on the edge of the Rif Mountains, the fact remains: It’s easy being green! Consider a road trip to Ouazzane! (more…)
The obvious question when you first get to Chefchaouen is: “Why is it blue?” Many reasons are offered and most are myths. Some of the myths include: the color repels mosquitos; it reminded the original (non-existent) ex-sailor residents of their seafairing past; it’s a reminder to remember heaven. (more…)
Chefchaouen is one of the most hidden small cities in Morocco. The Medina, Souq, and a variety of restaurants all await travelers from around the world. Spending two or three days in the region is sufficient to get a good feel of the area, but plan on spending a little more time if you take a Chefchaouen Trek to explore the Rif Mountains.
Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains of Morocco on the Mediterranean Coast. It is an eclectic city with beauty around every corner. When in Morocco, a visitor has an array of activities at the fingertips, from hiking and trekking to biking or relaxing in the sun. Much of the country is unpopulated, largely uncharted, and vibrantly green, especially in the valleys and the mountans of the north,and a trip to Chefchaouen can be as active or as relaxing as you choose.
The Mediterranean coastline of Morocco is from Ceuta to Melilla, which includes the red and rocky Rif Mountains. The Rif Mountains are a vibrant green juxtaposed agaisnt the red earth of the land. They present some easy day treks or longer over night treks into the forests where cascades and wildlife reside. Many consider the coastline to look wildly savage. The waters of the Mediterranean tend to be rough and difficult for swimming. Chefchauen is the main city in the Rif Mountains, known as one of the main starting points for most Morocco treks this far north. (more…)
Morocco is a small country with a large heart for exceptional beauty. The Rif Mountains is one of the areas in northern Morocco. You may have heard of Chefchaouen in Morocco. Chefchaouen is a large city where most of the budget Morocco tours will start for the Rif Mountain area, especially if you’re interested in a day or multi-day hike. (more…)
Chefchaouen is one of the largest cities in Morocco, especially in the Rif Mountains. The Rif Mountains are located in the northwest of Morocco. They run along the coastline and some even consider the Rif Mountains to continue in Spain. There are a number of different Morocco tours you can take to view Chefchaouen. Some of these tours make great day hikes while others require camping out for a few days at a time. (more…)
Chefchaouen is a beautiful town that should be a mandatory visit for the first time Morocco traveler.It is also one of those locations that might have appeared in one of an increasingly unlikely Cheech and Chong movie from the late seventies. The reason for this is that Chefchaouen is Morocco’s leading producer of cannabis. Much of the farmable soil won’t grow much else, but cannabis grows in abundance and has made itself such an intrinsic part of the city’s life that no one gives it much of a second glance. You might very well see cannabis being sold in an open stand right in between the vegetables and the herbs.
The hashish factor alone makes Chefchaouen a great attraction for a large numbers of tourists. But travelers not interested in this aspect of Chefchaouen would still do themselves a major disservice by skipping this city. While cannabis is a part of every day city life here, that is not an accurate description of what the city’s about. (more…)