Chefchaouen the blue and white-washed city is located in the heart of the Rif Mountains and is one of Morocco’s most charming places to travel. Located inland from Tangier and Fes, the city was founded in the 15th century by Moorish exiles from Spain who sought refuge in this mountainous city. The city is popular for its blue-glazed houses and buildings are a tradition that comes from the town’s former Jewish population. Chefchaouen is now a popular tourist destination given its proximity to Fes and Tangier and travellers coming from Spain. What you will enjoy about Chefchaouen is its great starting point for a number of excursions in the Rif. The area boast for offering great hikes in a natural setting. For those who are not into hiking, it is worth spending a few days visiting the medina and enjoying the typical Moorish architecture, and strolling the alley ways of blue and white houses. The city’s high altitude makes it a great place to visit during the sweltering summer months and the beach is relatively about an hour drive away.