Dream Escapes: Chefchaouen, Morocco

Posted by Rhianna McCormick-Burns on

Its official, we have found our next dream vacation destination! Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains lives Chefchaouen, a small town painted in a palette of mesmerizing blue hues, holding rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture.

The town is almost maze-like, featuring white-washed buildings that resemble a fusion between Spanish and Moorish architecture. The beautiful blue walls however are unique to Chefchaouen. History goes that the Jewish refugees from Europe who lived there during the 1930s first painted Chefchaouen blue (either to symbolize heaven or as a mosquito repellent), and now the town is known as "The Blue Pearl." The town still keeps the tradition alive: Each year, the terracotta-tiled houses are washed with new coats of paint. 

Whatever the reason, we love the look of this beautiful town. Wandering the maze-like medina streets, artisans and craftspeople sell a variety of beautiful hand-woven blankets and rugs, brass teapots, and colorful pottery, snapping stunning pics, with the air heavy with the scent of spices -  sounds like a dream holiday don't you think?!