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Camping around Chefchaouen! The joys of camping in the mountains

The beauty of the Rif mountains, the freshness of the air and the immersion in nature make camping in and around Chefchaouen an unforgettable experience.

Camping is an adventure in itself, but when you choose to camp in a mountainous and verdant region, you add a very unique dimension to your outdoor experience.

Chefchaouen: Dazzling natural beauty

Chefchaouen, known as the Blue Pearl of Morocco, is famous for its bright blue painted buildings which blend harmoniously into the surrounding mountains. The Rif mountains offer spectacular panoramas with their craggy peaks and lush green valleys. Every corner of this region is a natural masterpiece. Such is the case of Akchour, a corner of paradise just a few kilometres from the city, offering an idyllic natural setting, inviting travellers from all over the world.

Camping in Chefchaouen means having the opportunity to relax and switch off. Away from screens and urban noise, you can reconnect with nature and yourself.

Camping in Chefchaouen: Ecology, sustainability, tranquillity and authenticity

Camping in Chefchaouen will make you aware of the importance of preserving this exceptional natural and cultural environment. It is essential to respect the environment and minimise your impact to preserve these treasures for future generations.

And despite its tourist appeal, Chefchaouen retains a peaceful atmosphere. The surrounding mountains offer many quiet and secluded places to camp, allowing total immersion in local culture and nature.

Where can you camp in Chefchaouen?

Here are some popular places to camp in and around Chefchaouen. Please note that according to our information, the places listed below are the only known legal places to camp safely around Chefchaouen.

Camping Azilan: Located approximately 2km north of the medina of Chefchaouen, this is the closest campsite to the town, offering a peaceful setting with tent pitches and basic facilities. A well maintained campsite and is a popular choice amongst campers.

Entrance to Azilan campsite
Entrance to Azilan campsite

Auberge Dardara: This multi-purpose establishment not only offers hostel accommodation, but also welcomes campers, including those travelling in motorhomes.

Situated 10km from the centre of Chefchaouen (20 minutes by car to the south), Auberge Dardara generally offers basic services and facilities such as toilets, showers, running water, electricity and outdoor cooking facilities.

Auberge Dardara

Auberge Dardara

The establishment is praised for its friendly staff and quality service, offering a peaceful place to relax and recharge your batteries. The meals served are local, delicious and entirely organic. The professionalism of the staff was also noted, with specific praise for Fatema and Oussama, who were able to respond quickly to customers’ needs. What’s more, the kitchen successfully adapted to the occasion of a party, offering an exquisite culinary experience. All in all, the team should be congratulated on their excellent service.

Camping in Akchour: There are several camping sites in Akchour, ranging from well-equipped campsites to more rustic camping areas. Some campsites offer basic facilities, including toilets and showers, while others are more primitive, dedicated solely to wild camping.

The best time to camp in Chefchaouen is generally in spring and autumn when the temperatures are pleasant. Summer can be hot, while winter can be cold, so it’s important to choose the season that best suits your climate preferences.

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When camping in Chefchaouen, where it’s legal to do so, make sure you respect the environment by avoiding leaving traces, by not lighting campfires outside designated areas, and by being aware of the impact your presence has on nature.