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New Year’s Eve in Chefchaouen! Spend a pleasant New Year’s Eve off the beaten track

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and the desire to get away for a while for an end-of-year holiday is taking hold.

Imagine yourself surrounded by shades of blue, perched in the mountains of the Rif, in a tranquil, New Year’s Eve atmosphere like no other! Try your New Year’s Eve holiday in Chefchaouen, where tradition and modernity meet to offer you a unique experience.

The magic of New Year’s Eve in Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, often nicknamed the Blue City, is a place that leaves no one indifferent. Its charm lies in its labyrinthine azure-tinted streets, its unspoilt medina and its breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Here, the passage of time seems suspended, and the end-of-year festivities add an extra touch of charm.

Place Outa El Hammam is the beating heart of Chefchaouen. On New Year’s Eve, it is decked out in lights and an unforgettable festive atmosphere. Laughter mixed with the scent of spices and the sound of traditional music create a warm atmosphere that makes this moment unique.

Outa el Hammam place
Outa El Hammam place

The hotels in Chefchaouen offer services to meet your expectations for an end-of-year stay. They combine comfort and tradition, with rooms equipped with modern bathrooms and breathtaking views over the city.

Value for money is often very good, especially during the New Year period.

Accommodation and hotels: comfort in the heart of tradition

Finding the perfect hotel in Chefchaouen for New Year’s Eve is not complicated. The town’s establishments, renowned for their warm hospitality, offer a wide range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Hotels in Chefchaouen are renowned for their traditional architecture blended with modern facilities, offering an authentic and comfortable experience.

Our favourite for New Year’s Eve:

Casa Perleta

Casa Perleta Chefchaouen

Casa Perleta is a beautiful riad in the heart of the medina. This charming establishment is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, central location, traditional Moroccan interior design and, of course, its delicious breakfast. This traditional riad offers guests a number of comfortable rooms, each tastefully decorated and with its own en suite bathroom. Each room is unique, adding a personal touch to your stay. One of the highlights of Casa Perleta is its interior patio, complete with a fountain that creates a relaxing atmosphere. It’s the ideal place to relax, read a book or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the riad. What’s more, the riad has a magnificent rooftop terrace offering uninterrupted views over the blue roofs of Chefchaouen and the majestic surrounding mountains. It’s a truly enchanting setting from which to admire the picturesque landscapes of the region.

45€ – 70€

If you prefer a more intimate experience, opt for one of the riads in the medina, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city from an elevated terrace. Rooms are decorated in Moroccan style, often with en suite facilities and a personal welcome.

Our favourite for New Year’s Eve :

Riad Cherifa

Riad Cherifa - Chefchaouen

Beautiful accommodation not far from the Kasbah, riad Cherifa is a new hotel in Chefchaouen, is only 2 minutes from Outa El Hammam square, in the centre of the medina. Riad Cherifa features a lovely, sunny terrace where you will be served a continental breakfast with local flavours. The riad’s rooms are well-equipped, with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, wardrobes and en suite bathrooms.

85€ – 175€

For those who prefer adventure, camping is also an option, with sites offering magnificent mountain views. Wake up to the first sun of the year illuminating the snow-capped peaks. It’s an unforgettable way to start the New Year.

Our New Year’s favourite:

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.

Culinary experiences and festive activities

Chefchaouen’s cuisine is a delicious blend of Mediterranean flavours and Moroccan specialities. For New Year’s Eve, the town’s restaurants offer special menus featuring tajines, couscous and local pastries. Enjoying a traditional meal in one of the town’s plazas, such as Place Outa El Hammam, is an experience not to be missed.

Chefchaouen also offers a host of festive activities on New Year’s Eve. Traditional music and dance enliven the streets and squares, and it’s not uncommon to come across impromptu performances on the corner of an alleyway. The city comes alive and invites you to share in the joy of its people.

An old house in the middle of winter in Chefchaouen

New Year’s Eve is also the perfect time to discover local craft products. Visit the small shops and workshops to find unique gifts and support local crafts.

Exploring the surrounding area: nature and culture

Your New Year’s Eve holiday in Chefchaouen wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the surrounding area. The Rif mountains are full of hiking trails offering breathtaking views. Take a stroll and soak up the natural beauty of the region.

Just a short distance from Chefchaouen, the Akchour region offers up some exceptional natural treasures. Nestling in the Rif mountains, Akchour attracts travellers eager for adventure and natural splendour. Famous waterfalls, picturesque hiking trails and breathtaking mountain scenery make Akchour a must-see destination for a day trip from Chefchaouen.

Just a few hours’ drive away, other enchanting destinations include Oued Laou, the town of M’diq and Cabo Negro, each offering a unique experience in northern Morocco.

These day trips promise an escapade rich in discovery and relaxation.

As this year’s countdown draws to a close, you’ll be immersed in a festive atmosphere in the heart of the Blue City. A New Year’s Eve in Chefchaouen is synonymous with unforgettable memories, culinary delights, cultural encounters and nature adventures. It’s a promise to start the new year under the banner of discovery and joy.