A small town in the Rif Mountains, once occupied by Spain. Now it’s famous for its blue color on houses and shops. Have a day trip to Chefchaouen from Fez, and enjoy walking and discovering the blue city. Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, as it is called by Moroccans, is a popular tourist destination because of its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. The name refers to the shape of the Mountain tops above the town that look like two horns (chaoua) of a goat. There are approximately two hundred hotels catering to the summer influx of European tourists.