Top things to do in Rif Mountains

Top Choice Moroccan in Tetouan

Blanco Riad

The menu at this elegant riad is a cut above the usual, and features some innovative Moroccan dishes, heavy on local seasonal produce and a big change from the standard tajine menu. The garden is pleasant in summer,…
Top Choice Notable Building in Tetouan

Artisanal School

Just outside Bab El Okla is the best artisan centre in northern Morocco. This is a fascinating opportunity to see masters teaching apprentices traditional arts, including ornamental woodwork, silk costumes, carved p…
Top Choice Museum in Tetouan

Tetouan Museum of Modern Art

Tetouan boasts one of only two schools of fine arts in Morocco (Casablanca has the other), so it's fitting that this museum should live here. The building itself is worth a visit: a magnificent Spanish-castle-like b…
Top Choice Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Auberge Dardara Restaurant

This is the best restaurant in the area, and worth the 10-minute drive from town (to Bab Taza, Dh5). The Tanjaoui owner uses only the freshest ingredients from the garden, bakes his own bread and makes his own olive…
Top Choice Seafood in Al Hoceima

Club Nautique

This is the main restaurant at the port, and a good one. After 6pm you can buy your fish fresh off the boat and have them grill it for you (alternatively, order straight from the menu). The 2nd floor overlooks the w…
Area in Chefchaouen

Medina

Chefchaouen’s medina is one of the loveliest in Morocco. Small and uncrowded, it’s easy to explore, with enough winding paths to keep you diverted, but compact enough that you’ll never get too lost. Most of the buil…
Moroccan in Chefchaouen

La Lampe Magique

This magical favourite overlooking Plaza Uta El Hammam serves delicious Moroccan staples in a grand setting. Three bright-blue floors include a laid-back lounge, a more formal dining area and a rooftop terrace. The …
Moroccan in Tetouan

El Reducto

Tuck into traditional Moroccan (and some Spanish) fare in the grand surroundings of this traditional house, which once belonged to Moroccan vizier and is decorated with antique glazed Seville tiles. Desserts are par…
Moroccan in Tetouan

Restaurant Restinga

The open-air courtyard shaded by a huge ficus tree is this charming restaurant’s primary attraction – along with the rare alcohol licence. A great place to duck out of the crowded boulevard for a rest and a beer, as…
Italian in Chefchaouen

Mandala

Offering a welcome break from Chefchaouen's endless tajine parade, Mandala serves up some good pizzas and pastas, plus a serviceable steak. Surroundings are cosy and service is good. If you're feeling lazy, you can …