Chefchaouen is popular 1 day excursion from Fes , Casablanca or Tangier.
It is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan.
Chefchaouen or Chaouen, as it is often 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 the two horns (chaoua) of a goat.
There is also a ruined mosque built by the Spanish, with stairs still in the tower.
"ChefChaouen" derives from the Berber word for horns, Ichawen.