A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Chefchaouen vs. Asilah for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Chefchaouen or Asilah?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Chefchaouen and Asilah can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Chefchaouen or Asilah?

Chefchaouen

To feel like you've really stepped back in time to the glory days of Morocco, you're going to want to spend time in Chefchaouen. This town's beautiful medina is filled with white washed buildings with blue highlights. The wandering alleyways provide a fairy tale setting where you can relax for a few days. This mountainous region is a humble example of the classic picture of this area. Set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains, the white and powder blue accented buildings and call to calls to prayer throughout the day let every visitor know they've arrived in a relaxing spot of peace and serenity.

Asilah

Spend your summers like the rich and famous with a trip to Asilah, Morocco. With pristine, white buildings and wrought-iron windows, this gorgeous city still holds the traditions from a time when it was under Spanish rule. The town remains rather quiet for most of the year, with a population surge in the summer months. Beaches are packed and there are tourists as far as the eye can see. If you're not a fan of crowds, consider visiting in the spring or fall when the weather is nice, but the tourists are gone.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Morocco, The Best Luxury Tours to Morocco, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Morocco, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Marrakesh.


Which place is cheaper, Asilah or Chefchaouen?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Chefchaouen is $57, while the average daily cost in Asilah is $66. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Chefchaouen and Asilah in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Chefchaouen $24
    Asilah $29
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Chefchaouen $48
    Asilah $58
Compare Hotels in Chefchaouen and Asilah

Looking for a hotel in Chefchaouen or Asilah? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Chefchaouen


Hotels in Asilah


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Chefchaouen Hotel Prices and Asilah Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Chefchaouen $15
    Asilah $15
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Chefchaouen

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Chefchaouen:


  • Taxi Ride
    $1.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen

Also for Chefchaouen, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Merrakash: $296
  • One-Way Transfer from Tangier to Fez via chefchaouen : $294
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes (FES) Airport: $290
  • Private Transfer From Chefchaouen to Rabat : $282
  • Chefchaouen to Fes: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $244
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport: $215
  • Transfer from Fez to Chefchaouen go and back (Both ways): $195
  • Transfer to/from Tangier and Chefchaouen: $191
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Casablanca: $190
  • Fes: Transfer to Tangier via Chefchaouen: $184
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Rabat: $173
  • Chefchaouen to the city of Casablanca Private Transfer: $173

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asilah

Also for Asilah, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Tangier: Private Transfer to Asilah: $72

Is it cheaper to fly into Chefchaouen or Asilah?

Prices for flights to both Asilah and Chefchaouen change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Chefchaouen $18
    Asilah $24
Typical Food Prices in Chefchaouen

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Chefchaouen:


  • Lunch for Two
    $8.97
  • Dinner for Two
    $9.97
  • Cupcake
    $0.30
  • Nutella and Yogurt
    $1.99

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chefchaouen

For Chefchaouen, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Funny Family Cooking Class in Blue City: $28
  • 3-Hour Cooking Class overlooking the Blue City: $55
  • 4 hours Private Cooking Class With Family in Chefchaouen: $60
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $65
  • Chefchaouen Cooking Class : $65
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $67
  • Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops: $69
  • Discovery more Chefchaouen evening food tour with locals: $70
  • Make Your Own Tajine and Pastilla Cooking Class: $76
  • Chefchaouen Traditional Cooking Class: $80
  • 4 Hours Gourmet Cooking Class in Chefchaouen: $87
  • Discovery more Chefchaouen evening food tour with locals: $90

Typical Food Prices in Asilah

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Asilah:


  • Cookies
    $0.50
  • Breakfast for Two
    $4.98
  • Tagine Dinner for 2
    $7.48

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Chefchaouen $17
    Asilah $22

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Chefchaouen.

  • 2 Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour: $40
  • 2 days Guided tour Rabat and Chechouen from Casablanca: $389
  • 3-Hour Private Legacy Tour in Chefchaouen: $35
  • 9-day/8 nights Tour from Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Marrakech: $1,383
  • Akchour waterfalls tours : $87
  • Best Experience Fes to Chefchaouen Day Tour multi languages: $34
  • Bleu city walking Tasting Tour : $60
  • Chefchaouen : Traditional Hammam Experience As A Local: $75
  • Chefchaouen Day Tour: $50
  • Chefchaouen Photography tour: $46
  • Chefchaouen with Local Eyes Guided Walking Tour: $15
  • Culture and History Sightseeing Tour - half day: $40

Tours and Activities in Asilah

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Asilah.

  • Morocco and Blue Cities: 3 Day Tour from Málaga: $319

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Chefchaouen $14
    Asilah $6.98


When comparing the travel costs between Chefchaouen and Asilah, we can see that Asilah is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Africa, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Chefchaouen Expensive? and Is Asilah Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Chefchaouen or Asilah?

Chefchaouen has a larger population, and is about 26% larger than the population of Asilah. When comparing the sizes of Chefchaouen and Asilah, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Chefchaouen or Asilah?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate with nice weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Asilah in the Summer?

Both Asilah and Chefchaouen are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Chefchaouen throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Asilah because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In July, Chefchaouen usually receives less rain than Asilah. Chefchaouen gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.

It's quite sunny in Asilah. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah during summer. Chefchaouen gets 346 hours of sunny skies, while Asilah receives 346 hours of full sun in the summer.

Chefchaouen is around the same temperature as Asilah in the summer. The daily temperature in Chefchaouen averages around 24°C (74°F) in July, and Asilah fluctuates around 24°C (74°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Chefchaouen 24°C (74°F) 
    Asilah 24°C (74°F)

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Asilah in the Autumn?

Both Asilah and Chefchaouen during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Chefchaouen because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Asilah year-round.

Chefchaouen usually gets less rain in October than Asilah. Chefchaouen gets 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Asilah, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Chefchaouen. In the autumn, Chefchaouen often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah. Chefchaouen gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asilah receives 235 hours of full sun.

In the autumn, Chefchaouen is around the same temperature as Asilah. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Chefchaouen in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Asilah averages at about 20°C (68°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Chefchaouen 20°C (68°F) 
    Asilah 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Asilah in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Chefchaouen and Asilah. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Chefchaouen year-round. Asilah attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Asilah receives a lot of rain in the winter. Chefchaouen gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Chefchaouen usually receives more rain than Asilah. Chefchaouen gets 127 mm (5 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

Chefchaouen usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah during winter. Chefchaouen gets 169 hours of sunny skies, while Asilah receives 169 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Chefchaouen is generally around the same temperature as Asilah. Daily temperatures in Chefchaouen average around 13°C (55°F), and Asilah fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Chefchaouen 13°C (55°F) 
    Asilah 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Asilah in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Chefchaouen as well as Asilah. Chefchaouen attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Asilah throughout the year.

Chefchaouen usually gets less rain in April than Asilah. Chefchaouen gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Asilah. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Chefchaouen this time of the year. In the spring, Chefchaouen often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah. Chefchaouen gets 251 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asilah receives 251 hours of full sun.

Chefchaouen is around the same temperature as Asilah in the spring. The daily temperature in Chefchaouen averages around 15°C (60°F) in April, and Asilah fluctuates around 15°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Chefchaouen 15°C (60°F) 
    Asilah 15°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Asilah and Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen Asilah
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 127 mm (5 in) 13°C (55°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 14°C (57°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 15°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Jul 24°C (74°F) 1 mm (0 in) 24°C (74°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 23°C (73°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 113 mm (4.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 144 mm (5.7 in) 13°C (56°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)