SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Explore the authentic life of Jbala people in our guesthouse.

Jbala life

In this guesthouse, run by Fatima and her family, you will stay with an authentic Jebli family of the Rif. They save you the warmest welcome and will enthusiastically share their culture and traditions with you.
Jbala as the name indicates are “mountaineers” or “the inhabitants of the Rif Mountains”. These people were famous for pottery making. It was basically a technical expertise of Berber women and was designed to meet the household needs. Formerly, they used clay containers as storage of dry agricultural products, animal feeding and transporting grain to mill.

Some advices

As in all trips, the behavior of the traveler is the guarantee of a certain authenticity. Never forget that you are a guest and that you have to observe local customs since you’ll be in a region that’s preserved from mass tourism.
During your hike you will be in touch with a friendly population. But the greatest service you can offer is never distribute pens, sweets or coins. You can give school supplies, clothes, etc. to our association. We will hand them out to teachers and villagers.
Avoid light clothing that might offend: shorts, low neckline clothes… The ideal is to have convertible pants in short, for a correct look passing through the villages.
If you see shoes near the door, take off yours before entering the room.
When you take pictures, respect the inhabitants and their privacy. Be discrete or simply ask the permission with a smile. This is the best way to establish contact with the population.
Respect the sacred places, cemeteries, marabou …
Avoid kissing in public

Our commitment towards sustainable tourism

Both its design and functioning fit in with our commitment to a tourism factor of sustainable development:
• Use of traditional materials of the region,
• Use of local products
• Creation of direct and indirect income in the village
• Direct assistance for local development association, thanks to your donation
• Preservation of heritage, culture and traditions
• Organization of sensibilization campaign towards environment