Is Mexico safe for solo female travellers?

Mexico is generally safe for solo female travellers. While it is important to take the same precautions as you would in any other country, Mexico is generally a safe destination for solo female travellers. Women should take extra precautions when travelling alone, such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of their surroundings, and avoiding isolated areas. Additionally, it is important to research the area you are travelling to and to be aware of any potential safety risks.

Travel reviews from Mexico

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 26 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

5/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

5/5

Budget-friendly

4.6/5

Solo travel experience

I don't speak Spanish and didn't do much research prior to going but absolutely adored Mexico. It was super safe everywhere from the Yucatan all the way up to Mexico City and slightly north. Everyone was so lovely, helpful, easygoing, and the food was delicious. The Yucatan was a bit too colonial and Americans everywhere, still enjoyed it. I really loved CDMX and Oaxaca, as well as the Queretaro wine region. I travelled about half the country maybe more and felt so safe and welcome everywhere.

Posted: September 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I had an amazing time in Mexico. I was careful but I felt really safe. I was nervous with the stories I heard but nothing bad happened at all. I went to Cancun, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, and Mexico City. The main tip I can give is to avoid tap water at all costs.

Posted: September 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I solo traveled to Mexico in March and I can 100% say that I felt completely safe. Hostels are very safe and locals are very friendly. I did Tulum, Bacalar, Playa Del Carmen, and Holbox and I didnโ€™t feel on edge at all.

Posted: September 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Safety tips for solo female travellers in Mexico

Mexico can be a safe destination for solo female travelers, but it's important to take some precautions to ensure your safety. Here are some safety tips for solo female travelers in Mexico:

  1. Before travelling to Mexico, it is important to research the area you are visiting. Make sure to read up on the local customs, laws, and safety tips.

  2. When travelling alone, it is important to stay in well-lit areas. Avoid dark alleys and streets, and stick to main roads and tourist areas.

  3. It is best to avoid travelling alone at night, as this can be dangerous. If you must travel at night, make sure to take a taxi or other form of transportation.

  4. When travelling in Mexico, it is important to dress appropriately. Avoid wearing revealing clothing, as this can attract unwanted attention.

  5. When travelling alone, it is important to stay aware of your surroundings. Be aware of people around you, and if you feel uncomfortable, leave the area.

  6. When travelling in Mexico, it is best to avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Use a credit or debit card instead, and only carry enough cash for the day.

  7. It is important to never accept drinks from strangers, as they may be spiked with drugs.

  8. When travelling alone, it is important to never leave your belongings unattended. This can make you a target for theft.

  9. If something doesnโ€™t feel right, trust your instincts and leave the area.

  10. Before travelling to Mexico, it is important to have a plan. Make sure to let someone know where you are going and when you will be back.

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Local discussions

Solo travelWhat is the best place for a solo traveler to explore and connect with others?

I want to go on my first solo trip. Can anyone recommend place? I was thinking about resort, Punta Cana or Cancun, but as I am traveling alone I would rather have adventure and go on the place that I can explore. It would be also great to connect with group or have tour guide.. does anyone have any suggestions?

Posted: December 1, 2022
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Solo travelWhat are some recommendations for my trip to Mexico City over the holidays?

Iโ€™m planning a trip to Mexico City between Christmas and New Yearโ€™s. Any recommendations for things to see, places to stay, etc.?

Posted: November 23, 2022
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TravelWhat suggestions do you have for traveling to Mexico City in December?

Hi ladies! I'm traveling to Mexico City in December, and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions (hotels, things to do/avoid)?

Posted: November 15, 2022
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Solo travelWhat is the best way to do a Mexico trip in January?

Iโ€™m planning to do a Mexico trip in January, and am curious about the best way to do it. Is a tour an easier option, or is it quite easy to get around and hostel it?? Any recommendations would greatly appreciated

Posted: October 29, 2022
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Solo travelWhich local tour guide do you suggest for me for my first time traveling alone to Mexico in November?

Hey ladies I am planning to visit Mexico on November , it's my first time to travel alone ..which local tour guide do you suggest for me? and also you can give me any tips :)))

Posted: October 7, 2022
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