Is Valletta Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Valletta, is generally very safe for solo female travelers. Like anywhere, it is important to use common sense and stay in well-lit and populated areas, particularly at night. Crime rates are relatively low, and locals are often very helpful and friendly to visitors. Also, Malta is a small country so it's easy to maneuver around the island. Public transportation is quite reliable and walking around the city of Valletta is a common practice. Nonetheless, always remember to stay cautious and aware of your surroundings.

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Safety overview

Safety at night:Safe

Valletta, is relatively secure at night. With well-lit, bustling streets and a low crime rate, most areas are pretty safe. However, it is still a city and it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times and stay in well-traveled areas. It is common to see people around, even late at night, particularly in the touristy areas and it's not unusual to see solo walkers. Nevertheless, like any other destination, always exercise caution, particularly in less crowded areas and if you plan on staying out late.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Valletta, especially buses, are generally safe and reliable. They are the main mode of transport for the Maltese and visiting tourists. The service can be crowded during rush hours, and there may be slight delays during peak periods. It is always advised to keep an eye on your belongings, as pickpocketing can occasionally occur. However, incidents involving threats to personal safety are quite rare.

Street harassment: Low

Valletta is quite a respectful and safe city, where locals, as well as authorities, are welcoming towards tourists. Yes, you may occasionally come across some discomforting glances or someone trying to strike an unsolicited conversation, but outright harassment is relatively low. As a solo female traveler, always remain vigilant and follow basic safety measures.

Petty crimes:Low

Valletta generally has a low level of petty crimes. As a solo female traveler, you might come across occasional pickpocket incidents and minor scams in crowded tourist areas. However, the locals are friendly and the city is relatively safe, especially when compared to other European destinations. As a general rule, always keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings.

Tap water:Safe

In Valletta, tap water is generally safe to drink. However, many locals and travelers prefer to drink bottled water, often due to the taste of the tap water resulting from the high mineral content.

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Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 1 experience

Rating summary

Things to do

3.2/5

Safety

3.2/5

Food

3.2/5

Budget-friendly

2.2/5

Solo travel experience

Spend 4 days in Valletta. It was my first solo trip and one of the most beautiful places Iโ€™ve been to so far. I felt very safe and the people there were extremely friendly. I really recommend visiting Malta.

Posted: August 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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