Is Aveiro Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Aveiro is known for its quiet and calm environment which makes it a very safe city for solo female travelers. The crime rates are low and the locals are very friendly and helpful towards tourists. However, like anywhere else, basic safety precautions should still be taken, especially at night. Public transportation is reliable and widely available, which contributes to the city's safety level.

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How safe is Aveiro?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Aveiro is generally a safe place, even at night. As it is a bustling university city, there's considerable nightlife, and the city often remains vibrant till late. However, like in any other place, it's advisable to stay alert and aware of your surroundings when walking alone at night. Locals are amiable and willing to help if you feel unsafe or uncertain. Taking usual precautions such as avoiding deserted streets or overly crowded places will increase your safety.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Aveiro is generally reliable and safe. The city's buses, trams, and trains are typically clean and well-maintained. Instances of pickpocketing and other petty crimes are relatively low, especially during the day. However, as in any location, you should always stay aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings. Late at night, you might prefer to use a reputable taxi company or rideshare app in order to get to your destination safely.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Very low

Aveiro is known to be a very safe and welcoming city to all travelers. Street harassment is not prevalent here. The locals are rather respectful and well-mannered. As in any city, it is still necessary to be aware of your surroundings but incidents of street harassment are an anomaly, not a norm in Aveiro.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Aveiro is generally a safe city with a low occurrence of petty crimes. However, usual precautions should still be taken. Try to avoid displaying expensive belongings in public or leaving them unattended and always monitor your bags, especially in crowded places and public transportation.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

In Aveiro, tap water undergoes strict treatment processes and meets high safety standards. Hence, it is considered safe for drinking directly from the tap. Be assured you can stay hydrated without worry during your travels there.

Is Aveiro safe to travel?

Group travel experience

I went to Aveiro with four friends, we were 5 in total. I could easily say it was one of the nicest places Ive ever seen. People are really friendly, they love to talk to people and their conversations are fun. You can make friends, anytime/anywhere in Aveiro. They make great cocktails and the cocktails are budget friendly! There are less options of vegetarian food compared to other european countries but of course its not impossible. During my 10 days in Aveiro, there was not a night I went back to my hostel before 2am and the city has never felt dangerous to me. We stayed in Pousadas de Juventude, the rooms were kind of small but since we did not pay big attention to where we were staying, it was all fine for us, it was around 15mins by walking to the city.

Posted: January 10, 2024
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Is Aveiro safe for women?

Aveiro is a lovely calm city near the ocean. I have lived for five years in the center of the city, walking everywhere, day and night, and always got home safe. Compared to many Portuguese cities, I consider Aveiro one of the safest - however I do not encourage long walks at night if you are alone, be cautious and on alert while walking in hidden places. The city isn't big, but people there have big, big hearts. 🌊🩷

Posted: April 21, 2024
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Filipa

Aveiro is a small time with a low crime rate. I've lived here almost my whole life and neither me or any of my friends was ever robbed or physically assaulted. At least in Aveiro city center or Praia da Barra, you can walk wherever, day or night, even as a solo woman.

Posted: February 21, 2024
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Is Aveiro safe right now?

Before your visit to Aveiro, it's essential to check travel advisories for Portugal, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises to exercise normal precautions in Portugal. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

**The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Portugal.** Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 15, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

Exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: March 27, 2024

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Hello there. I'm Catarina and I have been living in Aveiro for 11 years now. I'm a dreamer by heart. I loveeee nature, arts and crafts. I believe we can always find our away back to our true nature if we trust that every experience can be a new chapter into our journey to expand our soul. Aveiro is a magical place to visit and embrace the simplicity of a good walk or a bike ride through the city. 🚲🌍✨️ P.S. If you like arts and crafts you can find me here @katharos_project πŸ’«βœ‚οΈπŸ’Œ

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Luciana

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I'm brazilian living my Eramus experience in Aveiro, Portugal, until August. I study languages and Marketing, but my interests are very diversified. I love traveling, meeting people, learn a new language and ways of thinking. On my free time I love to do petsitting/housesitting, and outdoor activities ! But i'm not against go to bar and enjoying a nice talk and tasting a good wine πŸ·πŸ’• If you come to Aveiro while I'm still here, it will be my pleasure show the city and give nice tips !

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Aveiro

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I'm brazilian living my Eramus experience in Aveiro, Portugal, until August. I study languages and Marketing, but my interests are very diversified. I love traveling, meeting people, learn a new language and ways of thinking. On my free time I love to do petsitting/housesitting, and outdoor activities ! But i'm not against go to bar and enjoying a nice talk and tasting a good wine πŸ·πŸ’• If you come to Aveiro while I'm still here, it will be my pleasure show the city and give nice tips !

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I am from Brazil and I live in Aveiro for 16 years. I’m a researcher and work at the University

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