Is Lagos Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Lagos is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. It's a popular tourist destination with a low crime rate. As a precaution, it's recommended to keep your belongings secure, avoid deserted areas at night and listen to your intuition. As with any foreign location, awareness of your surroundings and local customs is key. The locals are friendly and the city is well-policed, which creates a sense of security.

Safety rating

4.5 /5

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4 /5

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Safety overview

Safety at night:Safe

Lagos is generally safe for solo female travelers even during nighttime. Its nightlife scene is lively and is often monitored by security personnel, making it secure for those who want to experience it. However, as in any places, it's important to maintain usual safety precautions. Avoid dark and less crowded areas, don't display expensive items, and always stay alert of your surroundings.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Lagos is generally safe and reliable. Buses and trains are the primary means of transportation and they hardly have any reported issues concerning safety, especially in daylight hours. Rules and regulations are strictly adhered to and locals are often courteous and helpful. Nonetheless, as with any travel, it's advisable to remain cautious and keep personal belongings secure to avoid any petty theft possibilities.

Street harassment: Low

Lagos generally maintains a safe and respectful atmosphere towards solo female travelers. It's a welcoming city with locals who treat visitors with kindness. Street harassment is rare, although it's still advised to be cautious especially during the night or in less crowded areas. Like always, street harassment can occur anywhere, but in Lagos, it's not a common occurrence.

Petty crimes:Low

Lagos is generally safe with lower instances of petty crimes such as pickpocketing compared to many other tourist destinations. However, as is the case in any location, it's important to remain mindful of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas and tourist hotspots.

Tap water:Safe

The tap water in Lagos is generally considered safe to drink. The country has high water treatment standards, so the purity and quality of the water is good. However, due to the different mineral content compared to what your body might be used to, some visitors may experience a slight upset stomach initially. You can opt to boil tap water or drink bottled water if you have a sensitive stomach.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 5 experiences

Rating summary

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Group travel experience

Lagos is a pretty city in the south of Portugal. It’s has beautiful beaches, amazing caves and a nice nightlife. Here is always something going on and you can take easily busses to get to other places around Lagos.

Posted: April 17, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Lagos is a great town to stay in! Public transportation is very easy to navigate (I’ve taken both bus and train) and the town is very walkable once you’re there! As a solo female I felt safe walking at all times of day, visitors and locals were all very welcoming, and it’s beautiful! Take advantage of the acitivities offered too!

Posted: October 26, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Enjoy the street buskers - Visit the beaches (Praia Do Camilo, Praia De Dona Ana) - Enjoy wine - Wake up for sunrise on the harbour - Book a kayak tour to Benagil Cave Safety: No issues and felt safe. Recommendations: Lagos is one of my favorite places I've ever been. Kayaking through caves followed by relaxing on those stunning beaches.

Posted: September 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Hike to Ponta da Piedade - Chill at some of the most beautiful beaches - Take a boat ride to see the coast Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Lagos is simply amazing. Some of the best beaches I've ever been to.

Posted: September 10, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Ponta da Piedade - Praia do Camilo - Meia Praia - Praia Dona Ana - Beach Estudantes - Praia do Pinhão - Farol da Ponta da Piedade Lagos - Praia do Canavial - Visit WOW (World of Wine) - Porto Mós Beach Safety: I felt completely safe everywhere I went. Recommendations: Lagos is one of my favourite places to visit. Great beaches and the water temperature is good as well.

Posted: September 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Hi!, My name is Milaya and I'm interested in business, books, culture, education, events & social, food & cuisine, live music, photography, nightlife, shopping, solo travel, swimming, writing, sunbathing and skiing

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