Is Lanzarote Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Lanzarote boasts a low crime rate and locals are friendly and helpful to tourists. It maintains a strong police presence that conducts regular patrols, ensuring a secure environment. Numerous safe transportation options, including scheduled buses, reputable taxi services and vehicle rental companies are available. It's recommended to stay alert when visiting crowded areas, but generally, Lanzarote is very safe for solo female travelers.

Safety rating

3.2 /5

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4.2 /5

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Safety overview

Safety at night:Safe

Lanzarote is generally a safe place, even for solo female travelers walking alone at night. Crime rate is relatively low compared to bigger cities. However, like everywhere, it's important to maintain a certain level of caution. Stay in well-lit and populated areas, avoid secluded streets, and be aware of your surroundings.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Lanzarote, is considered to be generally safe and efficient. The primary form of public transport is the bus system, known locally as 'guaguas'. They are reliable and are well-maintained. Plenty of locals and tourists use the buses, making it relatively safe even for a solo female traveler. However, like anywhere else, it is advisable to stay vigilant, especially during off-peak hours, and avoid isolated stops at night. Public transport doesn't cover some tourist areas, so renting a car could be necessary.

Street harassment: Low

Lanzarote is generally safe for solo female travelers. Street harassment is not a common issue here. As is the case anywhere, individual experiences may vary, but generally, the locals are respectful and warm towards visitors. Maintain the usual necessary precautions and respect local customs and traditions. It's advisable to avoid isolated streets during late hours.

Petty crimes:Low

Lanzarote is a largely safe destination with a lower incidence of petty crimes such as pickpocketing. As one of the more tourist-oriented islands in the Canary Islands archipelago, security is usually tight in popular areas. However, as in any destination, it's important to stay aware of surroundings and secure personal belongings.

Tap water:Moderate

The tap water in Lanzarote is technically safe to drink, but it's highly mineralised due to the way it's partially desalinated seawater. This process makes it not harmful for health but it may taste unpleasant to some. Although many locals do consume it, visitors often prefer to use bottled water for drinking and sometimes even for cooking.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 1 experience

Rating summary

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Solo travel experience

Itinerary: Playa Papagayo Playa de la Mujeres La Graciosa Timanfaya National Park Charco de los Clicos Los Hervideros Jameos de Agua Cueva de los Verdes Playa del Caletón Blanco Puerto del Carmen Caleta de Famara - surf beach Things to do: Timanfaya National Park is a bus tour around the volcano of 1 hour Cueva de los Verdes is a guided tour of 50 minutes in which you will walk for 1 km in the underground passage of the volcano Budget: My advice is to rent a car for the entire trip Restaurant: Restaurant El Charcon - Arrieta Majo Picón - Tinajo

Posted: August 22, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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