Is Valencia Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Valencia is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. It has low crime rates and the locals are usually very friendly and helpful. However, like in any large city, it's recommended to stay alert, especially during the night and in less crowded areas.

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How safe is Valencia?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Valencia is generally a safe city to navigate at night. The city areas are well-lit and populated. However, as always, it's advised to stay alert, avoid poorly lit or deserted areas, and take care of personal belongings because pickpocketing can occur.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Valencia is generally safe. Buses, trams, and the metro are frequented by locals and tourists alike, with a reliable and extensive service. You'll find ample security measures, including surveillance cameras and police presence especially in main transit hubs on busy times. As with any other city, always be aware of your surroundings and watch out for pickpocketing, especially during peak hours when trains and buses could get crowded.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Valencia generally is regarded as a safe city for solo female travelers. Instances of street harassment are relatively low compared to other large cities. However, like any other place, it is always best to remain vigilant, especially late at night or in less crowded areas.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Valencia is generally safe and incidences of petty crimes such as pickpocketing and bag snatching are relatively low. However, it is always worth taking precautions such as not flaunting expensive belongings in public locations, especially in crowded areas and tourist hotspots. As an extra precaution, you may also want to carry a bag with theft-prevention features or keep your belongings close to you at all times.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

In Valencia, the tap water is completely safe for drinking. While it may contain a high level of minerals, making it taste slightly different compared to what you're used to, it is regularly tested and complies with all Spanish and EU regulations which are very stringent. So, stay hydrated without any worries!

Is Valencia safe to travel?

4.5 /5

Based on 14 experiences

Solo travel experience

Public transport is very cheap. I bought the 10 trips card for 5 euro, and it has a 90 minutes integration time. I felt very safe, but probably also because it was summer and the days are very long. Beach is amazing! At the time, there was a circus festival and I figured that circus and clowns are very famous in Valencia, recommend to check it out.

Posted: June 19, 2024Experienced: May, 2024
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Valentina

Valentina

Spain

Solo travel experience

I lived in Valencia for a year for my Erasmus. When I moved there, I had little knowledge of Spanish and no fluency, and was really scared. I had an amazing experience and felt safer than ever. In some months it became another home, where I actually felt safer than in my city in Italy! Valencia is just amazing.

Posted: May 30, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I was in Valencia last November, I felt very safe travelling solo during the day and going out for dinner. I usually avoid staying out after dinner in almost all cities I visit if I’m alone but that’s my personal preference. The food was really good and cheap and I loved the paella I tried in a couple of restaurants in the neighbourhood La Xerea. I stayed at the hostel “The venue Hostel”, it was well connected but a bit far from the center and there was not a lot of social life, it was quite empty at the time I visited. Overall I loved the city and I had a nice and relaxing break by myself 😊

Posted: April 8, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt really safe! The weather was great (obviously😂) I loved all the orange trees around the city! Super beautiful green park along the city Some vegan food options available too! Paella was 👏 I’d highly recommend it!

Posted: March 10, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I went on my first solo trip in September last year to Valencia and absolutely loved it. I stayed in a small hotel right by the beach. I felt safe, the weather was perfect, and the city was relatively cheap. Everyone I met was nice and friendly, but I would suggest learning some basic Spanish to make communication easier.

Posted: October 10, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Valencia is amazing. I had two incredible tours, one around the city of art and science with wine/tapas tasting afterwards, and another to the mineral thermal springs, which are located just outside the city. Both were definitely the highlight of my trip. I was there for four days, felt safe, and wished I had stayed there longer.

Posted: July 17, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I stayed in a mixed gender hostel and I felt safe all the time. At the time there was a corona curfew and we couldn't be outside after 10 pm. Overall fun and an artistic city with a lot of options to go out.

Posted: June 1, 2023Experienced: June, 2021
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Plaza de la Virgen - Ciutat Vella - Central Market - Turia Park - City of Arts and Sciences Safety: I felt safe all the time. Recommendations: Generally, I love Spain, and Valencia seems to me the most livable place that I've visited there.

Posted: September 13, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Playa de las Arenas - Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Puente del Mar - Plaça de bous - Estació del Nord - Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències - L'Umbracle Safety: Valencia is very vibrant and safe. Recommendations: Valencia is a beautiful city! Great sangria and paella too, but no one speaks English.

Posted: September 6, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To do: - City of Arts and Sciences - Central Market in Valencia - L'Oceanogràfic - La Lonja de la Seda - Cathedral in Valencia - Bioparc Valencia - Prince Felipe Science Museum - Palau de les Arts Safety: Valencia is safe, but if you plan to visit the beach area, just take care of your valuable items. Recommendations: Valencia is my favorite city in the world. It really has everything!

Posted: August 30, 2022
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Is Valencia safe for women?

Safety rating

4.1 /5

Based on 5 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.1 /5

Based on 5 experiences

It is really safe. I went home whenever I want and nothing happen. There are lots of university student and the other people are nice. You can choose here to stay alone even stay outside;). I guess valencia is the best palce to live safely.

Posted: May 26, 2024
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Hasnaa

I have lived in Valencia for 7 years, and I have always felt really safe, I can walk at night alone after clubbing and never had a bad experience except one time where a homeless guy kept following me, I called the police and the came really quickly. Police do rounds in cars very often in the city and at night. For stealing my friend once had a bad experience as when we entered his house one day he found that someone came inside and stole some stuff. Except these two situations I never had or saw anything bad happening but once again always be safe girlies 💕

Posted: April 8, 2024
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Is Valencia safe right now?

Before your visit to Valencia, it's essential to check travel advisories for Spain, 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 AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution in Spain due to terrorism and civil unrest. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Spain due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises to exercise normal safety precautions in Spain. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 18, 2024

Is Valencia worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 14 experiences

Solo travel experience

Perfect city to just stroll around - the vibe is so good. Lots of cafes and bars on the streets to hang around with a lot of people even during the week. I was there at the beginning of November and the weather was perfect. Do not buy any public transportation tickets in advance, believe me you won‘t need that much because strolling around is way nicer.

Posted: January 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Linda (34)

Romania

Solo travel experience

I was visiting around Valencia by train and Bus , Also visiting around Sagunto and Puerto de Sagunto . The fresh fruits and local welcoming people make my trip unforgettable . Spain is the most amazing country I ever been to . I enjoyed the sun In April - witch for me is unusual . I started to learn Spanish this year in January regarding to travel more often to this Beautiful country . If I close my eyes I can hear the 🌊 of the Mediterranean Sea .

Posted: August 11, 2023Experienced: March, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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