Is Vigo Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Vigo generally offers a safe environment for solo female travelers. The city boasts low crime levels, and locals are often friendly and willing to assist if you encounter issues. As with any travel destination, it's always important to stay alert, especially in crowded public areas or at night. Also, be cautious of your belongings to avoid minor thefts.

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How safe is Vigo?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Vigo is a relatively safe city. It is known for its low crime rate and friendly locals, contributing to an overall safe atmosphere. However, like with any city, it's recommended to take standard precautions when walking alone at night. Stick to well-lit, populated areas whenever possible. Also, make sure to remain aware of your surroundings and avoid clearly risky situations. Spanish authorities are usually prompt and efficient in attending to security-related emergencies.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Vigo is generally safe, especially during the day. The bus, train, and ferry services are reliable and widely used by locals and tourists alike. The taxi services are also trustworthy. However, as in any city, it's advised to stay aware of your surroundings and belongings, especially during the night or in less crowded areas.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Vigo, is generally a safe place for solo female travelers. The level of street harassment is relatively low. Most of the locals are respectful and interactions with individuals are typically civil. However, as in any other city, it's important to remain aware of your surroundings and avoid isolated areas at night.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Vigo generally experiences a low rate of petty crime. However, travelers should always exercise caution. Instances of pickpocketing or purse snatching can sometimes occur in tourist-heavy areas, particularly during busy times of the year. Always keep an eye on your belongings and stay aware of your surroundings to minimize risk.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

In Vigo, tap water is of excellent quality and is considered safe to drink. The city employs rigorous checking standards to ensure its water quality stays within the safe drinking water guidelines set by the European Union. Bottled water can be a good alternative if desired, especially while traveling on foot outside the city, but overall, tap water poses no safety risks in Vigo.

Is Vigo safe to travel?

Is Vigo safe right now?

Before your visit to Vigo, 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: May 6, 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 Vigo worth visiting?

Solo travel experience

I spent 3 days in Vigo and absolutely loved it! The "old town" is lovely and being near the Ria is a plus. I spent a whole day in Islas Cíes and the hiking there always led to places with stunning views! The beaches were beautiful and the water was amazing! The sunset is late but incredible, recommend seeing it from the Parque de Castrelos!

Posted: July 2, 2023Experienced: May, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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