Solo Female Travel in Ushuaia

Ushuaia, located at the southernmost tip of Argentina, is an enchanting city renowned as the gateway to Antarctica. Boasting of its distinctive position as the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia offers visitors thrilling experiences with its breathtaking landscapes of snow-capped mountains, vibrant marine life, and untouched forests. Famous for the Tierra del Fuego National Park, tourists can indulge in hiking, wildlife spotting, and photography against the backdrop of serene lakes and the Beagle Channel. Other attractions include navigating the waters to see penguins on Isla Martillo and learning about the region's history at the End of the World Museum. Whether you are a fan of outdoor adventures or simply want to soak up stunning vistas, Ushuaia is sure to leave an indelible impression.

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Is Ushuaia good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Ushuaia is generally considered safe for solo female travelers. Like any other destination, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Violent crime is relatively low in this part of Argentina, but petty crime like pickpocketing does exist. Most locals are friendly and helpful, especially toward tourists. The city's remoteness and the strong presence of tourism police contribute to its safety as well. Always stay vigilant and mindful of your belongings.


Ushuaia, has a size that makes navigation relatively easy. It is possible to reach most of the central attractions on foot, which allows for spontaneity when exploring. Additionally, taxis and public transportation are generally reliable for longer distances or when the weather conditions make walking unpractical. However, some landmarks outside of the city can be challenging to reach without a car. Overall, the city is quite manageable to navigate independently.
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Things to do:Fascinating

Ushuaia, is a captivating destination with a multitude of diverse activities. Its rich natural beauty offers opportunities for hiking across the rugged landscapes, kayaking around the Beagle Channel, and encountering regional wildlife. The End of the World Museum provides historical insights and the Martial Glacier is well worth a visit for breathtaking views. However, the remote location may limit some services and activity choices.

Food:Above average

The culinary scene in Ushuaia is wonderfully diverse and generally high-quality, with a special emphasis on seafood due to its location on the Beagle Channel. You can find anything from traditional Argentine asado and Patagonian lamb, to king crab and other fresh marine delicacies. However, the variety of international cuisine might not meet every traveler's expectation hence it's less than perfect.


Ushuaia can be moderately budget-friendly. Accommodations vary in price, with cheaper options available, especially in the off-peak season. Eating local food and using public transportation can be quite cost-effective. However, many of the popular activities such as boat tours and wildlife viewing can increase the overall cost of your trip. It's a middle-ground spot on the budget scale.

Is Ushuaia worth visiting?


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Solo travel experience

I felt very safe in Ushuaia, I found even the car drivers were pretty nice. Uber is available which is always a good thing for me as it makes getting from and to the airport. I stayed at an Airbnb about 25 min away from the center. It costs about 50€ inlc breakfast. Like all of Patagonia Ushuaia is not super budget friendly but there are a lot of things to do. I did a tour with a small boat across the beagle channel (50€ with El Che Turismo Alternativo), a self organised trip to the national park Tierra del Fuego (~25€) and a canoeing, hiking + penguin watching trip for (240€ with channel fun), I enjoyed all of it a lot. For food and atmosphere I highly recommend Ramos Generales El Almacén.

Posted: February 7, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

It was definitely one of my best trips. Went with my brother. There was a ton of things to do, various touristic activities, such as hiking (for beginners to experienced levels), eating (food was so good), drinking, and sightseeing (we got to see penguins and sea lions). It was a great experience overall. Not as cheap as Buenos Aires but definitely worth it!

Posted: July 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was in Ushuaia and I really liked it there. I enjoyed two tours: one was a boat trip to see sea lions and penguins. The second was a train ride to the end of the world. Very interesting history. I also loved the food and people in Ushuaia.

Posted: April 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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