Solo Female Travel in Mexico

Mexico, located in the southern part of North America, is a vibrant country known for its rich culture, history, and exquisite natural beauty. It's home to a range of diverse landscapes from sun-soaked sandy beaches to lush rainforests and towering mountain ranges. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins, marveling at the Baroque architecture in the cities, savoring the flavorful and spicy Mexican cuisine, and participating in colorful, lively fiestas. Renowned for its tequila production and traditional Mariachi music, Mexico’s charm lies not just in its scenic beauty and historical legacies, but also in the warmth of its people. Should you decide to travel to Mexico, get ready to be immersed in an endearing blend of tradition, culture, and nature.

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Is Mexico good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Moderate

Mexico has diverse regions that are safe to explore, while others are highly dangerous. Highly touristy places like Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Mexico City are generally safe for solo female travelers. However, the unpredictable criminal activity and drug-related violence in certain regions could pose risks. Exercise common sense, stay vigilant about personal safety, avoid isolated areas, and always keep your belongings close to you. Also, ensure to respect local norms and culture. It's advisable to opt for organized tours or travel in a group while visiting lesser-known regions.
Transport:

Transport:Moderate

Getting around Mexico as a solo female traveler requires a certain level of care and planning. Buses and taxis are the common modes of transport. However, due to language barriers and safety concerns, navigating can be occasionally challenging. It's essential to stay alert, especially late at night and in secluded areas. On the upside, numerous tourist-friendly cities offer well-organized transport options.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

From its crystal-clear beaches and vibrant towns to its historical ruins and rich culture, Mexico is boundlessly fascinating. The variety of cuisine alone is worth exploring, with each region showcasing their unique dishes. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the diverse landscapes, ranging from deserts and tropical rainforests to mountains and lagoons. For history and art lovers, the vast number of museums, art exhibits, and archeological sites offer deep dives into the country's past and its cultural tapestry. Regardless of preference, Mexico offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration and adventure.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Mexican cuisine offers tremendous diversity and depth of flavors, ranging from savory meats to fresh seafood, tasty vegetables, and delightful desserts. The broad array of spices, unique ingredients, and traditional cooking methods present in different regions gives an exceptional richness to the culinary experience. From street food to upscale dining, you'll discover unexpected combinations and textures, often accompanied by a spicy kick. You'll be charmed by the locals' passion for their food culture and the prominence of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Mexico is generally quite budget-friendly for travelers. Accommodation, food, and local transportation offer a wide range of prices, but budget options are readily available and often of good quality. The cost of experiences like tours and museum entries can vary, though many are reasonably priced. The biggest potential expense might be long-distance travel within the country, particularly if time constraints require you to fly rather than use economical ground transportation.

Is Mexico worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 35 experiences

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

4.2/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4.2/5
Charly

Charly

Germany

Couple travel experience

Overall felt quite safe during the whole 4 weeks. Would definitely recommend Isla Holbox and the entire Yucatán peninsula, especially Merida! Also liked the pacific coast but you can’t really swim there unfortunately due to strong undercurrents. CDMX was great, would recommend to stay in Roma or Condesa as these are the prettiest and safest areas.

Posted: May 31, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

My first solo trip was to Mexico, and I can recommend this country to everyone. I felt completely safe alone, and it is a really interesting country with nice people. I traveled easily around by bus and enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Posted: May 30, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Mexico was amazing. It was my first solo trip and I was in an all-inclusive resort, so I felt extremely safe and everyone was so nice. I took two excursion to Chichen Itza and Isla mujeres. I really enjoyed my experience. I can't wait to come back to Mexico to visit more.

Posted: February 10, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I have been on a 2-week trip in Mexico, mostly Chiapas and Mexico City. Loved it and felt very safe as a solo female traveler, with so many nice and wonderful people.

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

I felt safe, although we had one encounter where someone stopped us on our way and we had to pay. Recommendations are Holbox, Punta allen, Valladolid. The food was moderate, I expected more. We hired a car and drove through Yucatan & Chiapas which was a really nice experience. The nature was stunning

Posted: February 3, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

Mexico is a wonderful place to travel. It's modern and ancient, sophisticated and humble, colourful, civilised and wild. Travelling on any budget is possible, choose a bus and a hammock in a palapa or aircondioned luxury with infinity pools and every whim attended to. I felt safe travelling alone there, and the people are welcoming kind generous and can easily become life long friends.

Posted: December 30, 2023Experienced: September, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I backpacked solo through Mexico for 2 months in fall 2022. I absolutely enjoyed my trip. I stayed in hostels and made great friends. I mostly ate street food and cheap eats to keep costs low. I celebrated Dia de Muertos in Oaxaca and it couldn’t have been a better choice.

Posted: November 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent 2 weeks traveling alone in Mexico. Mexico City - Campeche - Merida - Playa Del Carmen. I flew from Mexico City, then took the ADO bus between Campeche, Merida, and Playa Del Carmen and had only positive experiences. I love Mexico and can't wait to go back.

Posted: November 5, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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I was in Mexico alone for a month and felt safe. When it comes to being a woman, sometimes someone would approach me, but mostly out of curiosity. Mexicans have a different way of being and it's worth getting used to the fact that someone might whistle or call out at times. But it's not dangerous. It's worth knowing Spanish, even at a basic level. I traveled around the Yucatan Peninsula + Mexico City and its surroundings, and sometimes ventured into places that were allegedly not recommended for tourists, but I didn't notice anyone looking at me aggressively. I'd happily return.

Posted: October 7, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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I don't speak Spanish and I didn't do much research before leaving, but I absolutely loved Mexico. Everywhere was super safe, from Yucatan to Mexico and slightly north. Everyone was so kind, helpful, relaxed, and the food was delicious. Yucatan was a bit too colonial and everywhere Americans, but even so, I enjoyed the stay. I really loved CDMX and Oaxaca, as well as the Queretaro wine region. I may have traveled through half the country, or maybe more, and everywhere I felt safe and welcome.

Posted: September 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Mexico safe for women?

Okarina

Okarina

You have to be very cautious of where you are going and who you're hanging out with. Tourist areas are generally safer but you should always take extra precautions, especially as a solo traveler. I would definitely recommend googling beforehand the neighborhood you'd be staying at.

Posted: May 2, 2024
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Meet locals in Mexico

Meet local women in Mexico who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Penelope

Penelope

About Me

Art, nature and adventure lover,epicurean, artist and designer, spiritually inclined NLP student. Healthy lifestyle. Student of life forever! Canadian living in Mexico!

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Dana

Dana

About Me

Hi there! I’m Dana, I’m a 24 queer girl from Mexico. I LOVE to travel, discover new places and meeting with new people ❤️

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Local tips

I lived in Mexico and traveled a lot alone. Mexico is not safe, at least that's my opinion, but you can travel alone and have a great time. I believe that if you follow basic safety rules, nothing threatens you, and the probability of something happening to you, significantly decreases. If you use public transportation, it's better to choose long-distance ADO lines rather than regular unmarked buses. Be careful with the police; they also sometimes steal. Keep your eyes wide open, as someone may be watching you (and you may not be aware of it) and waiting for the right moment to approach you.

Posted: October 31, 2023
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A folclore all way around. Mexico is full of culture and tradition. A must on you pocket list. So many things to see and live over there. People are really kind and will always give you a hand and a smile whenever you need. And food OMG I think is the best in the world, we are not in only tacos!!! Please get close and dive in in the traditional cusine.

Posted: May 16, 2023
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Tams

Tams (20)

Mexico

Mexico City is amazing. If you like City activities such as visit museums, know culture, delicious foods, dance, this city is for you! Mexican people are kind and easygoing. you can go anywhere in metro.

Posted: May 4, 2023
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Stay with locals in Mexico

Stay with local women in Mexico who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Penelope

Penelope

Playa del Carmen

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Art, nature and adventure lover,epicurean, artist and designer, spiritually inclined NLP student. Healthy lifestyle. Student of life forever! Canadian living in Mexico!

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Eugenia

Eugenia

Guadalajara

Can host for:

3 days

About me

I am a young Mexican girl looking for ways of exploring the world. I like to travel slowly and visit more than just the capital of any country I go to. I really enjoy backpacking, traveling in a simple way.

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