Is Mexico Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

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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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 33 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

4.3/5

Food

4.9/5

Budget-friendly

4.4/5

Solo travel experience

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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Solo travel experience

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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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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Solo travel experience

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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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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Solo travel experience

I had an amazing time in Mexico. I was cautious, but I felt really safe. I was nervous about the stories I had heard, but nothing bad happened at all. I visited Cancun, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, and Mexico City. The main advice I can give is to avoid tap water at all costs.

Posted: September 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled alone to Mexico in March and I can say with 100% certainty that I felt completely safe. Hostels are very safe, and the locals are very friendly. I visited Tulum, Bacalar, Playa Del Carmen, and Holbox and at no point did I feel uneasy.

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

I traveled alone for a month in Mexico this summer. I knew a little Spanish, but not too much. It is very safe there, and there were also a lot of European backpackers, so I was never the only traveler.

Posted: September 12, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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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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Anaïs

Anaïs

About Me

Hello! I'm Anaïs, a soon to be 30 years old Mexican woman. •I was raised in a multicultural bubble in Mexico city with many foreigners, most of them french expats, but there was a bit of everything (Americans, Canadians, Spanish, Senegalese, Chileans, Germans..) •I'm currently living in CDMX with my one black cat, Kiruna, a senior citizen (she's 15). •I'm quite an artsy person and I'm versed in drawing, painting, woodcarving, writing, rap, singing and embroidery. I'm currently on break from my jewelry lessons, too! (Silversmithing mainly) •I'm in a long distance relationship with an amazing spanish woman with whom we're planning a common future. •I enjoy good coffee, tea, and beer. I love pizza and tacos (obviously). •I'm not a vegetarian. •I recently finally quit smoking, and I'm kind of a retired party girl with crazy stories... And... Well.. those are the basics! Nice to meet you!

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Gaby

Gaby

About Me

Hey, My name is Gaby and I'm interested in culture, cycling, food & cuisine, nightlife and swimming

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Stay with locals in Mexico

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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Sandra

Sandra

Toluca

Can host for:

3 days

About me

I like sharing life and travel experiences. Dancing is the best, so I can go dancing or also talk and enjoy the view. I love the idea of women helping other women during traveling so I hope we can share some time or other experiences.

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Upcoming visitors to Mexico

Chrissy

Chrissy

About Me

Hello I’m Chrissy and I work in Veterinary Medicine I’m a nurse. On my free time I enjoy traveling and amusement parks.

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Kristina

Kristina

About Me

Hi :) would like to explore the area, grab something to eat or join for a yoga class?

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