Solo Female Travel in Cholula

Cholula, Mexico, is a fascinating city located in the state of Puebla, famous for its rich history and vibrant cultural heritage. It's most renowned for the Great Pyramid of Cholula, one of the most iconic landmarks in Mexico and considered the largest archaeological site of a pyramid in the New World. This pre-Columbian city is also known for its numerous churches; locals often claim there's one church for every day of the year, each boasting unique colonial architecture. Cholula's vibrant market scene, flavorful cuisine, and the renowned University of the Americas make it a unique blend of the old and new, drawing in a steady stream of both scholars and tourists.

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Is Cholula good for solo travel?



Cholula is generally safe for solo female travelers. With its rich culture and popular attractions like the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the city frequently welcomes international tourists. However, it's always important to remain cautious, avoid secluded areas especially at night and keep your belongings secure to avoid thefts. Using reliable transportation options and not sharing personal details with strangers are recommended practices for further safety.


Cholula is relatively easy to navigate. It's a small town that can be easily explored on foot, and there are also plenty of taxis available. However, it's worth keeping in mind the town has cobblestone streets which can be tricky to walk on, especially in heels. Public buses also connect the town with nearby cities.
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Things to do:Interesting

Cholula offers a wide array of remarkable experiences for any solo traveler. There are various activity options to indulge in; from tours of the Great Pyramid of Cholula with its intricate tunnels and eons old sanctuaries, to exploring the beautiful and historic city center brimming with colorful colonial buildings, vibrant markets, and delicious food stalls. The town is full of captivating sites including numerous churches and museums, each with a distinct aesthetic and charm. The local community is welcoming and friendly, contributing to the overall safe and immersive cultural experience. However, while Cholula offers so much to engage with, it's not as bustling or diverse in offerings as other major Mexican cities, keeping it from a perfect score.

Food:Above average

Cholula offers a rich assortment of traditional Mexican cuisine, often flavored with the region's ubiquitous Cholula hot sauce. The street food scene is vibrant, offering delicious tacos, tamales, or chalupas. There's also plenty of restaurants providing a wider range of food options, from gourmet choices to international dishes, catering to diverse tastes and dietary restrictions. However, while rich in traditional and standard selections, it may lack in terms of more unique or experimental culinary experiences. Remember to take your time exploring the markets and trying the local cuisine!


Cholula quite comfortably accommodates a budget-conscious traveler. Affordable accommodation options are abundant, and street food is both cheap and delicious. Public transport is also within a reasonable price range. However, the cost can slightly go up if you indulge in higher-end restaurants or frequent tours.

Is Cholula worth visiting?

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Accommodation: We stayed at Hotel Casa Calli, extremely friendly personnel, and great accomodation in general. A bit difficult to reach by car in the first place but they have their own parkingplace down the street. Recommendations: El Rey, a place in the city center has great food! They have a large menu with many different types of authentic Mexican food.

Posted: July 27, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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