Solo Female Travel in Zakopane

Tucked at the foot of the spectacular Tatra Mountains in Southern Poland, Zakopane is an enchanting resort town known widely for its alpine charm and unique architectural style inspired by the Goral culture. Revered as Poland's winter capital, Zakopane draws in winter sport enthusiasts with its impressive skiing trails and hosts international competitions. Visitors flock here in summer to hike the panoramic trails of the Tatra National Park, or browse vibrant Krupówki Street packed with local crafts, sheepskin stalls, and traditional Goral cuisines. The hallmark destinations include the picturesque Lake Morskie Oko and mountaintop funicular railway to Gubałówka with breathtaking vistas. With its captivating folk music, rich folklore, and wooden chalets, Zakopane imparts an irresistible allure of a realm seeped in tradition and natural beauty.

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Safety:Very safe

Zakopane is generally very safe for solo female travelers. The crime rate is low and the locals are known to be welcoming and helpful. Tourist infrastructure is well-established, making navigation and lodging relatively straightforward. Always abide by standard safety precautions such as avoiding deserted areas at night and keeping close track of your belongings, particularly in crowded places. But overall, you can feel confident about your safety in Zakopane.


Navigating around Zakopane is quite straightforward, with most places of interest within walking distance or a short bus ride. The town is compact enough that you can easily explore it on foot, and there is a reliable local bus service if you'd like to venture further out. The language barrier may pose a little hassle for non-Polish speakers, but overall, it's fairly simple to get around.

Things to do:Interesting

Zakopane offers a wide range of activities, making it highly enjoyable for solo female travelers. The town is known for its unique cottages, wooden churches, and breathtaking nature - the Tatras Mountains are perfect for hiking and mountaineering. In winter, skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing options are available. In warmer months, one can indulge in horse riding or simply stroll down Krupówki Street, Zakopane's most popular street of shops, restaurants, and other forms of entertainment. Whether you're a nature lover, an adventurer, or someone seeking relaxation and tranquility, Zakopane has something for everyone.

Food:Above average

From hearty traditional Polish meals to delightful Italian and Mexican cuisines, Zakopane offers a wide range of food options that will definitely satisfy your food cravings. The place is known for its local cheese, smoked sausages, and dumplings which are quite popular. However, the lack of options for those following specific dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free might require a bit more searching.


Zakopane offers an affordable travel experience, but is not the cheapest destination. Accommodation, food and activities are reasonably priced, especially by Western standards. However, it can get a bit pricier during the high season due to the influx of tourists. Planning and budgeting ahead of time can help you make the most out of your trip.

Is Zakopane worth visiting?

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4 /5

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Zakopane is beautiful town in Poland . I was there first time January 2023. The atmosphere of nature is wonderful. I love trekking and Zakopane has beautiful natural park for that. If you are consider to visit Zakopane you must go Morskie Oko. You will be able to see frozen lake. Maybe you can be tired of trekking but i will worth it. Because, the view is awesome!!!❤️❄️

Posted: November 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Zakopane was my favorite city in Poland. I was there in September, so the weather was perfect for hiking. The people I met there were very friendly and open, I felt very safe there.

Posted: June 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I was in Zakopane myself last summer, it's a wonderful place. However, for all those who haven't been there yet, please, if you can, don't take horses to Morskie Oko, go on foot. These horses are overburdened with work. The situation is better than a few years ago, there are more regulations and conversations about it, but the situation is still far from ideal.

Posted: December 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Zakopane. The mountains there are beautiful, and there are plenty of resorts with hot thermal springs. Poles love tourists, most people were very friendly.

Posted: October 23, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Hi my mamę is Anna i currently live in France but I’m from Poland. I love to travel and experiencing ne places by local food and just experiencing the cities. I have a lot of plans but my main goal is just to enjoy life.


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