Solo Female Travel in Aveiro

Situated on the west coast of Portugal, Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal, presenting a delightful maze of canals, charming color-painted houses, and captivating Art Nouveau architecture. Often overlooked by travelers, this charming maritime city is renowned for its historical seaport, abundance of salt pans, and its magnificent collection of religious sites such as the Aveiro Cathedral. Aveiro's waterways, adorned with traditional Moliceiro gondola-like boats, are a tribute to the city's prosperous fishing past. Also famous for its sweet delicacy called "ovos moles", Aveiro offers a unique blend of historical allure and culinary excellence that leaves visitors enchanted.

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Safety:Very safe

Aveiro is known for its quiet and calm environment which makes it a very safe city for solo female travelers. The crime rates are low and the locals are very friendly and helpful towards tourists. However, like anywhere else, basic safety precautions should still be taken, especially at night. Public transportation is reliable and widely available, which contributes to the city's safety level.

Transport:Easy

Getting around Aveiro is relatively simple for solo female travelers. With compact city structure, the main attractions are within walking distance. Although some areas could be reached easier with public transport, a bike rental service is also popular for a more leisurely exploration experience. Remember to carry a map or use GPS to navigate through the charming streets.

Things to do:Interesting

Aveiro is a delightful destination offering a range of activities. It is often referred to as the 'Venice of Portugal' due to its scenic canal system. You can take traditional boat tours, visit unique attractions like the Art Nouveau museum, see the beautiful Costa Nova beach houses, and sample local delicacies like ovos moles. Despite being a smaller city, it's rich in culture, natural beauty and architecture making it an appealing destination for solo female travelers.

Food:Above average

Aveiro does not disappoint gastronomy enthusiasts, especially if you appreciate seafood. With its location along the coast, fresh fish and shellfish are a treat here. Ovos Moles, a local sweet, is also a must-try. You can also find a wide range of international and vegetarian-friendly options in the city.

Budget:Affordable

Aveiro is quite affordable for travelers. Accommodation options range from budget hostels to mid-range hotels that don't break the bank. Meals at local restaurants are reasonably priced and you can enjoy a variety of local cuisine dishes. Public transportation, like buses and trains, is also relatively inexpensive, making it easy to explore the city and its surrounds. Additionally, many of Aveiro's attractions, including the beautiful canals and fishermen's quarter, can be enjoyed for free or a low-cost entrance fee.

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I went to Aveiro with four friends, we were 5 in total. I could easily say it was one of the nicest places Ive ever seen. People are really friendly, they love to talk to people and their conversations are fun. You can make friends, anytime/anywhere in Aveiro. They make great cocktails and the cocktails are budget friendly! There are less options of vegetarian food compared to other european countries but of course its not impossible. During my 10 days in Aveiro, there was not a night I went back to my hostel before 2am and the city has never felt dangerous to me. We stayed in Pousadas de Juventude, the rooms were kind of small but since we did not pay big attention to where we were staying, it was all fine for us, it was around 15mins by walking to the city.

Posted: January 10, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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