Solo Female Travel in Spain

Spain, nestled in Southwestern Europe, is a vibrant country known for its rich history, diverse culture, and enthralling natural beauty. Its landscapes range from the sun-baked Mediterranean beaches to the snow-capped Pyrenees Mountains. Famous for its iconic landmarks like the Alhambra in Granada, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain is also the birthplace of Flamenco dancing and boasts of traditional bullfighting events. Renowned for its delectable cuisine, it is the homeland of tapas, paella, and an array of world-class wines. The country's allure is further intensified by warm locals, lively fiestas, and the passionate rhythms of Spanish guitar.

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Is Spain good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Spain is generally a safe country for solo female travelers. Both urban areas and rural regions have low levels of crime. It is always prudent to take basic precautions, such as avoiding poorly lit and deserted areas late at night, keeping a close eye on personal belongings in crowded places, and not sharing your personal details or itineraries with strangers. Public transportation and taxis are usually safe and reliable. However, like anywhere else, incidents can occur, so staying alert and using common sense is important.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Traveling around Spain is generally trouble-free. The country has an efficient network of public transport including trains, buses, and flights that connect most cities and towns. Besides, all major cities offer excellent intra-city transportation with various options such as metros, buses, trams, and taxis. Language could be a minor obstacle for non-Spanish speakers, but the majority of staff at transport terminals can understand and speak English. Additionally, signages in urban areas, including transport hubs, are bilingual.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Spain is an absolute treasure chest in terms of things to do and activities. Its diverse geographical features offer a range of outdoor activities from hiking in the Pyrenees to surfing in the Basque Country. For the history buffs, the grandeur of centuries old castles, Moorish palaces, Roman tunnels and aqueducts is overwhelming. Spain's distinct regions offer a wide variety of cuisine, all delicious but very different. You can learn local dances like Flamenco or enjoy the vibrant nightlife in cities like Madrid or Barcelona. Art enthusiasts can lose themselves in the scores of museums and art galleries showcasing works from masters like Picasso, Gaudi and Dali. Whether you like to relax by a beach, explore vibrant cities or quaint villages, Spain ticks all the boxes.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Spain is a gastronomical paradise that caters to any palate. Its diversity is as extensive as its land. Each region offers distinctive culinary traditions and specialty dishes unique to its history and geology. From the fresh seafood dishes of Galicia to the vibrant tapas of Andalucia, and from the traditional paella of Valencia to the heavenly pintxos of Basque country - there's something for everyone. The Spaniards take great pride in their food and wine, and it showcases in the quality and flavor of every meal. Even the simplest of dishes is a treat to your tastebuds. Whether you're a fan of meat or vegetarian, the food realm in Spain does not disappoint. Being a solo traveler, you can even dive into the local markets and experience the wide array of fresh produce, meats, cheeses and sweets, or participate in culinary classes to learn how to cook traditional Spanish dishes.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Spain offers a moderate level of affordability for travelers. The cost of living is lower than in other Western European countries, making it easier to enjoy meals, attractions, and accommodation at a decent price. However, prices can escalate quickly in tourist-heavy areas and during peak travel seasons, like summer and the holiday season. Freedom to explore off the beaten path and willingness to use local transportation can maximize your budget.

Is Spain worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 28 experiences

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5
Rebeca

Rebeca (42)

Costa Rica

Family travel experience

The experience has been enriching. I traveled with my 20-year-old daughter Analía through the south of Spain and explored a bit of Europe. The cost of the places depends on what you want to eat or your budget. Granada has a peculiarity where with a drink, you get a tapa. The people are friendly. We stayed with hosts or in hostels. The transportation system is good and safe; from my point of view, it's not necessary to buy everything in advance. In our case, we wandered without a strict plan, arriving in Madrid and visiting various places without rushing. We are from Costa Rica and we enjoy meeting people and having good conversations.

Posted: May 31, 2024Experienced: May, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Amazing people Nice weather Tasty food and drinks Lots of places around and can be reach by trains Need to plan ahead if you want awesome experiance Lots of shopping! Reach history Night life and sports

Posted: May 16, 2024Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 4/5
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was very safe!!! I definitely recommend all of the food not a single thing you get could be bad. Just go look around at all of the chapels and everything that is there!! There are not too many activities but there are many tours and things to see just by exploring which is so great. The living here is very different but beautiful to see!

Posted: May 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled solo and was great .Food was delicious and accommodation was good and safe. I traveled by train and plane.The weather was sunny.I visited many places and I could spent a lot time oustside..

Posted: February 11, 2024Experienced: November, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Happy

Hong Kong S.A.R.

Solo travel experience

Itinerary Hong Kong -> Gran Garania -> Sevilla -> Granada -> Valencia -> Cuenca -> Madrid -> Dubai -> Hong Kong I felt safe in Spain because I could speak Spanish People are nice I lived in the hostel, so I met many new friends all over the world.

Posted: December 13, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

I hiked the Camino Frances route across Spain this summer. It was a 550 miles trail from the French border to the Atlantic Ocean. I absolutely loved it! Every few miles there was an Albergue(cheap hostel) and centuries old village. You can embark the trail alone but never feel alone. If you are ever looking for a walk that is focused on self-reflection and spirituality set to a scenic Spanish country-side backdrop, this is for you.

Posted: November 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Ally

Ally (25)

Germany

Solo travel experience

Hey Girls, I did my first solo travel trip in Spain in October! The country was really beautiful and I felt safe at all times! The weather, the people, the architecture and the food was also great! I was first in Malaga and then in Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid! Every City was a blessing♥️🌏 I can highly recommend this country for solo travel, you will never be alone ♥️

Posted: November 2, 2023Experienced: September, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I traveled through Spain and visited Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Toledo, Cadiz, Valencia and Barcelona. I would say that Barcelona was one of my favorite places, because I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore all of Gaudi's works. Seville was also amazing, I especially liked the Plaza de España there.

Posted: October 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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For many years I travelled alone in Spain - in big cities and small towns, in villages, making solitary hikes and using public transport, I never encountered danger or even an unpleasant situation. Sometimes people approach, but never aggressively, they respect "no". Of course, I always follow common sense rules - I do not wander at night in suspicious places, I do not enter strange alleys etc.

Posted: October 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I travelled alone for the first time to Spain (Malaga, Granada and Madrid). I don't speak Spanish, but I noticed that most people speak English. Having Google Translate with offline translation to Spanish was nice, but I rarely felt it was even necessary. As for safety, I felt that Spain is very safe. I never felt in danger during my travels. Trains and buses in Spain are really cool. In Madrid, I stayed near the Plaza Mayor and felt that the location was perfect. I decided to stay in a hostel because I believe they are more sociable for solo travellers.

Posted: September 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Spain safe for women?

Safety rating

3.6 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.7 /5

Based on 3 experiences

It depends on where you live or where you visit. In some parts though it’s better not to go alone at night as it’s not so safe. In the big cities there’s more people that steal. Besides everything I don’t think that it is the unsafest country you can visit and there’s a lot of nice people too

Posted: March 25, 2024
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Spain is safe, but I would avoid walking alone in big cities. Otherwise, I would say it is a country with good security, and female travelers can feel comfortable. The people are friendly and always willing to help.

Posted: February 29, 2024
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María

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Hi, my name is maría. I love traveling and would like to do a solo trip. i would say im a kind and open minded person. I love music, singing, reading, and the cinema. My favourite sport is scuba diving I’m from Madrid so you can ask me any doubt you have!!

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Agustina

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I am Spanish and I have lived in Several countries. Just came back to Spain after 5 and a half years in Australia and I’ll most likely move to Costa Rica in a month or two. I love sports, languages, culture and outdoor activities. I enjoy interesting conversations, hanging out with like-minded humans and speaking with people who have different opinions and points of view.

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Samantha

Mahon

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3 days

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Hi! I’m a Spanish doctor, recently moved from Madrid to Menorca. Very outgoing, always up for any type of plans, outdoorsy, wine lover and overall fun I think 😉

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Manuela

Calahonda

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2 days

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Hello, I'm Manuela, I'm from Colombia, but I live in Spain, new to the app and also new to traveling alone, soon I will be making my first solo trip and it will be to Porto, Portugal, I would love to be able to connect with someone from there 💗

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Zeynep

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