Solo Female Travel in Alicante

Alicante, the jewel of Spain’s Costa Blanca, is a vibrant and charming city located in the southeastern part of the country. Known for its beautiful sandy beaches, stunning medieval architecture, and charming old town, El Barrio de Santa Cruz, Alicante is a must-see spot for any travel enthusiast. The city’s hilltop castle, Castillo de Santa Barbara, provides breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and the port, which is one of Spain's most important for passenger travel and is famed for its delightful fresh seafood. The city is also host to the sky-scraping festival of Las Hogueras de San Juan, filled with fireworks, music, and parades, capturing the zest for life Alicante and its locals are famous for.

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Is Alicante good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Alicante is generally a safe city. The crime rate is relatively low and it's a popular travel destination. Of course, as with any place, it's always important to stay alert and keep an eye on your personal belongings, especially in crowded areas like markets or public transportation. Avoid walking alone at night in less crowded areas. It's always best to stay in well-lit, populated areas. Overall, it's safe but stay vigilant to ensure your safety.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Alicante is relatively straightforward to traverse. The size of the city is not immensely overwhelming, and it hosts a well-planned, user-friendly public transportation system consisting of trams and buses. Key tourist sites, restaurants, and shopping areas are usually within walking distance in the city center. However, there might be a mild language barrier if you do not speak Spanish, but most public signs and maps are also in English.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Alicante is known for its vibrant atmosphere and mesmerizing coastline. If you love history, the Santa Barbara Castle and the Archaeological Museum are must-visit spots. For those who enjoy spending time outdoors, there are many activities such as hiking the Serra Grossa hills, strolling the Explanada de España, or sunbathing at Postiguet Beach. Don't miss out on pleasant visits to local markets and exploring Spanish dishes in Alicante's unique dining scene. It may lack some of the larger scale attractions found in other cities, but still offers a charming array of activities to participate in.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Alicante offers an exceptionally diverse palate. Traditional Tapas bars and seafood restaurants are nestled harmoniously alongside contemporary vegan eateries and ethnic cuisine. Its coastal location gives rise to a seafood market that boasts the freshest catch of the day. Traditional Spanish cuisine, particularly the regional Valencian dishes such as paella, are a must-try. Yet, the city is also modern and adventurous, with numerous options for those preferring international tastes or having dietary restrictions. Visually appetizing presentations add to the overall culinary experience. Striking a balance between tradition and innovation, the food scene in Alicante is truly a delight for solo female travelers.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Alicante strikes a balanced note in terms of budget. Accommodation can be comparatively cheap if you opt for hostels and budget hotels. Eating out varies greatly but local markets offer affordable fresh produce if you choose self-catering. Public transportation is reasonable, but excursions to other cities may cost you more. Museums and attractions have varying costs, although there are many free sights and beaches to enjoy.

Is Alicante worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3 experiences

Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

3.5/5

Food

3.3/5

Budget-friendly

3.3/5

Solo travel experience

Amazing, friendly environment. Locals help you with learning the language. People may be flirtatious but will respect you and you will feel safe. Nice food, may take longer to prepare. Welcoming locals

Posted: April 20, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

I had a great time in Alicante ! I will recommend to visit the Santa Barbara castle, the central market, l'esplanada d'Espanya and of course eat a paella ! Alicante is a lovely city that can be explored in 2-3 days. So if you got more time than that, i'll recommend to go to Altea which is, in my opinion a must see!

Posted: February 29, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Magda

Magda (23)

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

My trip was way too short I recommend staying for at least a couple days! The Santa Barbara Castle is a must but I also highly recommend getting lost in the old town streets just underneath it. No shortage of options for food and drink and it has a beautiful beach for warmer days too!

Posted: October 31, 2023Experienced: September, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Alicante safe for women?

I’ve lived before here for 6 months. Me and my friends used to go out every weekend until 7am. People talk to you but never disrespect you. They’re really social and open to connecting. I’ve never felt unsafe in any moment as long as you are familiar with their culture

Posted: April 20, 2024
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