Solo Female Travel in Canary Islands

The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago, lie off the northwest coast of Africa and are renowned for their idyllic beauty and diverse landscapes. A natural paradise comprising seven main islands and several smaller ones, each island offers something unique - from the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote and the bustling beaches of Tenerife to the serene forested landscapes of La Palma. The Canary Islands are most famous for their year-round sunshine, mesmerizing black and white sandy beaches, exotic alien-like terrain on Mount Teide, mouthwatering local cuisine, and the cheerful Canarian culture. A playground for adventures, here, you can enjoy water sports, wine tasting, hiking and stargazing, promising an unforgettable travel experience.

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Safety:Safe

As a solo female traveler, you can visit Canary Islands with a sense of security. Like many places in Spain, it's generally considered safe with low crime rates. However, it's always a good idea to be mindful of your surroundings, especially during the evening in less crowded areas. Petty crimes like pickpocketing and bag snatching can occur, particularly in touristic spots. On the positive side, locals are generally helpful and respectful. Taking normal precautions should ensure a worry-free trip.

Transport:Easy

Navigating the Canary Islands can be largely convenient. There is a range of transport options available from buses to taxis and car rentals, all of which are reasonably priced. Many people speak English, which can make it easier if you don't speak Spanish and the islands themselves are not huge making them easy to get around. However, due to its hilly terrain, some areas can be a bit challenging to navigate through.

Things to do:Fascinating

Canary Islands is an extraordinary destination, with a wide range of activities suitable for every adventurous solo female traveler. Their stunning beaches beckon for lounging in the sun or trying a variety of watersports. Uniquely, the Islands also have vast landscapes for activities such as hiking, biking, or exploring nature reserves, indicative of the area's rich biodiversity. Their volcanic landscapes and indigenous history make for fascinating exploration or guided tours. For a more city-based adventure, culinary experiences and shopping in local markets are abundant. The Islands are also a surfing hotspot. Each Island offers a unique experience which makes it a diverse and satisfying destination.

Food:Above average

The Canary Islands offer a fairly good and diverse culinary experience. The cuisine is a remarkable blend of traditional Spanish recipes with African and Latin American influences. Fish and seafood are abundant, while local ingredients like bananas, tomatoes, and avocados are used creatively in various dishes. The islands are famous for their tapas and the well-loved 'Papas Arrugadas' served with 'Mojo' sauce. However, being located in the Atlantic Ocean, there's an understandable lean towards seafood, which might not cater to everyone's liking. Vegetarian dining options are also growing, albeit slowly.

Budget:Moderate

The Canary Islands can be a moderately budget-friendly destination. Accommodation prices vary greatly, but reasonable options can be found. Food and drinks are generally cheap, particularly local dishes. Public transportation is affordable, but prices for tourist attractions can add up. However, many natural sights and beaches are free.

Is Canary Islands worth visiting?

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3.5 /5

based on 3 experiences

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Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

3.9/5

Food

3.3/5

Budget-friendly

2.8/5

Solo travel experience

I loved Tenerife and the volcanic park (where I spent the whole day hiking - I rented a car). La Laguna had a really nice historical part of town. I stayed at the H10 Gran Tinerife, which I liked because it was on the beach, it had 2 great swimming pools, and the buffets were excellent, and it was an easy walk to the nearby boat cruise in Puerto Colon.

Posted: December 1, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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All the Canary Islands are wonderful and very safe. I've been to all of them, I like Tenerife the most, and Gran Canaria the least. Beautiful weather all year round (sometimes very windy). El Medano and Golf Del Sur are my favorite places.

Posted: November 26, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I was on Fuerteventura for 7 weeks. Incredible and beautiful! I love Cotillo. Accommodation is expensive and short term. A paradise for surfers. Food is cheap and delicious. I was also on La Gomera. Beautiful nature. Expensive. German atmosphere. I didn't stay.

Posted: November 19, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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