Solo Female Travel in Tenerife

Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, is an enchanting destination known for its variety of sightseeing attractions and year-round sunny weather. Situated off the northwest coast of Africa, this picturesque island boasts lush forests, stunning mountains, and impressive volcanic landscapes - the most famous of which is the colossal Mount Teide, Spain's tallest peak. Tenerife is home to crystal-clear waters and beautiful sandy beaches that invite you to lounge, as well as a bustling nightlife and a lively culinary scene. Cultural sites, such as the historical town of La Laguna (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and vibrant festivals, including the renowned Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, further contribute to the island's irresistible charm.

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Is Tenerife good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Tenerife tends to be a safe destination for solo female travelers. The local community is generally friendly and welcoming to tourists. However, like with any travel scenario, particularly solo travel, it is important to remain vigilant and take standard safety precautions. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded touristic areas. Night travel is generally safe but it's advisable to stay in well-lit areas, and avoid deserted streets or parks. Taxis and public transportation are reliable and safe to use.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Navigating around Tenerife is quite feasible. The island offers a plethora of options for getting around, including public buses and taxis. Hiking and cycling are great ways to explore the stunning nature. The roads are well-maintained; however, be careful as the road conditions can vary with hilly and curvy terrains. Knowledge of some basic Spanish may be useful, particularly outside the main tourist zones.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Tenerife offers an array of unique activities for solo female travelers. Beautiful beaches offer numerous water sports including surfing and snorkeling, while hiking in the Teide National Park offers panoramic views over the island and beyond. Exploration of local villages and towns gives an authentic feel of the local culture, cuisine, and way of life. Cultural heritage sites, botanical gardens, and numerous public parks supplement the island’s natural beauty. Shopping markets also offer a great variety of local and international goods.
Food:

Food:Above average

Tenerife boasts an extensive variety of food choices. Its gastronomical journey is something every food lover would appreciate. It showcases an exquisite blend of traditional Spanish cuisine with a dash of African and Latin American influences. While the majority of the food revolves around seafood, potatoes, and local fruits, even vegetarians and vegans can find palatable dishes. From tapas bars, seafood restaurants, to local markets, the availability of diverse food is impressive. However, the cosmopolitan dining scene is lacking compared to other larger Spanish cities, hence it's not a perfect score.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Tenerife can be considered moderately budget-friendly. Though prices for accommodation and dining can vary substantially depending on the area and season, there are plenty of affordable options to choose from. The majority of the island's natural attractions like beaches and hiking spots are free. Local transport is also quite economical.

Is Tenerife worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 9 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

3.9/5

Budget-friendly

4.1/5

Group travel experience

Had such an amazing time away with friends Great weather Stayed in las pirimades the second visit and the first visit in Laguna park 2 - both cheap and not brilliant but did the job for what we were expecting - Laguna park 2 had the edge Water sports were available we did jet skiing and parasailing Siam park was the best water park Iv ever visited Drinks were cheap and the strip was great - I felt safe the whole time

Posted: July 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

My first solo trip was to Tenerife and despite the sunstroke, it was really nice. All the locals were charming and extremely helpful.

Posted: December 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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lorena

lorena

Italy

Solo travel experience

It was my first solo trip, and I consider it the best decision to take that place as my first. First three days I rented a car and explored the island, it is just beautiful. Sunset, beaches, all clean, friendly people, good food, safe, roads nice, good hiking and peaceful. It was not that crowded too, except in Santa Cruz. After that I went to surf camp for 5 nights and that was amazing. Met amazing people, surfed for the first time and made a lot of beautiful memories. I would definitely recommend it!!

Posted: November 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Tenerife was my first place of solo travel and I wholeheartedly recommend it to others. In the south, it's warm with beautiful beaches, and in the north there is a lot of greenery where you can go hiking. I slept in a tent wherever I could, including on beaches, and nobody ever gave me problems because of it.

Posted: October 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Tenerife safe for women?

You can walk with valuable jewellery or smartphone safely almost in every place of the island. There are some places such as el Fraile, San Isidro, Añaza or La cuesta (neighbourhood) that are a little less safe if you are not a local and you go there during the evening or night, but nothing serious in comparison to other "not that safe" places of Europe. In general you feel safe and welcomed. Locals are very kind.

Posted: April 7, 2024
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Tenerife is very safe, rarely do things happen here. If you are responsible and careful, it is very likely that nothing will happen, it is a very safe island even in the early hours of the morning. I have been going out a lot alone, accompanied, in a group, with strangers, and nothing has ever happened to me.

Posted: March 18, 2024
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Nuria

Nuria

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Hello everybody, I’m an Spanish woman trying to visit new places and practice English. I consider myself as a calm and friendly person. I think that the real essence of a culture or country remains in the rural areas so I would love to visit not very touristic places.

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Tonya

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I’m a girl from Belarus leaving in wonderful island of Tenerife since 2018 I’m fluent in English, Spanish and Russian, plus some Ukrainian

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Pilar

Tenerife

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Hello! I am a very sociable and kind argentinian girl who works as an English and Spanish teacher and translator. I am arriving at Tenerife on December1st and I desperately need a place to stay, work and continue with my activities on the computer. I love reading, writing, and being around nature, especially the ocean. I don’t mind sharing room, I love animals and I’m keen on meeting new people. I would really appreciate this opportunity.

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