The 20 Best Solo Travel Destinations

So, you have decided to travel solo. Question is, where too? The world is huge, and there are so many incredible places just waiting to be explored. I recently spoke about the things I wish I knew before travelling solo, and my top solo travel tips, which inspired me to share the best solo travel destinations.

I wanted to make this the most epic wanderlust inspiring post for all your solo travel inspiration, so I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite solo travel destinations with us! Get prepared for lots of wanderlust and be ready to start planning your next trip!

There are so many incredible places in the world, that it can be hard to choose where to go. Satisfy your Europe wanderlust with the Ultimate Europe bucket list, or lust over the best places in the world to visit again and again!

Best Solo Travel Destinations: Africa


1. Aswan, Egypt

When I was asked about a great destination for female solo travellers, the marvellous city of Aswan in Egypt was the first to pop in my head. My homeland, Egypt, unfortunately, often falls victim to safety stereotypes. But in spite of these misconceptions, I like to think safety is mostly about common sense. Aswan, in particular, is a safe haven. Located in Upper Egypt and best known for its breath-taking nature and historic sites, its beauty lies in more than just its heritage, but in its people. 

Aswan is inhabited by the Nubian people, one of the oldest civilizations and one of the earliest inhabitants of the Nile valley. They’re well known for being incredibly friendly, generous, and most importantly, hospitable.

Things that could be done in Aswan vary between visiting the ancient Philae complex, the Nubian Museum, taking a boat ride in the Nile, seeing the High Dam, or spending a day at one of the Nubian villages. Going on a daytrip to Abu Simbel Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, is also very recommended. 

Fun fact: In the Nubian village of Gharb Sohail, the people leave their stores in their famed bazaar overnight unattended, covered by nothing but sheets. This is how safe it is there!


2. Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. Not only is it home to The Serengeti, one of the best places for safari in the world, but also Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the seven summits. It’s also home to the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.

Safari is a big selling point for Tanzania, home to The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and several other amazing safari spots, its the perfect place to try and spot the big 5 (and chances are you probably will!). Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to spot a Rhino, and you’ll be thrilled to spot leopards and cheetahs in The Serengeti.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can set yourself the goal of climbing Kilimanjaro, a tough but doable trek, and say that you have climbed one of the seven summits. Tanzania is also home to amazing cultural activities, and dancing with the kids in a local school is one of my fondest memories of my solo trip to Tanzania.

It’s also extremely safe for solo travellers if you exercise caution. The locals are so friendly and always willing to help!

For more information of travel in Tanzania, check out this guide to safari in Tanzania and this guide to climbing Kilimanjaro!

Best solo travel destinations: Asia


3. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is the perfect destination for solo travelers. The locals are incredible kind and there are many other (female) solo travelers. Therefore, it is easy to make new friends and to find others that want to join you on your adventures around the island.

The beauty of the nature makes it easy to see why it is also called the ‘Island of the Gods’and there is something for everyone. You can roam lush rice terraces and relax in a spa the next day. It is the perfect place to connect – be it with yourself, others or nature.

Bali has a lot to offer and if you want to see as much as possible, you should split your time between Canggu or Seminyak, Ubud and Mundok. These three locations are completely different, so it is easy to split your time between them.

The area around Mundok in the North is full of incredible waterfalls and remote beaches. Meanwhile Ubud can be seen as Bali’s cultural capital and the place to go if you want to do yoga. Canggu and Seminyak are tourist and expat hotspots, but you shouldn’t skip it as it is the best place to see amazing sunsets, party, surf or enjoy international restaurants.

Many great places in Bali like the Monkey Forest in Ubud are commonly known, but there are also hidden gems that few people visit. My personal top three are Pasut Beach, Banyumala Waterfalls and Suwat Waterfall. In my opinion, Pasut Beach offers the best sunset, while the waterfalls have a unique charm.

It is very easy to get around Bali even if you do not want to hire a scooter and all in all it is a safe destination.

All in all, I can only recommend Bali as a vacation spot for solo travelers. It is a small piece of paradise and while some areas are overrun, there are many remote and hidden gems only waiting to be found.

South Korea

4. South Korea

I lived in South Korea for a year while teaching English and would recommend it as a solo travel destination for absolutely anyone. South Korea has great transport links, delicious food, great customer service, different accommodation options and a lot of culture for you to explore and learn about, which is great for any solo traveller.

If you are looking for the hustle and bustle of city life then the capital, Seoul is the place you should stay in and discover. In Seoul, you can try street food in Myeongdong, see Seoul’s skyline at the N-tower, go on a river cruise on the Han river and even stay in a traditional Korean house for a night.

If you would prefer to visit the beach, Busan may be the best place to visit and is personally one of my favourite places in South Korea. Busan is South Korea’s second largest city and is only 2 hours and 40 minutes from Seoul via high speed train. Busan has a more relaxed vibe and has popular beaches such as Haundae and Gwangalli.

Jeju Island is another location to potentially visit, when visiting South Korea. Jeju Island is a popular holiday location among Koreans and foreigner. The island has beautiful beaches, peaceful countryside spots and fresh seafood. If you can make a quick visit, it will be worth it.

Visiting Korea is not complete if you do not try authentic Korean BBQ in a Korean style restaurant where you sit on the floor. If you can, try to experience going to a Noraebang (karaoke room), which is very popular in Korea.

Overall Korea is definitely a solo travel spot, whether you stay in Seoul or use the affordable transport services to branch out to other cities.

Sri Lanka

5. Sri Lanka

The pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, has been one of my favourite destinations to travel to solo. I think it’s mainly because there is a really distinct tourist trail so you end up meeting other backpackers everywhere you go. I met people in Sri Lanka that I’m still great friends (and travel with) to this day!

As someone who loves Asia but was a bit daunted by going to India alone, Sri Lanka was the perfect alternative. I found people didn’t stare, touch or harassed me. Men did come up to me asking where I was from, but they didn’t harass or ask about a man in my life which was a pleasant considering this usually really winds me up.

Transport in Sri Lanka is really easy to navigate as there are loads of buses to everywhere you could possibly want to go and trains that go through some of the most scenic landscape on the island. It’s really nice to not be worried about how you’re going to get around.

As for things to do, there really is so much both outdoors and culturally. I would really recommend a visit to the rural town of Ella where you can do some incredible hiking (such as to Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock), eat some great food, drink some incredible passion-fruit mojitos (at Cafe One Love), admire the tea plantations at Lipton’s Seat or explore the waterfalls of Ravana and Kithal Ella Falls.

For a bit of beach life, great dining and dancing into the early hours on the sand, I would also recommend a visit to Mirissa. Wandering home after dancing at a bar, I witnessed a turtle laying eggs, topping off a brilliant few week in spectacular Sri Lanka.


6. Taiwan

I can’t recommend Taiwan for solo female travellers enough. It ticks all of the boxes: safety, convenience, scenery, and memorable experiences.

After 2 months in Taiwan, I have not once felt unsafe traveling alone. The Taiwanese are known for being exceptionally kind and upright citizens. International tourism has also not exploded here like it has in other parts of East and Southeast Asia, so foreigners are still fairly novel and treated with respect.

Shopkeepers, hospitality professionals, and taxi drivers are gracious and understanding, and no one sees you as just a dollar sign. In all of the major cities, public transport is translated to English as well, and the country is easily navigable via Google Maps.

What to do:

  • Explore the trendy cafes and shops in Taipei’s Da’an neighborhood.
  • Visit Chun Shui Tang in Taichung, the birthplace of boba milk tea.
  • Spend a day at the Fo Guang Shan monastery outside of Kaohsiung.
  • Head to Kenting National Park for hiking, snorkelling and swimming.

Top tips:

  • Get an EasyCard for public transportation. You can pick one up at 7-Eleven for $100NT and load as much money as you’d like. All buses and subways are tap on/tap off. Note that high speed rail trains do NOT use the EasyCard and you need to reserve a ticket using the T-EX app.
  • Set up a Line account to communicate with AirBnB hosts, delivery cafes, and local friends. It’s the most popular messaging platform in Taiwan, and usable with widespread free public WiFi.
  • Download Chinese on the Google Translate app. English is spoken at a rudimentary level by many people in Taiwan, but if you are not a Mandarin speaker, you will definitely encounter a language barrier.

7. Yangon, Myanmar

I’m so excited to share my experiences traveling solo in Yangon, Myanmar and can’t say enough good things about my trip there this past December.  Myanmar might not be at the top of your travel list but after a trip to Yangon, I was blown away by what an incredible place it is to travel to.  I was there for 3 days solo and felt safe the whole time, took taxis all over the city on my own and wandered around day and night and never had an issue.

In just 3 days, you can see most of the sites of Yangon. I’d recommend starting at the Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city. Go early in the morning around sunrise while the city is quiet.  Then wander around the Downtown Colonial area of Yangon, taking in the historic buildings, some falling apart, some being restored, creating an incredibly moving juxtaposition in this country that is changing so rapidly. 

To learn more about Myanmar’s history, take a tour at the Secretariat and have lunch at the Rangoon Tea House for local Burmese treats.  A sunrise visit to the massive Shwedagon Pagoda is a must and a sunrise walk alongside Inya Lake will have you falling in love with this beautiful city.

While I fell hard in love with Yangon, there are some things to still be aware of when traveling to Myanmar as it’s still developing.  You’ll need to exchange money there and bring mosquito repellent!  To get around, take taxis, they are everywhere!  The only thing to know is that they don’t use meters so you’ll need to agree on a fare before you leave, but it’s easy, I promise.  But most of all, I hope you fall in love with Myanmar as much as I did!

Best solo travel destinations: Europe


8. Barcelona, Spain

Spain as a whole is an incredibly safe country – the people are nice, the food is good and transport is super easy to navigate. Barcelona in particular is the perfect place for both the first time solo-traveller and the seasoned solo traveller.

Barcelona has a little bit of everything – museums, amazing architecture, beaches and amazing food. Some must do’s in this beautiful Spanish city include admiring Gaudi’s architecture at the La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Mila, as well as checking out the Museu Picasso.

Make sure to go see a game at Camp Not Stadium and pick up some local market eats at Mercardo de la Boqueria. Shop on Las Ramblas, and of course, make sure to relax on the beach at Barcelonetta Beach. Another must is heading to a rooftop bar, as the views in Barcelona are incredible. Terraza Ayre at Ayre Rosellon Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a paella and Aperol Spritz while enjoying views of the Sagarda Familia.

Make sure to make use of the amazing Metro system in Barcelona! The metro will take you within walking distance of all major tourist destinations, and runs frequently. You can get a Hola Barcelona Metro card for anywhere between 2 and 5 days, and this while save you so much money!

Check out the best 3 day itinerary for Barcelona, or, if you are travelling on a budget, check out the best free things to do in Barcelona!


9. Faro, Portugal

I loved my solo trip to Faro, South Portugal. It’s a cute little seaside city which packs a lot in, with lovely waterside cafes by Faro Marina, full of luxury yachts and fishing boats silently bobbing up and down in the harbour. It makes the perfect holiday destination for any Solo Female Traveller.

For myself, as a Female Solo Traveller, Faro was the first destination I visited on my own. To me, safety is paramount, and I can honestly say that I’ve never felt safer during the evening than I did in Faro. Although there was a lot of going on during the weekend I went, including a marathon from the city centre to Prahia Beach, everyone was friendly, helpful and super polite.

There are quite a few things to do in Faro which makes it the perfect warm weekend escape. I fully recommend taking a ferry from Faro to Ilha Deserta, also known as Ilha da Baretta. This island is depopulated and stretches across 7 kilometres, with its beautiful golden sand full of unique seashells, strong waves and the lovely warm wind gently caressing your skin. You won’t want to leave.

If you like spooky things, you should definitely visit the Chapel of Bones. As the name says it, it’s a chapel decorated with over a thousand human bones. 1245 skulls, to be exact. The highlight of the chapel is a complete skeleton dipped from head to toe in gold and is hanging from the front of the chapel.

Moving away from the ominous stuff to more relaxing environments, there are some lovely cocktail and wine bars too! Epicur Wine Bar was my favourite; it’s a tiny little place with a rich choice of wine and delicious tapas. It’s very popular with the locals, so it’s a great place to chat about Faro and the surrounding areas and meet new people.

As for food, I stopped by the Baixa Cafe right in the city centre. I went there for breakfast and later on for some local Portuguese cakes too!

So, if you are considering where to go for your next, or even first, solo trip, I would totally recommend Faro. It’s not too busy, easy to get around, full of friendly locals and with its year-round warm weather you can’t go wrong!


10. France

France is an ideal destination for solo female travelers. Its capital, Paris, might have a reputation as a city of love and romance, but it’s also a top destination for independent women. The Left Bank’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a great neighborhood for solo women with many popular attractions within walking distance. The area is also filled with quaint streets, shops, and restaurants.

Of course, there’s more to France than just Paris. The south of France (Provence, St. Tropez, Cannes) is also popular with solo females. If you’re looking for something a little different, consider the quaint villages and architecture of Alsace or the wine lover’s favorite destination, Bordeaux.

Taking a walking tour is a great way for a solo traveler to get acquainted with a new city and meet both locals and other travelers. In Paris, check out Women of Paris, which offers tours specifically for women and attracts other solo female travellers.

Some of the best experiences in France don’t involve a museum or historic landmark. Taking a class is a great option for solo travelers and gives you the opportunity to meet both locals and other travelers. Culinary classes are extremely popular in France.

You can master the art of making the perfect macaron, discover how to bake French croissants or expand your knowledge of French wines. If you’re looking for something a little different, consider other class favorites in France: perfume-making or hat-making. Just the thing for bringing a little bit of French chic home with you!


11. Iceland

Iceland is one of the best countries for solo female travelers. With a relatively small population and friendly residents, you can visit with the peace of mind that your safety is the top priority. Keflavík airport, the largest airport in Iceland, is located a short 20 minutes from Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city.

Spend a few days exploring the heart of Reykjavik and the surrounding landmarks including the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, Harpa Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture. The nightlife in Reykjavik is like no other. The downtown area comes to life as the sun sets, filled with vibrate young adults looking for an adventure. It’s a great place to socialize, meet new people and explore the various musical talent and pubs scattered throughout the city.

Take a day trip from Reykjavik to visit the Golden Circle including Thingvellir national park, the breathtaking view of Gullfoss waterfall and the Geyser geothermal area. Giving access to a wide variety of popular Icelandic landmarks in a short amount of time.

Or come prepared for an extended vacation by traveling the Icelandic Ring Road. Taking between 7-10 days to make your way around the entire island, exploring black sand beaches, hundreds of awe-inspiring waterfalls and an array of glaciers covering vast parts of the island.

With plenty of affordable Airbnb’s. hostels and places to park an RV there are accommodation options for every type of female solo traveler. Plan to purchase food and other supplies in Reykjavik before starting a trip around the Ring Road. To ensure a larger variety of options and to save money.


12. Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki is one of the best destinations to start your solo travel journey. It was where I popped my “solo travel cherry” and I honestly couldn’t have picked a better place!

Whether you like to party on holiday, discover more about Greek history or relax on the beach, Thessaloniki has something for any kind of solo traveller. While I was there, and as a solo female traveller, I never felt unsafe and all the locals were super helpful and friendly.

There’s also a lot to do either in or around Thessaloniki from the White Tower, the city’s most famous landmark to exploring Old Town (Ano Poli), the oldest part of the city set on a hill to visiting Kapani market for some super cheap produce. You can even get to a couple of beaches on a ferry from here, in about 40mins and it’s super cheap! 

The seaside promenade is the perfect place to end the day and watch the most beautiful sunset over the Aegan Sea. Thessaloniki is quite a young city so it’s very lively and a lot of bars and cafés per capita, probably more than any other European city. So, nightlife and socializing here as a solo traveler couldn’t be easier. And how could I forget, the food!! Oh, the food here is absolutely delicious and it’s very affordable too. Make sure you try a gyro or souvlaki here; you won’t be disappointed.


13. Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw is a charming city in Western Poland with its quirks. Wroclaw is a great solo female travel destination because it is a safe city with lots to keep you occupied. I’d recommend spending at least 3 days in the city if not longer. The locals are really friendly and most of them speak some English. It’s also a very affordable destination.

Poland has great public transport links, so getting around on your own is not an issue. You can take the tram or the bus to get around Wroclaw’s sights (though the city centre is largely walkable). Ubers are also quite cheap and a good option for night-time, or for over packers like me! Wroclaw also makes a great stop on a larger solo trip around Europe, as it’s so centrally located. You can easily get to places like Prague, for example, via train or coach.

Wroclaw is a great place for vegan and veggie travellers, with plenty restaurants to choose from. Vega is a really cute spot right in the heart of the old town. It’s cheap for its location and serves some tasty comfort food, including traditional polish meals.

Some fun things to do whilst traveling solo in Wroclaw include taking a free walking tour to get your bearings and learn some history and watching a multimedia fountain show at centennial hall. Lastly, make sure you go on a hunt for the quirky dwarf statues all over the city in different and hilarious situations, like robbing a cash machine or drinking in the street. They were the symbol of the orange order, an anti-communist movement that protested the regime in nonsensical ways.

Hopefully this has convinced you to travel solo in Poland and check out the beautiful city of Wroclaw!

Best solo travel destinations: Oceania


14. Queenstown, New Zealand

Whether you’re into adventure, spectacular scenery, cinematic locations, relaxation or epic road trips, New Zealand has something for you. On the South Island, Queenstown is the hub of activity.

I love a good road trip myself, and if you have a car a drive around picturesque Lake Wakatipu is an absolute must! It’s beautiful no matter which way you go but I’d recommend taking a drive out to Glenorchy, stopping off at some Lord of the Rings locations  along the way. You’ll also be treated to amazing reflections of Mt Earnslaw, one of the locations for the Misty Mountains, as you travel around the lake.

New Zealanders are amongst the friendliest people in the world, so solo travelers will have no dramas with meeting people. If you happen to be in Queenstown on the right night, it is worth looking up one of the local pub crawls.

I happened to be there on a Saturday night and when I walked past a sign in town I bought a ticket straight away. Your ticket price includes entry to and a drink at each of four venues and if you happen to be travelling alone it is such a fun way to go out and meet some people!  


15. Sydney, Australia

I visited Sydney was I was travelling solo back in 2010. I was quite cash-strapped having just spent a month in New Zealand, but I managed to find some amazing things to do in Sydney which suited my budget. My biggest wish was the climb Sydney Harbour Bridge.

My budget, however, simply did not allow this. If you’re facing a similar predicament, I’d highly recommend the Pylon Lookout. The pylons are the towers end of the bridge. You can pay to climb the one which is on the same side as Sydney Opera House.

It was a fantastic experience and was a synch of the price of climbing the bridge. My second top tip is to head to Circular Quay and then just walk. I spend ages getting lost in older parts of the town, the Royal Botanic Gardens; you name it, I walked it. There’s so much to see!

Speaking of the Royal Botanic Gardens, you have to see them. If, like me, you’re from the UK, you’ll be fascinated to stand underneath these huge sleeping bats in the daylight. The views of the harbour from the Gardens are amazing too, so take your camera.

Generally, as a solo, female traveller, I felt very safe in Sydney. I found people helpful and friendly and I would highly recommend Sydney as a solo travel destination.

My top places to visit:

  • Bondi Beach
  • Circular Quay
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Pylon Lookout
  • Sydney Opera House 
  • Cockatoo Island
  • Darling Harbour
  • Manly

Read more: 35 of the best things to do in Sydney.

Best solo travel destinations: North, South and Central America

Caye Caulker

16. Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker, Belize is the best destination for solo travellers. The island is located off the shore of mainland Belize, with a population of 3 thousand people. Caye Caulker is a car-free island, with an area of 3.94km getting around on bike and foot is very easy, and if your feeling lazy there are plenty of golf cart taxis available.

Because the island is so small, making friends in Caye Caulker is very easy. Within a day or two of walking around the island, you will get to know the beautiful and friendly people of Belize along with fellow solo travellers.

Belize is located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, so you can bet that the food is going to be amazing! Some places to check out are:

  • Errolyn’s House of Fry Jacks:
    Fry Jacks are a traditional Belizean breakfast. It’s a deep-fried pizza pocket shaped dough filled with either cheese, eggs, beans or ham in the middle.

  • Reina’s Pastries Pizza & Fast Food: Reina’s is a great place to get some fresh Belizean seafood. Their Ceviche is to die for! Wildlife conservation is a big thing in Belize, as they try their best to preserve all their wildlife, on land and in water. With that being said, many water activities are available for tourists to enjoy.

  • The Lazy Lizard: The Lazy Lizard is a bar on the most northern tip on the island that is located where the island splits in two. you can enjoy a drink and sunbathe or jump into the crystal clear blue water and enjoy it.

  • Caveman Snorkelling: Snorkelling is a great way to see Belize’s vast underwater wildlife. Caveman and his crew are very knowledgeable about the animals and on wildlife preservation, definitely book with them.

17. Chile

When you think South America, you probably think of Peru or Bolivia or Brazil. But do you think of Chile? Chile, in my opinion, is an underrated South American country that many travelers tend to skip. But it was one of the safest and most adventurous countries I have been to! As a solo female traveler, I felt safe at all times. The police presence was huge, and I saw more officers during my time in Chile than I normally see in the U.S.

Chile is a bus-friendly country where you can easily walk into any bus station and go anywhere for pretty cheap. The buses are safe, comfy, and a great way to get some sleep. You will also find a mix of history and culture expressed through art and adventure and it is worth exploring!

I highly recommend you leave Santiago behind and explore the beauty of northern and southern Chile.

  • Go deep into nature and hike Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia
  • Explore the colorful city of Valparaiso and catch some waves in La Viña del Mar
  • Go north into the Atacama Desert, the driest desert on the planet, and visit La Mano del Desietro
  • Make a stop in Iquique and go sand boarding! Riding the dunes was one of my favorite adventures in Chile

Top travel tips for solo female travelers in Chile:

  • Learn some Spanish phrases. This will help you so much to communicate for food and purchase bus tickets
  • Travel by bus. It is safe and cheap. Plus, save on accommodation costs with overnight buses.
  • The further north you go, the cheaper things will be. Patagonia is a tourist draw and is more expensive. But the further North you go, the cheaper your meals and experiences will be
  • Bring a no-fee ATM card. Money exchange places are harder to find in smaller towns while ATMs are everywhere. I use Radius Bank and all of my ATM fees are refunded at the end of each month.
Costa Rica

18. Costa Rica

If you’re thinking of travelling solo but are a little nervous, could I suggest Costa Rica as a great place to start! The country is renowned for its beauty, it’s pura vida lifestyle and its huge diversity of places to see.

As a solo traveler, I can also say with confidence that this is a great country to explore on your own. For one thing, “Ticos” (people from Costa Rica) are so friendly. Most people speak a good level of English, and everyone is more than happy to help if you need any tips, help or advice.

There is also a solid and well-established tourist infrastructure here, which takes out some of the stress of travel logistics: buses to/from places are easy to wrap your head around; there’s plenty of options in terms of accommodation to suit all budgets; and so many different things to do depending on your travel interests, whether that be watching the sunset from the beach with a cocktail in hand, or swinging through the cloudforest.

Finally, Costa Rica is known to be quite a ‘touristy’ place, which some might see as a bit of a downside, but from a solo traveller perspective, this makes it very easy to meet fellow travellers to adventure with. You’ll make so many friends from across the world, just remember to get to know the local people as well! Pura Vida!

San Juan

19. San Juan

The beautiful island of San Juan is one of the top destinations for solo adventurous travelers that love the Caribbean vibes. It’s part of the US but it has a completely different culture from the mainland, including driving on the left, mostly Spanish speaking population and the hustle bustle of a Spanish community.

From the moment I set foot on the island I felt very comfortable and safe traveling by myself. San Juan in particular is very safe for women and the community is warm and appreciative towards travelers after the hurricanes which left a lot of the island devastated.San Juan has a lot of cultural attractions that are all within the old city or close to it.

The mornings are beautiful and sunny and the perfect time to spend on the beach. Later in the day during the afternoons and evenings, Old San Juan with its attractions, bars and restaurants really comes to life. The famous Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Paseo del Morro and the Capilla del Cristo cathedral are a few of the well-known monuments.

The best part about the city is that it has the most exquisite bars like La Factoria (the bar from Despacito) or Chocobar (everything has chocolate) where locals spend their evenings chit chatting and drinking cocktails. At the end of the night head to La Placita to dance to some salsa music and gorge on some yummy tacos. In my opinion, San Juan is one of the best destinations for solo women travelers and one you should definitely visit.

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I hope this post has inspired your wanderlust and encouraged you to go take on the world solo! There’s so many amazing places to visit, but I truly think these are some of the best solo travel destinations! Whether you are on safari in Tanzania, or chilling out in Bali, I’m sure you will find your calling while solo travelling around the world. There’s so much out there – so go on and get it!

A special thanks to all the amazing travel bloggers who contributed to this post, sharing their favourite solo travel destinations!

Happy travelling,