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Travel to Spain as a Female Solo Traveller

Why Spain is great for Female Solo Travel

Solo travel is increasing in popularity as a choice for backpackers, accounting for 61% of those hitting the road, and according to experts Hostelworld, female travellers now make up 59% of those going it alone. Here’s why those ladies looking for solo adventure should pick up their packs and head to Spain.

The Iberian Peninsula provides an easily accessible route of backpacker favourites, from Lisbon on the Atlantic coast to Barcelona on the Mediterranean, following a path that ticks off historic cities, wild nature and beautiful beaches. With a famously warm welcome, the Spanish are used to their country’s popularity as a tourist hotspot; and a modern transport system and relatively low crime mean that it’s easy and fun to travel around the country. In the Sierra Nevada by Granada you can still ski until late in the spring and can also reach the sun-drenched beaches an hour from the city. With warm winters and hot summers, Spain is perfect for year-round travel: those blue skies will have you relaxing into the Spanish lifestyle, just add some tapas and you’re set.

Meet Locals

Solo travel can be an extremely rewarding way to see a country and explore a culture on your own terms. Not only are you more likely to meet Spanish locals as you seem more approachable (than in a group), but you will also just have different experiences. Slip into the local side street bars in Malaga’s Old Town for authentic live music – just follow the sound of flamenco. Or dance with the locals in Sevilla at the famous Feria celebrations. Surf with the locals in San Sebastian, or check out modern art in Bilbao. Ask anyone about the local food or wine and you will discover more than any guidebook! There are so many highlights to this large country from the Galician coast to Roman ruins in Malaga – research what you want to see or just play it as you go: Spain is easy to enjoy.

Don’t be in a rush and you will find everything moves along in its own time in Spain - ‘despacito’. If you’re on a long trip and have time to explore, enjoy and unwind, then you will love the mañana attitude! If you’re here on a flying visit, then city breaks provide pumping nightlife, world class art galleries, famously good food, and of course plenty of historic sites. Barcelona and Madrid are some of the most exciting cities in Europe.

Avoid the crowds and wonder the cobbled streets of Sevilla’s historic old town and you will feel lost in time. Toledo is a great trip from Madrid to explore Spain’s historic and royal past: along with the Alcázar and Gothic cathedral, Toledo’s ancient streets are famous for the Arabic influences from Spain’s past. Don’t miss the city views from the Puente de San Martín across the river, or the viewpoint at Mirador del Valle.

Step out of your comfort zone

As any traveller knows; a smile goes a long way, and the Spanish are always happy to help or stop for a chat (even if you don’t speak the lingo you will get by here fine). Stepping off the beaten path will lead you to nature spots and historic towns; eating where the locals eat means sometimes the best fresh seafood or tastiest paella, seeing how people live – it’s all a great way to get a more authentic adventure. One of our favourite Spanish local experiences is the flamenco cave performances in Sacromonte in Granada – a city famous for its free tapas and the stunning Alhambra.

Spain is a relatively safe country where you can enjoy a Mediterranean ambience of food, drinks and conviviality. There have been recent demonstrations to improve women’s rights in Spain after some high-profile crimes against women, and there is definitely some way to go, but for tourists and travellers it is still a safe place to travel. We know that being adventurous and getting out of your comfort zone is a huge part of solo travel, however this is in tandem with keeping yourself safe.

- Striking a balance is key to enjoying your female solo travel adventures, and Spain is the perfect backdrop for exploring new horizons.

Looking for a healthy #breakfast to give you plenty of energy to power through your day? Enjoy this energy boost breakfast #buddhabowl tomorrow from 8am onwards at our @nomadsbythesea at the @aldeiadapraia_ 

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Avenida do Atlântico S/N
2705-288 Colares
For the #baconlovers in town we got you covered. #eggbenedict with lovely hollandaise sauce for an #egg start into the day.

#goodtimes #breakfastlover #morningvibes #moodforfood #homemade #outdoors #esplanada #nature #surf #yoga #surflife #outdoorliving #goodtimes😊 

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Roubámos estas famosas cadeiras de praia #strandkorb de uma praia deserta da Alemanha do Norte e levámos para #sintra porque achamos que só assim desfrutamos o nosso café da manhã da melhor maneira 💙💙

#goodfood #morningglory #sintra 
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A nossa torrada de abacate pode ser #vegan também. É so pedir✨✨

Nos vemos 💙 @nomadsbythesea | inserido na @aldeiadapraia_ 

Check out our menu in our highlights ✨
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Ready for your morning coffee✨? 
All our coffees come with oat milk, unless you like to keep it traditional 🐄

Find us before your #surf or #yoga session this weekend from 8-13hs or 8-19hs during the week @aldeiadapraia_ for some #vegan and #vegetarian alternatives and other goodies: 

#eggbenedict 
#overnightoats 
#avocadotoast 
#pancakes 
#buddhabowl 

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Weekend feeling #primavera #aldeia #goodtimes😊 

Aproveitam o dia de hoje pois amanha so trabalhamos em conceito de take-away. 

Enjoy today as tomorrow we only work with take-away. The supermarket closes at 19hs on the weekend. 

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#goodtimeswithgoodpeople #outdoors #fun #nature #goodtime
Back on track #opening 

Re-apertura no dia 5 com a apertura das esplanadas do supermercado e patio de comida exterior 💚💚💚

From Monday onwards our terraces are opening to welcome you in a relaxed outdoor environment in Colares/ Sintra

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🌟 Sintra’s best kept secret 🌟

#goodtimes #outdoors #foodlover #pizza #taproom #nature #portugal #lisbon #sintra #boaonda #surf #yoga #surfyogaretreat #happydays😊
Estas terças-feiras são 💯💯💯
#sol #surf #azuldomar 

It just feels like a bit of #summer with beautiful #bluesky #waves #beach 

That’s our #sintra life here in #portugal🇵🇹 
Just book your #bed #cowork #massage or #sushi here with us at the @aldeiadapraia_ 

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#sintrasbestkeptsecret🌟
Nuestro Oasis Sevilla ya está abierto y con una promoción de 350€ al mes! Escríbenos a sevilla@hostelsoasis.com para más información! 

Our Oasis Hostel is open and now with a promotion of 350€ per month! Email us to sevilla@hostelsoasis.com for more information!

@oasiscoworkingsevilla
Pure #nature as long as the eye can see
#green woods
#blue sky and sea
and just the wind and sun in between.

#naturaleza pura na nossa @aldeiadapraia_ 

#surf #outdoors #yoga #healthylifestyle #goodfood #positivevibes #goodvibesonly #boaonda #energiapositiva #outdoorlife #naturelovers #portugal #sintralovers #praiadasmaçãs 

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Esperamos ansiosamente por poder reabrir nuestro Oasis Sevilla! Un espacio totalmente renovado y por eso son derecho a su propia página de Instagram! Síguenos en @oasiscoworkingsevilla  para estar al día de todas las novedades! 

We are looking forward to reopen our Oasis Sevilla Hostel.  A totally renovated space  with its own instagram page @oasiscoworkingsevilla ! Follow us to be up to date! 

#ohhostel #oasis #oasissevilla #hostel #hostellife #hostelexperience #coworkingspace #coworking #hostelsevilla  #sevilla #work #travel
Working hard to open soon and with many surprises!! Trabajando para volver más fuertes que nunca y con muchas sorpresas! #oasis #oasishotel #backpacker #hostellife #sevilla #oh #famoushostels
Starting tomorrow morning back at the @aldeiadapraia_ 

#ashtangayoga classes with amazing Luke Jordan. 

🤍Welcome to the @colaresyogaclub. Daily Mysore style classes from 7-10am.

See our schedule here www.aldeiadapraia.pt/yoga

#ashtanga #yoga #mysorestyle #ashtangi #yogalisboa #yogasintra #yogi #dailyinspiration #yogapractice #yogaportugal #yogainspiration #yogacascais #yogaeveryday #yogaoftheday #sintra #colares #praiagrande #colaresyogaclub
When the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful, 
And we've no place to go, 
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
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Wishing you a healthy, normal 2021,
#oasis #family #staysafe #seeyousoon
#rooftop #snow #toledo #view #joy
Sempre vale a pena sair a passear. Nossa costa é cheia de beleza, mesmo nos dias mais ventosos 🤍

All days here at our Sintra coastline are beautiful to go for a walk. And did you know your fury friend could stay with us at the Aldeia? Check our our favourite accommodation for the full family www.aldeiadapraia.pt/sleep

#goodtimes #family #littletrip #dogfriendly #getawayweekend #goodvibes #beach #surf #sand #oceanlovers #outdoors #nature #portugal🇵🇹 #lisbon #sintra #praiadasmaçãs 

Thanks to talented photographer @barhamrobin and favourite dogwalker @max.basch.guide

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🌟 Sintra’s best kept secret 🌟
Walking in the sand of time... November days on Sintra’s Atlantic ocean front 💙💙

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#portugal🇵🇹 #lisbon #sintra #praiadasmaçãs #outdoors #nature #surf #yoga #thebigescape #setofmind #mindfulness #timeforrelax #oceanlovers
What a lovely day today 💛🤩💛 Why not go for a bike ride 🚴🏻🚴🏽‍♂️ Explore the area with an easy e-bike, venture out to Sintra or ride along the scenic coastline up to Azenhas or Magoito or Cabo de Roca. 
Not to mention you can book the bikes in advance to plan your weekend
📮 booking@aldeiadapraia.pt

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#electricbikes #newsnaaldeia #weekendvibes #goodtimes #sun #sea #outdoors #bikelife #bike #outdoorfun #portugal🇵🇹 #lisboa #sintra #praiadasmaçãs 

@parkebike 
@oasissintrasurf
@aldeiadapraia_
Summer feeling na @aldeiadapraia_  com maravilhoso #sushi @matsu.pt , deliciosa #pizza @souldoughpizza e big #burgers @burgersnaaldeia 

Estamos abertos aos almoços e jantares e temos serviço de #takeaway e #delivery 🌟🌟

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#aldeiadapraia #goodtimes #weekendvibes #goodmood #nature #outdoors #beergarden #esplanada #happyday #moodoftheday #smile #happy #sizetheday #portugal🇵🇹 #sintra #praiadasmaçãs
Amanha vamos estar abertos pelo almoço e jantar 👏👏

Venha a @aldeiadapraia_ a passar estos maravilhosos dias de outono juntos connosco no meio da natureza, boa energia e ar puro. Esperamos por vocês 💛

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 Tomorrow we are going to be open at the @aldeiadapraia_ with tasty #burgers @burgersnaaldeia #sushi @matsu.pt #beer @hopsanddrops.

Looking forward to see you and enjoy your days here with us with plenty of #sunshine, #goodvibes #goodfood and #fun. 

At the Aldeia you have an #outdoor experience #beergarden #goodtimes 

www.aldeiadapraia.pt/nomad-living-portugal

#portugal🇵🇹 #lisbon #sintra #praiagrande #outdoors #nature #surf #sun #yoga #fun #easyliving #hostellife #vanlife #goodvibes 

@oasissintrasurf for #nomadlife #nomad #digitalnomad
Morning vibes. Surely no Monday morning blues here☀️☀️☀️

@aldeiadapraia_ @oasissintrasurf 
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#beautiful #greatview #nature #outdoors #behappy #smileeveryday #enjoythelittlethings #sizetheday #oceanlovers #surf #yoga #mindsetiseverything #serenity

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