Spain for Solo Travelers

Spain as a solo destination

Spain on the iberian penisisular is one of Europe's number one destination for tourists and backpackers alike. As a solo traveler you should hold no fear about exploring this wonderful country.

The land of flamencos and fiestas really does go beyond what you might have seen in the tourist brochure.

As a solo we strongly recommend you get away from the busier parts of the country and get to know the real Spain where you will be richly rewarded with local hospitality.

Accommodation for solo travelers in Spain

Accommodation for solos come in all shapes and sizes and price ranges. There are numerous camp sites throughout the country which tend to be open all year dues to Spain's mild climates. Hostels are to be found in the more popular places and would normaly comprise of dormitory style rooms and singles / doubles.

The hostels in Spain really are the best option if you are going solo because many will have communial areas where you can meet other travelers.

Budget for solo travelers in Spain

Hostels and campsites are generally the cheapest option for solos with a dorm bed or a camp spot for one small tent being around 10 Euros. This of course varies wildly accross the country.

You will pay a lot more in the cities of Granada, Madrid or Barcelona than you would on the coast or in a lesser known town. Count on nearer 15-20 Euros for a night in a Madird hostel if you are on your own.

Trips and activities for solos in Spain

Spain is a real adventure destination and there are lots of activities as a solo traveller that you can get involved in if you are looking at meeting other like minded individuals.

Tarifa, Andalucia - Kite Surfing

Tarifa is at the very tip of Southern Spain and indeed Continental Europe. It is famous for wind which has made it a very popular Kite-Surfing location.

There are lots of schools that will provide you with the necessary skills to tackle this exciting sport. They are reasonably priced and many will only charge you for the actual time it takes you to get to grips with things.

Tarifa itself is a charming mix of north African and European and is a very friendly place for a solo traveller to hang out.

Mountain Sports - Hikiing and Skiing

The mountainous regions of Spain offers the solo explorer lots of exciting options.

Our advice would be to head for the Sierra Nevada National Park which has superb hiking in the summer and world class skiiing in the winter. It is Europe's most southerly skiiing area and has hosted World Championsips recently.

There are plenty of walking holidays for solo people in Spain so you need not hike on your own.

Learning Spanish

Increasingly popular and a great way to meet new people is to take a Spanish language course is Spain. This can easily be merged into a two or three month stay in the country.

Cities such as Granada are very popular places for language students.

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