Galapagos Islands

Top 5 Destinations to Travel Alone

Peace, tranquility, independency and absolute freedom are things that at least once in life, we all want to experience. One of the best ways to experience absolute freedom is to travel alone. You can go wherever you desire, whenever you want, and plan it according to your terms. Are you considering an upcoming trip? Perhaps you’d like to go alone. Here we show the top five travel destinations that you’re sure to enjoy.

New Zealand

If you want a Robinson Crusoe-style trip, New Zealand is the perfect destination for you. Spectacular deserted beaches, lush rainforests, and snow capped mountains are some of the landscapes that exist in this country. It has been described as the world’s biggest movie set. New Zealand is split up into two islands, north and south. Make sure to visit both! Don’t miss the Milford Sound fjords, the Abel Tasman National Park, Hot Water Beach, Mount Cook, and Curio Bay (where you can see lovely penguins). These are some of the magical places that are hidden on this side of the Pacific Ocean. A trip alone to New Zealand will give you the chance to enjoy breathtaking landscapes in peace and tranquility. The shear beauty of this country makes it a great destination for a lone traveler.  

Galápagos (Ecuador)

Thanks to the tropical atmosphere, white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, beautiful volcanic landscapes, exotic wildlife and tons of fun activities, the Galapagos Islands is one of the top world destinations to visit alone, or with family/friends for that matter. If you’re alone, find a nice spot to lay on the beach, grab some sun, and take a nap while hearing the soothing sounds of the waves crashing. Tortuga Bay Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world and makes a great spot for meditation and relaxation. When alone, you’ll have time to observe the beauty around you and reflect with no distractions. You might become more conscious about the nature that surrounds you, learn about nature conservation efforts, and explore unique biodiversity that exists nowhere else. Then head back to a comfortable homebase, like our brand new Ikala Galapagos Hotel, and enjoy the starry night out on the terrace. Take a dip in the pool and enjoy some delicious food from our locally sourced restaurant/bar. Nothing better than exploring the lush vegetation and landscapes that the Galapagos has to offer and finishing off in a comfortable suite, catered to by quality service. Wake up the next day and ask the concierge for a tour to explore the exotic wildlife on the island. Learn more about the species that inhabit the Galapagos here.

Krabi (Thailand)

Krabi is a dream destination for any lone traveler due to its paradisiacal beaches, stunning landscapes, perfect weather, and radiant sun to name a few. There are bus tours from Phuket city that will take you to the Phi Phi Islands; a great place to enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are considering Krabi, be prepared to try exotic food and drinks that you’ve never even heard of. Don’t be shy, it’s delicious! This Thai treasure is great for travelers that enjoy climbing; people from all over the world travel to Ton Sai and Railay beach to climb their cliffs and take in Krabi’s outstanding views.

Salento (Italy)

Salento is a region in Italy located on the south-eastern tip of the Italian peninsula. Salento itself is a tiny peninsula. A popular destination in Salento is the city of Otranto. This city has the unique privilege to experience the sunrise before any other place in Italy. Otranto is an ideal destination for single travelers looking for a joyful atmosphere, stunning beaches and delicious food. Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Roca Vecchia, Punta Prosciutto and Porto Selvaggio are some other areas you can visit in Salento. These places are mostly frequented by young travelers looking to have fun. To enjoy a typical Salentine night, go out, meet new people, and dance all night long. Don’t miss the night of the Taranta, an annual music festival where you can learn pizzica, the typical dance of the Apulia region. Summer is the best time to travel to Salento, and if you love jazz music, a three-day festival takes place in July.

Fuerteventura (Spain)

Fuerteventura’s volcanic islands seem to be taken from Mars; they provide perfect conditions for those who love surfing and hiking. It’s one of the most popular surfing destinations in the world due to the stable water temperatures and wind that produces incredible waves all year long. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Fuerteventura welcomes tourists from all over the globe guaranteeing tranquility along with cheerful experiences. If you are looking for a quiet environment to make the most of your vacation alone, visit the towns of El Cotillo and Pájara. If you prefer the beach and some good fun, go to Corralejo and Puerto del Rosario, you won’t be disappointed. Just don’t forget your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen!