March 8th marks International Women’s Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to recognize and appreciate the accomplishments of women. This year’s IWD theme #BreakTheBias is urging those in travel & hospitality industries to create more experiences specifically catered towards solo female travelers so every woman can feel empowered while exploring new places. From hotels touting amenities tailored just for women, destination tours led by influential female entrepreneurs or historic figures – take time today (and all days) to celebrate strong females who are using their voices and talents doing what they love!
Solo Female Travel
Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
Located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, the car-free, seaside town of Las Catalinas is a destination that is ideal for solo female travelers. With several non-stop, direct flights from cities including Miami, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Toronto and more, travelers can experience a town that embraces nature – a place that is perfect for quiet reflection with an array of pursuits and activities perfect for a restorative getaway. For rejuvenating the mind, body and soul, the solo traveler who is eager to explore on their own can find great self-discovery at Las Catalinas. Beach Town Travel, the preferred travel agency in Las Catalinas offers new Re-Balance Retreats that aim to provide a space where people have access to practices that support their physical, mental, and spiritual health and especially, the opportunity to experience the better way of living found at Las Catalinas. Las Catalinas promotes accessibility to nutritious and well sourced and organic food and physical activity as essential elements to support this healthier version of life. Re-Balance Retreat goers can start with morning yoga on Santarena Hotel’s rooftop with a beautiful ocean view and the sound of the waves. Gather with other like-minded women for meditations, visualizations and talks about what balance and purpose mean for each participant. Take a sound healing journey at Center of Joy, the town’s wellness center and experience sound frequency vibration as part of the sound healing journey. The retreat includes other wellness-focused activities.
Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City
Ignacia Guest House in Colonia Roma is the perfect place to stay for a solo travel adventure in Mexico City. Colonia Roma is one of the safest districts in the city and Ignacia Guest House is walking distance from some of Mexico City’s best restaurants, galleries, attractions, and shops. The coziness of their intimate spaces and warm staff make guests feel at home in this “home-away-from-home”. Within the bed and breakfast’s list of activity suggestions, in which the staff can help guests book in advance, guests will discover food safaris, cooking classes, balloon flight over Teotihuacán pyramids, sunrise in the chinampas of Xochimilcan, walking tours through the districts and historical landmarks of the city that are the perfect excuse to be immersed in culture, meet new people, and make local friends.
With their new renovations and the addition of four stylish rooms and additional amenities, guest can enjoy the beautiful casona with an array of indoor activities. The concierge can help with making a reservation for an in-room massage and facial or even booking a yoga or fitness class. The staff can provide guests with tailor-made experiences with their insider knowledge of CDMX. The new renovations also features a private terrace with a fire pit and jacuzzi for relaxation and meditation.
Solo Journey in Spain
One of the main values that distinguishes Naya Traveler is the intimate knowledge they have of their destinations and the personal contacts that enrich the experience for their travelers. Naya Traveler can personalize a solo travel experience and pair the traveler with local experts and specialists in different fields. Adventure on a solo journey through Southern Spain accompanied by a history buff whose local connections will make this trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Discover the dazzling confluence of Christian and Muslim heritage in Andalucia, which is crystalized by some of the world’s most impressive architectural feats. A bike tour of Seville with an expert guide will be your first introduction to the city’s historical marvels with its soaring towers, charming cobblestone streets and vibrant plazas. Skip the Flamenco Show for a more local experience at a taberna where Sevillanos go such as La Carboneria. Meet a scholar in Cordoba at Casa Sefarad, a historical Jewish center, to learn about the complex history of Jewish heritage in Spain. Take a Tapas Tour with a local foodie through the streets of Granada. Have lunch with the best view of the Alhambra: El Huerto de Juan Ranas. Visit the famous Alhambra in Granada & La Mezquita in Cordoba.