Traveling alone can be incredibly rewarding — but also intimidating.
As part of its annual Travel Hacker Guide, Kayak has found the most popular destinations for solo travelers in 2020 based on the destinations with the most searches from individual travelers between November 1, 2018, and October 31, 2019.
From Ibiza, Spain, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, keep scrolling to see the top spots solo travelers are flocking to this year. Maybe you’ll make a new travel buddy once you’re there.
A whopping 85% of travelers looking to book a trip to Ushuaia, Argentina, on Kayak were traveling alone.
Most cruisers heading to Antarctica make a stop in this little-known town. Located on the southern tip of South America, it’s the southernmost city in the world and aptly nicknamed the “End of the World.”
Perched between mountains, a bay, and the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is famous for its dramatic natural wonders, from beautiful waterfalls to stunning glaciers, its wildlife, and the many adventure sports that it’s home to, like scuba diving, sailing, skiing, and kayaking.
Once considered “the most dangerous city” in the world, muddied by its former reputation for drugs and gang violence, Medellin is now attracting throngs of travelers.
Despite the US government’s warning to travelers that they should reconsider travel to Antioquia, a region to the north of Medellin, the Colombian city is especially popular with solo travelers, according to Kayak.
Visitors are drawn to the city’s stunning location in the Aburrá Valley, among mountains and jungle, flower farms, and coffee plantations. Lush parks, trendy new restaurants, and excellent coffee are another reason Colombia’s second-largest city is getting more and more buzz.
Bogotá, Colombia, was searched by 84% solo travelers on Kayak.
A sprawling cosmopolitan city that’s a colonial village at heart, Bogotá is Colombia’s capital and home to around 10 million people.
A city of opposites, shiny skyscrapers sit alongside 16th-century Spanish buildings and shantytowns next to futuristic constructions. Perched high in the Andes mountains, Bogotá also has a fast-growing food scene, with excellent wine and delicious coffee, as well as frequent food festivals.
Eighty-four percent of travelers searching for trips to Nuuk, Greenland, were looking for individual tickets.
While Nuuk, which sits 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle, is the capital and largest city of Greenland, few people have heard of it.
But they should. The city is a great jumping-off point for whale watching and exploring the country’s famous glaciers. It’s also increasingly becoming a hub for contemporary art and design, while upscale restaurants featuring Greenlandic cuisine are rapidly popping up.
Solo travelers will have no problem meeting new people in Ibiza, one of Europe’s top party destinations.
But 24-hour clubs and wild pool parties aside, the Spanish island is also home to stunning beaches, pine forests, and rolling hills, as well as quiet villages, yoga retreats, and bohemian markets.
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