The most popular destinations for solo travel in 2017

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Traveling alone can become an exciting and motivating experience. And it is that not only does it help travelers to get out of their comfort zone, but it also makes them see the world in a new way. Therefore, we are not surprised at all that more and more people prefer to travel unaccompanied. We are not saying it, but Airbnb , which ensures that a large part of its reservations are for unaccompanied travelers.

The company has conducted a study to find out which are the most popular destinations for solo travelers. To do this, it has been based on the growth of bookings made for a single person in 2016. Do you want to know which are the top 10 cities for unaccompanied travelers? Well, you just have to join us!

Cancun, Mexico

The destination that has seen the growth of individual reservations the most has been Cancun, a city in the state of Quinta Roo, Mexico, which offers a large number of tourist complexes ; Mayan ruins; beautiful beaches of coral sand and transparent waters; a lively nightlife; an underwater art museum …

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Second, the company tells us about Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, where solo travelers can see elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings with an oriental touch. Also, you should know that it is a city of museums.

Cologne, Germany

The third most popular destination for solo travelers is Cologne, a German city whose history dates back 2,000 years. For this reason, visitors can find practically everything: Roman towers, Gothic churches, examples of modern architecture … In addition, it has a wide variety of museums.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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We return to Mexico to tell you about Playa del Carmen, which is the head of the municipality of Solidaridad, in Quintana Roo. Thanks to its dynamic underwater life and dazzling water caverns, it is one of the world’s top diving destinations.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, the largest and most populous city in South Africa, also stands out on Airbnb. Here, the traveler will be able to combine nature tourism with the comforts of a big city. Among all the places you can visit, we want to highlight Soweto , the neighborhood where Mandela lived, and the Lion Park.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Another very popular city among solo travelers is Sao Paulo, considered the largest city in South America. Its art and gastronomy stand out , which are as multinational as its population, in addition to its vibrant views of the surroundings and its shopping.

Auckland, New Zealand

We also have to talk about Auckland, a New Zealand city located on the North Island. Known as "the city of sailboats", it is in a perfect location for practicing water sports . Also, you should know that it is a very cosmopolitan destination, with an attractive nightlife.

Mexico City DF, Mexico

Mexico City
We return to Mexico again to tell you about its capital, Mexico City, a city built on the ruins of Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital. This destination offers a unique historical heritage, world-class museums, restaurants, parks and a lively nightlife.

Charlotte, North Carolina (United States)

Charlotte, a destination with activities and attractions for everyone, has also gained popularity. Located in North Carolina, the city offers museums, theme parks … Lowe’s Motor Speedway deserves a special mention, where NASCAR events are held.

Busan, South Korea

Finally, we must talk about Busan, the second largest city in South Korea. Lonely tourists will be able to go hiking , visit the Buddhist temples hidden in the mountains, discover museums and historical buildings, contemplate surprising natural places …

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