5. Tulum, Mexico

beach, sea, caribbean, tree, ocean,

With a relaxed vibe and exoticness in spades, Tulum's white sandy beaches and dazzlingly blue waters are ideal places for lone female travelers to chill out without fear. Located just a few hours south of Cancun and Playa Del Carmen in the Caribbean, Tulum is lovely, safe and more peaceful than the surrounding tourist hot spots. Enjoy yoga, chat with locals and travelers at markets or in the cozy cafes and beach bars along the beach. The Tulum ruins are worthwhile visiting, as are the cenotes (water holes) found locally. For turtle action, head to Akumal Beach or hire a car and visit the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins for a spot of cultural revelation.

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