As long as you follow the rules for safe and happy traveling on your lonesome, you can enjoy practically any destination, but there are some ideal countries for solo travel. Solo travel is a major opportunity to really push the personal envelope and to experience new worlds, new people and new cultures. It is one of the most rewarding ways to be completely self-indulgent without being selfish. These top countries for solo travel I am about to share rank highly on the Global Peace Index and the Happy Planet Index.
1. Costa Rica
Isn’t there just something special about a country that doesn’t have any armed forces? That’s just one of the reasons Costa Rica is one of the top countries for solo travel. Costa Rica led the way in eco-tourism (and is still up there among the very best green destinations) and is also one of the premier destinations for adventure travel. You can raft at the Reventazón River, surf in Malpais or go even closer to nature by exploring the volcano and geysers in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Beautiful jungle lodges or beachside resorts await with more activities and experiences a solo traveler can dream of.