Tips for single travellers over 60
We've put together a list of tips to help single travellers over 60 get the very most out of a Benidorm vacation. One of the best ways to start is by choosing Holiday Extras' Benidorm airport transfers, an affordable and fuss-free airport-to-hotel shuttle service. It will give you peace of mind that we will get you to your resort safely and in comfort.
How safe is Benidorm?
While European countries are among the safest in the world, crime on the Costa Blanca does register a little higher than the Spanish average. That said, crime in this part of the world is typically lower than across the rest of Europe.
One of the most important things you can do when travelling abroad alone is to keep your wits about you. A single holidaymaker, no matter what age, has nothing to fear so long as common sense prevails. Benidorm is a vibrant city, which means that it's rare to be alone. Nevertheless, it's important to avoid isolated areas, especially when natural light has long faded.
Enjoy your own company…
There's absolutely nothing unusual about travelling alone. You might be surprised to discover that roughly one in four travellers over the age of 50 do so. In any case, a lot of people simply enjoy their own company, especially in new settings. That's not to say you can't or won't make new acquaintances, of course. The city's many bars and cafés are ideal places to grab a drink and a bite to eat – and observe as the world goes on around you.
…or find new friends
The internet has made it easier for people to connect with one another. There are plenty of online forums that promote conversation between like-minded folk, including single travellers over the age of 60.
Firm but fair
Benidorm is like many other Mediterranean resorts in that a handful of its people can sometimes be a little persistent. This is why it's a good idea to learn how to say 'no' in Spanish. "No, gracias" (no thank you) should suffice in most situations. A more forceful, "No lo haces" ("No, don't") should do the trick if someone is being particularly persistent. A determined shake of the head will usually, prevent unwanted approaches, too.
Record your holiday
A great way to make your Benidorm holiday one to remember is by taking lots of photographs. With social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, you can let friends know what you're up to with a simple snap, too. And pretty much any digital camera or smartphone has a video-recording feature, which is ideal for capturing impromptu events.
Our airport transfers represent an excellent way to get from the airport to your place of stay, no matter which resort or hotel you intend to stay in.