While all our singles holidays are open to any age, we know from experience the best ones to suit you 20-somethings.
Tried and tested by people just like you, these holidays have been winners for solo travellers in their 20s. So in no particular order…
1. Fitness and yoga in Fuerteventura
Just a short walk from the lively town of Lajares, away from the well-trodden tourist town of Corralejo, is this small locally run activity camp. Each day includes 90 minutes of boot camp based fitness sessions and 90 minutes of yoga, with plenty of time in between to try your hands at water sports, grab a massage, or if you’re feeling up to it, add some extra personal training. You can make your week as relaxed or as active as you wish.
Share a twin room with another solo traveller to keep costs down, or book your own, and there is a kitchen in the Canarian villa to whip up some meals. Even better, walk into Lajares, hit the local surf bars, and try the restaurants. Feel free to rent a bike and go exploring.
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2. Discover the passion of flamenco in Seville
Get creative at this local flamenco school in Seville where locals and visitors alike meet to experience this unique art form through either music or dance. Musicians will get one-on-one flamenco guitar lessons from professional guitarists from the city, while dancers will join small groups as they are guided through the steps and rhythms of this passionate dance.
Here’s what Wajih thought of his time learning flamenco guitar…
“Second time I have done this flamenco guitar course and I loved it! Great teacher and staff and fellow students!”
With lessons by day, and the city of Seville for you to explore by night, social events are also organised throughout the week so you can meet, mingle, and find out where to catch a Flamenco show while in town. Slowly immerse yourself into local life as you enter into the local flamenco scene for an experience like no other.
3. Learn two skills for one surfing in Ericeira
New to NotInTheGuideBooksfor 2019 is this surf destination in Ericeira. Why there? Because it’s dubbed as Europe’s surf Mecca due to their title of being a World Surfing Reserve, the first of its kind in Europe and the second in the world, that’s why!
And why only pick one new skill when you can do two? Test your core strength and balance trying SUP (that Stand Up Paddle Boarding FYI). Or if you’ve had enough of the water, there’s yoga and aerial yoga on offer too. What we personally love, is all the fun extras you can do in your down time, such as BBQs and outdoor film nights. Better yet, the nightlife, culture and street markets make Ericeira a place worth visiting away from the waves too.
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4. Cook your own tapas as you learn Spanish in Granada
They always say the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. Well combining Spanish language lessons with learning to cook is certainly one way to do it. Head to class in the morning and then into the kitchen in the afternoon.
Here’s what Vicky thought about her time there…
“An excellent place to study. Granada is a great city to explore. I just wish I had booked 2 weeks instead of 1! Hope to come back again next year!”
But this is not your typical language learning experience. Throw away those ideas of being in school – these lessons are interactive, engaging and FUN. You’ll be speaking Spanish from day 1 as you discover the culture, history and local life in the vibrant city of Granada as well as meeting students from all over the world over a cold beer in one of the many bars.
Read more: Complete guide to the best places to learn Spanish in Spain
5. Adventure horse riding in Morocco
Start your journey getting to know your horse in the laid-back beach town of Essaouira. After you and your horse have been acquainted, you’ll start your 3 night trek that will see you riding across sand dunes, exploring local fishing villages and beautiful deserted sandy beaches where you might even come across turtles, riding alongside local shepherds with their herds of goats before ending up at the incredibly beautiful fishing village of Sidi Kaouki to camp out under the stars.
At the end of your trek, spend your final night in Essaouira which has its own welcoming and bohemian atmosphere and is a great place to sit in beach-front cafes sipping mint tea and listening to Gnawa music as the sun goes down.
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