How to Find Some Solitude in Spain

Alone in Spain

As the population of our cities expands, more and more people are looking for a retreat. We all crave some way to get some alone time. From the most introverted of us to the social butterfly that thrives on people, we all need a little…




And we find weird ways to get it. More and more, you’ll see people with headphones on, trying to escape inwards when they’re at the supermarket or on the train. You’ll see people pay money for a session in a floatation tank to get complete silence for just a few minutes. Every weekend, there is a mass exodus from the city to the countryside to try and “escape the hustle and bustle”.

What if there was a way to find the solitude that you crave? What if you could escape the noise and crowds without going through a lot of hassle. What if you could finally find that…




…that you always wanted?

I’m here to tell you that you can. You can find true solitude, an escape from everybody and everything, without travelling to the farthest reaches of the globe. You only have to take a little trip to Spain to find some of the best places in the world to be by yourself.

Finally, a place to just breathe.

By Yourself Beaches

Oh, sure. We all know how amazing the beaches are in Spain. Travel up and down the coast of the Mediterranean or the northern coast, and you’re sure to find incredible beaches, lavished with sun over 300 days a year.

But did you know that you don’t have to fight the crowds? There are a number of secret beaches that you can have all to yourself to enjoy that peace and quiet you’re chasing.

Try the Cala El Golfet on the Costa Brava. You won’t have to compete with many to enjoy this haven of sand and sea. Up until just a couple of years ago, there wasn’t even a sign pointing to this incredible destination. Just watch that you arrive at the right time, or else you might have to wade a bit in the water to find the secluded beach. It’s worth it.

El Golfet

If you’re up early in Mallorca, try the Calo Des Moro, a beach that is worth the journey. It’s warm, clear and free from tourists. You’ll have a great time at a secluded location that should be at the top of everyone’s list, but isn’t.

Solitary Scenery

Victoria Peninsula

Spain offers some of the continent’s most incredible sights. And many of them aren’t well known at all, so you can visit beautiful locations of the world without the annoying crowds that swarm for the perfect picture.

Visit the Victoria Peninsula, a little string of coves on Mallorca. You’ll be properly impressed by this tourist location that feels distinctly quiet. I’m not certain that there’s a perfect time to visit, because it seems the crowds never come here. All the more reason for you to visit.

The region of Aragon, just a short distance from Catalonia, is perfect for quaint villages, amazing sights and national parks. You can fly directly into the region at Zaragoza, but you won’t be fighting off tourists when you land. This underappreciated area is a truly magnificent place to enjoy on your own.

By Yourself in a Crowd

The crowds of Barcelona

You can actually enjoy some peace and quiet in the midst of a crowd. You don’t need to have the world apart from you. You can be in the midst of it all, and still enjoy your alone time.

Don’t let the masses of people deter you from enjoying something on your own. There’s something to be said for enjoying a tourist destination on your own. You can enjoy it in your own time, you don’t have to compensate for slower companions, and you can enjoy what you want to enjoy.

Visit the Sagrada Familia. Spend a few hours on the beaches of Ibiza. Explore the coves and caves on Mallorca. Just because other people are there shouldn’t stop you from seeing these incredible wonders on your own.

Single and Staying In

Look, we get it. You’re the kind of person that secretly is happy when plans get cancelled last minute. Your ideal holiday is a quiet nook in a private villa or sitting poolside on your private patio. You like the comforts of home, but you enjoy the quiet of it as well.

Have you ever considered a private villa? Spain has some incredible choices that reflect the countryside and provide enough privacy to enjoy on your own. Although renting a private villa is a great family activity, there are plenty of cute places that offer you peace, tranquillity and a chance to reconnect with your favourite person: yourself.

Swim in your private pool unfettered by hotel times or foreign guests. Eat at your leisure in your own kitchen. Live like a local in the quieter places around popular cities and towns. The private villa could be the answer you’re looking for when it comes to finding some time on your own.


If you should ever find that you’re looking for somewhere that you can call your own, Spain’s many destinations offer you the solution you’re seeking. Find peace, quiet and relaxation among one of Europe’s most popular tourist hotspots. It’s a great place to be, and a great place to be by yourself.