When we need travel tips on where to go, it’s hard to know who to trust as a reliable source.

Since Google knows everything, it’s only right to trust Google Flights, which just released data on the most searched destinations.

We’ve already covered Google Flights’ top 6 summer destinations overall, but let’s be honest – solo travelers are a different breed deserving of their own category.

Sometimes, when we pack a bag for one and venture out on our own, we can still get side-eyed by those who are less courageous and not up to speed on today’s most popular travel trend.

Nonetheless, solo travelers are continuing to forge their own path by embracing some me time.

These are the top 5 destinations for solo travel this summer according to Google:

5) Costa Rica

Surfer in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is teeming with exactly everything solo travelers could want except for one thing – costs. Reaching Costa Rica can be fairly cheap with plentiful flight options across the U.S.

However, upon landing it can be a whole new ballgame as the tropical paradise is not known for being the most affordable.

When you’re on your own, splitting expenses isn’t an option right away and can be costly right off the bat.

For those who don’t want to splurge on a beachfront resort, the good news is Costa Rica is very well equipped with budget accommodations, such as hostels. These are especially popular in beach towns exuding the Pura Vida lifestyle.

With so much to explore, solo travelers should never find themselves bored in one of Central America’s most popular and safe destinations.

As Costa Rica recently cemented itself as one of the most pristine beach destinations in the world with over 150 Blue Flag beaches, it only adds to the allure of this country’s natural wonders with incredible wildlife viewing opportunities and action-packed excursions.

4) Turks and Caicos

View of the beach in Turks and Caicos

The only Caribbean destination trending with solo travelers this summer are the gorgeous islands of Turks and Caicos, which is a bit surprising.

The Caribbean is packed with destinations perfectly suited for travelers on their own, such as the super popular beach resort town of Punta Cana.

That being said, it seems solo travelers are seeking something new and different and are ready to splurge. Although, that’s not to say Turks and Caicos isn’t a good fit.

The very safe and scenic islands offer plenty of places to enjoy some solitude, including Providenciales, Grace Bay, and Grand Turk.

Whether alone, with friends or family, or a significant other, the breathtaking beaches of Turks and Caicos are perfect for all and offer incredible resorts overlooking the picture-perfect blue waters.

3) Acadia National Park (Maine)

Female hiker observing views in Acadia National Park, Maine

Although tucked away in Maine, which is not as far-flung as it seems, the immaculate Acadia National Park is the top U.S. destination for solo travelers this summer.

With the charming city of Portland a short drive away, travelers are likely double-dipping 2 awesome places in a single trip.

This massive area spanning nearly 50,000 acres is an outdoor lover’s perfect playground with stunning views, wildlife, and even scenic beaches.

As stressful as life can be at times, there may be no better place to unwind and reset in nature this summer, with ample hiking trails by day and stargazing spots by night.

2) Japan

People walking in the historic district of Akihabara in Tokyo

Thankfully, Japan is in the clear after a tsunami scare this week, so it appears travel plans are still in full force right now and will surely trickle into summer.

For solo travelers, Japan is one of the best places on Earth to immerse themselves in an entirely new culture and experience new food, sights, sounds, and the unexplained, such as hotels run by robots and capybara cafes.

While the popular Asian country is implementing new rules for tourists, solo travelers will still have the time of their lives in this eye-popping nation.

With bustling cultural cities to explore and gorgeous islands, solo travelers will have an endless itinerary in this super-safe destination.

1) Bali

Male Tourist at Handara Gate of Bali

Although travelers have voiced their frustrations about Bali in recent years, one thing is for sure—Indonesia’s most prized treasure is still a seamless fit for solo travelers.

The romanticized Eat. Pray. Love. perspective may not quite hold true, but Bali is still thriving with solo travelers year-round.

Over the years, this incredible island has become a hotspot for solo travelers and digital nomads. It still remains a safe, affordable, exotic escape where travelers congregate to reset and enjoy the little things in life.

Packed with beautiful beaches, lush jungles, waterfalls, and awe-inspiring temples, this phenomenal island is a haven for solo travelers. Here, they can find their inner Zen and enjoy all the adventures that await them.

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