In general, Huelva is a fairly safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a safe trip through Andalusia.  Like always, the most important tool used for staying safe is common sense.

            Although it is not of major concern, pickpockets do operate in Huelva.  They are found predominantly in crowded tourist areas such as train/bus stations and markets.  In these areas, men should keep wallets in front instead of rear pockets, and women should keep bags and purses close to their sides.

            Don’t carry around large amounts of money, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or looking flashy.  Although street crime is not a major concern in Huelva, drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea. 

            Avoid traveling alone at night.  This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Huelva as well.  If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lighted areas and take safe modes of transportation such as cars or taxis. 

            As a costal port town, in its near vicinity Huelva offers its visitors beaches and water activities.  With these types of activities come certain inherent dangers.  Valuables should never be left unattended at the beach, as doing so is asking for trouble.  Make sure to visit the American Red Cross website for some useful water safety tips.

            Various scams have been known to rob tourists throughout Spain. For more information about these and various other safety issues, check out Spain for Visitors.

            For information about embassies located throughout Spain, check out the Foreign Embassies List .