Croatia: The New Vacation Hotspot

Dubrovnik's gorgeous medieval buildings looking down on a crowded beach and the deep blue ocean.

If you haven’t heard the news, Croatia is the new hot spot for your next vacation. People have been flocking to this unique location and the reasons are clearer than the Croatian waters. Located on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s turquoise waters, amazing food and rich history are enough to make you want to move there!

With more than 1,000 islands, there is an adventure around every corner.

A sailboat carves through the water off the coast of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Kayaking in Split or Podstrana allows you to view beautiful limestone ridges and green terraces.

Arms get tired? Take a break and relax in the sun, or take a swim (or snorkel) and explore the turquoise waters below.

A man diving underwater while a red-and-white boat bobs nearby.

Or, if you’re more of a land person, trek one of three mountains that surround the city of Split. Climb the tallest mountain, Mosor, for a spectacular view of the city and its awe-inspiring coastline and islands.

Dubrovnik's terracotta-roofed houses clustered by the seaside.

And for the real adrenaline junky, cliff jumping is a must. With a range from 2 to 10 meters, take a leap, climb out of the water, and jump again!

The food in Croatia won’t leave you hanging either.

Croatian food is created from influences of the surrounding countries. It has similarities relating to Italian, Hungarian, Austrian and Turkish food. However, Croatian food has its own distinct flair and taste.

Most traditional meals include fresh seafood with huge flavors. Every seafood restaurant will have crni rizot on the menu, and it is a must-try. This black risotto gets its color from squid ink and is mixed with other seafood such as mussels, clams and other shellfish.  

Croatia is rich with history. It’s home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so there is so much to learn. Explore a Monastery from the 14th century, or Onofrio’s Fountain, which dates back to 1438.

Another World UNESCO World Heritage Site is found in Split. Visiting Diocletian’s palace will for sure be one of your trip’s highlights. Dating back to 295 A.D., this breathtaking palace is an incredible sight. And did we mention it’s also a filming site for Game of Thrones?

If these reasons alone haven’t convinced you to visit Croatia, the exchange currency sure will. One US dollar is equal to 6.46 Croatian Kuna. Even in popular tourist destinations, you will still get a great rate for anything you buy.

People walk leisurely down a cobblestone street.

The entire country of Croatia is memorable—and that’s why it’s made my list of destination hot spots. With a warm Mediterranean climate, crystal waters and unforgettable food and adventure, you will think you are in a dream. If you’re interested in how you can visit Croatia and experience its authentic culture, hit me up!