Is Croatia Safe for Female Travelers?

Croatia is generally safe for female travelers. The country has a low crime rate and the people are friendly and welcoming. Women should take the same precautions as they would in any other country, such as avoiding walking alone at night and being aware of their surroundings. Additionally, it is important to be aware of local customs and dress appropriately. With these precautions in mind is a great destination for female travelers.

Experiences from Croatia

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 33 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

5/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5

Solo travel experience

I visited Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir. Beautiful cities with amazing architecture, and well-preserved historical buildings, but incredibly huge crowds. In some places, there were so many people that it was impossible to walk around. Also very expensive. Food-wise it was wonderful. The nightlife in Split was fantastic. Rocky beaches and clean water.

Posted: August 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia was really stunning with many remarkable historical places. The weather was pleasant and sunny, but not too hot. Everyone speaks English, the roads are good, the buses and ferries are reliable. It is also very clean and safe. I began my trip in Zagreb, where I rented a car and drove to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then I took the bus and ferry down the Adriatic coast, beginning in Zadar, then to Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, and Mljet Islands, and ending in Dubrovnik. Croatia is a great place to visit.

Posted: August 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia is beautiful, full of culture, and very safe, making it a perfect spot for a solo vacation. I visited Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar, Split, and Sibenik. I highly recommend all of these cities, but Zadar and Sibenik were my top picks.

Posted: August 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Started in Zagreb and made my way down to Cavtat, with a detour to Hvar. Never felt unsafe or the need to "look over my shoulders". Carried a small backpack daily and never had to worry.

Posted: July 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I have been to Croatia for 14 days last summer. We did Dubrovnik, Korฤula, Hvar, Split and then Zadar. We flew to Dubrovnik after that we took the ferry to Korฤula and again another ferry to Hvar. From Hvar we took another ferry to Split and then a bus to reach Zadar. The ferry was not very crowded since we were in May but I highly recommend booking it in advance in the high season. Also, the earlier ferries are cheaper. We stayed in Airbnb for all of our trips. Dubrovnik was awesome (a little crowded). Korฤula was insane. It is a little more of a relaxed island. Wines tour, boats ride and bike rides. Hvar was beautiful but it is more expensive and more luxurious. Split was actually very nice. We also booked a tour to Krka Waterfalls which I cannot recommend enough.

Posted: June 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia is beautiful and pretty cheap. I went to Split, it has a lovely historic center but has beaches and mountains too. From there I went to Krka national park and Plitvice National Park. Also took a day trip to Mostar in Bosnia.

Posted: June 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Great trip before Croatia became super popular. Did Split, Makarska and Dubrovnik over 16 days and had the chance to see beaches, forest, nature, old city of Dubrovnik and party! Super cheap, people are nice :)

Posted: May 29, 2023Experienced: May, 2016
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia was one of the most beautiful countries I have visited. History, culture, nature, amazing beaches, safe, kind people... amazing.

Posted: April 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Split and Dubrovnik last year, both are beautiful, safe places with friendly locals. There was a straightforward bus that took me between both. Split had some great island hopping off the coast. In Dubrovnik I recommend checking out the cable car, it takes you up to an amazing view with a stunning restaurant at the top called Panorama Restaurant.

Posted: April 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I visited Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Rovinj. I spent three or four days in Dubrovnik before heading up the coast. I spent way too much time in Dubrovnik for me albeit I enjoyed myself. For me the farther north I went the more I enjoyed it. In large part because when I travel I like to be surrounded by locals. Rovinj, on the Istrian peninsula, was by far my favorite.

Posted: March 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Sofija

Sofija

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About Me

Easy going, fun loving, art enthusiast and bookworm. ๐Ÿค“

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Andrea

Andrea

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About Me

@anlivajic Hi. I am Andrea. I am 20 years old student from Croatia. I would like to travel whenever I get chance but my friends are not as I am so I am looking for someone to make plan with and actually do it :) . Feel free to ask me whatever you wanna know and let's go !!! ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿป

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia

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Monika

Monika

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Hi!, I'm Monika and I'm interested in art, books, cinema, culture, education, food & cuisine, health, history, languages, nightlife, nature, shopping, solo travel, writing and events & social

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป Maldives, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City

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Stay with locals in Croatia

Martina

Martina

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You can stay for:

3 days

I can host:

2 guests

About me

Hey!, My name is Martina and I'm interested in art, business, culture, cinema, events & social, games, education, nature, history, languages, live music, nightlife, running, sightseeing, solo travel, sunbathing and swimming

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

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Sekani

Sekani

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You can stay for:

7 days

I can host:

1 guest

About me

Hello, My name is Sekani and I'm interested in writing, shopping, sightseeing, nightlife, photography, live music, history, food & cuisine, fashion, events & social and art

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Melina

Melina

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You can stay for:

3 days

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1 guest

About me

Hey, My name is Melina and I live in Zadar

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Upcoming visitors to Croatia

Ula

Ula

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About Me

Hey!, I'm Ula and I'm interested in architecture, cinema, culture, food & cuisine, history, photography, science, sightseeing, shopping, solo travel, swimming and technology

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain

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Kara

Kara

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Hi!, My name is Kara and I'm interested in animals, backpacking, cinema, food & cuisine, games, hiking, nature, photography, shopping, solo travel and sightseeing

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore

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Elaine

Elaine

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About Me

Hello everyone! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Looking to make new friends abroad and hopefully find a great host for few days while traveling in your country! โœˆ๏ธ Planning my next travel to Europe and I'm accepting any recommendations about where I should visit as also some food tips!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜ Hope here about you all soon!

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States

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Local discussions

TravelHave you been to Hideout Festival in Croatia? Any tips?

Iโ€˜m looking into a solo trip next Summer in Europe and Croatia is one of my stops. Iโ€™m considering going to Hideout Festival and wondered if anyone had any experience with hostels near by and the festival in general? Any tips on Croatia would also be amazing as Iโ€™ll be travelling afterwards.

Posted: November 12, 2022
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TravelWhat recommendations do you have for places to visit/things to do in Croatia next month?

Ladies, Iโ€™m doing my first mini solo trip next month to Croatia and I know itโ€™s wonโ€™t be the best โ€œweather wiseโ€ but if anyone has any recommendations of places to visit/things to do that would be much appreciated

Posted: October 4, 2022
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Solo travelHas anyone travelled to Montenegro from Dubronvik in October or off season?

Has anyone travelled to Montenegro from Dubronvik in October or off season? Can I purchase tickets on board the buses? Can I just buy the tickets at the station/on the bus?

Posted: October 2, 2022
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Travel Safety in Croatia

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Is Croatia Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Croatia is generally safe for solo female travelers. The country is known for its friendly locals and stunning scenery, and the crime rate is low. Women should take the same precautions as they would in any other country, such as avoiding walking alone at night and being aware of their surroundings. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and customs, and to dress modestly. With a little bit of common sense and preparation, solo female travelers can have a safe and enjoyable experience in Croatia.

Is Croatia Safe for LGBTQ+ travellers?

Croatia is generally safe for LGBTQ+ travellers, including female travellers. Croatia is a progressive country that has made strides in protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, and the country has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community. The country has a number of LGBTQ+ friendly bars, clubs, and events, and there are also a number of LGBTQ+ friendly hotels and resorts. In addition, the Croatian government has passed laws that protect the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, and there are a number of organizations that work to promote LGBTQ+ rights in the country.