Is Hvar Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Hvar is generally a safe destination for solo female travelers with low crime rates, especially violent crimes which are quite unusual. It is important to maintain common travel precautions such as not leaving belongings unattended and avoiding quiet and isolated areas late at night. Locals are usually friendly and willing to help if needed.

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Safety at night:Safe

Hvar provides a generally safe environment, even during the night hours. Crime rate is relatively low and violent crime is uncommon. However, like anywhere else, caution is recommended. Stay in well-lit areas, avoid walking alone in isolated places and always be aware of your surroundings.

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Hvar, is generally reliable and safe. Buses and ferries are the primary means of transportation, neither often associated with significant safety issues. Drivers are professional and routes are well-established. The locals are friendly and happy to help with directions. However, as with any place, stay alert for personal belongings and check schedule times to avoid getting stranded.

Street harassment:Low

Hvar is generally a safe place, particularly for female travellers. Street harassment is relatively low here compared to many other tourist destinations. However, like any location it is still present to some extent, mostly during the crowded, late-night party season. But overall, local citizens and travelers are respectful and well-behaved, so you can usually explore and enjoy this beautiful island with relative peace and security.

Petty crimes:Low

Hvar is generally safe for travelers, including solo females. While the risk of petty crime is not zero, it’s considerably lower compared to other popular tourist destinations. These crimes are usually limited to pickpocketing in crowded areas or theft from cars or unattended belongings on the beach. It's recommended to keep an eye on your personal belongings and be aware of your surroundings, particularly in crowded areas and during the high tourist season.

Tap water:Very safe

The tap water in Hvar, is generally considered safe to drink. It's clean, well-regulated, and many locals and tourists alike consume it without issues. However, if you have a sensitive digestive system or are unused to the area's water, consider using a filter or drinking bottled water.

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Things to do: - Blue Cave - Mustaco Beach - Tvrdava Fortica Fortress - Pachamama Beach - Green Cave - Palmižana - Robinson Beach Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Hvar is absolutely beautiful! There are many amazing beaches, the food is great, and there are also charming boat cruises.

Posted: September 6, 2022
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To do: - Spanish Fortress - Pokonji dol Beach - Mekićevica Strand - St. Stephen's Cathedral - Petara Hektorovicia Fortress - Franciscan Monastery Safety: I always felt safe there Recommendations: Hvar is probably one of the most beautiful islands I've ever seen.

Posted: August 30, 2022
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Is Hvar safe right now?

Before your visit to Hvar, it's essential to check travel advisories for Croatia, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.

United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023

Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises taking normal security precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: March 25, 2024

Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: October 31, 2023

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