Solo Female Travel in Croatia

Located in Southeast Europe, nestled between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Slovenia, Croatia is a beautiful coastal nation known for its stunning Adriatic Sea beaches and rich history. The country fascinates travelers with its diverse attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik's ancient city walls, Zagreb's bustling cafes, and Split's Roman ruins. Croatia offers a mosaic of experiences with its national parks like Plitvice Lakes and Krka that boast stunning waterfalls and wildlife. The country is also famous for its wine and olive oil production, and the mouth-watering Croatian cuisine is another factor that attracts many to this Mediterranean paradise. Certainly, it's an unmissable destination for any avid traveler.

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Is Croatia good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Croatia is generally safe for solo female travelers offering a low crime rate. However, like anywhere, it's always important to stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas and at night. The locals are usually friendly and happy to help, but it's wise to avoid remote areas late at night. Basic precautions, such as using reputable transportation services, avoiding secluded places, and keeping your belongings secure will help ensure a stress-free visit.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

As a solo female traveler, Croatia offers a fairly straightforward experience concerning navigation and travel. The country has an extensive network of public transport, including buses, ferries and trains. Larger cities like Dubrovnik and Zagreb are pedestrian-friendly with numerous signage and maps. Additionally, most locals are welcoming, helpful and many speak English, which makes it friendlier for tourists. However, rural areas can sometimes prove to be a bit challenging due to infrequent public transport and fewer English speakers.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Croatia offers a variety of activities for solo female travelers. The country is endowed with fantastic cities such as Dubrovnik and Split, boasting splendid architecture and rich cultural history. There are breathtaking nature wonders like Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krka National Park, as well as stunning beaches along the Dalmatian Coast to explore. Adventure seekers can partake in numerous outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and water sports. Being a safe and welcoming destination, Croatia caters to different interests and offers unique travel experiences.
Food:

Food:Above average

Croatian cuisine is a delightful mix of classic Mediterranean and Italian flavors with a unique Eastern European twist. Its coastal regions offer the freshest seafood, olive oil, and flavorful wine, while in the interior you'll find hearty meat dishes and cheeses. Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant across the country. It may not be incredibly multi-cultural compared to some destinations, so the diversity is not extensive, but the quality of local dishes is high and regional variations are interesting to explore.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Croatia can be considered moderately budget-friendly. While it's no longer the bargain destination it once was due to tourism surges, it's still cheaper than major parts of Western Europe. Accommodations and dining out can be affordable but prices increase during peak tourist season, especially in popular destinations like Dubrovnik and Hvar. Traveling in shoulder seasons and exploring lesser-known areas can help keep costs down.

Is Croatia worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 45 experiences

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.5/5

Budget-friendly

3.5/5

Solo travel experience

Croatia is a great country, but there aren't many places to travel. You definitely need a map to avoid getting lost. I felt very safe in Croatia as the people were kind and helpful. The prices are at a normal level. Have fun!

Posted: March 20, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I felt very safe, everyone is really pleasant. I recommend going island hopping. We did Hvar, Vis and Brac and it was so beautiful and amazing! Sometimes I found that hostels are even more pleasant than airbnbs. They have high scores, we stayed in two and were pleasantly surprised

Posted: March 11, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Gabriella

Gabriella

United Kingdom

Group travel experience

It was a great place. I always felt safe travelling with an all women group. The weather is insanely nice in the summer. Not too hot and overbearing. We stayed on an island nearby which was quite hard to get off from. The ferries were very irregular. So you had to make sure and ask locals whether they were actually going.

Posted: March 11, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Rafiqua

Rafiqua

China

Solo travel experience

Croatia is an extremely safe place.  I did a cruise around the coast, but the transportation in both split and Dubrovnik felt safe and convenient . Since Croatia adopted the euro, it did not feel as cheap as neighboring eastern European countries . The people are friendly, the seafood is really fresh, and the food portions are generally quite large.  The weather in June it is extremely hot and I recommend positioning yourself near a beach as they are free to enter and extremely warm and clean.

Posted: March 9, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Hilary

Hilary

United States

Group travel experience

I went on the Best of Croatia: a Coastal Village tour with Road Scholar and it was phenomenal. A couple nights on land on either end of a seven-day small ship cruise with 16 passengers and 6 crew. They do have a single surcharge. But for a great educational, historical, and cultural experience where each stop was another World Heritage site, it couldn’t be beat. As is common with these trips, there were more women than men and the men were nearly all in couples. And people on the Road Scholar trips are generally intellectually curious and good company even for an extended trip. Road Scholar is for people over 50, so the participants do skew toward retirees.

Posted: January 30, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia is beautiful, rich in history and very safe, making it an ideal place for solo travel. I spent time in Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar, Split and Sibenik. I definitely recommend all these cities, although Zadar and Sibenik were my favorites.

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

I visited Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, Zadar, and Trogir, which included renting a car in Split and driving to Krka National Park from Split, and then to Plitvice from Zadar. Croatia is absolutely beautiful and I felt completely safe there as a lone woman. I definitely recommend visiting if you haven't been there before.

Posted: December 28, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

You Can find a cheap airbnb near the sera, and eat well (seafood mainly) in good restaurants for a reasonable amount of money. Back then, the flights were not so expensive, but I Heard it fends to be more expensive as the location is more popular. In terms of landscapes, Croatia is a must if tou like the sea but also the mountains. It's a poor country, there isn't big malls or things like that, even though the Big cities are beautiful. One advice: take your translator with you, not many people speak english

Posted: December 16, 2023Experienced: March, 2018
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I went to Croatia with my friends last year, we visited Zadar and Split and it was beautiful, we had no problems, everyone was very open and kind when we asked for directions or food recommendations, most of the people we spoke to had a good understanding of English. We felt very safe walking around the area and the town at night. The only thing I would like to say is that the shops can be overpriced in tourist areas, so if you plan to do some shopping, it may be worth haggling over the price you would be happy to pay, which we managed to do.

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

Hey! So i was a solo traveler in croatia (split) this year and it was amazing. I stayed in a hostel, where for me is the best thing to meet people while traveling alone! I met a lot of people there, people really come to you to talk. The prices are correct, just in some activities it can be expensive sometimes. I felt safe there even at night when i was alone, really recommend you this country. If you want to visit some places in Split: the marjan hill, the kasjuni beach (this one you really have to go!!!), krkra and the hvar island is also nice even if you dont have a lot to do there (lot of beach) but the 2 last pictures i put were there and the water is just wow.

Posted: November 21, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Croatia

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Andrea

Andrea

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@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 !!! 🫶🏻

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Arisha

Arisha

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Hi! I am Arusha from Kazakhstan :) I am doing my internship here, and I wanna see a lot of place in Croatia, get to now the culture. I hope u will help me with this !:)

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Local tips

As a woman, I felt very safe and everyone was extremely friendly and respectful, even in bars and clubs. I visited many places in the country, but I especially recommend Brela for a fantastic beach holiday. Zadar and Split are also great. Dubrovnik is beautiful, however, since Game of Thrones was filmed there, beware not to get caught in expensive tourist traps in the main parts of the city. If you're not interested in traveling to a big city, Primosten or Lovran are amazing smaller towns with plenty of attractions, beautiful bathing spots/beaches, and wonderful small restaurants.

Posted: December 17, 2023
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Stay with locals in Croatia

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Arisha

Arisha

Pula

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2 days

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Hi! I am Arusha from Kazakhstan :) I am doing my internship here, and I wanna see a lot of place in Croatia, get to now the culture. I hope u will help me with this !:)

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Martina

Martina

County of Virovitica-Podravina

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3 days

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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

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Upcoming visitors to Croatia

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Marie

Marie

About Me

Hello je suis française Je souhaite commencer à voyager à travers le monde, mais il faudrait que je perfectionne mon anglais Sinon je suis solaire très sociable j ai les rando visite des environnements monuments mais également les moments détente

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Dilliany

Dilliany

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Hi! : ) I’m from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I’m open to meeting up and showing around. I love traveling and getting to know different cultures and people from all over the world. Now I’m planning my next solo trip around Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, and Hungary. It would be awesome meeting locals and having places do stay.

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