Croatia Budget Travelling

Travelling always seems like you need to save up a couple of thousand euros in order to go to beautiful destination. But don’t worry as you can easily go on an adventure with a small budged if you plan accordingly.

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Budget Travelling Croatia

Budget Travelling in Croatia always seems daunting for a first time traveler. Unsure whether you will be able to afford the trip or not, well don’t fret too much about it. Croatia has a couple of budget friendly options to help you traverse its land! Whether you are a student, pensioner or a working class person, budget travelling is made for everyone!

Whilst Croatia might be one of the most famous European countries, it can become a bit expensive. Croatia does offer a variety of options to stay at, from high end hotels and apartments to cozy studios.

Saving on accommodation

Probably the most important and expensive part about travelling anywhere would be the prices of accommodation. It is true that Croatia is a bit expensive, but you will be glad to know that prices plummet during the off-season 🙂

Croatia has a long standing history of renting out apartments. Each year producing more and more apartments for visitors to rent out, so do not worry about finding the “right” apartment as most if not all of them are great and of top quality. The inspected are categorized by state agents. The requirements are also strict when it comes to apartments and they can be a cheap alternative for larger groups, as a two bedroom apartment would be generally cheaper than taking two or more hotel rooms.

A couple of budget saving tips would be:

  • If you’re travelling solo or with a friend, a good option would be to book a hostel ahead of time as they tend to be the cheapest option.
  • Make sure to always check what the price of an accommodation includes, you wouldn’t want to get charged for using their towels or shampoo accidentally.
  • Try to avoid looking for a place to stay at that’s in the center or close to it as the prices for those accommodations tend to be a lot higher due to popular demand.
  • If you are a fan of nature and camping out, Croatia has a couple of camping sites that would work perfectly for those with an adventuristic spirit.
  • Most hotels and hostels have a “Last Minute deal” which could really help you save up when you are searching for a place to stay at. Prices are relatively dynamic.
Apartment A1 - bedroom
Apartment S1 - bedroom
Apartment S3b - bed

When to visit Croatia

In terms of popularity, people envision clean beaches, the sun shining bright along with the pumped up beat of the music pounding. But that’s just Summer time in Croatia. Whilst Summer rages on from the start of the second weekend of July to the last weekend of August. It’s safe to say the prices skyrocket at this time.

If you aren’t that much of a fan of visiting Croatia solely because of the clean beaches. You can always try to schedule your visit before or after the main season. Winter is also a great time to visit if you want to experience the holiday joy. As the prices for accommodation, tours and sometimes food drop significantly; at some locations from 90€ to 30€ for a car rental per day.

Budget sightseeing

Whilst exploring multiple locations, visiting far away cities isn’t really a smart idea when travelling on a budget. Many accommodations have what’s called “long stay discount” of sorts which helps save up a bit of money when staying for 3+ days (5+ day during the summer season).

A better option if you want to visit multiple locations would be to choose a central located town, Split for example. From where you will be able to take day trips from to Hvar, Brač, Trogir, Omiš, etc. Public transport is also relatively cheap, about 1.5€, but you can always try to get a month long bus pass for easier access across a specific area.

Cheap tours whilst budget travelling

You haven’t gone on a real travel journey until you have gone on a fun exciting tour. Even if you don’t have a lot of cash laying around there’s nothing stopping you from going on a fun and relatively cheap tour.
Whilst these tours aren’t no fantastic boat dinner inclusive cruises to the blue cave and what not, they are fun.

What’s not to love about rushing down river rapids. Experience the adrenaline rush of this exciting tour with your friends or family. Pass through a cave, swim in the river and enjoy the sights. 🙂

One of the most sought over Natural parks in Croatia. Krka Waterfalls has always been a staple of most popular attractions in Croatia.

If you find the idea of dangling several hundred meters off the ground exciting…well…you should go ahead and check that out 🙂
Experience the adrenaline fueled sport that is popular around the world!

Short Summary

Croatia must seem daunting at first but don’t worry as only the Summer season will get crowded and a bit hectic. But the Summer season isn’t the only season that’s worth visiting in Croatia. Winter season, the season that spreads joy and laughter throughout the holidays once it starts. 🙂

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