Why Croatia is one of the best places for a solo holiday.
There has never been a better time to explore Croatia alone. This small, geographically diverse country has become one of the most popular single Parental on Holiday farms for solo vacations as well as single-parent vacations over the years. It offers something for all types of travelers: beach lovers, water sports enthusiasts, vultures of culture who are passionate about history, nature lovers-they call it. But why exactly is Croatia an ideal place for a solo holiday?
Security: low crime rate in Croatia
When traveling alone, safety should be your first priority. Crime rates in Croatia are low and harsh crimes are rare, making the nation on the Adriatic a very safe destination for solo travelers. All in all, you just have to show common sense to stay away from the dark streets and parks of the big cities at night and be careful not to transport large amounts of money as pickpockets are active in tourist areas.
No need to speak the language
The country’s national language is Croatian, but it is not necessary to take out your language bag: a recent study suggests that 60-70% of Croats speak English. In tourist areas, it could be up to 90%, and especially young Croats speak the language very well. So even if you venture off the beaten track, it is unlikely that you will have difficulty making yourself understood. Being able to communicate is important if you want to travel alone and meet the locals, chat with the owner of your accommodation or plan your route on the way.
Tourism in Croatia
If you travel alone, choose a family-run B & B or a building to experience the wonderful Croatian hospitality, this country is known for. There is nothing better than waking up with a delicious homemade breakfast and being treated like part of the family from day 1. And if you need instructions or information when you’re on the move, just talk to the locals – the Croats are among the friendliest residents we’ve met on our travels. Be sure to eat outside in the evening by opting for a konoba or gostionica-a traditional family tavern where you can chat with the friendly and hospitable locals and owners and staff.
The diversity of Croatia
Whether you love the beautiful scenery, the beaches with crystal clear water, sailing or history, Croatia has everything to offer: 1.778 km of coastline and countless remote Islands make it a wonderful destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Sleepy medieval villages and historic towns like Poreč and Pula compete with the multicultural charm of cities like Zagreb. And if that’s not reason enough to visit Croatia, the country has no less than 8 national parks with emerald lakes, bubbling waterfalls, mountains and green forests, making it a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.
If you are longing for company on holiday or are worried about travelling alone, you can take part in our solo holiday in Croatia and stay in a comfortable 4-star hotel in the medieval town of Poreč. Your SPoH guide will show you and other individuals during your group holiday the highlights of the historic city of Pula and the ancient city and fishing port of Rovinj and everything you want to see.
If you prefer to travel independently, you can take part in a free walk through the cities you want to visit. These tours are not only a great way to learn about a city’s history and culture, but also a great opportunity to meet other solo travelers.
Travel in Croatia
Taking a taxi is quite expensive if you travel alone and you have no one with whom you can share the cost. Fortunately, you can travel quite easily in Croatia by public transport: the bus network on the mainland is excellent and convenient. If you want to visit one of the islands, you have to plan and book one of the many ferries that connect the many islands of Croatia to the mainland. Ferry schedules are not easy to create, and you should keep in mind that there is less frequent service when you travel outside of high season.
Health and Recent times
Finally, the level of health services in Croatia is generally considered very good, so you do not have to worry if you get sick. You can get treatment free of charge or at significantly reduced costs if you use an institution or healthcare provider that has a contract with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) and if you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (Ceam) with you. This will continue to be valid until it expires, at which point you will need to replace it with a GHIC.
The overall level of infections in Croatia has been and continues to be extremely low. Due to an early closure, there were only 107 passed away in the country, with virtually no new infections until June 20, when border controls were relaxed. The numbers are still extremely low, and Croatia is currently one of the safest destinations in Europe. British and European citizens are now allowed to travel to Croatia if they have booked accommodation in advance. This may currently take away the spontaneity of your solo vacation, but it is a small price to pay in these strange times.
Whether you want to travel alone or in groups, Croatia is a fabulous place for a solo break. You can discover the highlights of Istria on a solo holiday, or you can travel independently and discover the diverse beauty of Croatia on your own. The choice is yours.