Once you’re there, what will you do? Croatia’s varied territory means there’s something for everyone. From culture and sport to relaxation and going out, you’re sure to find something to do during your stay in Croatia. As well as the usual range of sports and leisure activities, Croatia has some truly exceptional offerings: diving and big game hunting, for example.
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Water activities in Croatia
With 3,700 miles of coastline, over 1,000 islands, a landscape sculpted by water and numerous lakes, there are plenty of water-related activities in Croatia.
Whether of fine sand or more often of pebbles, Croatia’s beaches are an invitation to swim: varied and welcoming, particularly in Dalmatia and Istria.
Anchor every evening in a different little port and enjoy the unspoilt coves during the day. The Adriatic is a renowned playground for swimming and yachting.
Let yourself be guided on the translucent waters and enjoy the view from a cruise ship: taste the pleasures of the Adriatic coast, its calm and its natural attractions.
Canoeing – kayaking
On the sea or in freshwater, this is another very pleasant way to enjoy Croatia. Half-day rentals and full-day excursions allow you to discover Croatia’s rich coastline and waters.
Windsurfing, kitesurfing and other wind-powered watercraft are plentiful thanks to the constant winds. These activities are not just for enthusiasts: discovery events and introductory courses are common.
With a tank or just a mask and snorkel, discover the rich underwater scenery. The fauna is varied and the underwater scenery interesting. As a bonus, the sea is warm and the many archipelagos mean you can see many species of fish.
Outdoor activities and other activities in Croatia
The mainland offers a wealth of possibilities, thanks in particular to its unspoilt nature and sumptuous landscapes. In Croatia, you can find yourself completely out of time and civilisation in just a few miles.
Enjoying the local gastronomy and tasting Croatian wines, visiting old stones and spending an afternoon in a museum: there’s plenty to do in Croatia to make your trip a complete and varied experience.
Croatia’s national parks
These are the jewels of the country. Protected, the national parks are very varied: sea, mountain, forest… You must visit at least one during your holidays in Croatia : Plitvice or Krka…
Croatia’s nature parks
Enjoy fully protected nature in the country’s dozen or so nature parks, which complement the national parks.
Typical Croatian dishes, fish and seafood on the coast, game and cured meats inland… Croatian cuisine is a blend of Eastern and Western influences. Worth discovering.
Wines of Croatia
The sunshine, varied soils and micro-climates of Croatia’s hillsides promise tastings and oenological experiences with unique, rich, unusual and varied tastes.
Often in beach clubs or even on board a dedicated boat, partying and music are a must for young people on holiday. Since the 2000s, Croatia has forged a solid reputation as a party destination.
With so many sun-drenched spots, naturism is well established in Croatia. The multitude of small coves and the friendliness of the Croatian people have made the country a favourite destination for naturists for over 50 years.
There are many and varied cycling routes in Croatia, both on roads and trails (mountain bikes and mountain bikes). They are a delight for cycling enthusiasts.
The beauty of the Croatian landscape makes the country a sought-after destination for lovers of hiking, walking and the great outdoors.
Lots of mountains and lots of climbing routes. Sculptures in the karst rock have shaped the landscape and some surprising caves.
As a great horse country, Croatia offers some very pretty rides in the midst of charming landscapes. The great outdoors without tiring yourself out… that’s the promise of an activity that’s accessible to all the family.
Hunting and fishing
The many rivers and game-filled forests make Croatia a sought-after destination for those who enjoy fishing and hunting…
Tennis is widely played in Croatia, much to the delight of clay-loving holidaymakers. This activity is available in Croatia’s seaside resorts and is often within walking distance of the hotel or campsite.