Dubrovnik deals, with a wallet friendly price tag
At the southernmost point of Croatia, the Dubrovnik region provides a mix of beach life and sightseeing at an affordable price. Within its borders are the lush Elaphite Islands, Peljesac Peninsula, Cavtat and Korcula island as well as Mljet island, which plays host to an expansive National Park area.
The old town of Dubrovnik is the jewel in the region’s crown with a sprinkling of historic treasures, hip bars and numerous pavement cafes, ideal for people watching. Venture outside the city walls and an array of cultural and scenic attractions await including Trsteno, which boasts the world’s oldest arboretum and an impressive 15th-century mansion.
Konavle Valley, is another must-see, with its pine forests and coastal planes. It’s the ideal spot for picnics and active types can walk, hike or take a scenic bike ride. Those in search of lazy beach days between sightseeing won’t have to look too far either, with the Dubrovnik Riviera offering a host of options including Sv Jakos Beach, a popular spot with the locals, and Copacabana Beach, which has a waterpark.
Resorts are varied with Cavtat and its peninsula offering beautiful scenery, smart boutiques and tree-lined promenades. The peaceful wine growing region of Korcula Island has a pretty town and abundance of olive groves while Dubrovnik combines an elegant old town with great beaches and modern hotels.
Cheap days out in Dubrovnik
The Dubrovnik region offers a host of activities that won’t break the bank. Dubrovnik is a delight to explore expense-free, and its historic old town and 16th-century walls have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Take a stroll to discover baroque churches, pretty palaces and an ancient monastery.
Beautiful Cavtat offers the perfect venue for relaxation and is considered one of the most beautiful areas of Croatia. A pretty waterfront, winding streets and sprinkling of old churches and luxury mansions and boutiques provide plenty of scope for exploration and window shopping. While Korcula Island, with its vineyards and woodlands, has numerous hiking and walking opportunities, as well sights to see such as St Mark’s cathedral and medieval city walls.
Other popular Croatia getaways
When it comes to cheap holidays, the Dubrovnik region is by no means the only choice as Croatia offers numerous affordable holiday options. Check out other destinations like bustling Porec with its pretty marina and quaint old town, picturesque Rovinj, or the coastal village of Tucepi to see if they appeal. However, if Dubrovnik is your favourite, take at a look at our travel guide to find out more and start planning your trip. Here are three cheap hotel options to help get you started.
Ideal for an affordable Croatian getaway, Karolina's House is a homely and welcoming villa base just a short walk from Dubrovnik's beach, bars and restaurants. Your accommodation will sleep up to four with a double bedroom, single bedroom and open plan living area with sofabed. The well-equipped kitchenette makes it ideal for those on a budget who want to cater for themselves, it's a 10-minute walk to the nearest mini-market for provisions and you can sit on the terrace for leisurely al fresco meals. Other features include a TV and music player.
The stylish Epidaurus Hotel is right next to the beach, with a host of on-site features. The sea-view swimming pool, surrounded by loungers, is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Families with young children to entertain may be interested to learn that there's a children's pool, playground and playroom. In the evenings head to the lobby bar where evening entertainment is provided four times a week. For those wanting to venture out and about there are a selection of pavement cafes about 15 minutes' walk away.