Small beach, clear sea
Anything shoreline that is not covered by the sea is called a beach in Dubrovnik. They are small and can get crowded. Our favourite was Copacabana - this photo from a boat ride. Take a bus to the Hotel President and follow the signs-about 15 mins walk.
Old Town Lamps
The Old Town of Dubrovnik has always had strict planning and building regulations, as I hinted at above, but even today, there are strict guidelines which businesses must follow. Shop and Restaurant front signage is not permitted, so you will not see any big brash signs over the shops and restaurants in Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Businesses instead advertise the name of their premises on small street lamps which are hung over the doors of their premises...very clever and a great way of maintaining the charm of the Old Town...I saw the same kind of thing in Kotor’s Old Town in Montenegro.
Probably why you won’t find a McDonald’s in Dubrovnik...no place to put up those accursed golden arches ;0)
The best Internet-caffe I've ever seen!
In the tourist 'village' near Dubrovnik, Lopar, I have found Internet-cafe that I liked so much that I could sit there for hours, only if I had enough time. Even if you don't go there, it's worth seeing a realization of a very good idea...enlarge the picture and see it yourself.
Visit the National Park
The admission into the National Park is about 8 Euros for day-trip visitors, including all boat transfers inside the park.
It is exclusevely free, all the times, for those who are guests of hotel Odisej.
Arriving by ferry
If You arrive to Dubrovnik by ferry as we did, notice that Jadrolinija (http://www.jadrolinija.hr/) ferry is arriving near the bus station which is about 3 kms out of the old town. If Your arriving is late (our ferry was in Dubrovnik around 10 pm) and even You are on a tight budget, be ready to take a taxi to Your accommodation. During the day time it is possible to take a local bus to town (e.g. number 1A)
Btw, at the ferry terminal You meet lot of locals offering the room!