Dubrovnik Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. tourists

    Dubrovnik has become extremely popular in recent years and the infrastructure hasn't quite caught up. The real problem is when the enormous cruise liners arrive and disgorge their passengers en masse...

  • 2. Swimming

    Sea urchins are small, globular, spiny sea creatures that cover much of the sea floor off the coast of Dubrovnik. This isn't a bad thing being as they only gather in super clear water. I'd recommend...

  • 3. Driving

    The police have a number of checkpoints to find out your legitimate to be in Croatia. and check for contraband, as well as maybe looking for stolen vehicles-it happens a lot. It looks like they let...

  • 4. Heat exposure

    Summer days in Dubrovnik can be surprisingly hot. Even in early June (when we were there) the sun , and the humidity, were really enervating ... and coming from Australia as I do, I thought I was used...

  • 5. Slippy Streets!

    In case of rain, walking and strolling around isn't easy, or better say, you have to watch your steps. The fact is, pavements and staircases in whole the town are made out of stone which, during the...

  • 6. High prices!

    A very small scam but unpleasant none the less. I ordered a fresh orange juice at a cocktail bar in the centre of the old town and was served a cheap concentrated industrial juice with lots of ice...

  • 7. Vegetarians

    My veggie partner has suggested I do this tip, as negotiating the food in Dubrovnik was a little bit challenging initially. It still seems to be very much a meat and two veg cuisine, and veggie...

  • 8. Luggage on buses

    When you take a bus to or from Dubrovnik to another city, you will need to pay extra if you want to put your bags in the luggage compartment of the buses. It isn't a big deal but this is just so you...

  • 9. Parking tickets

    Be warned ... parking in Dubrovnik isn't hard, you might drive around once or twice but it isn't impossible .... Meter's are blue in color ... they have an...

  • 10. Abductions/Murder

    WARNING to all western women travelling to Croatia ! Some of the Dubrovnik police are involved in abductions and murder of women travellers and this has been...

  • 11. Everything and Nothing...

    To be honest, it is difficult for me to give any warnings or dangers tip for this place. After all it is a very crowded tourist destination so all the common...

  • 12. Pidgeons Want to Eat it All

    There are hordes of pigeons that congregate, if anybody feeds the first one. They hang out in the square, and I suspect the local retail shops do not like it. I...

  • 13. Shop for Food Before you settle In

    There are basically few, and maybe only one grocery market store in the proximity to the old town that we saw, and that was small. So advise is to get what you...

  • 14. No Where to Sit in the Park

    Park benches come at a premium because the locals, not really looking like vagrants, take the spot to lie down and sleep in the only park close to the Pile Gate...

  • 15. Find Fort Lawrence

    This sounds like a joke, but we found out that even though you can see it, you cannot easily find the path/street to get to it. After going out Pile Gate,...

  • 16. Public Toilets-Only ONE

    There is only one public toilet in the whole town, and that is out the Pile gate entrance and head toward Minceta tower, and up the street about 150 feet. There...

  • 17. Steps to Climb or Descend

    There are a fair amount of steps to reach the old town main area; like 100 to the square form the gates. We rented an apartment in the eastern hillside and had...

  • 18. SOBE Accommodation - Be Careful

    Dubrovnik is lacking in official budget options and hostels, although you will no doubt be approached at the bus station by people offering €10 Old Town...

  • 19. Racism?

    I am a woman of Indian origin, who has just returned from a holiday in Dubrovnik. I encountered bizzare behaviour from some of the locals. I went into a shop in...

  • 20. Dubrovnik is NOT Baby Friendly

    We feel that Dubrovnik restaurants are NOT baby friendly. Only one in 10 has a baby chair; don't ask if they can obtain one. For a Roman Catholic country that...

  • 21. Bring your passport

    It is not possible to reach Dubrovnik via road from the rest of Croatia without your passport, as the Dubrovnik area is disconnected from the rest of the...

  • 22. Tourists

    Needless to say more (?)Dubrovnik, and then especially Pile - the old parts of the city, are very very crowded with tourist.I was there in mid June, and...

  • 23. Mosquitos

    As cosy & nice as Dubrovnik might be; these little bloodsucking creatures will disturb you more or less. Due to the warm weather in Croatia you often have to...

  • 24. Early Morning Fog at Dubovnik Airport (Read THIS!)

    Flights to the middle region of the U.S. leave Europe about 11AM, requiring a 6:30 departure from D. In off-season (or other?) dense fog may be present in the...

  • 25. A bit on the crowded side

    Because of its popularity, Dubrovnik is crowded. Parking is a problem (see my intro), so you do need to get to the city early. I would suggest arriving no later...

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