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Dubrovnik

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Meet Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a perfectly preserved 13th-century city that offers peaceful living in a stunning coastal, mountainous work environment.

Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s smaller cities but one that has become popular with both tourists and expats. Having once been an independent state, it retains a sense of its own identity. Located at the very south of the country, visitors enjoy the very best weather that Europe has to offer. Lined with picturesque beaches and rugged, exploration-worthy mountains, it offers the perfect combination of urban life and outdoor adventuring. The city may not be as populous as the likes of Split or Zagreb but that’s part of the charm. The Old Town is exquisitely preserved, fiercely protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Digital nomads calling Dubrovnik their home are blazing a trail, taking advantage of a beautiful and historically rich city that has all the amenities needed for modern living. It’s a highly affordable city as well, which makes it perfect for settling down for a few months to start building your savings fund.

Where to live in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a spread-out city, in large part because of its unique coastal geography. As a result, each neighborhood retains its own charm and character. The Old Town is the most beautiful area but it’s also expensive and touristy. Heading out into residential neighborhoods, you’ll find more affordable apartments, each with its own advantages including parks and quiet beaches. There are no particular neighborhoods to avoid but remember that touristy areas can be targeted by petty criminals.

Best Neighborhoods in Dubrovnik

Each neighborhood in Dubrovnik has its own benefits but first-timers will certainly want to be near the city center. Fortunately, this is a realistic dream for most digital nomads. Apartment prices are low, even in the most expensive areas. When searching for a place, try to find something with either a sea or mountain view (or both!). This will give you the most peaceful and enjoyable experience during your time in Dubrovnik. Wherever you live, you’ll be well-connected by public transport and near to plenty of wonderful cafes and restaurants.

Amazing Apartments, Coliving Spaces and More

We've been rounded up the best housing options in Dubrovnik. All are available on flexible terms, so you can stay one month or as long as you want

Orvas Villa 31

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Orvas Villa 32

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Gordana

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Noa

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Lilian

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Orchid

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Quick Facts About Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a fascinating and unique town. If you’re wondering whether it suits your personality, then it helps to do some research about the place before you go. However, this can take precious time that you may not have. To help you out and get you acquainted with delightful Dubrovnik, here are 8 quick facts.
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Work in Dubrovnik

Forbes listed Dubrovnik as one of the top 20 places in the world to live, invest, and retire. This is due to a hospitable and welcoming community that values the input of foreigners. However, this is a small city so don’t expect there to be a ton of job opportunities. Most of the economic activity occurs in the capital, Zagreb. The largest employers operate in the tourism industry, most notably, Valamar Riviera. If you have experience in this area, you may find it easy to find a job even if you only speak English. Touristy bars are also good places to look for work.

How good is Dubrovnik for Digital Nomads or Remote Work

Remote work is changing how the global workspace operates. In a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down, remote work is rapidly on the increase all around the world—especially in a place like Dubrovnik. And about 25% of remote workers describe themselves as digital nomads—those who like to travel or stay in cities around the world while they work. So, how good is Dubrovnik for both of these growing movements?

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Food and Drink in Dubrovnik

Restaurants and bars in Dubrovnik tend to be very reasonably priced compared to other European countries. Even in the most touristy areas, there are just so many of them that prices remain low despite the high quality of the food. Popular local Croatian cuisine includes cottage cheese strudel, goose, and pastry filled with custard. Top-rated restaurants serving this kind of food include Nautika and Trattoria Carmen. Croatians take great pride in their beer selection, the most popular local brew being Ožujsko. Don’t get hung up on the pronunciation, the bartender will know what you mean and you’ll quickly master it. While in the country, it’s also more or less mandatory to sample some rakija. This is Croatia’s most popular spirit, more commonly available than whiskey, vodka, or gin. It’s sweet, fruity, and easy to drink. Dubrovnik has its own particular rakija, which is combined with anise for a licorice-like aftertaste. The bar scene is pretty lively, with many venues offering free live music that is often performed outside with a stunning natural backdrop. Located on the cliffside, there’s hardly a more beautiful place to sip a beer. Croatian food is generally delicious but if you fancy a change, there’s plenty of international influences, particularly Italian and Greek.

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Top 6 Things To Do in Dubrovnik

Most of Dubrovnik’s top tourist sites are centered around the Old Town. Start by simply strolling around, taking it all in. History-lovers should check out The Red History Museum of Communism, Rector’s Palace, and the Dominican Monastery. If you’re more into beach life, then head to Copacabana, Uvala Lapad, or Banje Beach. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s also a secret beach that is only accessible by paddling across the sea. It’s hidden in a cave called Betina špilja and isn’t well-known among tourists. For when you’re feeling active, there are endless hiking trails you can take through the mountainous surroundings.

Fort Royal

Lokrum ul., Dubrovnik

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Maritime Museum

Ul. kneza Damjana Jude 12, Dubrovnik

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Sightseeing Dubrovnik

Ul. od Srđa 50, Dubrovnik

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Large Onofrio's Fountain

Poljana Paska Miličevića 2000, Dubrovnik

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Dominican Monastery

Ul. Svetog Dominika 4, Dubrovnik

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King's Landing Dubrovnik

Brsalje ul. bb, Dubrovnik

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