Highlights near Dubrovnik

Swimming at the Café

There’s no denying that Dubrovnik is a gem of a city – lots of things to do and see but, if you go any time starting in May, it can also be sweltering hot. The cool blue waters of the Adriatic Sea will look ever so inviting but there are the old city walls separating you from it.

So, here’s a tidbit if you want to go for a dip in the Adriatic while you’re in Dubrovnik. Be sure to bring a towel to lay on and lots of sunscreen.

From the Stradun, find your way to Café Bar Buža (www.cafebuza.com). It’s tucked away on a quiet side street and not easy to spot so ask for directions. This tiny, assuming eatery has a stone terrace that fronts the sea. There are steps that lead down to the water or if you prefer, you can just jump off the lower rocks. There are a few areas that you can lay down your towel and catch some rays. Plenty of shady areas to sit under if you prefer.

The café serves snacks and overpriced drinks but it’s worth it for the experience! Linger as long as you can or come back just before dusk to catch the setting sun.

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We also visited this charming site.


On our trip to Croatia we hung out here every day. The sign on the wall reads no nude sunbathing and cold beer. Just duck into the little corridor and you pop out right out onto the rocks. When we were there they had some tables and chairs. This is a great photo.


Buza Bar

Crijevićeva ulica 9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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