If you’re the kind of person who loves a good pun, we’ve gathered (and spent far too much time brain-storming) these fantastic Croatia puns.
Whether you just want to make your Croatian friend groan or you’re looking for the perfectly punny Croatia Instagram caption, we’re happy to sand and deliver.
Where to Stay in Croatia
Here are our recommendations for where to stay in Dubrovnik. We’re in the process of creating comprehensive guides on where to stay in other Croatian cities, but for now, we recommend checking out Booking.com as early as possible since this is a popular time to visit. These are some of the places we suggest you check.
Budget: Apartment Larica Miha Pracata is a historic building in the heart of Dubrovnik Old Town. You can easily leave your apartment and instantly be at some of the best architectural and historical attractions Dubrovnik has to offer. Check out prices and availability at Apartment Larica Miha Pracata.
Mid-range: Soleil Luxury Rooms offers some of the most modern amenities you will find in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Check out guest reviews, prices, and availability at Soleil Luxury Rooms Old Town.
Luxury: Boutique Hotel Stari Grad showcases elegant style and you can see plenty of designer accents all over the hotel. The interiors and arrangement of all furniture are well-executed, creating a comfortable and cozy place to stay in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Check out guest reviews, prices, and availability at Boutique Hotel Stari Grad.
GENERAL CROATIA PUNS
I’m on the top of the world, looking down at Croatia
Sea you soon, Croatia
Meet me in Croatia? Beach you to it.
I’m in Croatia, water you doing?
Having one shell of a good time on the Adriatic
CROATIA PUNS: ISLANDS
Can you tell me, how Hvar is heaven?
Let’s Pag our bags.
Just kor-chillin’ in Korčula
This is my first Vis-it, but it won’t be my last
Croatia, it’ll Rab your heart.
Views so beautiful, you’ll get a Krk in your neck
In Croatia, there’s no way to choose the Lošinj side.
When I leave Croatia, I’ll be Cres-tfallen
Dust your Šoltas off.
Croatia Iž beautiful
I don’t want to be Kornati, but everything’s better with a little Vitamin sea.
CROATIA PUNS: MAINLAND
I just left Croatia, and I’m already Istrian to get back.
I never want to Pula way.
Wanna Za-grab a drink?
Can’t talk, gotta Split.
Same Split, different day.
Let’s travel to Dubrovnik because I never want to Split. (hat tip to Christina, the cheesy pun queen)
GENERAL SEA & BEACH PUNS FOR YOUR CROATIA INSTAGRAM CAPTIONS
Seas the day, you only live one.
I got 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one
Shore you don’t want to join us?
Getting my daily dose of Vitamin sea.
Don’t get tide down in one place when there is so much to sea
Resting beach face
Aloe you vera much
Did we Krk you up and you want to Pin this post for later?
5 Things to Bring with You to Croatia
We’re working on our full list of what to pack for Croatia, but here are five things you definitely want to bring with you!
The Lonely Planet Croatia: a good guidebook can help you with the kinds of tips you need if you’re out exploring Croatia and feel a bit lost, especially if you don’t have internet or a cell signal. These also have recommendations for the major sites in Croatia, which will come in handy if you’ll be visiting more than one Croatian city or island.
Unlocked Cell Phone: Stephanie and I both have unlocked cell phones that we bought in Europe (I use a Samsung and she uses and iPhone). This allows up to get sim cards when we travel so that we always have the internet.
Being able to pick up a Croatian sim card is a great way to stay in touch while on the road. If you don’t have an unlocked cell phone that can use a Croatian sim card, you can buy a cheaper unlocked phone online and bring it with you! Note that Croatia is part of the EU so if you have an EU phone plan, your phone should work in Croatia
Pacsafe Citysafe or Other Anti-Theft Bag: This is the bag both Stephanie and I use. It has a pouch with RFID technology so our credit cards can’t get scanned from afar, interlocking zippers to make it harder to pickpocket, and it’s roomy enough to be a perfect sightseeing day bag. If you’d rather bring something smaller, you can pack a money belt instead.
This is especially handy in Dubrovnik and Split where tourist sites are crammed and anyone who looks like an obvious tourist is a potential target.
Grayl Water Filter: Being on the road means staying hydrated. If you want to avoid having to buy lots of single-use plastic water bottles, bring a reusable one with you. If you’re concerned about drinking the local tap water (or you don’t love the taste) grab one with a reusable water filter built right in. While water in Croatia is drinkable in general, there may be small islands where it’s not recommended, so it can come in handy. I always ask a local about the tap water conditions and what they recommend.
Seabands: If you get seasick easily, pack some Seabands or seasickness pills so you can go island hopping without getting sick. A trip to Croatia isn’t complete without at least one day spent in the islands, so make sure you’re prepared to enjoy it to the fullest!
Croatia Travel Resources
Headed to Croatia? We have some great travel resources to help you with your trip. First read our guide to planning a trip to Croatia, which covers visas, budgets, vaccines, and much more. We also have a Balkan currency guide which explains how money works in Croatia and local tipping customs.
If you’re still putting together your itinerary, here’s a great list of places to visit in Croatia, our Croatian Islands Guide, and Croatian Waterfalls Guide to help you choose. We also have a day trip guide for Dubrovnik, if you’re visiting there as well.
Next, you’ll want to read our guide to shopping in Croatia so you know which souvenirs are truly local gems.
If this will be one of your first trips in the Balkans, check out our massive list of things to know before traveling the Balkans as well as our Balkan bus, road trip, and itinerary guides.
We publish new articles and trip advice nearly daily! For more information about traveling to Croatia and the Balkans, bookmark our Croatia and Balkan travel pages, where you’ll find our entire archive plus anything new we publish before you leave for your trip.
Finally, Don’t Forget Your Travel Insurance!
I’m sure you’re aware that travel insurance is a good idea for Croatia and for travel in general! This is especially true when you’re talking about traveling with your camera and smartphone because you don’t want your trip ruined if they get lost, stolen, or fall in the sea!
Stephanie and I have both been paying customers of World Nomads for the last three years. We love the peace of mind it gives us in case of emergencies, accidents, illnesses, theft, or trip cancellation or disruption.
While Croatia is perfectly safe to travel around, there’s always a risk inherent in everyday travel, so it’s better to play it safe.
Originally from California, Allison has been living in Bulgaria for the last two years and is obsessed with traveling around the Balkans. She has been published in National Geographic, CNN Arabic, Matador Network, and the Huffington Post. She loves befriending dogs, drinking coffee, geeking out about wine, and cooking food from around the world.