Summer isn’t Cancelled. And Croatia is a great cure for Corona ‘Stuckness’ Symptoms. Now, and when the rest of the world can return.
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Stuck in a not-so-cool home office? Corona didn’t cancel Summer — and Croatia is part of the cure if you think you’re now trapped in the city you survived lockdown.
Here are the Saltwater Top 10 Reasons to come to Croatia this Summer and Mix Remote Work With Play
1. Health & Safety
Croatia did remarkably well in dodging big Corona numbers. Yes, touching wood as I write this. As neighbours to Italy, many anticipated a domino effect through Europe. Credit a sharp civil protection team — it didn’t happen here. Borders have reopened with confidence and a proven preparedness. On top of health, Croatia ranks high on physical safety for travellers. Women especially. Obviously, staying vigilant is always advised. Many digital nomads and remote workers are solo female travellers.
2. Outdoor Cafe Culture
Ahh Fresh air. And coffee — every digital nomad needs great coffee. Sit in a socially-distance-spaced out cafe and people watch. This is the true Croatian cafe ritual style. You’ll even be able to sit and use the wifi for hours, as many businesses will be screaming for customers. Just remember to buy a coffee every hour.
3. Vitamin D … and Sea
On health, being a Mediterranean climate, what better way to boost immunity than the sun’s medicine and the health benefits being near bodies of water brings? If you end up returning home, at least have a restorative break — one you can even return to in the off-season, October through May.
4. Take a Hike. Or Swim. Or Cycle.
Remember all the yearning for outdoors during Lockdown? Croatia has an abundant range of nature parks, and activity for all fitness levels from mountain to sea. Just — whatever you do — observe the signs and wear proper footwear not flip flops. You survived COVID19, don’t go down with a Darwin Award.
5. Over 1000 islands to choose from.
Yes, other places in Europe have islands. Ours are all reachable by quick ferry rides, from a few minutes (eg. Pasman across from Biograd na Moru), Brac — fast catamaran 30 minutes from Split and the Elafiti islands across from what will be a very tourist-free Dubrovnik.
6. Popular Hot Spots like Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes all to yourself
Well, kind of. Locals are cottoning on and enjoying these beauties which get congested through mass tourism in Summer. Now is the time to visit these places — without the hordes. Dubrovnik’s walls and that throne from Game of Thrones will be empty (and possibly cheaper).
7. High Speed Internet and Multilingual People
You’re already working from home. Why not work from here? This even means staying longer — mix up working with a holiday.
If you’re concerned about language — it’s a very multilingual place. English is standard, especially when speaking with anyone under 40.
8. Health and Beauty
If you were in a place without beauty salons open, you’ll value this one even more. Not that the multi-billion dollar beauty industry could suffer too much. Croatia has very affordable hair and beauty services in comparison to other countries. Make up for lost time on self-care with the works. Men, too.
9. Office Transit, Begone
Now that commuting to a workplace is globally obsolete for billions… pick any city where you can literally walk anywhere to go to the store, restaurants, cafes and beaches.
Many workers who socially distanced themselves to safety are now hesitant to return to an office or crowded public transit and proven unnecessary commute traffic. (Not to mention the environmental impact).
Warning: If you’re new to remote work, you just might be lucky enough to get bitten by the Digital Nomad bug. Croatia has plenty of diverse locations to work from and explore.
10. Food, Wine, Mediterranean style…
The Mediterranean Diet is a World #1 year in, year out. Experience it first hand, with seafood, plant based and local produce at your fingertips in Croatia’s many open air markets. A remarkable country for wine, but mostly small scale production, you could base your remote work itinerary purely on wine. From Slavonia in the North, the hills around Zagreb and of course coastal with Istria, Dalmatia and many wine-producing islands.
If you’ve been reading this stuck in your home cubicle, and don’t need any more reasons — check out all we have on offer at Saltwater Split for our new release of longterm accommodations designed for remote workers and digital nomads.
Our Top 10 Reasons to come to Croatia this Summer and Mix Remote Work With Play