Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National ParkThose visiting the beautiful country of Croatia will be swept away by the breathtaking scenery of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Located halfway between the Croatian capital of Zagreb and the coastal city of Zadar, Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction is a must-see for anyone interested the world’s natural splendor.  Here are some things about the Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia that are sure to please any traveler:

The Plitvice Lakes National Park features sixteen pristine lakes, which are inter-connected by grand waterfalls (its largest, the Veliki Slap, coming in at over seventy meters tall) and set against a backdrop of lush, green woodland forest.  A tour of the park will introduce guests to its locals: the wild boars, deer, bears, wolves, and rare bird species that occupy the over three-hundred square kilometer forest.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is open year-round, with longer opening hours during the summer.  Entrance is inexpensive for adults and free for young children.  Three-hour guided tours in either English, Italian, or German can be purchased at an hourly rate.  The park also offers special rates for groups of over fifteen.

After a long day of exploring the beauty of the Plitvice National Park, settle into the charming comfort of the Hotel Bellevue Plitvice, a charming accommodation within walking distance of the park’s lakes and truly the most inexpensive place to stay in the park.

Round off your Croatian vacation with a day trip to one of its local towns.  Not far from Plitvice Lakes National park, on the Adriatic seacoast, is the Croatian city of Dubrovnik.  There are many things to do in Dubrovnik, described by George Bernard Shaw as “the pearl of the Adriatic.”  Journey into Dubrovnik’s past by taking a walk through its Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979, or attend some of the local festivals.