Visiting Croatia? Here’s How You Can Make the Most of Your Vacation Budget.
One of the most common questions we are asked by tourists that come to our website searching for great accommodation in Croatia is: “How can I make the most of my vacation budget?”.
While our blog provides interesting advice when it comes to sightseeing, we are also aware of the importance of choosing the best accommodation within the budget you have. Comparing offers can be a difficult task without adequate information.
This is why we decided to write this brief but useful guide that can serve as a starting point for your decision. After reading this guide, feel free to visit our website and put it to good use by choosing a perfect holiday accommodation in Croatia.
Here’s what you need to take into consideration.
Demand according to tourist regions:
We all know very well that accommodation prices are formed based on demand. The question is: “How many tourists want to visit this particular region?”.
As history shows us, the highest rates of visitors are recorded in Istria, Kvarner and Zagreb. These three tourist regions account for more than half of the total overnight stays – 57%, or around 806,000 people in the first quarter of 2015.
They are followed by the continental region of Central Croatia (close to 11% or 148,000) and Dalmatia region with stakes of 10% or 138,000 of the total overnight stays (mostly Split and Dubrovnik).
If you plan on staying in one of these regions, you can expect higher prices.
Is your city of choice attractive to other tourists?
What exactly does it offer? Is it the sparkling sea, sandy beaches, never ending parties, national parks, historic sites? All this may influence the price, depending on the season.
For example, if you wish to stay somewhere close to the sea, prices will be raised in June, July and August but you can certainly find some amazing deals in May and September. If the region is known for its historic sites, the prices are usually higher in the spring and autumn and can be a little lower during the summer (because most of the tourists are gone swimming) or winter (most of them are skiing).
What does the accommodation you chose offer?
Our website has a lot to offer in terms of information on your chosen accommodation, so select the offers you like and try and calculate the average per season. This should be the starting point which will help you decide whether the accommodation is overpriced for what they offer.
Does the accommodation of your choice have something that the others don’t which increases the price? It may be a beautiful view, pool, gym etc. Decide whether this is really necessary for your stay and whether you are happy to pay more for these perks.
Is there a discount of some kind?
Tourists love the discounts and special offers. That’s why so-called coupon sites that offer various discounts are so popular. Some of the owners offer discounts and some of them don’t, but they are willing to make an exception if you ask them. How do you do this? Here’s our suggestion:
Use the information we provided above and identify the most profitable months of the year when it comes to this particular region and those which are not, and ask for a discount. They might accept it, especially if you are staying longer.
If you like this particular city so much that you’d like to come back next year (which is not surprising) ask for a small discount as a returning guest. Why a small discount? If it’s a busy season, they might not grant you a bigger discount because they’ll actually be losing money.
We have specially designed the portal Click to Croatia for those who would like to negotiate a discount in advance because you can contact the owner directly. It is also very easy to book the accommodation and easy to use this information. Happy searching.