It’s not a secret that Croatia is an amazing country that attracts more and more young couples each year. Many of them choose to pop the question right here, during the vacation in this beautiful country. If you are planning your Croatia proposal, you might want to read the rest of this article in which we write about each of the locations we believe are great for proposals in Croatia.
Of course, there are many more stunning locations scattered all across Croatia, and if you read any other article on this topic, there is a chance that it will cover totally different, and still equally beautiful locations. But this is our pick, molded by the experiences of each of these places. As Croatia proposal photographers, we shoot many proposals over the course of the past 8 years. The most important thing to remember about the proposals is that it’s not about the location at all, but a great location can make your Croatia proposal something you’ll dream about for days afterward.
Our pick of top places for proposal in Croatia
We are Andrea and Mario and we have been Croatia proposal photographers for years now. And it’s not only proposals that we shoot, we document anything that has to do with love – weddings, elopements, couple photo sessions…
We decided to write this article to bring you some of the most famous and some less famous but equally beautiful proposal spots in Croatia. You probably heard about some of these already, take Dubrovnik for example, one of the most famous lovers’ destinations in Croatia. Some others, such as the Neretva River delta, are less known, usually with no good reason, but once you see our description and photos of them, you’ll immediately wish to propose to your partner there.
Choosing the right proposal location in Croatia has a lot to do with you as a couple. Explore our location list, see if there is anything you’ve fallen in love with, and see if you are coming close to the location you like on your vacation in Croatia. Most of these locations are in the most popular parts of Croatia, and some of them are one of the most famous tourist places in this country.
We start this list with one single most famous location for proposals in Croatia. Dubrovnik is famous because of many things, and everyone visiting it falls in love with it almost instantly. This city is most famous because of its history and well-preserved old city core. It’s often considered as the most romantic city in Croatia and we can’t but agree with this claim.
Dubrovnik is also the place where we shoot most of our proposals in Croatia. There are many micro-locations that are perfect for such occasions and some of them include Srđ hill above Dubrovnik, Lokrum island, Park Orsula… Beware that some of these places might be more or less crowded, depending on the time of the year as Dubrovnik is the most visited city in Croatia, and the season there starts in early April and lasts almost till December.
Neretva river delta
We continue with one less-known location that is located right in the middle between the famous Croatia cities of Split and Dubrovnik. The Neretva River delta is a sandy paradise formed by the Neretva River and it’s famous for its long sandy beaches, something you won’t find at many locations in Croatia. There is one sandbar almost a kilometer long and it stretches toward the open sea. Once you walk on it, it almost feels like you are in the middle of the sea.
Nereva river delta is also the most famous location for kite surfing in Croatia and definitely a place to consider if you would like something different out of your Croatia proposal.
Hvar Island is yet another famous location in Croatia and one of the most visited islands in Croatia. There are many great locations for proposals on Hvar and some of them include St. Nicholas Peak (the highest point of Hvar island), lavender fields in Brusje, Paklinski islands, the Spanish fortress above Hvar town…
We suggest visiting Hvar in the preseason period when it’s not too crowded and most of the locations are empty. Also, the lavender fields are in full bloom during May and it’s something you need to experience when visiting Hvar Island.
Plitvice lakes national park
Plitvice Lakes is the most famous of Croatian national parks. It’s located deep in the Lika region, one of the Croatia regions characterized by mountains and forests. Plitvice Lakes is a national park that consists of many lakes that flow into each other by a series of waterfalls and it’s the best place for proposal in Croatia if you like lush nature and waterfalls. The alternative to Plitvice Lakes would be Krka national park, another park full of waterfalls and beautiful nature.
The case is the same as with the other famous places in Croatia, Plitvice lakes are also very visited so you would need a bit of planning in order to have the best possible experience of your proposal.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia (and the largest one in Dalmatia) and a place with a true Mediterranean vibe. It’s a popular destination for many young couples deciding to visit it each year. There are many beautiful locations for proposals in Split and some of them include park forest Marjan, Sustipan Park, Marjan peninsula shore…
Biokovo Skywalk is a relatively new attraction of the Biokovo nature park located near the city of Makarska in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. It’s basically a glass bridge over the cliffs and one of the best places to observe a sunset or sunrise from when on Biokovo mountain.
The whole of the Biokovo nature park is a great location for a proposal in Croatia and definitely a way to go if you like a unique blend of mountains and the sea.
Makarska Riviera beaches
Makarska Riviera is considered to be the part with the best beaches in Croatia. There are hundreds of beaches of varying sizes. Some of them are small and secluded while others stretch for hundreds of meters. Makarska Riviera is also the unique blend of Biokovo mountain and the Adriatic Sea and is home to some of the most scenic road routes in Croatia.
Korčula is a town on an island of the same name. It’s somewhat similar to Dubrovnik but on a bit smaller scale. It’s equally beautiful too. It’s known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Korčula town is well preserved historic location and a great place for Croatia proposals or any kind of couple photo sessions. Apart from Korčula town, the rest of the island is also stunning and we suggest exploring it if you are visiting this part of Croatia.
Motovun is a small city in the Istria region of Croatia. Istria is famous for many things – truffles, great food, and wines being just some of them. Istria is also the region of some of the most picturesque small towns you’ll see in Croatia. Most of them are located on top of the hills and Motovun is just one of these cities. Small narrow alleys, old architecture, and great views are something that makes these places unique and worth your visit.
Croatia proposal photographer
If you are planning your Croatia proposal and don’t know where to start, we believe this article helped you at least with the choice of potential locations for your proposal. We have included a few additional links to other articles with proposal topics that will help you further with tips for different stages of the proposal.
Many couples decide to hire a professional photographer to capture the essence of their proposal in Croatia. If you are one such person, feel free to contact us, we’ll gladly send you our pricing and help you with anything you might need help with regarding the proposal. We have been doing elopement/wedding/proposal photography in Croatia for years now and we still don’t have the slightest bit of fatigue in doing so. Each proposal is a story of its own and deserves to be told in a unique way.