The question is – Why not?
There is a lot of wonderful things happening on a „digital nomad scene“ for
Croatia at this moment. When we started this website, one of the questions guiding me trough all of it was – Why Croatia – why would a digital nomad, remote worker or and exchange student want to come to Croatia. The question got multiple answers immediately and it turned into Why (the hell) not Croatia.
The main answers are here:
• CENTRALLY LOCATED AND WELL CONNECTED TO OTHER EUROPEAN HUBS
• FAST INTERNET AND GREAT CONNECTIVITY
• RELAXED LIFESTYLE, FANTASTIC LOCAL WINES AND DELICIOUS FOOD
• HIGH-QUALITY HEALTHCARE AVAILABLE
• FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND GREAT HOSPITALITY WITH ENGLISH BEING WIDELY SPOKEN
• POSSIBILITY FOR SPENDING UP TO 12 MONTHS LIVING AND WORKING IN CROATIA
• WONDERFUL NATURE AND SHORT DISTANCE BETWEEN MOUNTAINS, COAST, ISLANDS OR INLAND • MODERATE CLIMATE AND FRESH AIR
• LOWER COST OF LIVING THAN MOST OF THE EU
• ONE OF THE SAFEST COUNTRIES IN EUROPE IN TERMS OF CRIME AND SECURITY
Making possible that people can apply for DN PERMIT is no.1 (see 4 STEPS) but now we have to do an upgrade by listening to what the crowd (read: digital nomads) wants since it is the key to providing the best conditions and services for a safe, interesting environment full of possibility to grow and develop.
We live in a very strange times because of the covid, but I am still surprised that such a huge thing for Croatia – not only to tourism but country generally went below the radar for the first part of the year – and than suddenly few months ago it „exploded“. I feel like everyone now knows about digital nomads – and that s great – but now it is time for EDUCATION, follow the trends and be smart about it. Knowing my country (and people), everyone will want a piece of that cake (mmmmm… cake ) which is ok, but if they are taking it the right way.
There is a lot of successful, awesome, happy people working on promoting Croatia as the ultimate DN destination. A lot of those happy people met in Montenegro first week of October to attend the Cross Bored Coworking Conference. And there I was sitting in the last row, as a sponge, taking in all the motivational brilliant speeches, being reassured that everything we are doing makes perfect sense. Main topics were about coworking, networking, nature seeking, and of course COMMUNITY.
The conference was help in Budva but I had enough time to explore Montenegro – no words needed:
Motivated, full of new ideas I came back to Zagreb and couple of days after – this news put a smile on my face – Major Nomad List 2021 Survey: Croatia 2nd Most Liked, Zagreb in Top 5 Cities Check it out here: NOMADLIST statistics
Except that survey _ I also found this – What is the average nomad?
I am seeing – single 32-year old heterosexual man who wants to grab a cup of coffee and make friends – wohoooo Now all we need to do is change this JP to CRO.