Kravica Waterfall – Everything you need to know

Kravica waterfall in Kravica Nature Park of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kravica Waterfall

Kravica waterfall is a beautiful natural landmark located near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kravica nature park is a popular tourist destination thanks to the amazing waterfall that’s over 25 meters high. The Kravica waterfall is said to have originated millions of years ago. Kravica waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it’s definitely worth a visit. The  waterfall was formed as a result of tectonic movement and the upheaval of the limestone plateau on which Trebizat, the river that feeds the waterfalls, flows. The best time to visit Kravica is during the summer when the water level is high and the weather is warm.

What to expect when you arrive at Kravica Nature Park?

The Kravica Nature Park is open every day from 7 am to 10 pm in the summer months and from 7 am to 7 pm in the winter months. The park offers visitors a range of facilities, including parking, train, toilets, changing rooms, restaurants, and more. Swimming and sunbathing are also popular activities here, as well as renting a boat. There are also souvenir shops on site for those looking to take home a little piece of Kravica.

The admission fee is 20.00 KM. When you arrive at the National park, there’s a large parking lot where you can leave your car and this is where you will be dropped off if you come with a tour group. The park is well-marked with signs, so it’s easy to find your way around. The car park is elevated and it is positioned on a plateau some 50-100 meters above the base of the waterfall. After you purchase the ticket you can proceed to find your way to the base of the waterfall.

There are several walking trails that lead to the waterfall, so you can choose the path that’s best for you. The trails range in difficulty, so there’s something for everyone. All trails lead to viewing platforms where you can take in the beauty of the  waterfall before you actually get close to it. The trails are also very well maintained, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost or injuring yourself. One thing to have in mind is that the last part of one of the trails, literally the last 10 meters is a bit steep and can be very slippery especially if you are wearing worn-out shoes so make sure you hold the handrail firmly.

When you get down to the base of the Waterfall, you will be mesmerized by the view. You will see a lake which is created in a depression at the base of the waterfall and on one side of the lake you will find 2 restaurants, changing rooms and a bit further away toilet facilities. There will be a wooden bridge that will take you to the other side of Kravica lake where the waterfall cascades down into the lake.

What can you do in Kravica Nature Park?

Kravica waterfall is part of the Kravica Nature Park, which covers an area of about 9 square kilometers. The park is home to a variety of animals and plants, including deer, boar, snakes, frogs, and a variety of trees and flowers.

In addition to viewing the waterfall, there are plenty of other things to do in Kravica Nature Park. You can go for a walk or a hike on one of the many trails, rent a canoe, or take a swim. If you are visiting Kravica with children, they will definitely enjoy playing in the water. The water is quite shallow at the base of the waterfall so it’s safe for kids to play. Just make sure they don’t go too close to the edge of the waterfall as there is a danger of a landslide and falling rocks.

You can swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall, but make sure you take caution as the current can be very strong at the far end.

There are also several restaurants in the park where you can enjoy a meal while taking in the amazing views.

Kravica Nature Park Train Ride

Kravica Nature Park has its own mini train that takes visitors on a tour of the park. The train ride is a great way to see all that the Nature Park has to offer, and it’s perfect for those who don’t want to walk. The train ride lasts about 5 minutes and makes stops at several points in the park, including the waterfall itself.

A train ride is a great option for those with children, as it’s a fun way for them to explore the park.

Kravica Waterfall Nature Park Facilities

Kravica Nature Park has several facilities that visitors can use, including restaurants, toilets, and changing rooms. There are also a few souvenir shops in the park where you can buy Kravica souvenirs.

There are 2 toilets at Kravica Nature Park, one at the base and one at the top of the waterfall. There is also a changing room at the bottom of the waterfall, which is perfect for those who want to take a swim.

There are 3 restaurants in Kravica Nature Park, 2 on the left side of the waterfall and one on the other side over the wooden bridge. All 3 restaurants offer stunning views of the waterfall, and they serve a variety of food options.

Restaurants at Kravica

There are 3 restaurants at the base of the waterfall as well as a cafe at the top, next to the car park. All these restaurants are owned and operated by local families who have been in the business for many years. The food is traditional local cuisine and it is absolutely delicious. The restaurants are reasonably priced and the service is excellent. If you are looking for a place to eat while enjoying views of the Kravica waterfall, any of the restaurants will be perfect as they are located on the side of the lake. These restaurants have an outdoor terrace with tables positioned right in front of the waterfall so you can enjoy your meal while admiring the view. The type of food you can find here is different types of grilled meats, fish, pizza, salads, grilled vegetables. You can also buy ice cream and refreshments as well as local beer and wine.

If you are looking for something a bit more casual, the cafe at the top of the park next to the car park is perfect.

When is the best time to come visit Kravica Waterfall?

If you come in the summer, you will be able to enjoy the weather and swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall. However, Kravica waterfall is beautiful at any time of year. In the spring, the flowers are blooming and the waterfalls are full from all the rain. In the autumn, the leaves change color and it’s a great time to go for a walk or hike. Winter is also a great time to visit as there is often snow on the ground and waterfall ices over, creating a truly magical scene.

If you come in the summer months, in the peak tourist season, it is advisable to arrive early in the morning as it can get very crowded later in the day. However, you can have that flexibility if you come with your own car or if you book a private tour. What usually happens and that is perfectly fine, is that you arrive around 1 pm with a group tour. That leaves you enough time to explore other parts of Mostar and its surroundings and arrive at Kravica just in time for lunch. No matter what time of year you visit Kravica Nature Park, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Kravica Waterfall Entrance Fee

The entrance fee to Kravica Nature Park is 20 KM (about 10 EUR). This fee covers access to Kravica Nature Park for the entire day. You can come and go as you please and there is no time limit. Journalists can enter free of charge by showing their press cards.

Kravica Waterfall Location & How to Get There

Kravica waterfall is located in Kravica Nature Park which is situated approximately 45 km from Mostar. The drive from Mostar to Kravica takes about 45 minutes and the drive from Sarajevo to Kravica takes approximately 3 hours.

The easiest way to get to Kravica is by car or private tour. If you are visiting Kravica waterfall as part of a tour, the entrance fee is usually not included in the price. However, it is always best to check with your tour company to make sure.

Local tour operators offer a Kravica Waterfall tour that includes a visit to Blagaj and Pocitelj and the price is around 30 EUR or 60 Convertible marks per person. The tour departs from Mostar at 9 am and returns to Mostar at 6 pm in time to freshen up and grab some traditional Bosnian Food in one of the best restaurants in Mostar.

Kravica is also accessible by public transport but it is not recommended as it is quite complicated to figure out the timetable and you might end up stranded in the middle of nowhere. If you do decide to take public transport, you will need to take a bus from Mostar to Ljubuski and then another bus from Ljubuski to Kravica Nature Park. The journey takes approximately 2 hours in total.

If you book Kravice Waterfalls Tour with Explore Mostar you will get to 2 more stops at no extra cost. Yes, you get to see 2 additional locations that are difficult if not impossible to reach on your own.

These are the 2 locations that add great value to your experience:

Fortica SkyWalk⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fortica is a hill overlooking Mostar. On top of Fortica hill, there is a lookout point with a Sky Walk, a metal platform with glass floors that allows you to have an amazing view of the Mostar region.

Secret Location⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Well, we cant tell you much about this stop as it is a secret, for now. We can tell you that it will be one of those Time Machine moments where you will find yourself taking a trip back in time, all the way back to the Cold War era. 

Swimming and Sunbathing at Kravica Waterfall

The Kravica waterfall pool is open for swimming from June to September. The water is quite cold but it is refreshing on a hot day. There are changing rooms, showers, and toilets at the Waterfall so you can change into your swimsuit and enjoy a dip.

If you don’t fancy swimming, you can always sunbathe on the rocks or lie in the shade of the trees. There are plenty of spots to relax and take in the stunning scenery. Kravica is a great place to spend a day in nature, swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the incredible views.

The Kravica waterfall is a great place to spend a day with friends or family. There is something for everyone so, whether you like swimming, hiking or just relaxing, Kravica is the perfect destination.

What to bring with you when you visit Kravica Nature Park?

– Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking

– Bring flip-flops or sandals for water activities

– Sunscreen and a hat as it can be very sunny

– Insect repellent, especially if you are visiting during the summer months

– Money for admission and food/drinks/souvenirs

– Bring a bottle of water as it can get hot in the summer months but you can also easily buy refreshments in the local restaurants

Kravica Waterfall is a must-visit when in Bosnia

Kravica Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and for good reason. It’s an amazing sight to see and it’s a great place to relax and enjoy nature. There are plenty of things to do here such as hiking on one of the many trails, renting a paddleboat and exploring the lake, or just relaxing on the beach. 

Kravica Nature Park is a great place to visit if you are looking for a waterfall near Mostar. The park offers plenty of activities for everyone, so you can spend a whole day here and not get bored. Kravica waterfall is definitely the highlight of the park and it’s worth a visit even if you are not interested in doing any of the other activities.

Kravica is a beautiful natural wonder that should not be missed if you are visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina. Make sure you include it in your itinerary and enjoy all that Kravica Nature Park has to offer.

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