Most people visit Croatia for its beaches, sea, and islands, but the beauty of the country really lies in the 12 nature parks located in the hinterland. These nature parks have the most picturesque views, with tons of flora and fauna, and the beauty is unparalleled. If you’re looking for some adventure paired with amazing landscapes, look no further than these three nature parks in Croatia.
Velebit Nature Park
The largest mountain range in Croatia, the Velebit mountains stretch from Northern Velebit National Park to Paklenica National Park. Velebit National Park also has one of the most remote botanical gardens that has over 300 different species of plants.
Dinara Nature Park
Dinara Nature Park is Croatia’s highest summit and the second-largest nature park in the country. Bordering Bosnia, the park has peaks, valleys, riverbeds, caves, forests, waterfalls, and grasslands. Be on the lookout for the over 20 endemic animal species and the over 1,000 plant species.
Lonjsko Polje Nature Park
Located in central Croatia, this park is home to Europe’s biggest swamp. You’ll find hiking trails along the swampland that have signs with facts about the flora and fauna there. Lonjsko Polje Nature Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise as there are over 200 species of birds there.