Visas: US, Canadian, Australian, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and many other nationalities do not need to apply for visa for stays of up to 90 days. European Union nationals can stay indefinitely. You're only allowed to stay in Croatia for a total of 90 days in a 180-day period.
Local transportation: Central Split is quite compact and most sights can be easily seen and best experienced on foot, but there are frequent local buses to outlying attractions and the airport.
Local buses by Promet Split connect the town centre and the harbour with outlying districts; the city is broken up into four travel zones. Tickets can be bought at kiosks or from the bus driver.
Where to buy a SIM card: There are three cell networks available in Croatia: T-Hrvatski Telekom, Vip, Tele2. SIM cards are available from dedicated phone shops, most convenience stores and newsstands.
Popular areas: Riva, Marjan, Diocletian's Palace, Bačvice
Popular food: Pašticada (a stewed beef dish cooked in special sauce), Soparnik (crepe-like dough filled with Swiss chard and onions and baked on fireplace), Ćevapi or Ćevapčići (small grilled rolls of minced beef, pork, or lamb)
Things not to do: Don’t forget that Croatia is a conservative culture and many people in restaurants and cafe bars find it impolite when people walk around town in their bikinis or topless (for men). So at least put on a t-shirt when you leave the beach.
Fall in love with the turquoise waters of the Adriatic and the dramatic coastal mountain as a backdrop. Despite initial appearances, the city is not just a small tourist town. Split is actually Croatia's second largest city, and extends over a large area well beyond the ancient core. With over 300,000 people in the wider bay area, Split is the economic hub of the eastern Adriatic shoreline. Dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thrive amid the atmospheric old walls inside the Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments).
Internet can be pretty easy to find at cafes or internet cafes without having to pay too much.
Split is a safe city and women digital nomads should not run into problems. Women aren’t ogled or harassed, and the locals are extremely helpful and welcoming.
Split has a mild climate and the weather is generally good throughout the year, although winters can be somewhat unpredictable. Summers can be hot, with temperatures in the mid-thirties, and those seeking milder temperatures may prefer the months of May, June and September. Although most island tourism businesses are only open from April to October/November, the shoulder months are quieter but contain some great culture and festivals. Prices are also cheaper during the off-peak months.
Coworking Spaces in Split
Cafes with wifi
Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.