10 tips for visiting Kravice Waterfalls, Bosnia’s paradise

There’s something about waterfalls. That thundering sound of the water hitting the bottom… oohh, it’s music to my ears. It’s peaceful, therapeutic even.

But back to Kravice waterfalls, Bosnia, because that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

In this post, I’ll introduce you to one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s highlights. I’ll share all the tips on when to go, how much it costs, and how to get there.

Let’s dig in.

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About Kravice Waterfalls, Bosnia

Kravice waterfalls (or Kravica, as they call it in Bosnian) are a series of waterfalls in the southern part of the country.

It’s located just an hour’s drive from Mostar, another major sight and probably the most popular place in the country. People tend to combine Mostar and Kravice if they’re on a day trip from Dubrovnik or Sarajevo (more on that below).

When you arrive at the entrance, you’ll have three ways of getting down to the waterfalls.

  1. Walk down the stairs (impossible with a stroller or wheelchair)
  2. Take the long gravel road (takes about 25 minutes)
  3. Jump the tourist bus (goes back and forth regularly)
Kravice waterfalls

Ultimate guide to Kravica Waterfall

1. How to get to Kravice Waterfalls

I’ll be honest with you, Kravice isn’t super easy to reach.

Although it’s located close to Mostar, it’s almost impossible to get there unless you join a tour or have a car. But fret not, this shouldn’t hold you from going! These are your options:

Day tour from Sarajevo:

This is what I did. I joined Meet Bosnia on a day trip to Kravice, Mostar, Blagaj, and Pocitelj. These guys have other great tours so it’s worth checking them out.

Day tour from Mostar

The easiest would be to join a day tour from Mostar because it’s so close. Expect to pay $40 – $46 for a 6-hour tour, which includes a visit to the beautiful Blagaj Tekke.

Day tour from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day tours from Dubrovnik run daily. It takes 2.5 hours and includes a visit to Mostar as well.


You can also crab a taxa from Mostar. I saw several taxi drivers waiting in the parking lot at the waterfalls but made sure to arrange the trip back just in case.

Drive yourself

If you have a car, simply plot in Kravice in Google Maps. You’ll be heading for Ljubuski, which is a mere 10 minutes from the waterfalls.

Kravice waterfalls

2. How much does it cost?

The entrance fee varies depending on when you visit. Here are the recent prices (2018) – you can pay in both Kuna and Mark:

  • October – May: 7 BAM ($4)
  • June and September: 8.5 BAM ($5)
  • July and August: 10.5 BAM ($6)
Mostar, Bosnia

3. When to visit the waterfalls

I visited in October, which was perfect. The weather was still lovely (27 C degrees) and warm enough to swim.

There were visitors, but Kravice wasn’t crowded. The only small downside was that the water wasn’t at its fullest. But it didn’t really matter if you asked me.

I do want to give a piece of advice: Make sure to visit before the afternoon – at least if you’re visiting in autumn.

The thing is that when you visit in the afternoon, you’ll have the sun on your face, which is a problem when you take photos. From 11-2 pm would be the perfect time to visit.

Kravice waterfalls

4. Swimming in Kravice

YES! You can actually swim here.

As opposed to Plitvice lakes in Croatia, which I love, you can go nuts swimming, kayaking and boating here.


5. How much time you need

At least two hours. Ideally, you’d spend 3-4 hours, which gives you time to relax, swim, and have a drink or some lunch.

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6. Boat trip

Wanna get up close to the waterfalls?

I totally get that. Although I didn’t join the boat trip here, I’ve done it in Mexico once and it was super fun. The boat trip costs €5 per person for 20 minutes.

Read next: 12 things to do in Sarajevo

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7. Kayaking

You can also rent a kayak or canoe. It’s a fun way to get close to the waterfalls and just relax on the water.

The rental cost is 10KM/$6 for one hour, 5KM/$3 for 30 minutes, and 40KM/$24 for a full day.

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8. Eating and drinking

You’ll find two restaurants at Kravice Waterfalls. They’re right next to the waterfalls so you’ll have an amazing view while you eat.

They serve things like pizzas, eggs, coffee, and beer, and the prices are reasonable.

There’s also a small kiosk at the entrance where you can buy water.

Read next: Mostar; the most popular town in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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9. What to pack

Here’s a list of what to bring to the waterfalls. If you plan on swimming, there’s a changing room by the lakes.

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10. Sights close to Kravice Falls

Kravice is located within close distance of several beautiful sights. I’ve already mentioned Mostar, which is a must if you’re in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Another highlight is Blagaj Tekke, which is a 600-year-old Dervish monastery, built under a cliff.

You can read my post about the 7 most beautiful places in Bosnia here.

Mostar, Bosnia

FAQ – Kravice Waterfalls

Can you drive to Kravica waterfall?

Yes, you can drive to Kravica Waterfall. It’s located in the Herzegovina region, not too far from Mostar. There’s a parking area close to the waterfall, so it’s pretty convenient for visitors.

Just remember to bring some cash for the parking and entrance fees.

How do I get from Mostar to Kravice waterfalls?

To get from Mostar to Kravice Waterfalls, you have a few options:

  1. Car Rental: The easiest and most flexible way is by car. It’s about a 40-minute drive. Just follow the signs towards Ljubuški and Kravice; the roads are decent and well-marked.
  2. Bus: There are occasional buses running from Mostar to Kravice, especially in the tourist season. Check the current schedule since it can vary.
  3. Tour: Joining a guided tour is a hassle-free option. Many tours from Mostar include Kravice Waterfalls along with other sites.
  4. Taxi: You can also take a taxi. Agree on the price beforehand; some drivers offer a wait-and-return option.

Can you swim in Kravice Waterfalls?

Yes, you can swim in Kravice Waterfalls. The natural pool at the base of the falls is a popular spot for swimming, especially in the warmer months. Just be mindful of the water temperature and safety signs, as it can be chilly and the currents strong in places. It’s a refreshing way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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  1. Thanks for a great article. The entrance price is in KM and you write that it is possible to pay in Kuna or Mark. We are traveling from Sweden to Croatia and over to Kravice and I cannot figure out how to exchange money to be able to pay at the entrance. How did you do? Is it not possible to pay in Euro? Is KM Kuna or Mark and how much is on KUNA in Mark? Thanks in advance

    1. Hej Helena, you can just pay with Croatian Kuna, so no need to change currency. They’re used to people visiting from Croatia. I’m not sure if they take Euro.

      Ha’ en bra tur 🙂

  2. Hi!! How are you? I loved your tips! Do you think it’s a bad ideia going on November? About 2nd week of November… And do you think it’s safe going all by myself? 🙂 Thanks!

    1. Yes, it’s safe! Bosnia is such a lovely place with welcoming people and I wouldn’t think twice about going there on my own. You can always join a tour (private or group) if you feel more comfortable with that. Tours are cheap.

      Regarding when to go… November is a tricky month – it can be nice and warm or it can be bad and rainy. It’s autumn after all. But if you’re ok with that, then yes, go in November.

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