A complete guide to visiting Buza Bar Dubrovnik! The perfect spot for cliff jumping and sunset views. Read my tips including how to find this hidden gem.
Buza Bar Dubrovnik was one of my favorite and most memorable finds. I loved it so much I visited twice on my first trip to Dubrovnik and make a point to return every time I'm in the city.
The location not only offers unobstructed views of the Adriatic Sea and Lokrum Island but is also a popular cliff jumping location for thrill seekers.
Buza means “hole in the wall”, which fits perfectly as you literally have to walk through a hole in Dubrovnik’s city walls to find it. There’s nothing fancy about this bar...they don't even have ice. It's the views and the rustic simplicity that brings the crowds.
How to get to Buza Bar Dubrovnik
Buza Bar Dubrovnik used to be an "off-grid", unmarked, almost secret location. Now that the word is out, and with the help of Google Maps, it's a bit easier to find. Even so, it can still get confusing and unless you know what you're looking for, you could walk right by Buza Bar Dubrovnik and not know it!
To get to Dubrovnik Buza Bar, first go to St. Ignatius Church. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan you'll know the steps leading up to the church as the “Walk of Shame” staircase. Once you reach the top of the staircase and the entrance of the church, go left. You'll be walking towards the city walls (which you'll see).
Once you reach the city walls, look for a “Cold Drinks” sign with an arrow pointing right. Follow the arrow until you reach another “Cold Drinks” sign with an arrow that points to an iron gated entrance…a literal hole in the wall.
You have arrived at your destination, Buza Bar Dubrovnik! This is technically Buza Bar II. There is also Buza Bar I. Buza Bar II is better for cliff jumping and has better views.
Buza Bar Dubrovnik Tips
When Jake and I entered Buža Bar Dubrovnik, we skipped the bar to the right and immediately went left to find a secluded rock to ourselves. Plenty of others did the same and it didn't seem frowned upon. Some people even brought their own drinks. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable doing this since the bar is right there.
In recent years I've noticed barriers appearing around some of the rock areas...I'm sure to discourage people hanging out on the more "dangerous" spots. There are still plenty of rocky outposts to sit if you want to skip the bar or if it's full.
The bar area of Buza Bar Dubrovnik has tables and chairs both in the sun and in the shade. On our summer visit, every table was taken each time we stopped by...hence why we headed for the rocks. In May, I had a much easier time of finding a spot. If you visit during summer, don't be surprised if you're forced to find a spot on the rocks or wait for a bit.
There is no running water…you are on the side of a cliff after all…so don’t expect anything outside of prepackaged or bottled items. Prices are expensive (for Croatia) but not crazy considering the location and the view. Bottled beers are $5 to $7, wine is the same, soft drinks and juice are $5. Instead of glassware you'll be presented with a lovely plastic cup.
Peanuts and chips are about the extent of the snack items. Like I said earlier…nothing fancy. There is one toilet, but it’s more of a port-o-potty, so plan accordingly.
Go to Buza Bar Dubrovnik at least an hour before sunset as it’s easier to find while you still have light. It also gets crowded and you’ll get a better spot if you go early.
Once you find the perfectly perched rock to take in the views, sit back and relax. You'll have plenty to watch from Dubrovnik Buza Bar at this hour. Sunset cruises and kayak tours float below while cliff jumping adrenaline junkies ensure a show.
Cliff jumping at Dubrovnik Bar Buza
Cliff jumping at Dubrovnik Buza Bar is an absolute blast. But before you make the leap, take a look at how you get to the jump off point first and decide if you feel comfortable. You’ll know the spots to jump from as there's a constant stream of people lining up.
It's a bit difficult to get to the jump off point and I watched several people struggle. See where the guy is climbing in the middle left of the photo above? That's how you get to the main jumping point.
Jake and I jumped multiple times and had so much fun! It was high enough for a rush but not unsafe.
The video below, though terrible in quality, will give you a good idea of the set-up of Buza Bar Dubrovnik and what it looks like.
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Buza Bar Dubrovnik - Cliff Jumping and Sunset Views
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