Korčula Gay Travel
One amazing foam party and an abundance of quaint alleys full of authentic beauty make Korčula gay travel a must! Korčula was my favorite stop while island hopping Croatia. Keep reading for more!
The Gay Travel Experience: Korčula, Croatia
Korčula demonstrated the most authentic, local feel of all the islands I visited while island hopping Croatia. The beaming sun through the stepped pathways of the old city is still so vivid in my mind. In my opinion, Korčula is more romantic than nearby Croatian islands. It’s perfect for couples!
I felt very comfortable traveling Korčula with my gay friends. Later in this guide I’ll describe an awesome foam party on the island. It was very gay-friendly. We danced with each other all night. Our fellow partygoers loved it! A few may have even taken a video of us.
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Korčula Experiences for the Gay Traveler
The famous explorer Marco Polo spent lots of time in Korčula. Some also speculate he was born on the island. Go spend a bit of time at his old residence in the town center.
Is Croatia Safe for Gay Travelers?
Gay travelers in Croatia should exercise caution while touring the country for a number of reasons. Although Croatia is part of the European Union and is a popular gay travel destination, there is still a formidable anti-LGBT sentiment among some local Croatians.
I encountered a few homophobic scenarios while sailing Croatia’s islands with a group of gay friends. A few gay couples joined our trip. After showing some affection in a couple of restaurants and bars, there were some uncomfortable situations.
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Korčula Best Restaurants & Cocktail Lounges
Definitely make a reservation a couple days in advance for drinks at Massimo Dutti. The rooftop has limited space and they don’t accept anyone without a reservation. Drinks are on the pricier side, but are certainly worth it. Cost is around 90-100 Kuna per drink.
Korčula Gay Bars & Nightlife
Attending the foam party at a club called The Jungle Kor ula was the highlight of my island visit. We arrived just past midnight to what seemed to be an empty, but large outdoor space with several bars. My friends and I soon realized the bar wouldn’t be empty for long, even though it was a Monday night!
To get to The Jungle Korčula, you can grab a taxi or hop on a free coach bus that shuttles partygoers to the bar. The bus leaves from the port’s main bus stop. It is about a 5-minute ride. Maybe bring a little change in case they do decide to charge, or to tip them.
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Gay Life in Croatia & LGBT Rights
Croatia by law defends all citizens against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The country allows gays, lesbians and bisexual individuals to serve in the military. Changing legal gender is also legal.
A major downfall is that the Croatian constitution bans same-sex marriage. The country revised the constitution to define marriage as union solely between a man and woman. A 2017 Pew Research Study found that more than 60% of Croatians oppose same-sex marriage.
On a positive note, a 2016 ILGA poll found that 75% of Croatians would have no issue with a LGBT neighbor. 10% of people responded they would be very uncomfortable with a LGBT neighbor.