Croatia is a beautiful country and a member of the European Union. Over two-thirds of the Croatians have access to the internet and the country has some of the most relaxed internet laws anywhere.
So why would you need a VPN in Croatia?
Well, many websites, especially streaming services block users with Croatian IP addresses. With a VPN, you can obtain a non-Croatian IP address allowing you to access any website in the world and at the same time secure your Internet connections.
Below we take a look at some of the top VPN options that allow you to bypass internet restrictions and stay safe online.
Whether you live in Croatia or are just visiting, there are a number of reasons why you should get a VPN.
It’s currently completely legal to use a VPN on your home or work devices in Croatia.
Thus far there have been no reports of any government interference, meaning you can freely use them to surf the web, email, stream video and conduct business online.
When choosing a VPN, it’s vital you take the following into consideration.
A great VPN option for Croatia. ExpressVPN has over 2000 servers located in an unprecedented 94 countries. Whether you want a server in Zagreb, London, New York or any other major city in the world, ExpressVPN offers it all. What’s more, the VPN service also maintains a ‘no logs’ policy.
What we liked the most about ExpressVPN is its speed. The VPN is extremely fast and offers unlimited bandwidth and an unbeatable uptime reliability. With regards to security, ExpressVPN comes with strong AES-256 encryption as well as OpenVPN support.
Thanks to the VPN’s automatic kill switch and DNS leak protection, you can rest assured that your privacy is protected at all times.
ExpressVPN’s wide server coverage also makes it ideal for bypassing geo-blocks, and we found it quite effective when accessing US Netflix and UK’s BBC iPlayer. Additional features that you might be interested in include port-forwarding and split-tunneling. The latter allows you to route some of your traffic through a VPN while giving the rest direct access the internet.
With a single ExpressVPN account you can cover up to 3 devices at the same time. There are apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS and routers as well as browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. The provider has a dedicated customer service team and users can access support via live chat and email.
Pricing remains the only notable con. Its price of $12.95 on the month-to-month subscription is not the most affordable. Others plans include the 6-month plan at $9.99 per month and the annual plan at $8.32 per month.
Regardless of your pricing plan, you’ll get a 30-day money-back guarantee allowing you to try the service risk-free.
Perfect Privacy has been around for quite some time now. The VPN provides leading online privacy solutions including dedicated bare-metal servers in 23 countries in the world. If you are a privacy-focused user, you will be thrilled to know the company does not store any logs.
The VPN offers both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and allows multi-hop VPN chains with cascading up to 4 servers. Additionally, users are given a wide choice of protocols including the safe and proven OpenVPN and IPsec standards. This, combined with advanced features such as DNS leak protection makes Perfect Privacy a great choice for Croatian users looking to maintain maximum anonymity when online.
With Perfect Privacy, you also get to enjoy features like NeuroRouting and TrackStop, which actively block tracking and phishing domains.
With the privacy and safety solutions on offer, it’s no surprise that the VPN services ranks among the most expensive. The VPN costs $15.20 per month on a month to month basis. Additional plans include $14 per month 3-month plan. $12.80 per month 6-month plan, $11.70 per month 12-month plan and $10.50 per month 24-month plan.
While the prices are obviously a major obstacle, Perfect Privacy allows you an unlimited number of simultaneous connections. You can connect all your devices including those of your friends and family members at no extra cost.
NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN service providers in the world. The VPN gives users access to over 4500 servers spread across the Americas and Europe as well as other locations around the world. This makes the VPN ideal for unblocking sites and accessing geo-restricted content.
The provider maintains a strict zero logs policy and has dedicated servers and specialty servers such as Onion over IP and obfuscated servers for maximum privacy and security. The VPN allows P2P sharing and torrenting and thanks to their proprietary SmartPlay technology, you can enjoy lag-free streaming.
The VPN offers great connection speed and boasts a guaranteed 99% uptime. Users are provided with apps for Windows, Linux and MacOS as well as Android and IOS smartphones.
NordVPN is fairly priced with an affordable 3-year plan but the 1-month plan can be costly. Current plans include the $11.95 month-to-month subscription, $9.00 p/m 6-month plan 6.99 p/m annual plan, $3.9p/m 2-year plan and lastly, the incredibly priced $2.75p/m 3-year plan.
A single NordVPN subscription can secure up to 6 devices simultaneously and all plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
VPN.ac is a fast and secure VPN service based in Romania. Although it’s not the most well-known VPN out there, it comes with impressive security features. The VPN has a good number of servers spread across 21 countries around the world.
VPN.ac users enjoy a strong AES-GCM 256-bit encryption and double-hop server configuration which enhances data privacy by routing traffic through two separate VPN servers. All servers offer obfuscation support and multiple speed optimization.
VPN.ac does not keep activity logs but the most privacy-oriented users may find it concerning that the company keeps connection logs. However, these are only kept for purposes of network optimization and the company erases them on a daily basis.
There are apps for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android and you can connect up to 6 devices at the same time. Lastly, the company provides direct access to technicians enabling them to easily obtain one-to-one security and privacy support.
You will be charged $9 for the monthly plan, $8 per month for the 3-month plan, $6 per month for the 6-month plan and $4.8 per month for the annual subscription.
A relatively new VPN service, Buffered stands out as one of the best VPNs in 2018. We were thoroughly impressed by the speed and reliability of this Gibraltar-based VPN service. The company maintains their own servers and uses strong OpenVPN standard with AES-256 encryption which is not only fast but also reliably secure.
The VPN has servers in 45 locations around the globe and the company is always upgrading and adding to their servers on a regular base. The only major downside is that the provider keeps some logs temporarily but again this only applies to connection logs and not activity logs.
A single Buffered account supports up to 5 devices simultaneously and apps are available for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, IOS and routers. Currently, the VPN is priced at $7.62 per month for the annual plan, $9.99 for the bi-annual plan, and a monthly rate of $12.99.
All the VPNs in this guide have been carefully selected and are perfect for Croatia. However, we found ExpressVPN to be a level above the rest. The VPN has an amazing number of servers including 12 in Croatia alone.
With ExpressVPN you can browse the internet anonymously and ensure that your online security is well taken care of. The VPN offers fast speeds and has an unbeatable 99% uptime reliability.
It’s only natural to be tempted to use a free VPN. Although some perform surprisingly well, we advise against it. Most free VPNs come with poor security features and their connection speeds can be painfully slow. And with premium services such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer increasingly working to prevent unauthorized access, most free VPNs are easily detected and blocked.
Additionally, free VPNs are known to log user activity and sell it to advertisers and other third parties in a bid to raise their revenue. It’s also worth noting that some come bundled with malware. If you are looking to stay safe and secure when online, we recommend getting a reputable and privacy-focused VPN service.
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