Sleeping

The four hotels operated by the national park are relatively charmless institutions, but they're conveniently positioned right on the park's borders (see the park website, www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr, for details). Otherwise, there are excellent guesthouses within walking distance in surrounding villages. For a particularly atmospheric alternative, hunt for private rooms in tiny Korana, an idyllic village set by a gurgling stream and reached by a narrow road north of the Korana bridge.