As with all cities, deciding where to stay in Dubrovnik depends entirely on what sort of surroundings you’re looking for. That said, Dubrovnik is fairly small in size as far as cities go - with a native population of only around 45,000, and city limits that cover just 21 square kilometres. Like all cities, Dubrovnik is divided into several distinct districts. Within Dubrovnik’s ancient walls, visitors will find the Old Town, which contains many of the city’s most sought-out attractions, as well as a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. East of the Old Town district is Ploče, which contains many waterfront properties and the Banje beach - largest public beach in the city. If you’re looking for something a little more peaceful, the Lapad district may be for you - though lacking in historic attractions, the area is home to the Park šuma Velika i Mala Petka.