Mostar can get aggressively hot in summer, and we aren’t sure if ‘aggressively’ is a strong enough qualifier. Temperatures in the mid 40’s are not unusual, and the slow pace of the masses in the Old Town can make it a difficult place to be once August comes around. Spring and autumn are altogether more temperature, while winter brings rain and the occasional snow. But seriously, August, wow, hot hot hot.
Crime & Safety
Mostar is a safe city for tourists, although the usual common sense rules apply. Keep your wits about you in the old town and don’t leave valuables lying around, unless you actively want them to be taken. Stay out of destroyed buildings as best you can, especially at night, as they aren’t exactly the most stable (and many have big holes where floors once were).
Rakija is king when it comes to alcohol, although beer and wine flow just as merrily. Many restaurants on the eastern side of town don’t serve alcohol, although this tendency is changing with the constant increase in tourist numbers. Croatian beers dominate the menus on the western side, although the days of no Bosnian beers being available west of Bulevar are over.
The Bosnian Convertible Mark is the currency in town, although many restaurants and cafes in the Old Town happily accept Croatian kuna or Euros as well. These are becoming less and less all the time however, which makes sense. Try to use KM as much as possible. €1 is 2KM, which is pretty easy to work out.