which part of Croatia do you recommend?
For me, two things in Croatia stuck out -
1. The coastal drive from Dubrovnik to Split. One of the most attractive roads to drive I've been on so far.
2. Plitvice Lakes is just absolutely stunning. The pictures do not lie.
There's plenty to see though and a lot of it I didn't see when we were there, but those two stuck out.
Also, I don't think it's really that cheap anymore when compared to other Eastern European countries.
I understand Mexico is rather cheap these days. Generally, when perceptions of safety are not good, prices go down... In the case of Mexico, I think if you stick to the right areas, it's perfectly safe, yet quite affordable.
Im heading to Croatia in 2 weeks and i agree that i don't think it is that cheap from the research i have been doing, however i will report back after my visit.