Novalja, Croatia - holiday information

Novalja Pag, Croatia – visitor information

Novalja is a tourist center of the whole island. It is situated in the northwest of the island, in a gentle bay, and one of it's greatest advantages is the good traffic connection. Another advantage are its beautiful beaches and very clear water where you can enjoy your stay to the maximum. If you want an active holiday, there is  a lot on offer -for adults but also for children.  Novalja has several tennis courts, a soccer field, fitness center and more. You can go on a cycling tour outside of town, which partly runs through the vineyards, which makes it especially attractive. Not far from the settlement lies the site of "Stogaj" where you can engage in sport climbing or you can enjoy some of the water sports. You can also contact one of the diving centers in Stara Novalja  and enjoy the beauties of the underwater world. As for for children, you can take them for a ride on a donkey, bring them on to  the trampoline, the amusement park or gumigrad. As far as for cultural offerings you can visit the archaeological collection "Stomorica", among which there are also prehistoric pieces of jewelry. We strongly recommend a visit to the city museum which is located inside the entrance to the ancient aqueduct. What is interesting for this underground water supply is that it is whole carved in stone, by human hand. A few kilometers away from town you can see the natural phenomenon-the imprint in stone, which is known as the "triangle of Pag." Some people believe that it is connected with the appearance of UFOs since ancient times.
The city, as nearly the entire island, is known for its rich cuisine. All dishes, from seafood to very tasty meat specialities you can try in some restaurants and taverns, as well as restaurants  Riva, Sirena and Kaštel or taverns Ancora, Antika or Mušić. The city is full of cafes and bars for young people out of which  we recommend going to the disco bar "Cocomo". And if you want a genuine all-night party and a good time, then you can go straight to the beach Zrće that is only a few miles away. From Novalja each evening there is a bus that drives to the mentioned beach, and the fare is about 10 €. On the beach there are several clubs, including the famous Papaya and Aquarius , where almost all of the world's top DJs appear. The beach is otherwise known as the "Croatian Ibiza". As for accommodation, you can find it in hotels, apartments and rooms.

Novalja – basic information

Novalja – population: 3500, Novalja - day/ saint: saint : Anton, 13.06.

Distance from bigger centres

Novalja - Makarska. 262km, Novalja- Split: 215km, Novalja - Pula: 230km, Novalja - Rijeka: 131km, Novalja - Zadar: 78km, Novalja - Šibenik: 150km, Novalja - Dubrovnik: 437km, Novalja - Zagreb: 330km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, pensions, camps


pebble, sandy

Facilities and authorities

emergency, self-service shops, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, call shop, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, water scooters, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, waterslide, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, musical evenings in the town, coctail bar, cinema, theatre

Additional offer

congress centre, extreme sports, croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby

Novalja – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, secluded beaches, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, numerous museums and galeries, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for pilgrimage trip, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)

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