The island of Pag is located 180 km from Trieste and is connected to Continental Croatia by a bridge that leads to the town of Zadra.
Known by many as the Ibiza of Croatia and for this reason particularly appreciated by the very young, Pag is also famous for its 270 kilometers of beaches, centuries-old vineyards and a truly unique lunar landscape. Not only clubs and discos therefore, but also a lot of nature and a crystalline sea.
In this guide we will see what are the best areas to stay in Pag according to what you are looking for: if you are young people looking for music festivals and entertainment, or if you want a quiet holiday to discover the beauties of the island.
Where to sleep on Pag
Choosing the right area to stay overnight in Pag depends a lot on how you want to spend your holiday.
The important thing to know is that the place where the nightlife is concentrated and where the main music festivals take place is Novalja and in particular near the beach of Zrce.
So if you want a disco holiday you will have to search accommodation as close to Zrce Beach as possible. If, on the other hand, you prefer a quiet stay and are more interested in discovering the island, there are several options where to stay, such as the city of Pag or the area north of the island, more suitable for couples or families.
One thing to consider is travel; know that public transport is not so efficient, the ideal would be to have a car or possibly rent a scooter. However, there are buses that connect the clubs of Zrce Beach with the neighboring areas.
Let's find out in detail the recommended areas for a holiday on the island of Pag.
Novalja is the liveliest tourist center of the island, it is located about 23 km from the city of Pag and is the best choice for those who want to stay close to the nightlife.
In fact, about 3km from Novalja there is the famous Zrce Beach with its discos that attract young people from all over Europe.
Zrce Beach is most famous for its many music festivals, such as the Sonus festival which represents the peak of the summer season and generally takes place in the week of August XNUMXth.
The advantage of Novalja is that it is connected to Zrce Beach by buses operating 24 hours a day. The city is also full of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops.
In general, Novalja can also be a good choice for those who are not interested in discos but want to stay in a lively area with all the services. Also from here you can reach other beautiful beaches such as Planjka, Caska, Gajac.
Gajac / Caska
An alternative to Novalja for those interested in Zrce beach parties are the resorts of Gajac or Caska, where you will find comfortable facilities at more reasonable prices.
The town of Pag is the exact opposite of Novalja, the true cultural heritage of the island, with a beautiful old town, ideal for strolling and enjoying the pleasant and peaceful evenings.
Pag is the best choice for those looking for a strategic base from which to explore the island, especially convenient for families with children, as there are all the services and a beautiful sandy and pebble beach a stone's throw from the center.
An advantage of staying near Pag city is also the excellent price ratio of the hotels. However, remember that you must have your own means of transport if you want to get around the island.
Stara Novalja is located in a bay north of the island of Pag, it is a very quiet place recommended for a family holiday or for anyone looking for peace and relaxation, at a right distance from the most chaotic areas.
The main beach of Stara Novalja is Trincel Beach, perfect for those traveling with small children, fine sand, transparent sea and lots of games for children.
And if you are looking for a little more movement you can always reach the nearby Novalja for a more sparkling evening.
Lun – Tovarnele
In the far north, about 20 km from Novalja, we find Lun, a unique place surrounded by olive groves and with pristine beaches bathed by a transparent sea. A real oasis of peace, perfect for relaxing.
Do not miss a visit to the natural reserve of wild olive trees, a suggestive place where time seems to have stopped.
In this article we have seen a general overview of the various locations of Pag, an island that as we have said offers both evening life and relaxation and unique landscapes. Now you just have to choose the right place for your vacation.