Croatia, Kvarner, Crikvenica
The Crikvenica Riviera offers plenty of opportunities for a holiday full of interesting activities.
The area's beautiful sandy, pebbly and rocky beaches, peaceful coves, crystal clear sea, elegant promenades and air filled with the fragrances of the magnificent Mediterranean plants provide a perfect setting for relaxation in lovely natural scenery and a balmy climate. The Crikvenica Town Beach has been made accessible to people with disabilities; many beaches have facilities for various sporting and recreational activities, facilities for children, and a varied gastronomic offer. Crikvenica's pet friendly beach is located next to the small port of Podvorska. Long sandy and pebble beaches, numerous peaceful coves and romantically secluded natural beaches, sport and recreational facilities, children's playgrounds, a variety of bars and restaurants, and a wide range of cultural and entertainment programmes that at night turn the beaches into quite magical stages. The beaches of the Crikvenica Riviera really do have plenty to offer, justifying exactly why this area has often been declared the riviera with the best beaches… Thanks to the high-quality cleanliness of the sea, the beaches in Crikvenica (Balustrada, Town Beach), Dramalj (Omorika) and Selce (Poli mora, Rokan, pools of the Hotel Varaždin) have for several years been awarded the Blue Flag, the well-established European certificate of excellence.
Other attractions particularly worth visiting are the Love Path, one of the most beautiful walking paths in the Crikvenica area, and the Adrenalin Park, which offers lots of fun for all visitors looking for a truly unique experience. The Love Path is located in the immediate vicinity of the town, it offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the peace of the forest, the exhilarating scents of its Mediterranean plants, and to learn more about the local historical and cultural heritage. The origins of this picturesque footpath date back to the 1930s, when it acquired its present name because of its popularity with so many young lovers.
Adrenalin Park includes a climbing trail with a network of steel cables, ropes and wooden platforms at heights between 1.5 and 8 metres. Here you can learn how to move safely from one tree to another using various passages, platforms, hanging bridges etc.
Visitors can also choose from a wide range of excursions to the islands of Rab and Krk or panoramic boat trips. Excursions are also organised to the nearby national parks (Plitvice Lakes, the Brijuni Islands, Risnjak, Northern Velebit and Krka), Opatija, Istria, Postojna in Slovenia and Venice in Italy. Thanks to the good transport connections, the sights of the towns, islands and national parks in the surrounding area can also be explored individually. The Crikvenica Riviera's distinctive gastronomic offer will surely satisfy even the most demanding of gourmets. In addition to the usual fish and meat specialities prepared in a variety of ways, and vegetarian dishes, fast food and gourmet recipes, the Crikvenica Riviera offers a selection of typical dishes from the area that will help you learn more about local traditions and the way people used to live here in the past.