Croatia offers hundreds of beautiful beaches. Very few of them are sandy but, generally, they are safe and clean. Croatia boasts about 100 beaches awarded with the Blue Flag. One can choose from busy crowded beaches or small hidden coves or bays with beautiful scenery. Many of the beaches have sanitary facilities, shops and restaurants. On some beaches, there are lifeguards to ensure safety of the swimmers (for example, Rajska Plaza in Lopar, on Rab Island). The most spectacular beaches include golden Zlatni Rat in Bol, on Brac Island, and exclusive Banje Beach in Dubrovnik. Some of the beaches offer parachute rides, jet skiing, water skiing, banana boats, speed boats and pedal boats. Beaches at the seaside and on main islands are usually easily accessible. Getting to small hidden coves sometimes need a short boat ride.





The main tourist attractions are located in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik and Rab. In Zagreb, the number of museums per square meter is stupendous, and the Old Town is lovely. Split also offers a range of museums, as well as some remains of the ancient buildings. The most popular among tourists, Dubrovnik, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The wonderful architecture of the city include Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, palaces and other buildings. Rab Island also offers plenty of attractions, including many medieval buildings.





There are numerous possible walking routes to be had in Croatia. The most picturesque places are situated in the National Parks, such as the Plitvice Lakes and on Brijuni Island. Hiking is also possible. For example, in the Velebit Mountains in Dalmatia or near Mount Biokovo.





Although skiing in Croatia cannot be compared with skiing in Slovenia, Austria or Italy, there are some skiing locations active in the ski season. One of them is Bjelolasica, and another is Mount Sljeme (north of Zagreb).



Water sports


Croatia has perfect conditions for all water sports. Sea kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding in the area with stunning scenery. Water sports can be practiced both at the coast and at the heart of Croatia, thanks to its numerous lakes and rivers.





The country is rich in fishing opportunities. Some tour operators offer organized fishing excursions and provide the necessary equipment and permits. It is possible to hunt tunas, swordfish, some sorts of sharks and smaller sorts of fish. There is no age limit for fishing in Croatia.



Rock climbing


Croatia is a mountainous country. Mountains are composed of karst (type of limestone) and can offer great rock climbing. There are numerous routes at the coast and on the islands (for example, on the islands of Krk, Hvar, Brac). The mountains in the north are lower and milder than those in the south. Marking of routes has a standard form – red circle with a white dot in the centre.





A great part of Croatian nightlife concentrates at the coast. Dubrovnik, Split and other coastal cities offer lively nightlife, including dance, rock and jazz clubs, live music & shows, outdoor bars. Many places are open until early into the morning  hours. Zagreb and big cities such as Dubrovnik, Split, Rijeka and Zadar are lively, especially in summer. Hvar Island and Pag Island also boom when the weather warms up. There are many festivals in season.





Croatia offers hundreds of various activities. If the ones given above are not enough, one can also play golf, cricket, tennis, paintball, as well as sail and cycle.