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21/04/2018

Sports & Adventure

If you can’t spend a holiday just lying around, and you dream of adrenaline and adrenaline only, the extreme sports throughout northwestern Istria will recharge your batteries. If you want to try your hand at activities that get the blood pumping, the natural, hilly surroundings and the irresistible call of the sea will quench your thirst for excitement.

Windsurfing

A mix of surfing, sailing, and the occasional dip in the sea is the ideal combination for anyone who finds relaxation in nature filled with wind and waves. Windsurfing is one of the most popular summer sports, and it is suitable for all ages. Istria’s position has long made it a hit windsurfing destination, especially Novigrad, where you can also try parasailing or jet skiing.

Adrenaline park

If you know what carabiners and quickdraws are for, then you should know that fun parks all over Istria are here to offer you a true adrenaline rush. Rappelling, zip lines, hanging trails and skill exercises on trees are just a part of the attractions offered at adrenaline parks in Umag, Glavani and in a pine forest just outside Fažana.

Paragliding and hang gliding

If you’re not afraid of heights, try getting to know Istria from a bird’s-eye view. Paragliding out of Motovun or hang gliding out of Kaštelir near Novigrad or Brgud on Učka mountain will offer you the unforgettable experience of flying and get your adrenaline flowing high above Istria’s magical old towns.

Freeclimbing

Rock climbing lovers who are constantly looking for new challenges can find beautiful, challenging climbs all over Istria for their next adventure. Near Motovun, alongside the river Mirna, there are high, rocky walls perfect for climbing, while Ćićarija mountain high above Buzet features a few climbs on a cliff no true rock climber should miss.

Family beaches in Istria

We have prepared a detailed beach description with photos, so you can experience, even before coming on your vacation, the most beautiful places where you will be spending time with your family , your friends or even just relaxing on your own! Many beaches in Istria are pebbly and rocky but they have the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. On each beach you will find many families with chidren so basically the whole coast is family friendly. But there are some that offer something more for families because of the activities they offer such as aquagans, water sports, shades under the pine tree, grassy area to enjoy all kind of sports and a bar or restaurant in the vicinity where the children can have an ice cream.

Beach St. Andrew Island (Red Island), Rovinj

Beach St. Andrew Island (Red Island), Rovinj

Beach type: natural beach, Blue Flag beach, gravel beach, nudist beach
Destination: Rovinj
Recommended for: young people, romantic couples, older people, fun & sports, families with children

Beach Lone Bay, Rovinj

Beach Lone Bay, Rovinj

Beach type: fine gravel beach
Destination: Rovinj
Recommended for: families with children, older people, fun & sports

Beach Sol Polynesia, Katoro, Umag

Beach Sol Polynesia Premantura, Umag

Beach type: nudist beach, concrete beach, Blue Flag beach

Destination: Umag, Katoro

Recommended for: adventure, older people, families with children

Beach Ladin gaj, Karigador, Umag

Beach Ladin gaj Banjole, Umag

Beach type: Blue Flag beach, concrete beach, rocky beach
Destination: Karigador, Umag
Recommended for: young people, fun & sports, families

Beach Girandella, Rabac

Beach Girandella, Rabac

Beach type: concrete beach, fine gravel beach, Blue Flag beach
Destination: Rabac
Recommended for: party, families, older people, fun & sports

Beach Ambrela, Verudela, Pula

Beach Ambrela Verudela, Pula

Beach type: stone
Destination: Pula, Verudela
Recommended for: families with children

Beach Brioni, Verudela, Pula

Beach Brioni Verudela, Pula

Beach type: concrete beach, blue flag beach, natural beach
Destination: Pula, Verudela
Recommended for: fun & sports, families, older people

Beach Valkane, Lungomare, Pula

Beach Valkane Lungo Mare, Pula

Beach type: gravel beach, concrete beach, blue flag beach
Destination: Pula, Lungomare
Recommended for: older people, fun & sports, families with children

Beach Cape Kamenjak, Premantura, Medulin

Beach Cape Kamenjak Premantura, Medulin

Beach type: sandy beach, natural beach, rocky beach
Destination: Medulin, Premantura
Recommended for: adventure, fun & sports, romantic couples, families with children

Beach AC Zelena Laguna, Porec

Beach AC Zelena Laguna, Porec

Beach type: Blue Flag beach, concrete beach
Destination: Porec, Zelena Laguna
Recommended for: fun & sports, romantic couples, families with children

Beach Bay Guštinja, Rovinj

Beach Bay Guštinja, Rovinj

Beach type: nudist beach, gravel beach, rocky beach
Destination: Rovinj
Recommended for: romantic couples, families with small children

Beach Katoro, Katoro, Umag

Beach Katoro, Umag

Beach type: fine gravel beach, Blue Flag beach, concrete beach
Destination: Katoro, Umag
Recommended for: party, older people, fun & sports, families with children

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