Sometimes referred to as “the moonrock” because of its barren, rugged landscape, the Croatian island of Pag is famed for its hidden coves and beaches, locally produced olive oil and cheese, and legendary sunsets. Whether you’re into hiking, wakeboarding, wine tasting, or simply soaking up some sun on a remote beach, Pag Island is filled with natural treasures.
A favorite pastime among visitors and locals, a boat cruise gives you access to Pag’s neighboring bays and islands, plus some of the region’s top snorkeling spots. Get a group of friends together and spend a day on the Adriatic either checking out the Kvarner islands, cruising Pag Bay, or exploring remote beaches. The Pag coastline is stunning from the water.
A boat cruise with friends is the perfect way to explore the Adriatic’s stunning turquoise bays and hidden coves.
Boating off the coast of Pag Island gives you access to some of the Dalmatian Coast’s top snorkeling spots.
From Zadar, it takes about 90 minutes to drive to Novalja. If you don’t want to rent a car, you can pre-book a taxi or van that will be waiting for you after you arrive at the airport. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there’s also a bus service that runs several times a day from Zadar to Novalja and Pag Town. You can take a bus from the airport to Zadar’s main bus station, and then hop on the bus to Novalja. The journey is a little longer, but it’s a lot cheaper. You can find out more at www.buscroatia.com.
Novalja is small enough to easily get around on foot, but you should rent a car or scooter if want to explore other areas of the island. Otherwise, taxis are your best bet.