Whether you come for the music festivals and party-time, or you’re visiting for a relaxed vacation, Pag island is a small haven of amazing local tradition and cuisine, beautiful moon-like scenery and amazing beaches throughout. Let’s take a tour through some of the best things to see and do …
Pag island is known to be one of the more intriguing islands in the Adriatic sea. And there is more than one reason for this. Let’s walk through what makes Pag island a dream vacation spot:
Pag stands out because of its bizzare moon-like surface – rocky terrain covers most of the island. It is truly a rock-ing place? Besides sage and other low growing bushes, the island is mostly known for its olive trees and grass, which makes perfect food for the herds of sheep that inhabit it.
The olive trees and sheep are a big part of Pag’s identity. Olive trees make tasty local olive oil, and sheep produce the milk that cheesemakers turn into a world delicacy – Paški sir (a.k.a. cheese of Pag island). Add a little salt from Pag’s own salt flats and a glass of local wine and you have a mouth watering culinary experience.
The best natural gifts of the island make an amazing culinary base. If you want great local food – Pag is the place to be. Wander around any of the small towns like Pag, Šimuni, Metajna, Lun, Novalja and Stara Novalja to find amazing restaurants that make the most of their local produce. Some of them are Anthony Bourdain approved. Don’t forget the rule – no swimming for one hour after your meal …
Beaches, beaches, beaches
Some of the beaches on this island are truly amazing. If you want to move away from the crowds just take your car and drive to a different spot every day – you’ll find beauties such as Ručica or Beritnica that’ll make a perfect chill out and photo spot. Your Instagram has never looked better? Don’t forget to explore the underwater world.
Rent scuba diving equipment or just go snorkeling. Get a bike, put on your walking shoes, go water-skiing, sit into a kayak or stand on a stand-up paddleboard. Not enough? Go for a round of miniature golf, a paragliding experience, a bungee jump or a dizzying rock-climbing adventure. Pag island has it all, so you’ll never stop moving. Even during the night …
Party in style
Pag island has Zrće – the Ibiza of the Adriatic. Zrće beach is a place for party animals – that’s a fact. If you’re looking for some action, look no further. Zrće’s notorious lifestyle has made Pag island an even more desirable vacation spot. You can quickly become a part of that and experience the music madness for a night or even more.
Relax like a boss
If you’re not into party-time, don’t worry – there are numerous relaxing and tranquil places on the island. There, you’ll be able to move away from the hustle and bustle and take a looong, deep, relaaaxing breath in the silence of the crickets and crazy bright orange sunsets, where you can actually hear the sun plop into the sea.