Croatia is Active
For all you active travelers out there, Croatia has plenty of ways to keep you moving! Whether you like water sports or something on land, there are choices to please every vacationer.
Croatia is the perfect place for avid water sports fans. The entire western side of the country is on the Adriatic Sea and is where over 1,000 islands sit allowing numerous locations to get wet. That's not all, the water is some of the cleanest and clearest you have ever seen. If you are looking for something a little more thrilling than just swimming, there is scuba diving and snorkeling to see the abundant sea life and shipwrecks or parasailing and water skiing. Rent a jet ski, boat, paddle board or kayak and you can discover hidden beaches, coves and bays. For any kind of fishing you must obtain a tourist fishing permit first. If you are vacationing near Crikvenica, we suggest checking out Dive City.
For you land lovers, there are also plenty of active options for you to choose from like running, mountain climbing or cycling. Croatia contains an expansive network of hiking trails and bike paths not only throughout it's many national parks but through villages, towns and cities. Hikers can climb mountains reaching heights of 4,000 feet. If you are staying near Crikvenica, we recommend Risnjak National Park, Drivenik Fortress, Lake Fužine, Lake Lokve or Učka National Park. If you are willing to travel a little further, definitely spend a day at Plitvička Jezera National Park. For adrenaline seekers, there are several locations for paragliding off mountain tops. One location to fly off of is right behind Igor's parent's house, Velebit mountain, and the landing point is in the Vinodol Valley right in front of their house. In the picture below, we are at that very spot. If sports is your thing, there are tennis courts, soccer fields, volleyball on the beach and off, basketball courts, running tracks, paintball, mini golf and more. If your active selection is to be in the gym and lift weights or take a fitness class, we suggest Fit4Life in Crikvenica.
In the summer it is so easy to participate in any of these activities, but remember the fall and the spring are also wonderful times of the year to be outside exercising. Discover all the sports and recreation Croatia has to offer on your vacation!