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Novalja Local

Your one stop for information, best advice and local news

As Novalja locals, we know exactly what's going on in Novalja all year round.

Our regular blog cover everything that's happening in Novalja and around the island of Pag now and coming up soon. We also have regular round ups of the best food, bars, hotels and local events that you won't want to miss when you're in Novalja.

Our blog also covers popular topics and destinations that you may also want to experience during your stay in Croatia.

Bus travel in croatia
May 27, 2022

Bus Travel in Croatia (Don’t Be Shy, We all Do it!)

If you plan on a trip around Croatia without renting a car, traveling by bus is the best option for you.The bus is way cheaper than a plane and train

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train travel in croatia
May 22, 2022

Train Travel in Croatia (Yes, there’s a Croatian Rail Network!)

Believe it or not, there is some train travel in Croatia! But don’t get too excited because it does have limitations which we check out right here.

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croatia airport
May 22, 2022

Croatia Airports (What Are The Best Airports in Croatia?)

Croatia boasts 7 international airports operating both seasonal and year-round schedules internally and internationally. Which ones will you use?

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croatia caves
May 16, 2022

Croatia Caves (Feeling Adventurous?)

Croatia has an unbelievable amount to offer adventurous outdoor explorers. Including caves! Why not visit these stunning historic Croatia caves?

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voltage croatia adapter
May 10, 2022

Voltage Croatia (Do I Need a Travel Power Adapter for Croatia?)

Voltage Croatia? What do you need to know and whether you need to bring travel power adapters? Let’s take a look at the voltage in Croatia specs!

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Mother’s Day in Croatia
May 10, 2022

Mother’s Day in Croatia (Never Forget Croatian Mothers AGAIN!)

Mother’s Day in Croatia happens in May. We have created this super easy chart for you to know EXACTLY what date to buy those Mother day’s flowers.

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Beer in croatia
May 9, 2022

Popular Beer in Croatia (Croatian Beer Guide)

Beer in Croatia is hugely popular and the craft-beer revolution has hit Croatia. Here are some of the popular Croatian beers you will come across.

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January 5, 2022

Croatia National Park Visitors Guide

There are eight world-famous Croatia National Parks that are located all around Croatia. The parks are a must-do when you’re visiting the country.

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December 11, 2021

Understanding the Bura Wind in Croatia

The Adriatic Sea hosts several powerful and dangerous winds. The most feared and talked about, by far, are the Bura winds on Croatia’s coastline!

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December 6, 2021

When is the Best Time to Visit Croatia?

Is there a best time to visit Croatia? Despite its size and unassuming nature, there is a LOT to do in the country of Croatia throughout the year.

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November 29, 2021

Our How-To Guide for Tipping in Croatia

Tipping in Croatia. We go over what you should expect to tip a Croatian so you make their day while still feeling good about the tipping process.

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November 21, 2021

Family Things to Do on Pag

If you’re planning to come to Pag Island this coming season, be sure to check out some of these five places on the island. Perfect for families.

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November 3, 2021

Ice Cream in Novalja

Speak to anyone who visits Croatia I guarantee they will always say, “If you are in Croatia, you must try the ice cream!” Especially in Novalja!

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October 17, 2021

Fitness in Novalja

There is a selection of fitness gyms that you can use, both free and paid, whilst you are here in Novalja. Sadly, there’s no excuse to slack off!

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October 6, 2021

Things to do in Zadar: Novalja’s Closest City

Of all the places in Croatia, what makes Zadar so special? What are the best things to do in Zadar when in town? Let’s take a look around shall we!

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September 12, 2021

Zrce 2022 is Hotting up Already! Are You Joining Us?

The Festival calendar is already hotting up for Zrce 2020. This is a quick low down on 5 of our favorite Zrce festivals for you to enjoy in 2022!

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September 12, 2021

Have you Tried the Burgers in Novalja? WOW!

The burgers in Novalja are nothing short of AMAZING! Here are some of the best places in Novalja to pick up a mighty burger, fries, and much more!

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September 12, 2021

The Opening of Summer: Zrce Spring Break Europe

Every year thousands of excited youngsters attend Zrce to celebrate the end of the High School year with the start of another Zrce Spring break!

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August 31, 2021

Bars in Novalja Town Center the Locals Love!

There are dozens of bars peppered all over Novalja town center that seem to be very popular with the locals. Let’s take a look at a handful of them!

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August 31, 2021

You’ll ADORE these Fabulous Fish Restaurants in Novalja!

The fish and seafood selection is amongst the very best in the world and the fish restaurants in Novalja certainly delivering mouth-watering menus.

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August 23, 2021

Fancy Pizza in Novalja?

Looking for Pizza in Novalja? Yep, there is definitely a lot of choices so we have made it easier for you. Here are some of our top pizza picks!

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August 23, 2021

Fast Food in Novalja

Fancy something quick and easy to eat? These are some of our favorite places to pick up fast food in Novalja! Burgers, fries, pizza, nuggets…

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August 23, 2021

Fresh Island Festival

Fresh Island Festival Zrće has grown to be one of Europe’s finest urban music festivals hosting some of the biggest names in Hip Hop and R&B.

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August 12, 2021

5 Typical Croatian Food Delights You Must Try!

Yes, the food is utterly amazing in Croatia! Spoilt for choice. Here are FIVE typical Croatian food delights you MUST TRY when visiting! Yum!

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August 12, 2021

5 Fantastic Coffee Places in Novalja

Coffee and Novalja go very much hand in hand. Not surprisingly, there are lots of options. Let’s explore some excellent Novalja coffee places…

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August 12, 2021

Sonus Festival: Timewarp’s Epic 5-day Techno Festival

The Timewarp team has developed their Sonus festival offering turning it into one of the leading Techno festivals on the European festival calendar.

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August 5, 2021

Kalypso Club Zrće: It all Started Here in 1987

Kalypso Club Zrće opened as a small beach bar over thirty years ago, 1987 to be precise. The Zrće beach party was born. Thank you, Kalypso Zrće!

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August 5, 2021

Euphoria Zrće – One of the Original Zrće Party Spots!

Euphoria Zrće is one of the original venues on Zrće. It’s free to enter, has cheaper drinks, and is the perfect place to kick your night off.

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aquarius club zrce
August 5, 2021

Aquarius Zrće: The Next Chapter of the Zrće Beach Book.

Aquarius Zrće is an open-air superclub that books a stellar season programme every summer. A Zrće powerhouse on an epic scale.

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August 4, 2021

5 Novalja Hotels You Will Totally Love

The last few years have seen several new Novalja hotels built and many of the existing ones have upgraded. Here are some of our favorites!

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August 4, 2021

Moon Rocks Hostel Novalja – Out of This World!

Without a doubt, Moon Rocks Hostel Novalja is one of the more popular hostel destinations. Great reviews & staff! Super close to Zrće and Novalja!

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August 4, 2021

Nomad Club Zrće – A “Must-Go-To” When on Zrće

Nomad Club Zrće is a cabaret club & restaurant concept located in the heart of Zrce beach. A wonderful combination of quality food and entertainment

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August 2, 2021

Cocomo Novalja – One of The Most Popular Spots in Town!

A big majority of people visiting the island will be staying in Novalja town. One of the popular and exclusive bars in town is Cocomo Novalja.

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August 2, 2021

Hideout Festival – The Daddy of Zrće Festivals

Hideout Festival has certainly been one of the leading festivals on Zrće beach for the last decade. Hideout is in every way a Zrće powerhouse event!

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girls enjoying noa beach club zrce beach
August 2, 2021

Noa Beach Club Zrce – More Than Just a Club.

Noa Beach Club Zrće is one of the most recognized club venues on the Planet. Noa, an open-air clubbing paradise. Have you been yet? No!!! Why not?

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July 26, 2021

Novalja Restaurants That We Know You’ll Love!

The quality and varieties of food available in Novalja restaurants have always been exceptional. Here are some of our favorite places to eat around Novalja. Dobra Tek!

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July 25, 2021

News Cafe Novalja: The Perfect Meeting Place in Town.

Whether it’s deep into winter or the middle of the peak summer madness you will always find the News Cafe in Novalja town center to be incredibly popular. Find out why.

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pool of hostel in novalja
July 25, 2021

On a Budget? These Hostels in Novalja May be Perfect for You!

The island has always been spoilt for choice when it comes to good quality and affordable hostels in Novalja. Here is a selection of some of the best hostels to holiday at.

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July 5, 2021

Papaya Club Zrće – The #6 DJ MAG Club in the World

For almost 2 decades Papaya Zrće has consistently pushed the boundaries in artist bookings, club design, and entertainment excellence.

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July 5, 2021

Hostel Zrće – What An Amazing Place This is!

Hostel Zrće is high on the list as one of our favourite places to stay at in town. An ultra-modern, fun, comfortable Hostel. What are you waiting for? Get it Booked!

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July 5, 2021

What are The Best Clubs on Zrće Beach?

The Island of Pag is home to the open-air clubbing sensation that is Zrce beach and if you are a clubber this place is most definitely for you. A sensational location.

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July 5, 2021

5 Awesome Croatian Lunch Dishes

Traditional food in Croatia is simply fabulous! Here are five of the popular Croatian Lunch Dishes that you will find on the Adriatic coast. Prepare yourself for bliss!

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July 5, 2021

Visit These Bars on Zrće Beach

We all know Novalja for the booming clubs and famous festivals but it is also home to many other types of smaller bars. Check out some of the best bars on Zrće beach.

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July 5, 2021

5 Novalja Beach Locations you Must Visit!

Novalja is blessed with countless incredible beaches and fabulous Adriatic seawater. These Novalja beach locations in particular are especially popular!

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