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.
Basilica Hotel: Best Budget Hotel in Novalja
Want to stay at the best budget hotel in Novalja? After staying at the Basilica we can recommend this as one of the best value hotels in Novalja.
Sonus Festival: Comprehensive 2023 Review & Festival Guide!
The Timewarp team has developed their Sonus festival offering turning it into one of the leading Techno festivals on the European festival calendar.
Luxury Exotic Car Rental Zadar & Novalja: Hire in Croatia
Are you ready to turn some heads? Let’s pop the hood on luxury exotic sports car rental in Zadar! This is how to hire Supercars here in Croatia!
5 Star Hotels In Zadar (Best Five Star Luxury Accommodation)
Indulge in unparalleled luxury with our list of the best 5-star hotels in Zadar. Experience absolute VIP opulence in Croatia’s coastal paradise.
11 Best Day Trips From Zadar: Mesmerizing Day Trip Destinations
Uncover the top day trips from Zadar and immerse yourself in Croatia’s natural wonders, and cultural and coastal gems. There are some real treats!
Kornati National Park Croatia: Your ESSENTIAL NP Kornati Guide
We have created this guide to Kornati National Park to help you navigate and explore this fantastic natural wonder with ease, leisure, and safety.
How To Get From Zadar To Krka National Park
We’re about to break down how to get from Zadar to Krka National Park, step by step. Ready? It’s very simple if you follow the following top tips.
Superyacht Charter Zadar: Your ULTIMATE Rental Hire Guide!
Let us cruise into the world of superyacht charter Zadar services and see why so many travellers dream about sailing on these ultra-luxury yachts.
Joel Hotel Restaurant: Best Gourmet Restaurant Novalja
The Joel Hotel is a luxury hotel in Novalja. We were very lucky to be invited down to the Joel Hotel Restaurant Novalja to try their gourmet menu.
Plant Villas: Our Stay At The Best Luxury Villa Resort in Novalja
We stayed at one of the finest luxury villa resorts in Croatia. This is our experience of Plant Villas Novalja on Pag Island. One word: INCREDIBLE!
Zadar Airport Transfers: Your Zadar and Novalja Transfer Guide
In this Zadar Airport Transfers guide, we will tell you how to go about finding and using the best airport transfer service for you and your group.
Luxury Yacht Charter Zadar (And The Surrounding Islands)
Luxury Yacht Charter Zadar: The Zadar Region, Pag, and its surrounding Islands are a mecca for luxury yacht charters! Let’s find out exactly why.
Zrće Club Tickets: Papaya, Aquarius, Kalypso, Noa Beach Club
Zrće Club Tickets: Papaya, Aquarius, Kalypso, Nomad, Noa Beach Club tickets. How and where to buy your party and festival tickets for Zrće beach.
VIP Club Tables Zrće Beach: Using and Booking a VIP Area
VIP club tables Zrcé style! They’re a clubbing passport to a world of comfort, personalised service, and exclusivity on Zrće beach. Want to book?
Luxury Transfer Croatia: VIP Travel and Transfers Novalja and Zadar
With a VIP luxury transfer service in Croatia, you travel in high-end vehicles that make you feel like a VIP every mile of your vacation journey.
Renting a Luxury Motor Boat in Croatia (Novalja & Zadar Charter)
Renting a Luxury motorboat in Croatia is an essential ingredient to unlocking a stunning world of freedom and Adriatic island marine fun & luxury.
Helicopter Taxi Travel Croatia: Our Novalja Tour REVIEW!
Helicopter taxi travel in Croatia is one of the most exciting transport services. In 2023 a brand new helicopter taxi service opened in Novalja.
Austria Goes Zrće: Our 2023 Zrce Festival Review
Austria Goes Zrće is a Zrce beach-based electronic festival that’s super busy every year. We spent a party week on Zrće beach finding out why!
Using Gas Stations in Croatia (Services and Rest Stops)
Using gas stations in Croatia is pretty much the same as most places in Europe. Here we tell you what is what about filling up on the roads here.
Hideout Festival: The ULTIMATE Guide! (+ 2023 Review)
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!
The Best Croatian Islands To Visit (There Are 1244 Of Them!)
Each island has its own local festivals, music, and dances. And let’s not forget the awesome food. So which are the best Croatian islands to visit?
Uber In Croatia (and Some Tips on How to Use The Uber App)
Does Uber in Croatia operate? Well, it does but only in certain locations. Find out more about it Uber here is Croatia in the “Uber-cool” article!
Is Croatia Part of The Schengen Zone? (& What Does That Mean?)
Is Croatia Part of The Schengen Zone? Yes! Croatia joined the Schengen Zone on January 1st, 2023, But what does that actually mean for Croatia?
Weather In Croatia (Understanding The Seasons)
Understanding the weather in Croatia is important to help us pack the right clothes, plan activities, and make the most of your Croatian vacation.
What To Pack For Croatia (Getting Your Preparation Just Right!)
A great trip starts with getting your packing right. Don’t worry, that’s why we have created this super helpful “What to pack for Croatia” guide.
Rent An Electric Scooter In Croatia (Get Around Novalja Easily!)
Want to get around quickly, hassle-free, & cheaply? Nowadays that is a no-brainer, all you have to do is rent an electric scooter in Croatia!
Three Bedroom Apartments in Novalja: Perfect For Groups
If you are travelling to the island as a group or family it is probably best you consider some of these top three-bedroom apartments in Novalja.
The Euro in Croatia (Goodbye Kunas! Hello Euros!)
As of January 2023, the Croatian currency changed to the Euro in Croatia. The Croatian Kuna is no more, so what does that actually mean to Croatia?
The Velebit Mountains: Croatia’s Natural Wonder
The Velebit mountains tower over the island of Pag and stretch 145 kilometers down the long coastline of the mainland hugging the Adriatic Sea.
Exploring the Olive Gardens of Lun in Novalja
Pag Island is famous for its cheese and lace, but here we will focus on something even more ancient and beautiful – the Olive Gardens of Lun.
Pag Cheese: (Paški Sir) A Cheese Lover’s Dream
What makes Pag cheese so special? What makes Pag cheese such a world-recognized cheese? We take a cheesy look at one of Pag’s premier products!
Pag Lace: Threads That Bind History and Beauty
Pag Lace is like a love letter from the past. It tells stories, keeps traditions alive, and wraps up the spirit of the island in delicate threads.
Cycling on Pag Island And Popular Island Bike Trails
There is so much to cycling on Pag! Explore stunning coastal bike trails and battle hill climbs, and immerse yourself in the rich island history!
The Beach Lover’s Guide to Two-Bedroom Apartments in Novalja
Two-bedroom apartments in Novalja offer a whole range of advantages that make them a much-preferred choice for travellers, groups, and families.
Hiking Trails in Novalja: Find The Perfect Adriatic Trail
Looking for a fun and relaxed way to explore the stunning landscapes of Croatia? Look no further, let’s go hiking in Novalja! It’s adventure time!
Best Novalja Villa with Pool: Your Complete Island Rental Guide
Why settle for a regular hotel room when you can have your very own Novalja villa with pool? It’s the epitome of luxury and comfort. Let’s DIVE in!
Sonus Festival 2023 Line Up Adds 10 New Names
Sonus Festival announces 10 more new names to celebrate their 10th edition down on the crazy beach of Zće, Island of Pag! Are you partying with us?
City Museum Novalja – Roman Aqueduct Novalja
Love history? The City Museum of Novalja & the Roman Aqueduct Novalja are two historical sites located right in the heart of Novalja city center.
Zrće Boat Party (We Explain The Different Types!)
Zrće Boat Party trips are EXTREMELY popular in Novalja. But why? We went aboard to find out all about them and all the different types available!
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…
Best Novalja Apartments With Pool (Add a Bit of Luxury!)
Novalja apartments with a pool definitely stand out as the perfect choice for those seeking a luxurious and much more refreshing holiday retreat.
Best Family Apartments in Novalja (5 Kid Friendly Picks)
Picking the right family accommodation can MAKE or BREAK a family holiday! We look at some of our favourite and best family apartments in Novalja.
Best Cheap Apartments in Novalja (5 Budget BEST Picks!)
Booking cheap apartments in Novalja now offers a blend of affordability, comfort, and local authenticity. Let’s look at some of the best in town.
Best Luxury Apartments in Novalja (Spoil Yourself With A VIP Apartment!)
You’ve worked hard all year around so why not spoil yourself by renting a top luxury apartment in Novalja? Here are some of our best luxury picks!
Rent-a-Quad in Novalja: Your Quadding Rental Guide
Rent a Quad in Novalja! Quad rentals are easily available in Novalja, Croatia, during the summer months. JUst one thing, ride carefully!
Rent A Car Novalja: Your Handy Island Checklist
Having a Rent-a-car in Novalja can give you the freedom and flexibility to explore the island at your own pace. Here are some top car rental tips!
14 Things to Do in Zagreb: Stuff You Will LOVE To Do!
Zagreb offers so much to do! From exploring the historic Upper Town to savouring traditional Croatian cuisine, here are 14 things to do in Zagreb.
Ice Cream in Novalja (Be Careful! It’s ADDICTIVE!)
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!
How to Travel from Zagreb to Novalja (Car, Bus and Ferry)
You can travel from Zagreb to Novalja in a number of ways. You can opt for the convenience of a bus, the freedom of a car, and even go by ferry!
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!