Umag, Croatia - holiday information

Umag, Croatia – visitor information

Umag is a town on the north-western coast of the Istrian peninsula. First it was built on an island and according to some stories it got its name by a Celtic word „mag” meaning fertile. Because of its idyllic position it became home for Roman noblemen that built their villas there and remains of some are visible even today. During the years Umag kept its image of rich summer resort so you can still see the glory and charm of venetian houses in the old town core, but also the renaissance and baroque churches out of which we recommend you see the Town walls with city gate and mobile bridge built 100 years ago, the bishops residence, Church of our Blessed Virgin Mary with an organ from the 18th century, an early Christian sarcophagus, a stuck cannon ball of the Genoa army and many other landmarks. Today, Umag is a very popular tourist destination – see video:

Some call Umag the town of sports because for more than 20 years the ATP tennis tournament has been taking place – more on the tournament see here . Accommodation you can find in quality objects whether talking about villas, small family or luxury hotels, apartments and camps. The town was also recognized in the year 2011 by the National Geographic that enlisted Istria in the top 10 world destinations with more than 40 blue flag beaches and the article was complimented with a photograph of one of the beaches in Umag. Not far from Umag, in the Savudrija bay in the year 1818 a lighthouse was built and today it is the oldest one on the Adriatic and most northern one in Croatia. There is a sad love story connected to the lighthouse of the love of Austrian count Metternich and a Croatian woman for which the lighthouse was built. She died without ever seeing the lighthouse, and the count never visited the place again. One more thing that may make Umag attractive to visitors is that while strolling around town you will ran into small squirrels for which the population founded and ecological project “Squirrel Parks” that became an excursioning point to many visitors. Considering the diverse offer and contents we recommend Umag to all guests. Because of the beautiful beaches it is ideal for families with children, the sport and recreational offer makes it an excellent choice for active vacations and hotels with rich wellness and spa offer make it attractive for those who want to relax. The whole area of Istria is well known for good gastronomic offer so in numerous restaurants you will have an opportunity to taste the Istrian olive oil, Istrian wines, truffle delicacies and boskarin (Istrian ox) dishes as well as others. We therefore recommend you visit the tavern Sole , cantina Melon , tavern Nono , San Rocco  and many others.

Umag – basic information

Umag – population: 13000, Umag - day/ saint: saint : Sv. Pelegrin, 23.05.

Distance from bigger centres

Umag - Makarska. 555km, Umag- Split: 470km, Umag - Pula: 80km, Umag - Rijeka: 95km, Umag - Zadar: 300km, Umag - Šibenik: 360km, Umag - Dubrovnik: 700km, Umag - Zagreb: 260km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, pensions, camps


pebble, sandy, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

hospital, emergency, shopping centres, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, water scooters, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, waterslide, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna, solarium

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, karaoke show, musical evenings in the town, casino, coctail bar, cinema, theatre

Additional offer

extreme sports, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby, nautic tourist port in the place

Umag – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, nudistic beaches, secluded beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, tipical croatian fishermen place, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for organisation of congresses, special programmes for children and youth holidays, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, golf courses nearby, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)