Pag is one of the largest
islands in the Adriatic Sea. With its 270 km of indented coastline it is
one of the islands with the longest coastline.
When in 1969 over the Ljubačka vrata was built a bridge, the island of
Pag has actually became a peninsula. 301 meter long Pag’s bridge
connects the island to the mainland. That is why the island is not hard
to reach, because the bridge provides safe arrival by car or bus. At the
same time, the island of Pag is an important alternative transport route
from the continental part of the Croatia to Dalmatia and vice versa.
Except crossing the bridge, to Pag is easily reached by the ferry line
Žigljen - Prizna. From the island's port Žigljen to continental port
Prizna ferry runs only fifteen minutes. There are also regular boat
connection Novalja - Rijeka, as well as regular bus connections of Pag,
Novalja, Kolan and Povljane with Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Zagreb.
Landscape of the island of Pag is very diverse. In lower areas protected
from wind, from Šimun to Tovarnela, there is a rich plant life. There is
growing pine, spruce, fir, mulberry, and on the cape Luna there are
numerous old olive groves. High vegetation on the island is rare. It is
dominated by small plants resistant to high impact of north wind.
The population of the island for centuries was engaged in animal
husbandry, agriculture, fishing, olive growing and beekeeping, and in
the area of the town of Pag there was salt production.
The heritage of the island of Pag – Pag’s salt - Solana Pag d.d. is the
largest producer of salt in Croatia, and its production is based on the
thousand-year tradition of salt production on the island of Pag.
Livestock has always had a very important role, but so far today only
held the sheep, which has remained one of the most important industries.
Sheep farming is the basis of production of cheese, cream cheese,
sheep's milk, wool and Pag’s lamb.
Agriculture is represented branch of activity in which agricultural land
is mostly covered with fields, gardens and vineyards.
Olive has developed a branch of agriculture on the island of Pag. Luna
olive groves are eternal inspiration to painters who come in summer,
painting an unusually curved trees. Olives are harvested in October and
November, and from the olives harvested, part of it is reconstituted
salting and canning, but the largest part goes to the mill in Luna,
where it produces high quality olive oil.
Fishing was also developed to this day. Novalja is situated on the side
of the island that is open to the sea, so the number of fishing boats
sailed easily to Rab, Cres and Lošinj, and sometimes they went up to the
middle of the Adriatic sea in search of a large, quality fish.
Tourism is the most important industry on the island of Pag. Although
the first large momentum of Pag tourism was experienced in the early
sixties of the twentieth century, though its roots stretch back much
earlier. In 929 the first tourist prospectus of the island of Pag was
Today Pag has around 12,000. tourist beds, and during the summer season
in Pag average stays around 50,000 guests. The development of tourism
has encouraged the development of supporting industries, especially
trade and catering.
Tourists have a wide selection of private accommodation such as
apartments and rooms, then hotel accommodation in the fallowing hotels
Plaža, Pagus, Biser in the town of Pag and Loža, Liburnija, Boškinac in
Novalja. New luxury hotel, which is under construction, is located in
If you prefer a more peaceful holiday, then the camps are for you, which
are numerous on the island of Pag, and some of them are: camp "Straško"
in Novalja, camp Šimuni, camp Sveti Duh, camp Povljana.
Entertainment on the island of Pag is something that in summer abounds
everywhere. In Novalja, on the beach Zrće there is an exclusive night
club "Aquarius" in which are organized performances by pop stars,
evening entertainment in the exquisite surroundings of beach, sea and
night. There is also an entertainment center, "Calypso", very popular
among young people. In Novalja there are a number of cafe - bars which
during the summer organize special entertainment programs. The main
entertainment center in the town of Pag is a club "Vanga" where you can
have fun with great music and a superb range of drinks. Disco club "Peti
magazin" in Pag will attract lovers of disco, there are organized the
party - dinners, it has a great offer of drinks, good service and
parking space nearby. Guests can have fun at the various events that
take place around the island, namely, fish nights, vocal ensembles, etc.
Sports activities are also highly developed. Novalja, Pag and Povljana
have a well-decorated football grounds for holding the preparation of
athletes, playin big matches, and where they can recreational be doing
sports. Novalja has around twenty tennis courts near the camp "Straško",
and in Pag there are tennis courts at the sports center on Lokunje, near
the town beach Prosika. Novalja has a well appointed center "Kastelo"
with fitness - center, and in the town of Pag in the hotel "Pagus" is
also a fitness - center. The most beautiful yet are the water sports
that guests can engage during the summer at all beaches.