UMAG, Croatia

UMAG-UMAGO Umag is a little town situated in the heart of a 45 km long coastal region in the northwest of Istria.


Its northern shoreline ends at Cape Savudrija, near the Slovenian border and the southern part extends till Dajla.


Umag is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia due to its clear waters and its coastline full of pretty little bays with pleasant hotels, tourist villages and campsites focusing on sports tourism.


Easily accessible from central Europe, this part of Istria is very frequented not only in summer but also during whole year due to its wellness center, tennis and golf.


Despite of numerous guests and developed infrastructure Umag is a quiet seaside resort except in August and during the ATP Croatia Tournament.


HUMAGUM, UMACUS, UMAGENSE, HUMAGO, OMAGO...UMAG


The old town of Umag was built on the foundations of Roman settlement Humagum or Umacus on a tiny oblong island which became a peninsula in the 19th century. Then it extended beyond its medieval core and the ramparts to spread over the mainland.


The peninsula is surrounded by two inlets, the northern one hosts the ACI marina while the southern shelters a shallow harbour.


THE OLD BLEND WITH THE NEW


Although it dates back to the roman times, Umag has only preserved the Medieval and Renaissance architecture.


Situated on the western part of peninsula, the old historic core has a Medieval structure characterized by narrow winding streets and small cobbled squares.


The old town is “compact around Rijecka”, the oldest street of Umag. It is lined by the houses from different times, but the most striking are built in the Gothic and Renaissance style. Dating from the 15th and 16th centuries some of them have the Gothic-Venetian “bifora” windows and coats of arms with inscriptions.


REMAINS OF THE FORTIFICATIONS


The 10th century defensive walls and the fortifying towers from the 14th century have not been well preserved. But the remains of the ramparts and the Renaissance bastion blend well with more recent constructions.


ACCOMMODATION


Umag and its area offer some 60,000 beds in hotels and private accommodation as well as in camping and caravan sites.


Most accommodation is northwest of the town centre.


HOTELS


The town has about 6-7 large resort-style hotels ideal for families with children providing them with good facilities and entertainment.


Mainly built along a sheltered bay, these hotels stretch in front of artificial concretbathing areas. Otherwise they are well-spaced, separated by pine groves and woodsy paths.


PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION


As an alternative there is a large number of private accommodation options. They tend to be on the outskirts of the town.


CAMPSITES


Umag has two of Croatia's best campsites: the Park and the Finida.


NATURIST CAMPING


Umag also has one of the finest nudist campsites in Croatia, Kanegra FKK (in Savudrija).


BEACHES


The beaches are mostly rock slabs divided into concrete and pebbly parts with rather shallow waters.


The majority of the most popular beaches like Katoro, Aurora, Kanegra and Laguna Stella Maris are situated north of the town center.


Generally well-equipped and very often bordered with pine trees providing shade, the Umag beaches offer numerous types of contents; entertainment, sports and catering facilities.


VIVENT LES NATURISTES!


Umag has a very long tradition of naturism popular in big campsites along the coast.


...SWIMMING NAKED AROUND THE UNDERWATER TOWN OF SIPAR...


Polynesia beach is situated between Zambratija and the holiday village of Sol Polynesia in Katoro 4 km to the north of Umag.


The northern part of the beach has been set aside for nudists.


Nearby can be found the remains of the antique Siparis and the medieval fort destroyed by the pirates.


Nowadays, the ruins are below the sea surface and are visible during low tide.


KANEGRA BEACH


This nice pebbly beach is a part of the tourist resort Kanegra - Crveni Vrh at Savudrija that includes a naturist campsite.


LADIN GAJ BEACH


The beach is located 8 km to the south of Umag in Lovrecica and is accessible by the seaside promenade from the town center.


The southern part of the bay is provided for naturalists. The beach is rocky with partly concrete areas.


Nearby is the Park Umag, one of the finest Croatian campsites.


GASTRONOMY


Restaurants in Umag offer the traditional Istrian dishes as well as Italian and international cuisine.


The old part of town has a large number of Fish restaurant placed on the south side of the peninsula on the pontoons overlooking the sea.


CYCLING


North-west Istria is an oasis for cycling holidays equally suitable for all cyclist profiles-from recreational to professional sportsmen.


CYCLING TRAILS


The region boasts 19 marked trails (12 mountain and 6 road routes) with a length of about 500 kilometres.


The trails generally start on the flat seaside through the hilly hinterland that is just around ten kilometres from the sea.


BIKE HOTEL with a ROADBIKE EXPERT


Umag has also a bike hotel, the Sol Garden that provides the best standards for a cycling vacation.


BIKE RENTAL SYSTEM


The Park & Ride system is the public transport service using bicycles in Umag. It connects tourist resorts with the centre of Umag as well as with the CampingIN Park Umag.


FROM UMAG to NOVIGRAD


The coastal trail connecting the town of Umag with Novigrad is worth trying!


RACES & COMPETITIONS


Apart from numerous recreational bicycle rides (about 15), northwestern Istria with Umag also hosts important world cup races.


Just choose among the most interesting: the Istria Granfondo, the Istrian Spring and the Umag Trophy.


www.istria-bike.com



WELLNESS & SPA


Most of the town hotels have excellent spa-facilities.


The nicest wellness centres are Istrian Relax Village in Sol Umag and Fusion Spa in Melia Coral.


Welldays in October


Sol Umag, Sol Garden and Melia Coral offer special packages with daily entrance options to their wellness center.


HUNTING


Public hunting area of Umag, under the direction of the Trčka hunting association is at the disposal of the hunters.



LD Umag

Galići 45
52470 Umag

www.lsiz.hr


CALM ALL YEAR ROUND EXCEPT IN AUGUST


Due to its geographic position as well as to its developed tourist infrastructure with numerous sports facilities and the ACI Marina, Umag has visitors all year round.


Although vibrant, Umag is a quiet destination except in august during the ATP tournament that draws nearly 70,000 visitors.


If you want more peace during that time choose its extreme settlements; Savudrija in the north or Lovrecica and Dajla in the south.


ACI UMAG MARINA


The marina is situated on the northwest side of the attractive Umag bay opposite the old town.


This northern-most Croatian marina is also one of the best equipped with a capacity of 475 berths for boats and yachts up to 40 meters long.


www.aci-marinas.com


TENNIS EVERYWHERE


SPORTS CENTER


Umag is known for its well-equipped sports facilities, especially those for tennis.


Due to the 85 tennis courts, the town has become one of the biggest sports centers on the Adriatic with the tennis schools opened all year round.


ATP CROATIA OPEN


The tourist village of Stella Maris consists of 18 terrains with a central one reserved during the ATP tournament for the most experimented players.


This major tennis tournament in Croatia represents the peak of the tourist season in northwest Istria.


The event is followed by a gourmet festival, concerts and many parties for some 70,000 visitors.


www.croatiaopen.hr


GOLF


The Adriatic golf club in Savudrija, north of Umag is a part of the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic complex.


Located less than 300 m from the sea at Crveni Vrh, this 18 hole professional course with 7km of length over watches the Savudrija's bay.


www.golf-adriatic.com


Umag Driving Range


The driving range located next to the Stella Maris auto camp has 10 tee offs and 230 meters length for practicing drive.


Golf & Country Club Umag-Umago


Savudrijska 13


+385 52 742 830
+385 98 254 830


HORSERIDING


The Horse Centre Goli Vrh


Ranch Goli Vrh

Goli Vrh 31

52 470 Umag


+385 (0) 52 721 820

+385 99 27 218 20


Opening hours:


01.IV. – 30.IX: 09:00 - 17:00

01.X. – 31.III: 10:00 – 16:00


Price: one hour of horseback riding 110 kn

Horseback riding school: 10 hours 1100 Kn


www.konjicki-centar.com


Horseback riding centre Katoro


Juricanija bb, Katoro

52 470 Umag


+385 98 206129

+385 98 366 050


Opening hours:


15.03. – 31.10: 07.00 - 21.00

01.11. – 14.03: 08.00 – 16.00


Price: one hour of horseback riding 100 kn

Horseback riding school: 10 hours 730 kn


HANG GLIDING


The hang gliding site is located nearby the Stella Maris tourist village.


Aero klub Umag-Umago

+385 (0)52 753571


www.angelfire.com/dc/vrhunska/aeroklub/



TANDEM FLYING



Why not try tandem flying from Kastelir take off site!



+385 (0)98 922 8081

www.istraparagliding.com



Adrenalin Tree Park



Situated in the forest, 2 km north from the Umag center, near the holiday village "Stella Maris".



+385 (0)98 217265

umag-adrenalin-park.com


Karting


The karting track located in Lovrecica, on the road between Umag and Novigrad within an oak forest is equally interesting for adults as well as for children.


+385 (0)91 533 3070
www.kartcross.hr



AQUARIUM UMAG



Aquarium Umag, located in downtown Umag,

contains various fish types from the Adriatic see.



Aquarium Umag

Ul. 1. svibnja



+00 385 52 721 041



EARRINGS as a SOUVENIR


A replica of the authentic earrings from Umag made by a local goldsmith differentiate form the 8th century original just in materiel. They are made in sliver while the traditional ones were made in bronze.


Njaci Siroka

Garibaldi 5


LITTLE TRAIN


The tourist train connects the center of Umag with the holiday village of Katoro. Passing close to the ocean, the train is not only practical but also enables the guests to contemplate Umag's beaches with its numerous bays.


EVENTS

Day St.Pelegrin

May


Folk and religious festival.


Day of open wine cellars

23.05.


Wine presentation of the Umag region.

www.vinistra.com


UmaGOblues

03.06.-16.07.


www.umagoblues.org


The Golden Lion

July


An international chambre theatre festival.

www.zlatni-lav.com


Umago Classica

July-August


Classical music concerts & events.


ATP Croatia Open tournament

August


www.croatiaopen.hr


Gourmet festival

It is held at the same time as the ATP Tournament.


Sepomaia viva

July-August


Festival of Antiquity


Feast of the Assumption

14.08.-15.08.


A religious festival.


Umag nights

18.08-20.08.


A cultural and entertainment program.


Organum Histriae

21.08.-27.08.


Summer organ festival.

www.organum-histriae.com


Sole Fish Days

15.10.-30.11.


This manifestation takes place in the restaurants and wine cellars of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla that offer 4 course menus based on common sole, accompanied by Istrian wines and olive oil.
















 
 
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