Umag Travel Guide

  • Foto From Our Hotel's Beach Area
    Foto From Our Hotel's Beach Area
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    Take your pick
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  • Seafront at Umag, Croatia
    Seafront at Umag, Croatia
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Umag Things to Do

  • Sweets

    One of the well visited stalls is this one in my photo. The lady makes so called cotton candy - three different sort of them: pinky coloured is strawberry tasted, light blue one is blueberries tasted and a natural white. Children love them, especially coloured ones. Each costs 10 Kun (almost l,5 Euros).

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  • Timy and Manca

    Last time I hosted at my place in Savudrija also my friend's granddaughter Manca. She is very fond of my Timy, who is present almost everywhere. Enclosed photo is taken in Umag, during one of the trips there from Savudrija.It is worth taking a tourist train which drives every 20 minutes from Katoro to Umag. Ticket for adults costs 10 kun and for...

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  • Fiat

    I couldn't resist to take this photo. Good old Fiat (Ficho) remodeled into remarkable red and yellow coloured cabriolet, with the licence plate of Ljubljana. This photo was taken from the tourist train, and the driver was so kind to stop for a momemt. Yes, some people are so inventive indeed.

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  • Sunset

    And one of the things I like the most when I'm at the seaside, are those marvellus sunsets...when the sun becames more and more red - hot...and sinks bellow the horizon at last. I never get tired of those amazing views.

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  • Riding pony

    For a fees of 20 Kun - it's almost 3 Euros you can ride a pony. Owner leads the pony with the rider for a short walk up and down the promenade (riva). I think it's for children only. A granddaughter of my friend in the photo couldn't resist... she adores horses.

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  • Promenade

    In late afternoon, a promenade which winds from the old city core and leads alonside the coast, revive. Door to door , close together invite you souvenir shops, stalls with diverse stuff, outdoor caffes...Local people and tourists walk up and down the promenade, meet friends there, have a dinner, or a drink, an icecream may be...Cultural and...

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  • Old part of the town

    Old town core is situated on a peninsula, between two bays. There you can find picturesque squares, narrow streets, some very good restaurants with tipical istrian dishes and excellent local wine. One, actually two of them are seen on my enclosed photo.

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  • Marine

    Umag lies on the regional road which connects Savudrija with Novigrad. If you take a tourist train which drives from Katoro to Savudrija every 20 min., you'll pass Umag marina (Nautical Centre Umag) As you can see, it was pretty crowdy at that time.

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  • The Church

    History of area around Umag dated centuires back. In Roman times, the name Umag was mentioned for the first time. The old town core is situated on a peninsula between two bays. The baroque parish church of the blessed Virgin Mary in my photo, was built on the spot of an older church from 15th century.

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Umag Hotels

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  • Melia Istrian Villas

    Savudrijska Cesta bb, Stella Maris, Umag, 52470, Croatia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Sol Koralj

    Katoro bb, Umag, 52470, Croatia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Sol Umag

    Jadranska Bb, Umag, PUY, 52470, hr

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Umag Restaurants

  • by eleep Written Jun 9, 2010

    Decent food, atmosphere easy to find in the nearby restaurants, slow, bad and unfriendly service, watch out when you eat fish, they will charge the price they want to the fish without even caring about the weight of the fish you were asking for. The bill might be really an unexpected surprise

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Umag Nightlife

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    by blos Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The nightlife in Umag is fairly laid back although there are some nice waterfront cafes. If you like lively nightlife the International Club in Porec gets the local vote. In Umag itself, late at night, Planet and the American Bar are the liveliest spots. During the latter stages of the Croatian Open these are packed to the rafters.

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  • Street Shopping

    Along the highway from Umag you will find many sellers hawking their crafts and foods. In particular you can find chili peppers, onions, and garlic, fruits that are in season, liquors, and juices. We even stopped at several cheese dealers who make their own crafted cheeses.They are out there even on Sundays. Garlic woven together for a wall...

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  • Beer Beer Beer

    We tasted several brands of Croatian beer. Favorit tasted so good that we decided to bring it home and begin searching to find it in a store where we live near Venice. I am hoping to find a supplier because this beer has a great taste, and the after taste is what I prefer, barley, grain and less hopps.If you dine in Croatia, try it. I came home...

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Umag Local Customs

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    by blos Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Ein bisschen Deutsch can be extremely helpful for communicating with local people, especially the older generation. There are many german and austrian tourists here. English is widely understood aswell, but not so much as German. Of course if you know Croatian best of all obviously ;o)

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Umag Tourist Traps

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    by blos Written Sep 12, 2002

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    I don't know if this is the case in general but we were conned by a couple of taxi drivers. We asked them to drive us to a nightclub and they took us to some stripclub. We asked for a cab to be called to get us somewhere else and we got none other than the same two boyos (vested interests?) who then took us to a proper nightclub. They also completely ripped us off on price. Be a little careful.

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Umag Sports & Outdoors

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    by angelochka Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    i think it's one of best things (sporty somehow!) that you can do in Croatia, just rent a bike and follow the road by seaside..and breath..breath..this wonderful pine trees smell along the way.. and enjoy these breathtaking sunsets..

    Equipment: to find rent a bike is not a problem in croatia, prices are approx. the same everywhere

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  • if you like tennis..umag is the place to...

    small city Umag is known (i suspect not in wide circles..:) for tennis courts, there are many, mostly located close to big hotels and there is even small stadium nearby, where some tennis tournaments take place, the most famous is Croatia Open Umag, one of ATP tournaments

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  • yes..you can forget about sandy beaches

    i spent there 12 days, among these 12 days it was raining non stop for 4 days...but i still liked and enjoyed it..because of this special fantastic smell from pine woods along the seaside...this air i think is the best thing about croatia..but if you like sandy beaches it's not a place for you to go, be ready for more wild and uncomfortable...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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