Zadar and the tourist region of Zadar are located in the very center of the Croatian Adriatic, in the most indented part of the Adriatic archipelago. Surrounding Zadar are national parks Plitvice, Paklenica, Krka and Kornati, nature parks Velebit and Telascica, as well as more than 300 islands and islets.
Numerous coves and beaches, cultural and historical monuments, restaurants and hotels offering selected national specialties make Zadar and its surroundings one of the most attractive tourist regions in Croatia. There is a long tradition of tourism in Zadar.
Tourists love Zadar because of the combination of its yachting tourism, various types of accommodation, atmosphere, charming beaches and promenades, and excursions to surroundings.
There are also interesting cultural, artistic and entertainment events and programs based on especially valuable cultural and historical monuments. There are numerous restaurants and taverns in Zadar where tourists can taste and experience home-made local specialties. Among drinks, first place belongs to the famous liqueur Maraskino.
As early as the 19th century, this unique drink was a favorite drink at European courts (London, Vienna, and Moscow) and has been produced in Zadar since 1821. Zadarhas great conditions for sports and recreational activities. It has numerous tennis courts, as well as a football field, basketball and handball courts. It offers great opportunities for water activities, such as sailing, windsurfing, rowing, scuba-diving, and angling.
Most Zadar hotels and private accommodation are in Borik, the peninsula that lies about 3km northwest of the town center or in Diklo which is a little further. There is however a wonderful four-star in Zadar Old Town, the Hotel Bastion and also a private hostel in the Old Town, called Old Town.
Hotel Bastion- Hotel Bastion is a unique boutique-hotel which accentuates the cultural heritage of the city of Zadar. It’s located in the historic core, built on the remains of the medieval fortress “Kaštela” from thirteenth century Zadar. Hotel Bastion offers twenty-eight luxury rooms, an assortment of gastronomic delicacies, a wellness center and a video-conference room which turns business into a pleasure!
Cultural monuments of Zadar and the renowned “Sea Organ” and “Greeting to the Sun” are only a few steps away from Hotel Bastion which makes it the ideal destination for business guests as well as for tourists.
Hotel Porto- Hotel Porto is located at the very entrance into the city of Zadar. It only takes ten minutes to reach it from the airport and from Zadar Istok A1 highway exit.
A direct bus line connects the hotel to the city center, bus and railway stations, while nearby exits to the motorway and highway allow an easy access to Dalmacija Marine in Sukošan, small tourist resorts south of Zadar, beaches and excursion sites. The hotel has 103 rooms. All rooms are centrally heated, air-conditioned and include TV’s. Some rooms have fast Internet access (adsl) and a mini bar. Visitors have a large parking lot at their disposal and also a restaurant which can accommodate up to 180 guests.
Falkensteiner-Club Funimation Borik- Just as the name suggests, there’s a club atmosphere here-the likes of which you’ve never experienced before. And it’s right by the ocean close to picturesque Zadar. They have a entertainment program with lots of different activities there for you and your family.
In the Acquapura SPA Center Borik, there’s a unique water and adventure world for you to enjoy with the whole family. And the best thing about it is when it comes to your accommodation, you get to choose between the high life main building and a quieter life in the Garden Wing Adriana.
Hotel Pinija- This hotel is situated in pinewoods along a pebbly rocky beach on the natural peninsula with a partially sandy beach, and is suitable for children. Petrcane, a small charming village, is a five minute walk from the hotel. Three hundred rooms are available all year round, including seven hotel suites and six rooms for special needs persons. There is also a souvenir shop, jewelry stores, pizzeria-grill, The Dalmatian Tavern Pinija, cafe, pastry shop, market, entertainment center, Pinija club, internet corner, exchange office and spacious attended parking lot.