Stara Novalja (Old Novalja) is a small municipality in the northern part of the Croatian Island of Pag. As the rest of the Dalmatian coast, it is recognizable by the mild Mediterranean climate, sandy beaches and beautiful nature. Rich archaeological heritage from the ancient Roman times is the basis for diving tourism. The culinary offer is based on simple traditional recipes and local indigenous ingredients. Fishing and sheep-breeding, besides tourism, are the most important economic branches in this peaceful and silent Dalmatian place.
Planjka, Jadra, Vranjak and Koromačina are the beaches that City of Novalja with surroundings is known for. Besides them, in the neighbouring places such as Stara Novalja, there are numerous other hidden bays, family resorts and small private beaches. There is plenty of intact nature waiting to be experienced in the long evening walks. Peaceful and relaxing paths, woods, stone, dream-like landscapes, a lot of greenery (wild and cultivated) certainly make it worth a visit. The more days you spend exploring the nature, enjoying the sea, sunsets and local food, the more interested you will be into coming back next year.
According to many tourist guides and reviews, unlike City of Novalja that has recently become famous for the music festivals and became attractive to the groups of the young visitors, Stara Novalja perfectly fits into the model of a good destination for the families with the children. Whether you are into exploring the exciting and mysterious natural heritage or enjoying the sunsets and summer breeze accompanied by the aromas of dedicatedly prepared Mediterranean delicacies, this place is an excellent choice. The beautiful memories your family makes here will remain yours for a lifetime.