Karlobag is a town between the sea and the Velebit Mountains, situated on an important road - the Adriatic Highway - which runs from Rijeka to Dubrovnik, and to inland towards Gospić, the Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb. Karlobag is a wonderful blend of Mediterranean and of continental, combining crystal clear sea and most beautiful Croatian mountain which is only a couple of minutes’ drive away.
Karlobag is a place of gastronomic delights of the Mediterranean and continental style, with rich and diverse culinary offer. The natural flavor of the seafood and lots of Mediterranean specialties did not change over the centuries.
The turbulent history of the city of Karlobag is visible in the ruins of a medieval fortress overlooking the city - Fortice, and in several churches. The Capuchin monastery with the church of St. Joseph and the library is rich in artistic treasures, the most important being a painting of the Last Supper by an unknown author.
Accommodation in Karlobag is available in the apartments and rooms and two hotels in Karlobag - hotel Velinac and Zagreb. Hotel Zagreb has a rich sports and entertainment offer that enables active and interesting vacation, as well as a rich program of excursions to beautiful national parks, ancient cities of the Adriatic coast and interesting islands. We must not forget to mention the possibility to rent a mountain house in Karlobag. These are perfect during the winter.
In the restaurants in Karlobag you can try dishes that are meat based such as venison stews with aromatic sauces, which are usually served with the gnocchi, and amazing red wines. These are great for winter meals. However, fresh fish and other seafood is what represents the core point of your summer meals. We recommend the grilled fish, or stuffed calamari, or maybe a fish stew which is usually served with polenta. Do not forget the excellent wines that will accompany perfectly your meals.
After a day of fun on the beach, swimming, sunbathing, playing sports, spending time with dear people with whom you share your vacation, if you have enough energy you can immerse into the nightlife in Karlobag and start partying. Especially during summer, cafés are full of people and loud music, and there are various cultural events that take place and through which you can learn about local customs.