Umag Travel Guide
Contents [click on chapter for quick jump]
- 1 Get to know Umag (Umago)
- 2 Things to do in Umag
- 2.1 Sightseeing in Umag
- 2.2 Croatia Open ATP Tennis Championship in July
- 2.3 Discover hilltop towns in green Istrian inland
- 2.4 Biking adventure is everywhere around
- 2.5 Discovering vineyards and olive oil groves
- 2.6 Tasting traditional Istrian cuisine
- 2.7 Umag Tennis Academy
- 2.8 Visiting nearby coastal towns
- 2.9 Mramornica cave
- 2.10 The oldest lighthouse on Adriatic
- 2.11 Kids! Istralandia waterpark is very close
- 2.12 Kart – Cross Entertainment Park
- 2.13 Adrenalin Park Umag
- 2.14 Take a day trip to Venice!
- 3 Events and festivals in Umag
- 4 Beaches in Umag
- 5 Accommodation in Umag – where to stay
- 6 Where is Umag and how to get there
- 7 Map of Umag
Get to know Umag (Umago)
Umag (Umago) is a small Istrian town, situated on Istrian north-west, very close to the Slovenian border. This old town and surrounding area offers you a beautiful scenery and friendly hosts everywhere, top quality hotels and resorts, luxury villas and campsites.
The whole region is famous for winemakers, olive oil growers and delicious domestic cuisine. Umag is also one of the greatest sport destinations in Croatia offering numerous tennis courts, volleyball and basketball playgrounds, and biking trails.
Every summer at the end of July well-known Croatia Open ATP Tennis Championship takes place in Stella Maris Resort when people from nearby towns Poreč, Rovinj and Pula, and from all over the region, are coming to town for tennis, live concerts and crazy party nights.
Read about history of Umag.
Things to do in Umag
Sightseeing in Umag
Town’s walls, St. Roche Church, Town’s Museum, Gallery Marin (in town walls).
Croatia Open ATP Tennis Championship in July
Cheer for your favorite tennis player at Croatia Open ATP Tennis Championship (end of July) in Umag, Stella Maris Resort.
Discover hilltop towns in green Istrian inland
Take a day trip to beautiful Istrian inland and visit the picturesque hill towns Motovun, Grožnjan and Buzet.
Check with travel agencies in your town for an organized tour or join Istrian Medieval Hilltop Towns Full-Day Tour with Viator.
Biking adventure is everywhere around
Choose one or more bike trails in this area and explore Umag surroundings.
Read more on biking trails on Istria-Bike website and find out everything you need for you safe biking adventure including GPS navigation, interactive map and other useful information.
If prefer to join an organized family biking discovering book online your Parenzana Mountain Biking Trail adventure.
Discovering vineyards and olive oil groves
Discovering the most famous wine and olive oils roads in Croatia and learn about the production and processing, including tastings.
If this sounds interesting, you should definitely join The Best of Istria Wine Tour.
Tasting traditional Istrian cuisine
The famous Istrian cuisine is based on fresh sea food, Istrian beef (boškarin), truffles and local sheep cheese – enjoy all of these delicacies in numerous restaurants and taverns all around.
Umag Tennis Academy
At Umag Tennis Academy (located in Katoro Resort) you can play tennis at the seafront and stay fit on holiday.
Visiting nearby coastal towns
Hit the road and visit nearby coastal towns Novigrad and Poreč, but don’t skip either towns Rovinj and Pula little more far on south, and discover its Mediterranean ambience rich in history and beauty.
For your better driving experience read our Getting around Croatia by car page.
If you consider renting a car for travelling around Istrian coastal towns, find more information on our Car rentals in Croatia page.
Mramornica cave is one of the most important natural beauties of Istria. It is located near Brtonigla, in the center of the area famous for its caves. The cave is well-known by the experts and tourists and it’s is waiting for you to discover.
Istria has more than two thousand caves and if you are a true underground fan you can discover at least one more – Baredine cave near Poreč.
The oldest lighthouse on Adriatic
The oldest lighthouse on the Adriatic, a giant 36 meters high, is located on north from Umag in nearby Savudrija. Take a short ride and experience mysterious ambience that surrounds the lighthouse since year 1818, with a love story behind…
Kids! Istralandia waterpark is very close
The pool, slides and great family time at the funniest water in Istria are waiting for you in Istralandia waterpark!
Important tip for true waterparks fans: one more water park is very close to Umag – Aquacolors in Poreč!
Kart – Cross Entertainment Park
Fun and entertainment for the entire family! You can choose between Kart Cross, Baby Kart Cross and Quad Safari and drive around beautiful oakwood forest.
The Kart-Cross Park is located on the road between Umag and Novigrad, near Park campsite.
Adrenalin Park Umag
The great adventure is just several minutes far from Umag, located in popular tourist settlement Stella Maris. Take this challenge of different exercises passing from tree to tree and have unforgettable fun surrounded by nature, in the woods.
More information please find on Adrenalin Park website.
Take a day trip to Venice!
Events and festivals in Umag
Join events and festivals in Umag and all around Istrian peninsula year- round. Find out more information on Tourist Board of Istria official website.
Beaches in Umag
After your exploring of Umag and Istria, it’s time to relax on the beach.
Aurora Beach – in Katoro resort
Kanegra Beach – in Kanegra resort
Laguna Stella Maris Beach – in Stella Maris resort
Sol Polynesia Beach– in apartment settlement Sol Polynesia
Canova Beach – in CampingIN Park
Accommodation in Umag – where to stay
Umag offers you a wide choice of accommodation with some of the most popular hotels and resorts in Istria.
Moreover, the private accommodation in Umag is of high quality along with some of the best campsites in Croatia.
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Where is Umag and how to get there
Umag is located on Istrian north-west, very close to Slovenian boarder. In fact, it is the northernmost Istrian town if you travel from the north and one of the most popular destinations in Istria.
Umag is easy to reach by car, bus or plane – the motorway network is developed and of high quality, and if you prefer flying to your holiday, the nearest airport is in Pula (about 90 km distance). Getting to Umag by train is not comfortable journey since railway network is poor without direct routes to Istrian coastal towns.
For more information on getting to Umag, please read our Travelling to Istria page.