Porec Travel Guide, Croatia
Porec is a beautiful tourist resort located in a highly touristic area dotted with resorts like Plava, Pical, Zelena, Brulo, Pula, Spadici or Pazin. Its location is favorable for those who want to visit the Istrian Riviera as it lies at the intersection of the main road M2 with the regional roads connecting all the resorts. The climate is mild and you can escape the scorching heat by coming here in summer.
This resort on the western cost of Istria is quite small as it has only about 7 thousand inhabitants but the area surrounding it is quite large and you have a lot to visit. The landscape is mostly low with lush vegetation and forests.
Parec’s history as a resort goes way back to 1844. The castle built on St Nicolas islet attracted many famous people who later spread the word about the place. To attract more people, a public beach was built in 1895 and a large hotel in 1910. After these not so humble beginnings, Porec got to be in the 70s one of the most famous resort in the country.
Choices on accommodation are very wide and you must decide where you want to stay as Porec has a large number of accommodation facilities: cheap hotels, apartments, camping sites. In a middle of a lush forest, pitched above a rocky beach lies Brulo; Plava Laguna’s location is also great lying on a forested peninsula; Zelena Laguna is also in a beautiful forested location with a nice flat, rocky beach. It also has a lot of sports grounds and recreational facilities and you can go horseback riding, yachting, jogging, play tennis or golf.
For something “special” Spadici is the answer. Those who want to sunbathe or swim naked, there is a nudist beach and campsite surrounded by trees, hiding somehow the area.
If you want a beautiful beach Pical is it, lying pretty close to the old town. It also has a nice forest in the vicinity.
History buffs will enjoy the old part of the city located on a small peninsula. It’s cobble stone streets, the island of St Nicolas, the groomed vegetation, the many cute shops and monuments all surrounded by a nice pine forest and protected by St Niicolas island from great waves; all of these make the old town a very attractive spot.
If you are looking for cultural events, you will be able to go t classical music concerts, jazz concerts and folk festivals.
There are a lot of leisure options at the marina that has 200 berths or at the small airport.
All in all Porec is a diverse and charming touristic spot offering plenty of opportunities whether you are at the hotel or on the sports grounds, at the beach or in the historical part of the city that hosts world heritage sites or out in the vineyards.
Tourism in Porec is well developed and tourists will feel at ease, there’s nothing they’ll miss.