Out of the 7 idyllic small towns on the island of Rab, Lopar is the farthest from the old city core of Rab. Lopar is a place of rich history, cultural and historical legacy, and a hundred years of tourist tradition, which guarantees the quality of service. Local population is engaged in tourism, agriculture, fishing, and the politeness and hospitality of the people of Lopar is one of the greatest qualities of the entire tourist offer and the reason why tourists return every year.
Lopar, or sandy paradise, as the locals like to call it, has 22 beautiful sandy beaches, and the most famous is the Paradise Beach. CNN included Paradise Beach among 100 of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Every tourist can find a beach that best suits him or her – larger beaches that provide full tourist services, nude beaches, hidden and intimate coves, and stone or sandy beaches where tourists may enjoy all of nature’s charm. Aside from the rich food and wine offers, where you can try traditional Mediterranean cuisine, but also modern and tasty dishes, the rich tourism offer will satisfy all the needs of every tourist staying here. Sports activities (beach volleyball, beach football, bocce, tennis, trekking, cycling, diving, miniature golf), entertainment activities (billiards, various video games, trampoline, and similar), but also aquatic activities like water slides, jet-skis, or paddleboats, will provide you with the option of an active holiday.
Spend an ideal holiday with an unforgettable blend of natural beauty, interesting and unique traditions, and entertaining activities!
The island of Rab is located in the centre of the Kvarner archipelago – it is the island of sun, sea, and love, with a tourist tradition longer than 130 years. With many small picturesque coves, but also many world famous beaches (like Paradise Beach, Pudarica, Mel, Škver, Suha Punta, etc.), Rab is truly a fortunate island (Felix Arba). Thanks to the crystal clear, warm, and shallow sea, Rab is a destination for the entire family, and anyone can find a beach for themselves there – nude beaches, solitary coves, beaches for dogs, beaches for singles, or beaches with various tourist and entertainment events.
With its rich history and considerable tradition, Rab is an interesting destination for art, history, and archaeology enthusiasts. The first reliable information regarding the earliest history is from the ancient Greek travel accounts from as far back as 4th century B.C., and the island was inhabited by Illyrian peoples in the year 350, when it became a Roman municipium and an important centre on the eastern coast of the Adriatic called Felix Arba (Arb- covered in forests, dark, green). Many churches in the town itself, but also throughout the island, speak of religious tradition, but also of civilisation, cultural, and artistic achievements. The convents, churches, palaces, social buildings, squares, and lodges of Rab are gathering places, court locations, and markets, and they speak of a highly developed social centre. Many famous individuals were born on Rab, including the stonemason from Rab, Saint Marin, who went to the Apennine Peninsula and founded the Republic of San Marino in the 4th century. Today Saint Marin is the protector of Lopar and the pride of all the people from Rab.