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Destination guide

A gateway to Croatia's gripping history and natural charm

Croatia's Istrian peninsula is a draw for travelers the world over. It's beautiful and sunny, and Umag, on the westernmost tip of the country, is 1 of its hidden gems. First occupied by Romans, it's managed to survive Venetian, Austrian, and French empires with its original fortifications in tact. The harbor is picturesque and lined with authentic restaurants. The town is framed by historic buildings and cute shops. The city itself is backed by green hills threaded with bike trails, rocky beaches, and clear blue water. Umag vacation rentals will provide excellent settings for your best selfies.

Things to do

Old fortresses, new art, and kid-friendly aquariums

Visitors land in Umag hoping for beautiful scenery, historical sights, and family fun, and they aren't disappointed. The hills around the city offer gorgeous views of the countryside, and to get to them, you'll pass by 10th-century fortifications and a gated drawbridge. The Umag Town Museum is set in a former medieval fortress and features artifacts from Roman times, along with exhibits of contemporary art. Kids and nature lovers will enjoy the Umag Aquarium, host to dozens of species plucked from the Adriatic Sea: seahorses, starfish, morays, coral, and crabs.

Activities

Stroll through town or set off on the high seas

For a quaint little city, Umag offers a big list of possible pastimes. The old town features charming shops and restaurants serving freshly caught seafood, and in summer, theater and film screenings pop up almost every day. A walk through town may end up at 1 of the many rocky coves hiding secluded pebble beaches. The waterfront boasts friendly bars and cafes that stay open late through the summer. Glass-bottomed boat excursions can take you out to explore the sea, and longer tours bring visitors all the way to Venice, Italy, for international day trips.

Weather

Summer sun, ocean breezes, and no need for umbrellas in Umag

The Mediterranean climate in Umag means hot, dry, sunny summers and mild, wet winters. Most visitors head to the region in July and August so you can join the crowd then, or travel in June or September if you like the warm weather but prefer Umag vacation rentals at discounted prices. The water is warm enough for swimming from May through October, while air temperatures range from the 70s to the 90s. Winters are cool, but not freezing. You'll find a much quieter Umag at that time, and encounter the occasional rainstorm.

Natural features

Darling, it's better down where it's wetter

The natural beauty of Istria extends from inland forests to the sea. Most Umag vacation rentals are close to the shore, so head inland to spend a day in the Motovun woods, home to rare plant and animal species. Umag's greatest asset is its proximity to beaches and the enchanting Adriatic. Return to the city proper and plunge into an underwater nature scene. Open water diving and scuba diving are popular among locals and visitors. Sign up for a class if you'd like a professional to help you spot seahorses, coral, and barracudas.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Umag

Fly into Trieste (TRS-Friuli Venezia Giulia), the closest airport, located 27.8 mi (44.8 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Umag, HR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,848 vacation rentals around Umag. From 582 villa rentals to 2,541 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Umag?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Umag. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vardica: 3,132 vacation rentals
  • Zambratija: 1,961 vacation rentals
  • Murine: 2,421 vacation rentals
  • Umag Beach: 5,917 vacation rentals
  • Križine: 2,975 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Umag! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Umag?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Umag:

  • Rovinj: 8,020 rentals
  • Poreč: 7,589 rentals
  • Grado: 949 rentals
  • Piran: 471 rentals
  • Koper: 486 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Umag?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Umag. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Umag Beach: 5,917 rentals
  • ATP Stella Maris Stadium: 5,649 rentals
  • Savudrian Lighthouse: 4,848 rentals
  • Port of Savudrija: 4,426 rentals
  • Umag Central ATP Stadion Stella Maris: 5,643 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Umag listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.