About Zrce Beach and Novalja

The Croatian islands are one of the most beautiful coastal regions of the Mediterranean. At first glance the island of Pag seems to be very dry and rocky, but in recent years many Europeans searched for beautiful and new beaches. Especially they wanted to combine relaxing holidays and partying the whole night. In Novalja and Zrce you can find both. But this island also offers more than great beaches. At Zrce Beach lots of world famous clubs let the people forget their everyday life and invite them to dance the whole night.

On the island of Pag one can also find a city with the same name, which is more like a normal city compared to the party areas Novalja and Zrce. Around the whole island there are perfect conditions for swimming, boating and having fun in the water. Even Marco Polo, the famous explorer, appreciated the island of Pag and its shores.

Daily-routine in Novalja/ Zrce

  • 12am – 2pm: Waking up and having breakfast
  • 2pm – 2:30: Beach time. Either partying at Zrce beach or just relaxing on one of the onther beaches
  • 2:30 – 4pm: Swimming, boating, …. and having some drinks
  • 4pm – 8pm: After Beach Party at Aquarius Zrce
  • 8pm – 10pm: Sleeping, having dinner and some drinks in restaurants, bars and cafés and preparing for the party night
  • 10pm – 1am: Predrinking at Cocomo (Novalja), some other bars or directly going to Zrce beach to start the party night
  • 1am  – 5am: Party, party, party, party,……with some international DJs at Zrce beach
  • 5am – Xam: … still partying,…heading back to the apartment


The second largest city, Novalja, is located next to Zrce Beach. It just takes a few minutes to get to the clubs Papaya, Aquarius,…! Due to the many people living in Novalja and want to party at Zrce Beach, there is a shuttle bus driving from Novalja to Zrce every few minutes.
The city is the party-tourist center of the island and most of these people book their apartments or other accomodations here every year. About 3,500 residents live in Novalja regularly, but during the summer season the city is crowded with thounds of party people.
Besides several restaurants there are a lot of bars in the city center. Just have a look at the bar guide on our website. In addition you´ll also spot a club named Cocomo right in the middle of Novalja.
We try to give you good information about apartments Hostels and hotels. Most of the apartments in Novalja are small and well maintained by local residents. Check it out here in the overview of the apartments or just contact us.


There are several beaches around Novalja. Besides Zrce beach, where the party is on fire the whole day, you can find other beaches like Plaza Strasko for families. If you don´t care about driving a few minutes, you will find lots of other beaches, where just a few people are.

Weather in Novalja

In the Summer the sun is shining almost every day for over 10 hours and the temperature is around 25-30 degrees. Perfect conditions for relaxing at the beach, swimming (water:20-24 degrees) and having some drinks at the After Beach parties.
….sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and towels are absolutely a must have for you holiday on the Island of Pag.


Time zone: MEZ (UTC+1)
Croatia is part of the EU since 2013
“Croatia” in Croatian: Hrvatska
Regime: Parliamentary democracy
Phone and emergency numbers

Area code: +385
Police: +385 19 2
Police station Novalja: 053 675 860 (Google maps: http://g.co/maps/j9fxd)
Fire department: +385 19 3
Ambulance: +375 19 4
Cab: +385 19 70
Breakdown service: +385 19 87
Currency and rates of exchange

Pics of Summerpeak Festival 2016 with vol2cat. Photos: damnfreddy