Although as a tourist destination Rabac began to develop much later than the major tourist centers in its immediate vicinity, such as Porec, Opatija and Lovran, because of its natural beauties it gets the flattering title of '' The Pearl of Kvarner ''. Today we find 15 hotels, many entertaining and catering facilities and numerous modern luxury villas in Rabac. Built according to the latest world trends, villas in Rabac exude style and comfort and provide their guests with all the amenities for a fun and carefree dream vacation.
Rabac - The pearl of the Kvarner Bay
On the eastern coast of the Istrian peninsula, on the border between Istria and Kvarner, lies the beautiful town of Rabac, which is visited every year by thousands of guests from all over the world. This fairytale village is located about 50 kilometers away from the City of Pula, about 60 kilometers from the City of Rijeka and only 5 kilometers from the Town Labin. Because of its beauty, Rabac has been attracting visitors from all over the world since the mid - 19th century when it was just a small fishing village. At that time, there were no hotels and luxury villas in Rabac, which we find today when visiting the town. Although as a tourist destination, Rabac began to develop much later than the major tourist centers in its immediate vicinity, such as Poreč, Opatija and Lovran, because of its natural beauty, it receives the flattering title of '' The Pearl of Kvarner ''.
Tourism development in Rabac
The famous English travel writer Richard Francis Burton, visited Rabac in 1876 at the time when he was creating his book "The Istrian Coast" in which he described the beauty of Rabac and the beautiful nature surrounding it. In those years, summer residences were built in Rabac. Unfortunately, during World War II, some of the mansions were destroyed and demolished. In 1889 the first hotel was opened in Rabac, which had several rooms in its offer, and on the ground floor of the hotel there was an inn intended for guests staying at the hotel. In 1907, Prince Ferdinand, the Crown Prince of Austria, also resided in Rabac. These circumstances were certainly the beginning of the development of tourism in Rabac.
Accommodation in Rabac
Today we find 15 hotels, many entertaining and catering facilities and numerous modern luxury villas in Rabac. Luxury villas in Rabac are the most modern buildings. Built according to the latest world trends, villas in Rabac exude style and comfort and provide their guests with all the amenities for a fun and carefree dream vacation. In addition to the modern, the luxury villas in Rabac are rustic villas that the hosts have arranged with a combination of modern and rustic. Guests in these villas relax by the pool, enjoying the sun and views of the sea, the forest and the beautiful Kvarner Bay and the Kvarner islands in the distance. During your vacation in Rabac, make sure you take the time to make trips to Istria. Only half an hour to an hour drive from your villa in Rabac will take you to world-famous tourist destinations such as Pula, Porec, Rovinj and Opatija. And then after a day of great impressions and fun, return to your peaceful oasis, enjoying the peace that this fabulous place offers you.
Rabac Open Air Festival
Every year during the summer from the beginning of June until the end of August, Rabac hosts a summer festival of life that offers its visitors a rich entertainment program at several different locations in Rabac. The program of this diverse festival consists of four categories: Street Performance, Cinema and Theater, Street Music and Special Events. From year to year, this festival, which has been running for almost 80 days a year, is expanding its program and gathering more and more visitors. On 18 different locations across 19 programs, more than 200 performers perform during the festival. The program consists of music concerts, jazz concerts, outdoor films and many other facilities on the streets of Rabac. During your stay in one of the villas in Rabac, take a summer evening stroll through the picturesque streets of Rabac and experience the Rabac Open Air Festival. The festival was the result of many years of successful cooperation between Valamar Riviera, the City of Labin, the Labin - Rabac Tourist Board, the Istria County Tourist Board and MPG. Take a break and enjoy dinner at one of the catering establishments with a rich gastronomic offer made from local produce. Another manifestation that Rabac is known for is certainly the traditional summer carnival. In Rabac, carnivals are held not only in winter but also in warm summer days. The Carnival is a gathering of many mass groups, not only from Rabac and its surroundings, but also from numerous Istrian and Croatian cities and from neighboring countries of Italy and Slovenia. During your stay at the villa in Rabac, feast on your favorite superhero and for one day be what you always wanted to be and visit the summer carnival in Rabac.