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Umag - A travel report by Samuel
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Umag,  Croatia - flag Croatia -  Istarska Zupanija
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Umag, old town and a croud of tourists

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It was summer 2004 and it was the first time for me in Croatia. It was very hot (always around 35-40°C - sorry don't know this in °F) and you heard very much 'bout woods burning down ( fortunatly only in Italy and not in Croatia). I went there with my family (my parents and my two sister have already been there one year ago) to visite my relatives and to have some nice days there. When I arrived I didn't expect to by in a country with a great touristic boom. But then we arrived at the campingside I was totally overwhelmed. The whole thing was bigger then I have ever expected. It was more like a all-inclusive-club then a campingside. The whole thing included a campingside (about 1 square-mile) and a even bigger town with appartments to rent, there was also a big tennis-center (also the Croatian-Open are hold there) and places to do other sports,many bars, restaurants and clubs... The whole thing lays in a nice bay, where the water clear and looks like imported from a caribian isle.

Favourite spots:
Very nice is the old part of Umag which has fortunately not get to know very much of the WWII and lays on a peninsula and is very little but very beautiful. There you can go shopping or sit in a restaurant and watch the romantic sunset. Very funny is to walk through the narrow streets and listen to the natives how want to sell you some souveniers (they have a very good quality and are often handmade)

What's really great:
What I like special were my relatives ( but I think you won't go there, only to see my relatives ;) ). But I also like Umag (and not only the older part). Also nice is the older part of Rovinje and the old roman buildings in Pula.

Accommodations:
There are two campingplaces in Umag. The one I was and one 5 min away from Umag (this one is much bigger, about 4-5 squaremiles I think).
If you don't like camping you cuold also rent an appartment or check in a hotel. (as you can see nothing is missing)

Nightlife:
unfortunatly I wasn't able to visite one but one important thing. Most of the clubs open at about 11 pm

Restaurants:
There are some restaurants at the campingside I was at and there are also some in the older part of Umag and also in the town itself.
I think all are very nice but if you like the romantic restaurants try the ones int the older part of Umag.
Impotant:
You should never miss is to eat seefood and the nativ meals there ... they are very delicious (if you like seefood and nativ meals ;) ).

Published on Wednesday October 1th, 2003


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Mon, Aug 07 2006 - 06:35 AM rating by marianne

samuel,
Interesting report. It sound like a nice place. Wish you had added some pictures.
Marianne

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