For guests interested in active holidays, Pakoštane is a great destination, whether you are an athlete or recreational, here you can find large selection of sport activities.


Those who love active holidays and cycling will certainly enjoy driving around the Vrana Lake. The bike paths of the Pakoštane municipality are surrounded by natural beauties and represent an ideal way to explore the landscape. The trail around Vrana Lake offers a unique experience whether you are a recreational or professional biker. In addition to the main 34 km long track, there are also secondary bicycle trails near Vrana Lake that are more demanding and represent a real challenge but also a pleasure for those who like adventure. Also, if you want to visit neighboring places like Drage or Biograd na Moru, you can take a peaceful and relaxing ride on the cycling trails leading up to them.
Those who want to compete can test their cycling skills at the Bicycle Marathon around the Vrana Lake, which is traditionally held on May 1, organized by Bicycle Club Pakoštane.

Cycling routes will lead you through the most beautiful parts of this divine landscape. All cycling routes are marked with signposts for easier orientation.
Enjoy cycling Croatia!

Photo: Tourist board Pakoštane


Those in love with sailing and the sea have the opportunity to enjoy the archipelago of Pakoštane on various boats (small catamaran, Optimist, Open 570). Beside renting a sailing boat, you can ask for a professional guidance or even enroll in a sailing school Galeb Adventures.

Scuba diving

If you want to explore the underwater world of Pakoštane archipelago and the archipelago of Zadar, do not miss an opportunity to dive into the blue depths during your vacation and discover the true charm of the Adriatic sea and the beauty that lies beneath its surface. In Pakoštane you can find two scuba diving schools – Scuba Adventures and Nadji laguna, which offer beginner courses as well as training courses for professionals.

Kamenjak viewpoint

If you go up to a small hill called Kamenjak, just above the lake, you will find a sightseeing point. In 2006, as a part of the CARDS 2002 Project two traditional buildings, information panels, benches, educational trail and a telescope were placed here.
From here you can enjoy the most beautiful view … you can see the whole Vrana lake, Kornati archipelago, Murter, Pirovac, Drage, Pakoštane …
Besides that, here you can find toilet, small souvenir shop, get some information or buy a bike map to help you get around the rest of the Park.

Photo: Tourist board Pakoštane


You can not endure a day without going to a gym or do your routine training? If you visit our beautiful Pakoštane, you do not have to worry about it because you can find a small fitness club Fortius near the centre.


For those willing to fight waves and wind, windsurfing is an ideal way of skill testing as well as a unique source of entertainment. Experience is not need, just a dose of good will that will take you straight to the Galeb Adventures where you will embark on a memorable adventure.

Entertainment for children

In addition to sandboxes, floating water parks and playgrounds where your kids can have fun during the afternoon on the beach, an evening walk for them can become unforgettable if they go on a ride in our famous Thomas & Friends train or try out one of the trampoline after which will surely be ready for ice cream. For those unforgettable fun, there are battery-powered cars where they can test their driving abilities.

Photo: Tourist board Pakoštane

Stand up paddle board

Rent your SUP board on one of our beach and explore coast or just relax around a beach. It seems simple, but it is necessary to use all the body muscles to stay longer on your feet and once you practice you will not want to get off.

Jogging track

Jog with the scent of the sea and the Mediterranean pine, on the jogging path which leads to the beach from the Crvena luka to the nearby town Biograd na Moru while on the other side the path leads from the beach to the neighboring Drage.


Experience fun in an unprecedented way and visit first theme fun park for both children and adults in Croatia and in the entire region- DALMALAND.
Only 3 km from Pakoštane, it streches over 45 000 square meters. The park is a combination of adrenaline rides and thematic family entertainment with more than thirty attractions.

Paintball Pakoštane

Visit Pantball Pakoštane and experience an adrenaline rush playing (this) extreme team sport, designed for those who like adventures. Paintball relieves everyday worries and stress, and serves as a good recreation. The fierce adrenaline action as well as the excellent fun are guaranteed.

Beach Volleyball

Zigi beach bar on beach Janice is a place where in summer you can come with your friends and play beach volleyball.


If you love horses and would like to learn to ride, or you are the parents of a child who is in love with these beautiful four-legged animals, near Pakoštan there is Vencel Riding Club. It offers the possibility of riding horses, swimming and taking photos with them. The goal of the club is to develop the riding skills of the participants, to gain knowledge about horses and riding, and to have a good time. In addition to a wonderful experience with horses, a wonderful day in nature and in the fresh air is guaranteed. Program also includes carriage rides on the beach, various board games, horse games in a relaxed atmosphere by the campfire. Vencel Riding Club organizes off-road riding as well as therapeutic riding for children and adults with disabilities. The trainer of the school and riding course is very experienced and adapts the training to each individual and his level of knowledge.

Sweet and salty adventure – hiking trails of Pakoštane Countryside

Story of Sweet & Salty Adventure
Once upon a time, there was a cave, and in it, two springs – the Spring of Remembrance and the Spring of Oblivion… This is the beginning of the legend of a mysterious prophetess that lived in Pećina above Vrana, on the Stream of Future in which, the story says, the waters from both springs meet.

This is the place where our adventure begins. Following the path of water from rich springs in Vrana, across fertile fields and the turquoise Lake, through invisible underground flows of the rocky ridge of Čelinka, to the azure sea surrounding Vrgada, we have created a network of hiking trails, which invites you to explore this unique area.

Fertile land surrounded by lake and sea attracted people searching for a better life since the beginning of time. The prehistoric Illyrian tribe of Liburni built its forts on limestone hilltops; the potentates of ancient Rome and Byzantine Empire conquered these lands; and in medieval times, Vrana was the centre for Benedictines, Templars, and Knights of St. John, as well as religious and political centre of Croatian rulers. The Ottomans and the Venetians fought for this precious part of fertile land, and turbulent past times left a rich heritage of cultural and historical monuments.

Today, when people turn mostly to the seaside, nature is slowly taking over the Lake Vrana. The protected area of the nature park provides shelter to numerous bird species, which, just like the tourists from nearby beaches, come from all around the world, enjoying security, beauty and generosity of this landscape. We invite you to walk the network of trails, and to explore, discover and experience the beauty of nature and the rich past of Pakoštane countryside.

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During your vacation there is an opportunity for fishing in the sea or in the Lake Vrana.
Permits for sport fishing (sport and recreational fishing, angling) may be purchased in Biograd na Moru (6 km from Pakoštane towards Zadar).

If you are more interested in fishing in fresh water, their wishes can fill the Lake Vrana, only 2 km from Pakoštane.
Fishing license is required. Daily, multi-day and annual licenses for sport fishing can be purchased in the office of the Vrana Lake Nature Park in Biograd na Moru, on adress Kralja Petra Svačića 2 / II (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm) or during the tourist season in the Info Center Biograd and info centers of Crkvina and Prosika (from Easter to October).

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