Rovinj is one of the best and most popular summer holiday destinations in Croatia.
Visitors who want to enjoy a luxurious holiday can stay in the elite Monte Mulini zone, next to the Golden Cape forest park, where top quality 4-star and 5-star hotels overlooking the beautiful Mulini Beach near the newly-built marina are located.
Numerous coves and gravel beaches, children's playgrounds and other facilities offered by family-friendly hotels, tourist resorts, campsites and private accommodation make Rovinj an excellent choice for a family vacation.
Staying in one of the numerous Rovinj campsites is an ideal choice for nature lovers. Pine trees casting a pleasant shade are scattered all around the campsites. The camping sites are located a few steps away from the sea and well-kept beaches and are equipped with various facilities, pools and amenities for children.
The summer entertainment program in Rovinj starts with the annual Croatian Summer Salsa Festival and Summer Sensual Days. During these events gentle, sensual Latin rhythms are heard on every corner of the town, and all day long people dance salsa, bachata, kizomba…. Visitors to Rovinj can also attend a variety of events, such as baroque and classical music concerts performed at churches, as well as concerts held in streets and squares. One of the most famous events is St. Lawrence's Night, when Rovinj is engulfed by a special, romantic atmosphere. During St. Lawrence's Night, the street lights are switched off and romantic music is played in candlelight and torchlight at various locations across the town.
The Grisia exhibition held in the old town is a real treat for all art lovers. It takes place in the eponymous street and it features works by both academic and non-established artists. The biggest and most entertaining event held in Rovinj is the Rovinj Night. It has been held for more than 50 consecutive years and every time it attracts thousands of visitors. It is also widely famous for its spectacular firework display. During the Batana Boat Parade you will be sailed to the Spacio (a traditional tavern in Rovinj) in a batana (a small, wooden flat-bottomed boat), where you will hear the melodies of bitinada (traditional Rovinj songs). Visitors to Rovinj can also watch a batana being built in the open and enjoy evenings dedicated to the local tradition in the Riviera square.
Thanks to the numerous islands and islets surrounding it, as well as an interesting underwater landscape, Rovinj is the ideal place for sailing and diving enthusiasts. The appeal of the diving sites in Rovinj lies in the rich, varied and well-preserved marine wildlife and aquatic vegetation, as well as in a multitude of underwater walls, reefs, caves and shipwrecks. The most breath-taking diving site is undoubtedly the wreck of the Baron Gautsch steamboat. Apart from sunbathing, swimming and sailing, fans of seaside leisure activities can also enjoy windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, beach volleyball, etc. which are available in many tourist resorts.
During the summer months, swimming in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, lazing around on the beautiful beaches in the Zlatni rt forest park and discovering the pristine nature hidden in numerous coves will make your stay in Rovinj simply unforgettable. In Rovinj, naturists can look forward to a spacious campsite and a tourist resort with well-kept beaches and a marina.
A walk along the streets of Rovinj's historical centre is a true artistic experience. Visitors to Rovinj are enthralled by the cultural and historical monuments, the church of St. Euphemia, the Rovinj Museum, galleries and studios displaying artworks and souvenirs. A special treat is a visit to the Batana House Eco Museum dedicated to a wooden flatboat called batana. Due to its activity in preserving the flatboat-building tradition, the museum was included in the UNESCO's Register of the world’s best practices for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. The “must see” list of things to do in Rovinj includes discovering Rovinj’s rich history, exploring the Old Town and visiting the town’s cultural and historical monuments. Don’t forget to visit the Monkodonja and Mušego archaeological sites, as well as the Palud special ornithological reserve, situated on the edge of Rovinj.