From May 20th to June 19th, 2020
This year, Novalja and its famous beach Zrce are coming back stronger than ever! From May 20 until June 19, the famous beach of the island of Pag reveals its true facet. All Zrce clubs are among the best clubs in the world. They open their door for 1 month for the biggest spring break of Europe! Papaya, Noa Beach Club, Aquarius and Kalypso are open day and night! So are you ready ?
Nicknamed the "Croatian Ibiza", the island of Pag allows you to party without limit in a supercharged atmosphere, in the heart of this popular destination that hosts every year the best DJs on the planet.
We come back again this year with the best European spring break! The months of May / June are an opportunity for the seaside resort of Novalja, on the island of Pag in Croatia (small in size but huge in its notoriety) to celebrate its opening for the year generally very hectic. The aim is simple: party in swimsuit for a well deserved weekend! So we will guide you and tell you a little more about the destination so that you can go and appreciate all that Novalja has to offer you in the best possible conditions.
The closest town to Zrce beach is called Novalja. It is less than 3 kilometers from the beach and is accessible by a shuttle that picks up all clubbers before taking them to the beach. As long as the clubs are open, the shuttles run. There are departures approximately every 20 minutes from several places in the city and you book it as an option.
Spring breakers usually spend their holidays in the many apartments of the city. We therefore offer apartments with capacities ranging from 2 to 6 people. They are all located in Novalja within a 10-minute walk maximum of a shuttle bus stop to Zrce. They are equipped with a kitchenette and a private bathroom. The living room is usually equipped with a sofa bed and counts as a bedroom.
You can directly add the airport transfer to your reservation to take you from Zadar airport to Novalja (the journey time is about 1h30) and back. Airport transfers are only possible if you book the flight as part of this package.
It is possible to take the bus bracelet directly to take the shuttle during your weekend. It’s unlimited (otherwise, each trip cots around 2€) Added to your order, it will be handed to you when you check in for your apartment.
Finally, you can buy your bottles for the Papaya Beach Club as an add-on at preferential prices to be treated like a king when you get there!
Novalja clubs are open every day for after parties from 16:00 to 20:00 and for night parties from 22-23:00 to 06:00. In the afternoons, all clubs have a free access for a gigantic pool party nicely mixed by one of the resident DJs. The price of entry in the evening depends on the line up but usually does not exceed 5-10 € at the beginning of the season. There is no dress code to enter the clubs of Zrce, with no t-shirt, it works as well!
The Papaya quickly established itself as the must-see nightclub on the island. All the ingredients are reunited to spend an unforgettable moment: a real place dedicated to party, with 3000 m2 of swimming pools, bars, dancefloors and podiums, thus offering you a unique open air space to enjoy the pleasures of a club not to mention that you are only a few meters from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its line-up continues to impress. This temple of music, often filled with smart sets, should be an inevitable stop during your stay on the island of Pag! Finally, the price of drinks remains very affordable: three euros for a beer, six to eight for a cocktail and one hundred and thirty for a bottle with table.
The island's oldest nightclub (opened in 1988) has just as prophesied the emergence of this piece of paradise as helped to achieve it. Although opening two decades before its future competitors, the Kalypso has preserved all the assets of its success. It welcomes festival-goers all day to enjoy the sun, azure water, but also music in a relaxed atmosphere on comfortable sun beds in the shade of the trees around which the club was built. It is a real cocoon whose line ups have nothing to envy to the greatest of the genre.
The NOA Beach Club is a trendy nightclub that boasts first-rate programming, a high-performance sound system, a laser show, a dance show and five bars, among others. This club, which is built directly on a pontoon above the sea, will put you through the mill with crazy after parties and trampolines placed strategically around the club for those who want a little momentum to jump into the sea between two drinks or those prefer to comfortably relax under the sun.
The fourth largest club on Zrce beach, like the Papaya, is a club originally based in Zagreb that later exported to this beach, which is now coveted by European clubbers. Featuring a restaurant, a beach bar and a pizzeria open until dawn, the Aquarius is visited daily by a large number of spring breakers, certainly hearsay of its famous giant foam parties. It’s here that you will find the craziest after beach parties of Zrce, everything is allowed at Aquarius!
The beach of Zrce offers a wide range of activities, more or less sporty, such as banana boats, towed buoys, jet ski (60 euros for one hour), parasailing, bungee jumping, blob jump and wakeboard cable. You will have every opportunity to show that you are not only the king of the dance floor, but also a proven sportsman. Boat parties often leave from the center of Novalja. It will not be every day at the beginning of the season because there is often a lot of wind around the island. Do not forget to inquire on the spot to know the date of the next boat party and participate!
Like the vast majority of beaches in Croatia, Zrce is a pebble beach, which means that walking barefoot may prove a little complicated. So plan for adapted shoes or sandals, it's not sexy but you be grateful!
The best time to go to Novalja is between May and September. The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. We often have good surprises in May / June since temperatures can reach 30-35 °C during the day. Even if you expect something slightly warmer for the evening because of the wind on the island, it tends to cool off a bit when the night falls. If it rains traditionally every year during the Sonus Festival (last week of August), you can rest easy for the rest of the season, it usually rains very little.
We are in Croatia, so locals speak mostly Croatian. Those who are in contact with tourists (bars, restaurants, clubs and souvenir shops) speak relatively good English. The seaside resort living exclusively from tourism during the summer months, it will not be unusual to find menus translated into several languages in restaurants.
The currency is Croatian Kuna. Croatia does not have the Euro and we do not advise you to try to pay with Euros because most of the time, the shopkeepers will refuse them, or you will pay a lot more. The exchange rate at the airport is not interesting, it is better to withdraw money directly on the site at the many ATMs of the city. The deposit of the apartments being returned when you leave if everything went well, it is advisable to carry this exact amount in cash and euros before your arrival.
Check with the consulate of the country of destination if a visa is required, but also with any countries crossed if a transit visa is required.