First a fishing village, then a mining town, today Rabac is one of Istria's most popular seaside resorts with beautiful beaches and many amenities.
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Lying on a bay along the eastern coast of Istria, Rabac is a typical Croatian seaside resort, with beautiful beaches and coves lining the coast to the delight of tourists.

Throughout the first half of the 20th century, Rabac remained a small fishing village 5 km from Labin, a former mining town and today one of Istria’s main administrative centres. Tourism began to develop from the 1960s onwards, with exponential growth in the last decade.

Chic hotels have joined the villas and campsites and today Rabac fears no comparison with other more famous Istrian resorts. The ingredients of the recipe for success in Croatia are all there: beautiful sea, excellent services, good value for money. Oh, of course: there are also delicious little restaurants serving fresh fish!

Things to do in Rabac

Rabac is a typical seaside resort that thrives on tourism: the main attractions in the area are the beautiful beaches. For a break from the sea visit the small town of Labin, situated on a hill just 5 km from Rabac.

Climb to the top of the fortress, of which unfortunately almost nothing remains, to admire a beautiful view of the sea, the island of Cres and the Učka mountains and stroll through a characteristic maze of cobbled streets.

Two beautiful buildings in the centre of Labin are the 16th century loggia and the Church of the Nativity, which dates back to 1100. The local museum, housed in the Baroque 18th century Battiala-Lazzarini palace, exhibits archaeological finds, a collection of musical instruments and a replica of a coal mine, reminding us that this was once the most important economic activity in the area.

Those who do not like lazy holidays will find in Rabac and its surroundings numerous opportunities for sports activities, particularly diving and cycling.

Rabac beaches

Rabac offers a variety of beaches to suit everyone: sandy beaches, pebble and pebble beaches, concrete terraces, rocky beaches. Many of the area’s beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag, an accolade that recognises the high quality of services.

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Where to stay in Rabac

Rabac’s growing popularity has led to the opening of numerous medium to high-end hotels in recent years, including some particularly luxurious design hotels, so this resort is a little more expensive than other Istrian seaside resorts. However, there is no shortage of cheaper options, including mini-apartments and rooms with private individuals.

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Recommended hotels in Rabac

We offer a selection of hotels at Rabac to suit all categories of travellers. The most booked by tourists are the sea-facing hotels, often right on the beach. If you want to play it safe, choose one of the following: they are among the most booked hotels in Rabac, sorted by number of reviews.

Valamar Sanfior Hotel & Casa
Rabac - Lanterna 2Extra sanitary measures
8.7Fabulous 1.509 reviews
Located in Rabac, just steps away from the Adriatic Sea and the beach, Valamar Sanfior Hotel & Casa features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, restaurants and bars and a wellness centre. Free WiFi access is provided in all areas.
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Hotel Mimosa Lido Palace
Rabac - Maslinica 1Extra sanitary measures
8.0Very good 872 reviews
This comfortable hotel is located only 50 metres from the beach in Rabac, directly on one of Croatia’s most beautiful bays.Part of the “Flower Hotel Complex” (Complesso dei Fiori), the Mimosa has 7 floors and 2 lifts.
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Hotel Hedera
Rabac - Maslinica 1Extra sanitary measures
7.8Good 774 reviews
This peaceful and quiet hotel is located only 50 metres from the beach in Rabac, one of Croatia’s most beautiful bays.Part of the “Flower Hotel Complex” (Complesso dei Fiori), the Hedera is ideal for enjoying the deep blue sea, soaking up the sun on the beach or strolling through the lush vegetation.
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Apartments and vacation homes in Rabac

If you prefer space, privacy and the ability to prepare your own meals to a hotel holiday, book a holiday home at Rabac. We recommend a few below, but in this case we advise you to book early because houses and apartments for rent at Rabac are in high demand.

Apartments Palma Rabac
Rabac - Slobode 73Extra sanitary measures
9.2Superb 143 reviews
Apartments Palma Rabac is a property offering self-catering accommodation located in Rabac, 200 metres from the sea, 200 metres from Rabac Ferry and 300 metres from Rabac Bus Stop.Each apartment here is air-conditioned and has a terrace, a seating area with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi access.
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Apartment Nadija
Rabac - Slobode 51Extra sanitary measures
9.6Exceptional 114 reviews
Apartment Nadija is a self-catering accommodation located in Rabac. The property is 100 metres from Rabac Bus Stop and 300 metres from Rabac Ferry Port.
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Rabac - Lošinjska 21Extra sanitary measures
9.3Superb 89 reviews
Set in Rabac, near Maslinica Beach, St. Andrea Beach and Girandella Beach, Marina features barbecue facilities.
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How to get to Rabac

If you want to get to Rabac by car, you first have to arrive in Slovenia, then head towards the Požane/Buzet border crossing; from there you can get to Rabac via Lupoglav- Vozlići. The distance from Trieste is about 100 km, from Milan 550 and from Rome 750.

Travelling by plane is not easy because the only airport in Istria is Pula. Travelling by train is also inconvenient because you have to make several changes.

Rabac Weather

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Where is located Rabac

Rabac is located on the eastern coast of the Istrian peninsula, thus overlooking the Bay of Kvarner. It is situated halfway between Pula and Rijeka.

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