Fun Events

Paradise Samba Festival – Lopar
Our Paradise Beach has a compelling resemblance to famous Brazilian Copacabana, so what better place to choose for the home of a Festival of Samba? Numerous samba schools come from all over the world to compete, presenting their attractive costumes and choreographies, hypnotizing the audience with their hot rhythms and dance.

In the early evening, a majestic samba promenade passes through the streets of Lopar, moving slowly towards the beach. There is a stage where everyone takes part: samba dancers showcase their costumes and dance, capoeira masters fight and Zumba dancers keep dancing…

Rich costumes, awesome food, cocktails and our sandy beach vibrating with Latino sounds are a guarantee for an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. And you will have lively photographs to prove it.

If Copacabana seems out of the reach, our Paradise Beach is not and while attending our Festival of Samba, you will hardly notice the difference.

There is no entrance fee to the Festival of Samba.

Festival of Sand Sculptures
The golden sand is the most remarkable signature of Lopar since it is present on 22 of the sandy beaches surrounding the town. Every June the biggest of them, Paradise Beach, becomes an open-air atelier for young artists who are building original sand sculptures for a whole week, during our Festival of Sand Sculptures. Inspired by the animal world, legends and cartoons or pure imagination, spectacular creatures emerge from the sand and rise in their glory for admiration of locals and visitors.

Since the building material is just sand and water, these artistic creations are perishable by nature and therefore more precious.

Sun, sea and the wind are quick to annihilate them to the sand dust, therefore every year and every exhibition of Sand Sculpture Festival is a unique and inimitable experience. Many visitors, particularly children and tourists, are thrilled to watch and record the process of building as well as the final show of our sand sculptures.

There are two competitions that add zest to the Festival – best sculpture contest and best photography contest, where both artists and audience vote for the winner. On the last day of Festival of Sand Sculptures, the winning sculpture is declared and the winning photograph featuring Lopar sand is awarded.


Paradise samba festival - Lopar
Our Paradise Beach has a compelling resemblance to famous Brazilian Copacabana, so what better place to choose for the home of a Festival of Samba?
Festival of sand sculptures
Every June the Paradise Beach, becomes an open-air atelier for young artists who are building original sand sculptures during our Festival of Sand Sculptures
MTB 4 Islands
MITAS 4 islands is a thrilling mountain bike race over 4 islands of Kvarner Bay. A race where islands are stages, goat paths are trails and the sea plays hide and seek!

Christmas fair in Lopar

Join us at the Christmas Fair on December 15, 2022. from 10 a.m. in front of the elementary school in Lopar!

Make our children happy!


Fruga Art Trail

Nastala je umjetnička staza Fruga Art Trail koja poziva posjetitelje na šetnju Premužićevom stazom na visoravni kako bi otkrili krajobrazne umjetničke projekte na različitim lokacijama.


AEROBIC acitivities on beach

PARADISE BEACH ČRNIKA - Monday - Saturday 10am

LIVAČINA BEACH- Monday - Wednesday - Friday from 5pm

GORNJI MEL BEACH - Thuesday and Thursday from 5pm


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!


Tourist board Lopar 

Sand sculpture festival 2022

The Sand Sculpture Festival is being held on the beautiful Rab beach this year as well, from June 28th to July 1st!

Join us!


Geopark Lopar

The Lopar Geomorphologic Garden, part of the Rab Island Geopark, with a total of 50 marked geological points, is rich in geologically interesting features and rare flora

Rab island Trail

Rab Island Trail is one of the most popular racetracks in the Croatian Trekking League, which has been held since 2007. Participants participate in 3 categories for men and 3 for women.
Join us on October 1th!

Birth of Little Mary

The celebration begins early in the morning (September 8), when pilgrims accompanied by numerous tourists gather around the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and services are held at 10:00, 15:00 and 17:00.

Mesopust in Lopar

(The Masquerades of Lopar) are the pride of the village since their tradition is over 150 years old. Lopar is the only village in the island of Rab that has preserved and nurtured the carnival tradition, with authentic masquerade and rituals.

Sand Sculpture Festival

Paradise Beach is becoming a surreal world of breathtaking sand sculptures! Participate in our sand sculpture festival and enjoy the art of making sand sculptures!

Rab Archaeological Traces

The project Rab Archaeological (T)races was developed on the idea of an open-air museum, presenting about 30 archaeological sites in the area of the island of Rab.


For all those who want to spend their sunny vacation actively, indulge in the adventurous and sporting spirit and relax on the island of Rab.
We offer a number of modern sports fields, including tennis courts and an indoor soccer field with artificial grass.

Lopar offers daily half-day boat trips with a glass bottom in the waters of Lopar and Goli Otok and Grgur.

Special features of Lopar

Sand paradise

Rich culture and history

An oasis of natural beauty

LOPAR otok Rab