Sports and recreation

Choose your favorite outdoor activity in our large offer. You can use the time for running and cycling, do training in the outdoor fitness park, play volleyball or beach soccer and picigin. In addition, you can rent a court for traditional sports such as tennis and basketball.
The peninsula of Lopar is a paradise for the lovers of outdoor activities – it is covered in a net of roads, walking and biking paths passing by the beautiful beaches, entering the deep forest, leading through the stone canyons and labyrinth of sand dunes. The landscape changes dramatically and you will be astonished with different views, especially with panoramas from the lookout points.

Tolkien said: “Not all who wander are lost.” Yet, please, do not wander around and get lost! Get a free map of walking and biking paths at every reception desk, agency or at Tourist office. For a detailed chart of all paths, go to Tourist office and buy a copy. Better safe than sorry!

You can run along the almost 2 km long Paradise beach, and afther that try the outdoor fitness just upon the beach with great view.

If you are an experienced and competitive mountain biker, make sure you join our spring cycling race “MTB  4 island race” that runs across 4 largest islands of Kvarner – Rab, Krk, Cres and Lošinj.

If you prefer running or hiking, do not miss our Rab Island Trail race, happening since 2007. Race is staged in  3  difficulty levels and rated for Croatian Treking League, Rab Island Trail is a must-go autumn event for all outdoor lovers.

If you are more of a beach bum, but you can’t sit still all day long, your sport of choice should be beach volleyball. The playgrounds for beach volleyball are located on the Paradise baech, Livačina beach and beach Mel. Look for a schedule of tournaments at info desks or make your own team and challenge the existing players to a duel. The losers pay the beer after the game! But be careful whom you challenge, as girls often play better then you would expect!

Nowadays, the most popular sports on the beach are beach soccer and „picigin“ (sort of watter volleyball). Paradise beach is ideal for both of them.

For the more traditional ones, there are classic sports – tennis and mini-golf. Book your court and rent the equipment at Caffe-bar Match Ball, then return for a refreshing gin-tonic after the match. Classy, right?

The playgrounds for soccer and basketball are located near Paradise beach and in the center of Lopar. If you want to try tradionional croatian sport „boćanje“ (similar to bowling), there are two playgrounds, one near the Paradise beach and the other one in the park Kapić.

Bicycle is the best vehicle to move around the island, but motorcycle is sometimes a bit more convenient, which is confirmed by the fact that most of the locals own a motorcycle and use it throughout the year as the main transportation. If you want to get fully immersed in the local lifestyle, rent a scooter at local agencies. But don’t forget the helmets!


Moby Dick diving centar
You have always admired the deep sea, but never had the chance or the courage to dive deeper then few feet? Summer vacation is the perfect occasion to try scuba diving and make the introductory dive, i.e. to discover the beauty of the underwater sea life in safe company of a certified diving instructor. For experienced and certified divers, there is opportunity to go to attractive natural diving sites nearby.


  • diving school
  • diving trips
  • rental of diving equipment
  • rent a kayak
  • rent a SUP
  • boat trips
  • taxi boat
  • daily line to Goli otok
  • tourist train on Goli otok

    Lopar Sports Hall

    With the opening of the Lopar Sports Hall in November 2022, a new page of social life has been turned for all Lopar residents. At the first glance at this wonderful building, it is clear that it is a building that offers a very wide range of possibilities of use. It can truly be said that the hall was put at the service of the social life of Lopar, but also of the other islanders, and that it became the new center of all the social events of the Municipality. In addition to the hall, Dvoranski trg is also arranged, which is used for various events and gatherings, such as Advent in Lopar.

    In the Lopar Sports Hall, a number of sports activities take place in which all ages participate – for children it is a universal sports school, a volleyball school and a dance school, while those of an older age can recreationally engage in pilates, functional training and indoor soccer. The Lopar Sports Hall is also used by Rab handball players. In addition to sports events, numerous shows, lectures, concerts, manifestations, meetings and ceremonies are held in the hall, and the Lopar Sports Hall also houses the office of the Lopar Culture and Sports Center.


    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