Paklenica National Park
Paklenica is situated at the coastal side of the southern part of Velebit. The magnificent canyons of the Paklenica National Park are visible from the Adriatic tourist highway. The most attractive parts are the water-hewn canyons located along the entire length, from Senj to Zrmanja, the valleys of Great and Lesser Paklenica. 400 m high cliffs tower above the Paklenica canyons. Anic-Kuk, the 400 m high rock in that canyon is one of the most favoured alpine climbing locations in Croatia.
The canyons are not the only point of interest of the Paklenica limestone - water has acted by erosion and corrosion to create numerous caves, the largest and prettiest of them being Manita Pec and Jama Vodarica.
This area between the highest peak of the Velebit (Vaganski vrh,1757 m.) and the sea became a national park in 1949., mainly for its natural scientific and esthetic character. The picturesque flowing streams of the Little and the Big Paklenica give a special feature to this park. The Paklenica National Park has an abundance of flora and fauna. Among the numerous phenomena of the Paklenica are some remarkably beautiful caves among which the Manita Cave must be pointed out, being specially adapted for tourists. Paklenica has attracted nature lovers, excursionists, mountaineers and adventurers for a long time.
The history of mountain-climbing in this park goes back to the, thirties of this century. Paklenica represents a challenge to many alpinists and it has become a world-famous alpinist center. Besides mountaineering, alpinism and freeclimbing, Paklenica offers many other possibilities: excursions, horse-back riding, visits to the Manita Cave, driving mountain bikes, trekking and bird-watching. Truly, your holiday at the sea and in the National Park of Paklenica will be the right choice. A lovely pebble beach, thick mediterranean shrubs, the sloseness of the Paklenica National Park, good sports grounds, amusement and first-class culinary specialties give a particular charm to your holiday at the hotel or in the modern motorist camp. A restaurant, a bar, a coffee bar, a wine cellar, a pizzeria a tennis court, table tennis, minigolf , volleyball on sand, motor boats and row boats, sandolinas, pedalinas, evening amusements on terraces, protected parking lots are at the disposal of alll guests.
Traffic connections of all types, land, air and sea ones, are very good. Šibenik stagnated in the economic sense in the non-wanted war, which was imposed to this country, but it has managed to save its cultural treasure: rich folkloric activities, a unique International Child's Festival, its theatre life, exhibitions in the duke's palace which is the town museum today, its folcloric music, Cultural and performing society "Kolo", magnificient group singing ("Klape"), and what is most importarit its widfey open heart to receive you in this beauty and make you feel as You're in yuor own corner of the paradise.