Rab Island: Lopar
Lopar/San Marino is a picturesque settlement to the North of the Rab Island,
situated approximately 14 km from the Town of Rab. The inhabitants
of Lopar are proud of their former co-inhabitant, stone mason Marin, who
on Mount Titan (Italy) established the well known but tiny country of San
Beside the rich and fertile valley, Lopar boasts the most beautiful,
2 km long, sandy beach, otherwise known as Paradise Beach (Rajska plaza).
The finest of sand, shallow, crystal clear and warm sea water (up to 28°C
in the Summer months), the greenest pine forest which offers protection
and shade are surely just some of the reasons why numerous guests, especially
those with small children, are attracted. Other beaches – Sahara, Ciganka
and Stolac are generally visited by nudists.
Located within close vicinity of Paradise Beach is a large sports centre
containing a variety of playing fields and courts (tennis, football, basketball,
volleyball), minigolf, table tennis, water slide and a variety of other
water sports activities. Comfortable accommodation can be found in many
private homes, a large auto camp, or hotel village “San Marino”.