Destination guide

Where history and charm hide around every corner

This seafront city on the tip of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula attracts visitors with its protected harbor, nearby beaches, growing arts scene, and Roman ruins. With history that dates back to the prehistoric era, Pula has been settled by the Romans, Ostrogoths and Venetians, along with the Allied Forces during World War II. This makes for a diverse and engaging destination all year long, whether you prefer to bounce along the beaches or hop from historic site to site. Book a Pula vacation rental, and find your very own Croatian home away from home.

Activities

Festivals and fun, all under the Croatian sun

As Istria's largest city, Pula attracts some of the region's most famous festivals. Each July, The Pula Film Festival takes over the town, and late summer kicks off music festival season, which celebrates everything from dubstep to reggae to house music. When you're not filling your culture cup, take a day for adults-only at the spa, or treat the whole family to a bike ride around the city. Though Pula's beach scene isn't the city's main attraction, there are plenty of beautiful Croatian sun spots nearby, perfect for a day of picnicking, swimming, and boating.

Weather

Yes, yes, yes for summer fun, not so much for winter sun

The shoulder seasons in Pula are the real stunner. Book your Pula vacation rental in May or June, or just after summer ends, in September or October. The weather is fantastic in late spring and early fall, while the crowds are smaller and the prices are low. July and August are hot and sunny with large crowds, but you'll be in town for some of the city's biggest festivals. November through April is truly the off season, thanks to unpredictable weather and a lot of hotels that close for the winter.

Natural features

An urban oasis in between stunning beaches

Pula is Istria's urban center, especially compared to the rest of the peninsula. Book your Pula vacation rental near the stunning waterfront for views of the Adriatic Sea, and you'll also find a cargo port, a marina full of yachts, and a forested stretch of beach, complete with a promenade. If you're craving more of the great outdoors, an easy excursion to some of Croatia's famous coastline is in order. Consider the sandy beaches of Medulin, Premantura, or the Kamenjak peninsula, or take a boat ride from Pula out to the islands of the Brijuni National Park.

Transport

Traveling to and around Pula

Fly into Pula (PUY), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Pula Station.

Where to stay around Pula?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,909 vacation rentals near Pula. From 1,941 Houses to 994 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pula for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pula?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pula. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Punta Verudela Beach: 12,136 vacation rentals
  • Mercator Shopping Center: 14,241 vacation rentals
  • Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria: 13,846 vacation rentals
  • Pula Arena: 13,934 vacation rentals
  • Zerostrasse: 13,824 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pula listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pula?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,941 Houses in Pula. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pula include:

  • Villas: 994 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 7,864 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pula?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,315 vacation rentals with pool available in Pula. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.