Destination guide

Pebbled beaches and peaceful days on the Istrian Peninsula

Set southeast of the hilltop town of Labin on the Istrian peninsula, Rabac is its own charming resort town, nestled on Croatia's Kvarner Bay. Once a modest fishing village, today Rabac is an attractive resort destination, full of villas and waterfront restaurants. Spend the day strolling through town or lounging on the pebbled beaches, and you'll find plenty to love about the Croatian seaside. Pair your visit with any of the Rabac vacation rentals, and you just may wonder if you have what it takes to truly become a local.

Things to do

Plenty of history and nature in Rabac's own backyard

If you're on the hunt for museums and culture, take a drive up into the hills to the town of Labin. This larger city offers tons of culture and Istrian history, which you can explore at the Palaca Battaiala-Lazzarini museum. Other options include the Muzej Matija Vlacic Ilirik, or the Park Skulptura Dubrova. The Ucka Nature Park serves as Rabac's backyard to the north, and offers plenty of winding trails through pine forests and along the coast.

Activities

From swimming and waterskiing to sunbathing and doing nothing!

The best way to enjoy Rabac is by doing nothing at all. Swim in the blue waters of the Adriatic, sunbathe on the pebbled shore, or book 1 of the Rabac vacation rentals with a terrace, perfect for a sunset cocktail in hand. But adventurous travelers will be rewarded, too! The region boasts ideal conditions for windsurfing, waterskiing, and diving, as well as nature trails made for hiking and biking. You can easily spend your days beach-hopping from spot to spot, all in the name of finding the very best white pebbled beach to call your own.

Weather

Summer is king on the Istrian Peninsula

July and August are Rabac's peak months, with the crowds and higher prices to prove it. If you want to avoid both, plan a visit for May, June, September, or October. The shoulder seasons still offer plenty of chances for warm weather fun, plus smaller crowds and better deals. November through April is the off-season in Istria, and much of the town closes down. If you really prefer to travel at this time of year, you'll be rewarded with no crowds and plenty of travel deals to help you sort through Rabac vacation rentals.

Natural features

Forget Lasik, visit the Tears of St Lucia instead!

Rabac is set against a hilly backdrop, giving it a dramatic appearance as you drive into town. Once you arrive, you'll find a stunning cove surrounds the village, made up of pebble beaches and the clear blue waters of Kvarner Bay. If you need a break from the beach, there are tons of forested hiking trails, including 1 to the Tears of St Lucia, a natural spring with supposedly eye-healing waters. Ferries are readily available to other nearby beaches, most notably Cres and Losinj, which offer sandy alternatives to the coast of Rabac.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Rabac

The nearest airport is in Pula (PUY), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Rijeka (RJK), which is 22 mi (35.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Rabac?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,236 vacation rentals near Rabac. From 738 Houses to 470 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rabac for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Rabac Beach: 7,819 vacation rentals
  • Rabac Ferry Port: 7,991 vacation rentals
  • Croatian Walk of Fame: 5,855 vacation rentals
  • Juraj Matija Sporer Art Pavilion: 5,898 vacation rentals
  • Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc: 9,254 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rabac 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 Rabac?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 738 Houses in Rabac. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rabac include:

  • Villas: 470 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,018 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 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 Rabac?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,255 vacation rentals with pool available in Rabac. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.