Plitvice Valleys

A region of forests, waters, and caves that you simply have to explore is located halfway between Zagreb and the coast, whether you are travelling in the direction of Istria or Dalmatia, in the immediate vicinity of the amazing Plitvice Lakes.

The Plitvice Valleys are a perfect little paradise in the heart of green Croatia. Only an hour’s drive away from Zagreb and the tourist gems of the Croatian Adriatic, this unique destination has long been attracting tourists travelling by road, spellbound by the greenery of the lush forests that stretches beyond the horizon and the magical Korana river.

Wonders of the untouched nature

And there is plenty to see! The untouched nature of the Plitvice valleys brings absolute serenity, but also calls for an adventure of a lifetime, because the hard-working hosts have been working diligently to transform their earthly paradise into the number one Croatian destination for lovers of adrenaline challenges, in a perfectly sustainable synergy with the environment.

However, let us not get ahead of ourselves. The air here is so clean, and the nature is so stunning that it is best to start by concentrating on breathing and soaking up all the beauty of this region that intoxicates our senses.

It is up to you to decide whether you will let your senses lead the way or you would rather make a plan to make sure you do not miss any of the numerous unforgettable attractions.

You can choose among fantastic walking, cycling, and horse-riding routes, so all you have to do is set out, follow your own rhythm and your own rules. During the same day you will have a chance to pet and feed deer, be amazed by the magnificent beauty of the Plitvice Lakes and the almost surreal Rastoke, ride a horse towards the peaks of the mythical Velebit mountain or race across its large expanses in a quad or a buggy, breathe in the therapeutic air from beehives, see historical sights, and even peek into the interior of our planet or test your limits in one of the 30 crazy adrenaline challenges. Whether you are in search for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, team building, or an adventure with friends – congratulations, you are in the right place!

A wealth of unforgettable experiences

There are numerous unforgettable experiences offered to you at every turn and, in addition to the enjoyment they provide for the guests, what they also have in common is an unconditional commitment to sustainability and nature conservation that has made this area so special. You will best feel this dedication to nature on the back of a horse, and this area offers as many as five riding clubs with thoroughbred horses for every age and riding level. 

Photo: Vlado Butina

If horses are not your thing, perhaps you will give bicycles a chance? That is a great decision because cycling is taken very seriously here, with hundreds of kilometres of trails adapted to every age and physical condition. You can embark on a two-wheeled adventure on your own, but also join one of the professionally guided tours, which will make you fall in love with the beauty of this region even more. You prefer walking? Welcome to paradise because our well-kept and marked walking trails are perfect for everyone, whether you prefer light walking, jogging, trekking, or Nordic walking. Just go, breathe, and enjoy the endless greenery. 

A visit to the mysterious, primordial darkness in the depths of the Barać Caves should certainly be part of your itinerary. Discover what it really means to deeply connect with nature. Upon leaving the chambers of darkness and silence, in which you can even hear the echo of your own thoughts, you will feel overwhelming gratitude for the gift of life – take advantage of the excitement and embark on an adventure to remember! The Plitvice Valleys offer adrenaline parks with the largest selection of adrenaline challenges in Croatia. Whether you want to throw axes, swing on a giant swing, zipline across the Korana river, build team spirit with a game of paintball, have a go at archery or an air rifle, there is never a shortage of excitement here! At the end of an adventurous day, you may want to enjoy a spa treatment, a massage, or relax in a hot tub. 

Of course, we offer all of that, but why not try something different? We wholeheartedly recommend you try beehive inhalation treatment – the breathing of therapeutic air directly from beehives, after which you will feel revitalised and rejuvenated, ready for new adventures that this region offers in abundance.

A small gastronomic paradise

We have no doubt that all this excitement will open up your appetite and you will welcome some hearty refreshment. You can find home-made, autochthonous products, such as cheese, honey, famous Plitvice strudel, and meat products, practically at every turn, and the gastronomic offer of this region is rich and varied. 

Photo: Degenija Restaurant

When we say rich, we mean it, because we work hard here, so we need hearty refreshment. So do not be surprised by the generous portions of delicious local specialties from legendarily hospitable hosts. You only live once, and you should try everything! And when you get tired, it is good to know that you can choose your way to relax at the Plitvice Valleys. From a luxury resort to a trailer, from luxurious apartments to remote cottages, from the comfort of a hotel to the fairy-tale atmosphere of treehouses – yes, you read that well – you can choose your own fairy tale here, and every story is guaranteed to have a happy ending.

Plitvice Holiday Resort