Kvarner newsletter / no 3

Mošćenička Draga
The new season starts with a renovated Hotel Marina

Hotel Marina in Mošćenička Draga, a seaside town located at the foot of the Učka Nature Park, will enter the season completely renovated and offering new attractions.

The renovation of Hotel Marina, located at the heart of Mošćenička Draga, only 50 metres from the sea and the attractive pebble beach, started in January. Until now, the hotel had 184 rooms and 8 half-apartments, which will all be completely renovated until mid-May. There is also a hotel restaurant and an à la carte restaurant, a pizzeria and a cafe bar with a large terrace. Other facilities include a congress hall accommodating 210 people, a pool with heated seawater, a hairdresser’s salon and various shops. Near the hotel are tennis grounds, a football field, a children’s playground, a diving centre and a sports equipment rental centre.
After the renovation, which will include almost all its facilities, the hotel will have a new wellness centre covering an area of ca. 310 square metres.
The area of the Municipality of Mošćenička Draga, which borders on the Učka Nature Park, offers a variety of attractions for visitors, including holiday tourism, active holidays with numerous recreational facilities, and rural tourism, which has started developing on the slopes of the Učka mountain.
In addition to two beautiful beaches that have been attracting visitors for many years now, Mošćenička Draga is characterised by wonderful old or new villas located along the coastline, a nice park and a romantic promenade that leads to the Sv. Ivan beach. Particularly interesting is the old part of the town, stretching right to the sea. This is a typical fishing village that emerged at the end of the 19th century when the inhabitants of Mošćenice and other hilltop settlements started moving to the coast for fishing.
Mošćenička Draga offers various types of accommodation. In addition to the Hotel Marina, accommodation can be found at Hotel Mediteran and at a spacious campsite as well as in numerous private apartments and rooms, some located in the villas mentioned above. Furthermore, there are two diving centres, a dozen restaurants and traditional inns (“konoba”) and various facilities for sport and recreation – both in the sea and on land. There are also new hiking paths on the slopes of Mount Učka leading to nearby villages, and an attractive historical trail that leads to the centuries-old village of Trebišća.