Kvarner newsletter / no 6

Fužine
The place of quality tourism

Out of Fužine's total working population of 400 people, 150 are employed in tourism. However, this number could further increase, because a boutique five-star hotel with 30 to 40 beds is soon to be built above Lake Bajer.

This year, Fužine was ranked in the A-list of Croatian holiday resorts, and the centre of the town was proclaimed a monument of culture. Located at an elevation of 750 metres above sea level, Fužine is a town of 850 people and 450 tourist beds, of which 150 are in three- and four-star properties built only last year. The Hotel Bitoraj has 59 new beds, the Pension Vrata offers 32 beds, while more beds are provided by smaller luxury apartment properties. Therefore we can say that quality accommodation can again be found in Fužine, the oldest holiday resort on the Croatian mainland where tourism started as early as 1874.

Out of Fužine's total working population of 400 people, 150 are employed in tourism. However, this number could soon increase further, with a boutique five-star hotel offering 30 to 40 beds about to be built above Lake Bajer. In this place, also renowned for its fresh mountain air, several four-star urban villas are soon to be built by investors from Rijeka. Besides these, several foreign investors have also expressed their interest in investing in Fužine.

In its efforts to develop quality tourism, the municipality of Fužine has built three tennis courts near the walking and biking trail around Lake Bajer. The first tennis courts in Fužine were built as early as 1911. Last year the town attracted 30,000 visitors, with the cave of Vrelo, renowned for its underwater stream, being visited by 14,000 people. A special attraction of Fužine is the carriage pulled by a horse called Lisac.