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Tribalj is a charming village of some 600 souls on the Vinodol coastal area of Northern Croatia. It lies in the hinterland of Crikevenica and dates back to Roman times. The best places to stay in Tribalj offer the visitor a sense of rustic tranquillity and an ideal locus for exploring the surrounding country.

Crikevenica is the largest settlement locally and is named after the church of the monastery of the Pauline fathers who founded it in 1412.

More recently, from the late 18th century, the town became the main centre on the Vinodol coast. In 1877 the harbour was built and thus began a lively tourist trade with many elegant hotels, a bathing beach and hydropathic establishment. It remains a beautiful part of the North Adriatic coast.

Tribalj is particularly noted as a paragliding centre and attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. It is also, however, a great place to simply come and enjoy the walking, hiking and cycling in the lush Mediterranean landscape.

Best places to stay in Tribalj

For rustic chic

  • Hotel Balatura is a 300 year old former manor house turned family run ‘ethno hotel’ situated in the quiet valley of Vinodol. Gordan and Anne-Kathrin Godec are a writer and documentary maker who came here from Germany in 2000. As part of the experience they frequently host music evenings or talks by writers and artists. Winetastings and local excursions are also on the menu. Balatura is only 6km from the sea and surrounded by woods and mountains.

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  • Hotel Balatura


    A rustic chic boutique hotel nestled between mountains and sea. A stone walled building with traditional rooms. Iron beds, wooden floors, and painted shutters make for lots of charm. Stunning valley views, rustic cuisine, leafy terraces. Plenty to do in the surrounds.

    10 rooms from $89
    Active Holiday  -  Surrounded by mountain and sea the hotel has a wealth of different outdoor pursuits to get involved in.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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