Funtana, Croatia: All you have to know!
Funtana in Croatia is a picturesque seaside resort close to the famous city Porec and a real highlight for a quiet beach holiday in Istria. Visitors especially love the countless amazing beaches, which are lined up along the coast and provide a wonderful and also relaxed flair. Formerly a small fishing village, the town is now an insider tip for a relaxing holiday in Croatia and has even been voted as the “best small seaside resort on the Adriatic coast“! However, not only Funtana is worth visiting, the surrounding area of the resort with its countless attractions and excursion destinations is extremely attractive and guarantees an unforgettable holiday.
In this travel guide we give you all the important information and tips about Funtana in Croatia. Here you will get info about the most beautiful beaches, the best things to do and excursion destinations. After reading our guide you will also know where to find fantastic accommodations.
General information about Funtana
Funtana, a small town with about 1,000 inhabitants, is located on the west coast of Istria, about 3 kilometers from Vrsar, 7 kilometers from Porec and about 35 kilometers from the world-famous coastal town Rovinj. The holiday resort has its name from the natural spring, which, already in 1331 was mentioned as Funtana and today it is even advertised with the slogan “Funtana – at the source of friendship”. What is uniquely beautiful in Funtana is above all the relaxed atmosphere that one enjoys at the small harbor, in the old town center and along the coast. Small, authentic konobas, which offer regional delicacies and the great beach bars, guarantee relaxation.
The climate in Funtana is mild Mediterranean all year round. The rather long summers are pleasantly warm and in the mild winter months the temperatures rarely drop below zero. The region around Funtana is surrounded by a lot of greenery due to the pine forests along the coast and the vineyards and olive groves in the hinterland. Thanks to the countless cycling and hiking trails, active tourists also get their money’s worth here. The Funtana Dinopark and the Aquacolors Poreč water park are particularly popular with children and provide plenty of action during a holiday.
The most beautiful beaches in Funtana
The beautiful beaches in Funtana make this holiday resort a real insider tip, because there are many quiet, pretty little bays and bathing spots here that are perfect for a holiday by the sea. We have summarized the best beaches in Funtana at a glance.
Funtana beach is located in the Istra Premium Campsite and enchants with its unique beauty and quiet beach flair. The view of the offshore islet Otocic Skoljic, which is connected to the mainland via a small bridge, is particularly enchanting. Here you will enjoy a mix of clean pebble beach and slab beach, where ladders also lead into the crystal-clear sea. Small trees provide pleasant shade on hot summer days.
Tip: Just behind the beach are the lovely Mobile Homes of the Istra Premium Campsite! An insider tip for all those who like to spend their holidays in mobile homes.
Another jewel along the coast, between Porec and Funtana, is Polidor Beach. It belongs to the same named Polidor Beach Club, a really hip beach bar with delicious cocktails and lots of unique atmosphere. Three picturesque bays await you here, including a dog beach, a pebble bay and a white sandy beach that is ideal for children. The sea is also really inviting and shines in the most beautiful turquoise-blue water colors.
Tip: Guests of the Polidor Family Camping Resort are offered a free shuttle service to this beach, 800 meters away!
Probably one of the most popular beaches in Funtana is Plaza Frnazina. It is located between the campsite and the Funtana resort and impresses with its phenomenal scenery. Here you swim close to a mix of pebble beach and well-kept concrete beach, where enough space is provided for everyone. The bay is sheltered and the sea slopes gently here, which is especially appreciated by families with children.
Tip: Just behind Frnazina beach is Resort Funtana, an affordable 3-star all-inclusive hotel in a great location.
Puntica AC beach
Another beautiful beach in Funtana is Plaza Puntica AC. It is located directly in the small Puntica campsite but can also be visited by non-guests. The dense pine forests are particularly beautiful there, giving this stretch of coast a wonderful Mediterranean ambience and providing the necessary shade in summer. In addition to the rocky and concreted areas, there are also small pebble beaches that offer optimal access to the blue sea.
Tip: We also recommend Campsite Puntica Mobile Homes with their cozy furnishings and terrace.
Beach Fuente is located in the north of the resort, directly on the promenade and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Funtana. Especially families with children love this long pebble bay, which slopes shallowly into the turquoise blue sea. Right behind it is a really nice beach bar that spoils guests with cool drinks, snacks, cool music and fair prices.
Excursions from Funtana
The surroundings of Funtana are also worth seeing and invite to go on exciting excursions and engage in other fun activities. Here are the best attractions and highlights to visit near the coastal town:
The Funtana Dinopark and the Aquacolors Poreč water park are a real highlight and an exciting destination, especially for children.
Another place that should not be missed on any holiday in Funtana is the world-famous harbor town of Rovinj, which is around 35 kilometers away. The port city of Pula is also worth seeing and can be visited via a day trip.
Where to stay in Funtana
There is a brilliant range of accommodations in Funtana. Most of them are holiday flats, small guesthouses and fantastic campsites that even offer mobile homes. If you are still looking for a recommended place to stay in Funtana, we can give you these accommodation tips…It’s worth a look!
- Holiday flat: The flats Ljubica Veilchen offer clean, cozy holiday flats with a fantastic view of the sea. In addition, shopping facilities are just around the corner!
- Aparthotel: The Villa Linet inspires with its beautiful garden and various individually furnished holiday flats in a quiet, yet central location. Only 400 meters to the beach, you’ll be at the sea in no time.
- Holiday home: The Villa Fortuna is the perfect choice for large families or groups. The house is equipped with top modern facilities and the pool is also very inviting.
- Mobile homes: The Victoria mobile homes in the Istra Premium Camping Resort are really fantastic, modern mobile homes in a prime location right by the sea! The entire campsite is well-maintained and offers a lot for young and old.
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