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Novalja, Licko-Senjska Zupanija, Croatia

How much does it cost to travel to Novalja?

You should plan to spend around $64 (kn442) per day on your vacation in Novalja. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $22 (kn149) on meals
  • $13 (kn88) on local transportation
  • $69 (kn475) on hotels

A one week trip to Novalja for two people costs, on average, $899 (kn6,187). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Novalja cost?

A one week trip to Novalja usually costs around $450 (kn3,094) for one person and $899 (kn6,187) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Novalja on average costs around $899 (kn6,187) for one person and $1,799 (kn12,375) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Novalja will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Novalja on average costs around $1,927 (kn13,258) for one person and $3,854 (kn26,517) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Novalja has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Novalja expensive to visit?

Novalja is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Croatia, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Novalja is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Novalja Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Novalja?

The average Novalja trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Novalja travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kn475 ($69)
Local Transportation 1 kn88 ($13)
Food 2 kn149 ($22)
Entertainment 1 kn46 ($7)
Alcohol 2 kn27 - 82 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Novalja
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Novalja is $35 (kn237). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Novalja is $69 (kn475). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Novalja

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Novalja based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $95. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Novalja
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Novalja is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (kn88) per person, per day, on local transportation in Novalja.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Novalja
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Rental Cars in Novalja
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Food Budget in Novalja
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  • While meal prices in Novalja can vary, the average cost of food in Novalja is $22 (kn149) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Novalja should cost around $8.67 (kn60) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Novalja is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Novalja
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  • Entertainment and activities in Novalja typically cost an average of $6.67 (kn46) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Novalja
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  • The average person spends about $7.98 (kn55) on alcoholic beverages in Novalja per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Novalja On a Budget
Novalja Novalja, Croatia
Novalja is a Croatian town in the north of the island of Pag in the Adriatic Sea. Novalja is known internationally as party central because of the infamous party beach, Zrce, which boasts 4 clubs open around the clock. The pumping house/techno music and dance parties typically start at around 4 pm and continue well past 2 in the morning. During the summer, many well-known DJs and groups from around the world, including Benni Benassi, Jamie Jones, and Swanky Tunes, host concerts in these nightclubs. Zrce is not just for party-goers though. Many families lay out their towels for a day at the beautiful stone beach. This Novalja beach has cafe-bars and restaurants so you can easily grab a bite to eat or quick drink at your convenience. In addition to Zrce, Novalja offers tourists a number of other gorgeous beaches. Cista and Babe and both are perfect if you're looking for a calmer location. Both of these beaches have a lot less activity than Zrce, making for a relaxing afternoon, and their waters tend to be a bit warmer too.
The Roman aqueduct was manually chiseled out in solid rock and is 1042 m long, about 60 cm wide, and its height varies. The aqueduct provided locals with drinkable water. For many centuries it was unused and was rediscovered in the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century it was again used for three short periods. Nowadays the aqueduct can be visited in some places and local authorities constantly work on its further revitalization.

Beach Rucica in the village Metajna It gives a feeling of being in a canyon, and it has crystal clear water and pristine sand. You can also visit Novalja's archaeological collection, which includes ancient Roman tombs, tools, and pottery, but the main sites here are the gorgeous beaches.
Novalja City Center
After a long day in the hot sun, the best place for shopping, relaxing, and a bite to eat is Novalja's center. It's a small area, but walking along the shoreline and enjoying nightly music shows in town make you wish you never have to say goodbye.

A planned apartment community 2 kilometers away from Novalja. It has a long beachfront sidewalk ideal for jogging or walking, scenic parks for relax and picnic, and very clean beaches. It's also very quiet so it's ideal for families.

Stara Novalja
An old bay village 3 kilometer away from Novalja. Features a public beach and many private accommodations. The western part of the bay is unpopulated so there are many small beaches accessible only via boat.

A beach located 2 kilometers from Novalja. It features three main clubs, Papaya, Aquarious and Calypso. During the day it's a normal beach with many things to do (bungee jumping, jet ski...) The party starts somewhere after 3 PM, with the so called "After beach party", which can include foam and other themed parties. Then, after midnight, it gets out of control. Zrce enjoys high media coverage so it's popular among Croatian celebrities, and many Croatian popular singers open the summer season right there. The clubs host internationally acclaimed DJs, and many electronic and house music events are held there.

A beach a bit smaller than Zrce, but more suitable for families. Basically, the two beaches are in the same bay and you can walk from one to another if you don't mind the sharp rocks bordering them. There is also an urban legend about ruins below the sea surface near Caska but no one has ever seen anything yet, although some claim that the top of the lighthouse is still visible when the sea level is low.

Besides party, Novalja and its surroundings offer interesting sights. And if you're an outdoors person, you can always rent equipment for hiking, water skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, and cycling. Visitors can also go bungee jumping and zip-lining or rent a paddle boat, canoe, or Jet Ski.

Fresh Island Festival is Europe's number one urban beach festival, held each summer on Croatia's Zrce beach. The festival takes place in its huge, open-air clubs and aboard boats on the clear blue Adriatic Sea.
Food and Dining
Today, Mediterranean cuisine is generally regarded as one of the healthiest in the world due to the type and quality of the food and the ways they are prepared. The cuisine of Novalja, which is part of this Mediterranean cuisine, will provide a true gastronomic experience. When you visit Novalja, you should not miss visiting one of the many restaurants. From the menus of these tastefully decorated restaurants, it is highly recommended to try one of the famous local specialties such as cheese, lamb, needle macaroni, or curd strudel. You'll also feel the full magic of the Mediterranean cuisine if you opt for seafood. Among the various fish and seafood dishes, top choices include the refreshing fish soup, the Novalja brodit (fish stew), various kinds of salad, risotto and boiled or grilled fish.

The closest airport is the one in Zadar (Zemunik airport) which is located 85 km away. Since most of the route is country road the travel time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The second best airport is the one in Split; this airport is 185 km from Novalja, which equals a driving time of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Travelling directly to Novalja from either airport is only possible by taxi, rental car, or a pre booked transfer. Although most of visitors use a car, you can walk around downtown due to its small and tight streets and a large pedestrian zone. Scooters are also very popular, and the city has many rental services with decent prices. Helmets are mandatory. Public transport consists of three beach shuttles which are actually open minivans that connect downtown, Gajac and Zrce.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.