About the island of Rab

Geographical location

Situated between 44.41' and 44.51' north latitude, the happy Island of Rab sits in the middle of the Gulf of Kvarner, accompanied by dozens of other Croatian islands. Like the Croatian coast itself, this 22 kilometers long and 11 kilometers wide island stretches northwest - southeast and is separated from the mainland by the Velebit channel.

Climate

Weather on the island of Rab is pleasent as warm summers take turns with gentle winters, amounting to a special kind of Mediterranean climate. With around 2600 hours of sunshine a year (that is only 9 overcast days in the entire summer) Rab is a great location for a holiday. Temperatures range between 8 and 17 C in April,all the way to 17-28 C in July and August, with average sea temperature of 25 C. 
Oh, and most important of all. Rab is an island with abundance of water, so please, drink it and don't buy it in plastic bottles. Help us protect the environment we live in and you love to visit.

Flora & Fauna

More than 30% of the island of Rab is covered in all kinds of plant life from aromatic shrubs along the slopes of Kamenjak carst to lush pine and oak forests housing rabbits, pheasents, birds of prey, even deer on a nearby island of Grgur. Some refer to it as the Emerald isle, due to all that deep green nature of Rab. 
Waters around Lopar are home to several pods of friendly dolphin, whose photograpsh make ideal holiday memories.

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