Perched on Croatia's north Adriatic Coast, Istria is one of the country's most popular pet-friendly destinations. The rugged west coast has several year-round dog-friendly beaches, each lapped by the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Find a Pet-Friendly Hotel in Istria
Expedia offers a whole host of pet-friendly accommodation in Istria, including hotels, apartments, villas and resorts. So there's no need to leave your furry friends at home.
Coastal Activities and Charming Hilltop Villages
Attracting families, friends and couples – and often their four-legged friends too – Istria has something for everyone. Head to its coast for water sports, diving and sailing, or to the lush woodland interior for medieval hilltop villages and Byzantine-era churches.
Dog-Friendly Places to Explore in Istria
Most resorts and waterfront towns have one or two dog-friendly beaches open throughout the year. The charming old town of Rovinj is a great place to explore with dogs. Hang out in its rustic, cobbled piazzas where you can bask in the sun with the friendly locals. Or you could venture into Istria's hilly interior, where you'll find forest trails and woodlands perfect for pets to explore.
Umag: A Pet-Friendly Town on the Istrian Coast
Tucked away on Istria's north-western coast, Umag is a charming fishing port and holiday resort offering plenty of pet-friendly accommodation at a range of prices. If you just want to just kick back and relax, you'll find Umag's waterfront buzzing with bistros, pizza joints and cafe-bars, many with sprawling pet-friendly terraces.
Events and Excursions around Umag
During the summer, Umag is host to a variety of open-air shows, festivals and music events, many accessible to the pet owner. You can also explore the area further and head to the nearby town of Savudrija, home to the oldest lighthouse on the Adriatic coast.
With plenty of pet-friendly hotels, apartments and resorts offering outdoor pools, good-value restaurants and sweeping Adriatic views, it's easy to see why Istria is a popular holiday choice. Use Expedia’s search filters to find your perfect pet-friendly hotel in Istria.