Nestled within breathtaking landscapes, the Croatian town of Otočac offers a unique blend of tradition, natural beauty, and outdoor adventures.
Here are some reasons why Otočac deserves a spot on your Croatia visit list and get ready for an unforgettable experience.
The third-longest subterranean river in the world. Gacka is an extremely clean, rich in oxygen river, while also being famous among fishermen for the fact that the trout from the Gacka River grows up to 5 times faster than in any other karst rivers.
Gacka is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe. It has high-quality drinking water, and you can drink it straight from the spring.
A famous Renaissance military fortress, was constructed in 1619 and its remnants can still be seen today. They clearly show a unique, triangular configuration of towers.
Visit Gacka honey trail
Discover the exquisite world of Gacka honey – a high-quality product created by hardworking bees in the heart of Croatia. Visit the 12 honey points to learn from passionate beekeepers about beekeeping, production, and the unique qualities of Gacka honey, containing pollen from various plants.
The Gacka region’s natural conditions promote ecological beekeeping, making Gacka honey a perfect fit for the eco-conscious. Explore the emerging field of apitherapy at Marinko Bronzović OPG, where bee products are harnessed for health, including apiinhalation in the adjacent apicomora.
Try one of the best and unique pizzas in Croatia
At pizzeria Ruspante you can try pizza made from homemade flour, with pieces of freshly caught trout , or homemade local cheese.
Here there is mill which still makes flour and this flour is used for the pizzas at Ruspante, which is located next to the mill.
Visit Croatian Center for Indigenous Fish and Crayfish Species of Karst Waters
The Center was founded in 2006 at the site of the old fish farm on Kostelka, a tributary of the Gacka River in Ličko Lešće near Otočac, and officially opened in 2008, with the aim of the Center becoming a place of scientific and professional research, a place for raising brown trout fry for stocking the karst waters of the Republic of Croatia, as well as a tourist spot in the destination Gacka.
Bears from Kuterevo
In the mountain village on the northern slopes of Velebit – Kuterevo – there is a shelter for orphaned bears called The Kuterevo Bear Refuge. If you want to see the bears you can do so anytime, except during winter when they are hibernating.
You can find more reasons why Otočac should be on your Croatia visit list in the new brochure which includes 36 pages of content and is printed in Croatian and English.
The creative concept of the brochure is attributed to Hana Klain, Klain PR agency, along with co-authorship of the texts with director Viktorija Rogić from the Otočac Tourist Board. The graphic design of the brochure, as well as the illustrations, were done by Nikolina Holjak, Arsa Design Studio, and translation and proofreading by Anamarija Francetić.
An electronic version in Croatian and English can also be found on the website (under tab ‘Get to Know’): https://discover-otocac.com/
Flip through the brochure, embark on an adventure, and experience the beauty of Otočac.