Umago, small town and port on the north-western coast of Istria, presents 'Croatia’s gateway to Europe'. At a distance of only 50 kilometres from Trieste, 150 from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and 50 NM from Venice, Umago is a favourite holiday destination with extraordinary excursion possibilities.
Idyllically situated in a horse-shoe shaped bay, Umago, the pearl of the Umago riviera, offers guests the greatest possible comfort and accommodation. The town is full of contrasts, full of the juxtaposition of the old and the new, and it speaks picturesquely of its past to visitors.
Its beneficial features were already recognized by the Romans who turned it into their summer residence. The magnificence and splendour of those times today is reflected in the many Venetian houses in the old part of Umago.
The best fertile soil and the vast arable land in the area have fostered the production of traditional Mediterranean crops present in the region for thousands of years, with particular emphasis on olive growing and wine growing.
Thanks to its natural location and the great enthusiasm of the tourist and sports employees, this town offers a colorful palette of sports activities on both sea and land, such as: sailing, diving, water skiing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, tennis, mini golf, basketball, volleyball, handball, soccer and other sports for which the necessary facilities and sports schools are available.
Umago’s hinterland offers newly discovered tourist attractions like mountaineering, caving and other chances for adventure enthusiasts. For those who love horses and the wonderfully attractive and challenging sport of riding, the ''Juricanija'' equestrian center in the tourist resort, ''Stella Maris'', offers the rare experience of being able to ride out in untouched nature, along beaches on the Umago riviera.
It also has the reputation of the Istrian sports centre, since as the host of the ATP tournament for many years now, it attracts numerous top world tennis players.