Park Plaza Belvedere

Park Plaza Belvedere is just outside Pula, in the small fishing village of Medulin. This welcoming modern resort is just a short walk to a pebble beach, and 500m to Bijeca Beach, the only sand beach in the area. Park Plaza Belvedere is also just a stone’s throw from the centre of Medulin, where you will find some quaint shops and cafes. It’s a 15-minute drive from the peace and quiet of Medulin to the sites of lively Pula. The hotel itself has a main swimming pool as well as two salt-water pools and a kids pool. Rooms are tastefully decorated and well-equipped with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and an LCD TV.

Overview of Pula, Croatia

Pula is a large seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. As holidays to Croatia become evermore popular, Pula is a quieter alternative to Dubrovnik. As Pula was in Italy until 1947, the city is a unique blend of Italian and Croatian cultures, making it a haven for foodies. Pula’s specialities range from oysters and mussels to white truffles grated over fresh homemade pasta. And if you like a tipple of wine once in a while, explore the Istrian vineyards. The delicious malvasia grape is local to the area, so make sure you give a bottle – or two – a try while you’re in Pula.

Things to do in Pula, Croatia

Check out Pula’s spectacular Roman amphitheatre – it’s the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. Nearby is Pula’s Roman town square, overlooked by the Temple of Augustus. Take a seat at one of the cafes in the square, order an espresso and enjoy the view. If you want to take it really easy, make your way to one of the nearby beaches for an afternoon of sunbathing, or spend some time in Park Plaza Belvedere’s spa. Whether it’s relaxation or adventure you’re after, Pula has something to suit everyone. Explore this wonderful city and Croatia’s stunning Istrian Peninsula.

Resort Summary

Everywhere you go in Pula you’ll find traces of the Romans. The arena or amphitheatre in the centre of town is spectacular and you can stand in the centre and shout your heart out to hear the wonderful acoustics. The structure is impressive and large parts of the amphitheatre are still intact today. While there is a small admission fee, this modest sum is well worth the reward of seeing and exploring the arena at close quarters. Those with disabilities will be glad to know that there is wheelchair access.

The arena is a good place to start your tour of Pula as there are many ancient buildings close to this venue. The Pula heritage walk is an excellent option if you want to learn more about the town’s fascinating history.