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Pula or Rovinj

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Pula or Rovinj

2 friends and I (girls in early twenties) are planning on spending 4 days in Pula in late July this year, although having read some reviews I am worried that we might have picked the wrong place. Lots of forums are saying to stay in Rovinj instead - we have already booked accomodation in Pula but it isn't a problem to cancel.

I would like to know if anyone could help me - we are interested in relaxing on the beach and swimming for most of the time - so where would you say are the nicest beaches? We also would like a nice location for eating and lots of culture and history.

If anyone could help and give me some advice I would be greatly appreciative!

Thanks very much! Madeleine

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1. Re: Pula or Rovinj

I'm from Istria, living in several places (Rovinj, Pula, Buzet). Pula is the best choise and you did it ok. Pula has 119 km of beaches so you can choose from pebbles, rocks, sandy .. quiet, with bars .. Kamenjak is wild, giving you opportunity to realy enjoy clean sea, sound of waves and mediteranian smels.

Pula is also 3000 year old town with roman herritage. Not like Rovinj (smaller but much more crowded and designed), Pula is more exciting to descover with great bars to hang out , abandoned fortresses with late night concerts and few great reasturants (in one there's lavanda semifredo to die for)

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Thanks very much for your reply!! Very excited to visit now - I've just been researching Kamenjak and it looks absolutely beautiful.

We wont have a car when we're there, how is best to get around? Would you say by bus?

Thanks again. Madeleine

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We just got back. We stayed in Rovinj and visited Pula, and I thought Rovinj was WAY nicer for a holiday.

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4. Re: Pula or Rovinj

You don't say where you are staying in Pula, area, hotel, apartment? Rovinj is beautiful, charming and vibrant with many restaurants and bars and is a resort. Pula is a bustling working town and has its own charms but different. It is not a resort. It's famous for its Roman antiquities e.g. the Roman Amphitheatre. It has a tourist centre with beaches, hotels bars etc. at Verudela - 2 miles from the centre and on a good bus route.

Kamenjak is wonderful but not situated in Pula and you would probably nead a car to make it worthwhile.

You need to bear in mind where will be most convenient for you with time restraints of 4 days.

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