The great outdoors never looked as good as they do in Telascica Nature Park. Located along the southeastern coast of Dugi Otok island, Telascica captivates Croatia visitors with its limestone landscape blanketed by an array of pine, olive and fig trees. But it’s definitely those waters that really seal the deal: think, quiet coves cradling crystalline bays; pebbly shorelines where you can gently wade into the sea; and sheer cliffs that drop into the blue abyss.
While there, be sure to check out one of the park’s most popular attractions, Mir Lake, a salty-watered wonder fed by underground channels from the sea. The lake is shallow, warmer than the sea, and is said to have curative powers. Then, there are also the park’s countless trails and lookout points, many of which you can tackle by foot or perhaps even by rented bike or scooter.
There are no towns in this corner of the island — just a couple of restaurants — so plan accordingly. The park is reachable by car from Sali (which itself is a ferry hub, and therefore easily accessible from other islands), or via boat (either rental, as an organized excursion, or your own, if you happen to be so lucky).