Rabac is the major tourist resort on the eastern coast of the Istrian Peninsula, some 40 kilometers away from Pula and only five kilometers from Labin. Situated in Kvarner Bay, at the foot of towering slopes protecting the town and also ensuring a mild Mediterranean climate, Rabac with a tourist capacity of nearly 10,000 beds can justly claim the title of ‘the pearl of Kvarner’.
Wonderful surrounding, lovely pebbly beach, pleasant climate and view of Kvarner Bay all attracted holiday-makers and travel writers as early as the mid-19th century when Rabac was just a small fishing village. Its first hotel, Hotel Quarnero was built in 1889, but in spite of all its advantages at the beginning of the 20th century Rabac could not match the more developed tourist resorts such as Pula and Poreč in the west or Opatija and Lovran in the east. Although the first larger hotel was opened as late as 1925, today Rabac is a developed tourist resort with about 15 hotels and apartment villages and several campsites. Its leading tourist companies are Rabac and Maslinica.
Apart from its rich catering, sports and entertainment offer, Rabac offers numerous excursion possibilities especially to the Istrian interior with numerous agritouristic complexes.
And just above Rabac, nestling on the top of the hill at a height of 320 m above sea level lies the old mining town of Labin. Today, when the mines have been closed down, this town, where all historical sights become true historical gems, presents itself in a new guise. An increasing number of galleries, bars, studios, modern and famous multicultural center as the crossroads of the young generation, have all found their ideal location right here in Labin, which all adds to the tourist offer of Rabac.
In the vicinity of Rabac are medieval towns such as Pićan, Gračišće, Paz and Boljun that are also interesting sites to visit. The slopes of Mt. Učka offer possibilities for hiking, and further south, at Skitača with a magnificent view of Kvarner, besides hiking and trekking there are possibilities for other sports like free climbing, riding and mountain biking.