Gastronomy and tourism have much in common, so that the development of one without the other almost unthinkable. Going back a few years in the past, tourism has amounted to a tour of historical and cultural sites, and a tour of natural beauty such as national parks, nature parks, and general landscape which knows itself to be beautiful. If the away team's luck, but it is on his journey accompanied a nice time, he was able to experience the full splendor of natural beauty, but otherwise, we can say with certainty that he fully enjoyed the study of cultural and natural beauty. As the standard of living has increased, increased the need to offer a variety of content in tourism. One of the most comfortable way of getting to know people with the culture and way of life of people in a particular area is through food. Thus, in addition to good weather and natural beauty found in the tourist industry and gastronomy. Through a variety of culinary delights can be guest or tourist familiar with the delicacies that are native to the place that we present. Through old authentic dishes can see how life in the area once looked like, what kind of foods are used and what methods of food preparation are known, the diversity of plant and animal species in the area, both in the countryside and in the towns, inland and coastal, every meal can tell the historical and cultural story.
In the central area of the island of Pag, on the south side of the protected Pag bay is situated the village Metajna.
From the city of Novalja Metajna is 12 km distant.
This little tourist place welcomed its first tourists in 1928. An amazing play of nature on this area, left an incredible landscapes. On the south-east area of the location is spread one f the most denuded area in Croatia, inadequate for living but rich of medicinal herbs, while on the north-west part the vegetation becomes more dense.
A marvellous view that embraces the whole bay, the sandy beach, the near hills with low Mediterranean vegetation and many vineyards form an unforgettable picture.
It's interesting that in a place is located an unfailing source of mineral water and an area with a healing mud on the nearest beach and it's characteristics are well known in the healing of rheumatic diseases.
The hosts will prepare to You the sea food specialities and will offer You a vine from their cells, the famous ovine...