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Rovinj is a resort for mainly middlemarket younger families and more mature couples. Particularly popular with Italians and Germans. Predominantly large, unexceptional 70s-built hotels providing adequate in-house facilities and entertainments. Most are situated E of the old town and harbour, perched above the sea, although within a short, level walk of it along the seafront promenade. A couple of properties enjoy more privacy on nearby islands.

The beaches are very poor to nonexistent close to town, merely a succession of patchy, narrow rock and stone supplemented by a series of concrete bathing platforms and small boat jetties. Countless pebble and stone coves on some outlying islands and along the coast.

Sports and recreation play an extremely important role within visitor opportunities offered in Rovinj. Competitions, tournaments, sports schools (tennis, diving, windsurfing etc.) and trainings are organized. Sports grounds, facilities and equipment are rented.

Among sports facilities important are various playgrounds - football, basketball, handball and volleyball, as well as the multi-functional sports hall, the eight-lane bowling alley, outdoor (Olympic) and indoor pools for swimming and water-polo, gyms, recreational and cycling trails. Water sports opportunities include yachting, rowing, windsurfing and water-skiing.

Daytime can be spent exploring the old town including local museum (art and archaeological exhibitions), aquarium, St Euphemia church and Franciscan monastery. Boat trips to local islands and resorts along the coast for alternative sunbathing, shopping and barbecues, water sports including water-skiing, windsurfing, parascending, sailing and pedalloes. Fishing (permit available from tourist office); tennis; horse riding; bowling; gym.

A number of regattas are held annually and there is an art festival in July.

The nightlife is relaxed and informal, with most hotels offering organised programmes that include local bands and dancing, classical concerts.