SummerIsHere Representative offices United States & Canada Press Newsletter 2011 Pag – Zrće and Papaya the most desirable for young people  

Pag – Zrće and Papaya the most desirable for young people

Pag – Zrće and Papaya the most desirable for young people
The last ever edition of one of the world`s leading tabloids, the British News of the World, proclaimed the club Papaya and the beach Zrće on the island of Pag, one of the most desirable world tourist destinations for young people.

A reporter for the News of the World - the tabloid which shut down after 168 years because of a phone tapping scandal - spent time on Zrće during the performances of two of the world`s most famous DJ`s Armin Van Burren and Fatboy Slim and rated the Croatian beach neck to neck with the most famous party locations – the Greek Mykonos and the Spanish Ibiza.

Praises of the beach in Pag and the Papaya Club were published alongside attractive photos on two pages of the last edition, printed in five million copies, in the travel special, dedicated to the best summer destinations, under the title `Islands That Love to Party`. The article states that Pag is the Balkan version of the Hamptons on Long Island near New York – for nine months of the year it is `asleep`, but when the summer comes and the sun comes out, it becomes an unmissable place for partying.

It also mentions the bikini and swimming trunks as the obligatory dress code `which is to be worn during the day as well as night` while for recovering from all the partying he recommends a swim at the beach Zrće or a cup of coffee in the nearby Novalja. Just how much the reporter liked Zrće can also be seen in his message to readers to visit the beach in Pag, because in a few years time they will be boasting to their friends how they were among the first to discover it.

Along with the text, there is all the necessary information about how to get to and where to stay in Pag.

The inflight magazine of the low budget air carrier Ryanair recently also featured a story about the phenomena of the popular Zrće beach. It was one of the strongest topics also featured on its cover. Over the seven pages of the magazine, Pag is proclaimed the `new Ibiza`, a party island, where the fun never stops and where the clubs are cool and open non stop.

The praised Papaya Club stretches across 3000 square metres, and was opened in 2002. The story about Zrće as a favourite party destination for young Croatians dates back to the late 1990s, when alongside the already existing club Kalypso, clubs Papaya followed by Aquarius also opened their doors. They began to offer entertainment that could not be found anywhere else on the Adriatic. They organized various programs with singers and DJs, which were enriched with dancers and hostesses and in time also became a favourite destination for foreigners who discovered Zrće beach. Today Zrće holds the position of one of the best destinations for summer fun.

The Tourist Board of Lika-Senj County

The Tourist Board of Novalja

News of the World

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