TOURISM IN BIBINJE
Due to its natural resources, residents of Bibinje have always been dealing with agriculture and cattle breeding and later with fishing. Thanks to the favourable Mediterranean climate, indented coastline and other natural beauties, the tourism development began.
The first signs of dealing with tourism bind to the second half of the 20th century. The very first guests, scouts from Kostajnica and the guests from Macedonia later, come to Bibinje in 1950. They were housed in tents and fed themselves alone.
Bibinje gets its first public beach in 1968 when 2,717 sqm of land of Mr. Šime Mikulić along Punta Rožica is being purchased, while in the late ’60s, the first campsites appear to the courts by the sea.
In the bay between Bibinje and Sukošan (1978 – 1989) begins the construction of marine Zlatna Luka (Marina Dalmatia), one of the largest nautical centres in the Adriatic today.
In 1982, the Tourist Association Galeb issues the first tourist prospect, and in 1984/1985, a building for the work of tourist office is being built nearby the school by the means of local communities, Tourist Association Galeb and Primary School Bibinje.
TOURISM IN BIBINJE TODAY
Bibinje is a picturesque Mediterranean settlement today which stretches four kilometres of the Adriatic coast with about 4,000 inhabitants. Accommodation is available in more than 1,000 registered rooms and apartments with 4000 beds, as well as in one of 10 well-equipped camps. The largest marina on the Adriatic coast offers 1,200 dry berths and 500 berths in the sea. From the walkway Taline to the square of Sri selo are placed restaurants, taverns and small bars and the summer is full of events, folklore evenings, festivities and concerts. The beaches turned to Zadar islands, covered with smooth pebbles draw you into its warmth until you don’t pair up with the sea – Punta Rožica, Punta, Škaljica, Šulterova vala and Lipauska.
NAUTICAL TOURISM IN BIBINJE
Mild Mediterranean climate, with predictable winds favourable for sailing, gathers boaters from all over the world. Dalmatia has Bibinje and if you have your own boat, yacht or speedboat, and Bibinje has its Dalmatia, the biggest marine on the Adriatic coast – D – Marin, Marina Dalmacija. By its ideal location in the centre of the most indented coast close to numerous Dalmatian islands making this coast so special, Marina opens the door to enter the most attractive cruising area.
D – Marin Marina Dalmacija has 1200 sea berths, each with access to water and electricity, and 500 dry berths. Thanks to the sea depth and spacious berths, equipped according to international standards, marine can accommodate vessels up to 55 meters in length. In order to ensure a pleasant holiday to its guest, along with the friendly staff and reception, with the possibility of using the Internet, marine offers laundry services, a guarded parking lot in the open, well-stocked supermarket, cafes with friendly atmosphere, restaurant and private beach.
The reception is at the guest’s service throughout the whole year. Working time is adjusted to the duration of boating season and the reception is opened from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the full season. Working time of the reception out of the season is from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 08 -12 on Sundays.