Appealing coastal town of Crikvenica has a remarkable history as a tourist centre, over 110 years long. Back in the end of 19th century, first bathing place had been built with the first hotel following, just a few years after. Crikvenica is greatly known for its climate's healing properties, thanks to the influence of excellent Mediterranean climate with dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Climate was the very reason Crikvenica grown into a large rejuvenation resort. Rich in historic and cultural sites as well, there are many important monuments and buildings in the town. Pavlin monastery, built at the begining of the 15th century is believed to be one of the foundations of the town. Kotor shows the remains of the former settlement containing six churches that were destroyed in the great fire of 1776. Town of Crikvenica has first been mentioned in the famous "Vinodolski zakonik" - the very first legitimate document of the Croats, written in the glagolitic sign.
The Crikvenica Aquarium is another interesting place to visit, showing over 100 species of local and 50 species of tropical fish.