“Paklenica” National Park extends over the area of 3.617 ha and has two canyons, Velika (Big) and Mala (Small) Paklenica and forests on the seaside.
The park is a unique synthesis of the sea, the mountains, the beech and black pine-tree forests, deep canyons, karst landscapes, numerous caves and pits…
The park is noted for its 200-400 m cliffs. The watercourses of Velika and Mala Paklenica are dry for most of the year. Only during heavy rain and when the snow melts in spring, the water flows through the entire riverbed on its way to the sea.
Paklenica is known beyond the borders of Croatia as the Croatian climbing center and the nearness of the sea and the mountains gives it a particular charm.