Europe’s Music Festival & Culinary Paradise
What happens when you mix the Las Vegas Pool Party scene and wrap it with an international EDM music festival experience? The answer…..Croatia’s Zrce Spring Break Music Festival!
Zrce Spring Break is produced by Vladimir Marušić, and has seen 50% growth each year since it began in 2011. Vladimir has brought a different life to the clubbing island of Pag in Croatia, Europe. So what is so special about Zcre Spring Break Music Festival experience? The answer is four days and three nights of partying at the most beautiful beaches on the island of Pag!
Resident DJ’s at Aquarius Looka & Matroda
The nonstop action leads to day and night celebrations, some of which include an official party boat, the hottest djs, games, and great hosts! Of course you don’t have to party the whole time, instead catch some sun rays and have some fun in the sun!
Zrce Spring Break Packages (Amazing Low Rates)
People from all over the world come and join Zrce Spring Break! There are options for almost all budgetary needs, ranging from general admission to VIP accommodations. If all you need is access to all the clubs for Zcre Spring Break then the Entrance Only Package, beginning at 80 euros, covers just that! If you’re looking for transportation and living quarters then there are plenty of options to choose from! Zcre Spring Break offers a Student Packages (Student ID will be needed for check in), the Standard Package, and a Girls United Package, starting at 150 euros. You may be wondering what else these packages include aside from living accommodations, and transportation, well your package will include an official Spring Break T-Shirt, special discounts on fast food and restaurants, and assistance from the official Zcre Spring Break staff. If that’s not enough than the VIP Package is also available.
Your VIP Ticket Actually Includes a One-Bedroom Apartment
The VIP Package, priced at 250 euros, gives guests access to reserved tables throughout the entire stay. These tables are located in the prime view of the Aquarius Club arena, paired with an equipped staff and security. An awesome perk to the VIP area is having the opportunity to frequent the DJ’s before or after their sets. They too have to relax and socialize, so why not take the opportunity to join them!? Maybe if you’re lucky you can even catch a selfie to post on Instagram or Twitter!
Traveling to Croatia
In early 2011, Croatia signed an Open Air Skies Service Agreement with the US, paving the way for direct flights between the two countries. Or sort of – just because the agreement exists, doesn’t mean there are actually any direct flights in operation, so we recommend calling our expert FestPop travel agents at: 1-877-447-8593 and mention promo code HBC5703
It will most likely be cheaper to fly into the Zagreb Airport, the capital of Croatia, so definitely rent a car! Renting a car in Croatia is really cheap. The FestPop staff rented a car for 5 days and only paid $180. Just be prepared to put down a $1,000 deposit on your credit card. You will be amazed at the beauty of the Croatian country side. Along the highway every 20 miles you will discover these gas stations with cafes attached, instead of fast-food chains like in the US. As you get closer to the Island of Pag make time to visit the Nikola Tesla Museum. Yes, Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia! The museum is easily accessed from the main highway from Zagreb to the Island of Pag by taking the Gospić exit. If you were asleep during high school history class Nikola Tesla patented AC induction motor and transformer which were licensed by George Westinghouse. Serial Entrepreneur, Elon Musk, could not have launched Tesla Motors without Nikola.
Zrce Beach is a cross between Panama City, FL & Lake Mead (Las Vegas, NV), but with 4 mega beach clubs NOA, Papaya, Aquarius and Kalypso. The terrain at Zcre Beach is very similar to Las Vegas’ deserts, but a nice change is the warm ocean water pigmented with hues of dark blue, and green just like Florida’s coast!
Something Fun Before or After the Music Festival
Doing the touristy thing and exploring the island of Pag is a perfect way to start your Croatian vacation. The Croatia National Tourism Board is extremely helpful and informative. One of the tour guides, Bruno Modrusan, helped out members of the FestPop staff during their stay. He is very knowledgeable and professional, so make sure to put in a good word. Thank you Bruno!
The Island of Pag has one of the oldest olive tree yards in the world. The area surrounding Lun, is one of the three locations in the world known for the highest number of wild olive trees (Olea Oleaster). The oldest tree is more than 1500 years old! A part of this amazingly, beautiful scenery is protected, and is known as a botanical reservoir.
1,500 Year Old Olive Tree
Roman Aqueducts and Novalja Town Museum
The most significant monument of Novalja is the ancient Roman Aqueduct from the 1st Century A.D., known as Talijanova buža. Talijanova buža is a long tunnel measuring 1,042 meters carved from rock, which served as a canal to convey water from the Novalja field to the center of the Roman City.
Gligora Cheese Factory Tour
Make sure to stop by the Gligora Cheese Factory and try their delightfully tasty cheese. Paški Sir, is the number one specialty produced at the Gligora Dairy, capturing the strong character of the dry winter wind, with its creamy texture, and yellowish color. This cheese has been described as one of the ten best cheeses in the world!
Produced exclusively from the milk of the Autochthonous sheep, Paški Sir is the most famous ewes’ milk cheese in all of Croatia. This is how the international chefs and sommeliers from the prestigious Culinary Association, the International Taste and Quality Institute, in Brussels described Paški Sir:
“Sirana Gligora Paški Sir is a wonderfully tasteful sheep milk cheese that brings full and complex flavours to the palate and melts nicely in the mouth. Authentic and unique, this cheese is a pure delight and displays quality in the making, leaving a long and pleasant aftertaste to savour. A yellowish creamy colour with farmhouse aromas, Sirana Gligora’s Paški Sir has well balanced texture, taste, aromas and finish and is delightfully tasty. Made from 100% ewes’ milk from the Island of Pag, the quality is in the taste…”
FesPop’s Best Place to Stay & Eat
If you are looking for 4 Star accommodations, and world-class cuisine then check into Hotel Boskinac! Hotel Boskinac can be described as a French Villa nestled in the rolling hills of Napa Valley Wine Country. You may be thinking why the comparison to Napa, well Hotel Boskinac has a family winery for their guests to explore! The rooms are very stylish, and the suites are very large with a terrace overlooking the vineyards.
The restaurant respects the culinary heritage of the island, with a wide selection of fish and lamb dishes, cheeses, prosciutto and other fresh, seasonal ingredients, like olive oil, herbs and honey.
Be sure to contact FestPop’s new friend Ivan Francesco, the Head Sommelier. For a great experience make sure to get the tasting menu paired with wines handpicked by Ivan! This is more than a meal, it’s an experience! Who wouldn’t want to have a meal out on a beautiful terrace overlooking the fields, the farms, and the vineyards?! In the words of celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain…”This is world-class food, world-class wine & world-class cheese…”I can’t believe it took me this long to get here. This is f****** awesome.”
Thank You Ivan from Scotty & Alec
Mr. Ivan Francesco, Head Sommelier at Hotel Boskinac
Just last month Team FestPop experienced this epic music festival adventure and the team can’t wait to go back next year, maybe even 2016…. Please do not let the name of the music festival trick you into thinking this is just a college spring break with thousands of college kids. The audience definitely skewed 25+, but there is also an eclectic mix of professionals like Doctors, Lawyers, Professional Athletes (Rugby & Volleyball) and even a handful of US Military servicemen on some R&R. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, start planning ahead, and book your package for 2015! To get a different perspective make sure to look up the #Zcre on Instagram or Twitter, and check out their Facebook page: facebook.com/ZrceSpringBreak and official webpage at www.zrcespringbreak.com
By FestPop Staff Writer, Stephanie Torres
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