Sv. Filip i Jakov and Riviera are sorrounded with four national parks (Plitvice, Paklenica, Krka and Kornati) and two parks of nature (Telascica and Vransko jezero).
Beside that, nearby old croatian towns of Nin, Zadar ad Sibenik offer a unique possibility for the guests to go on a half-day or one-day trips and have unforgetable expirience.
Vransko Jezero (30,7 km2) is rich with soft water fish (carp, catfish, and eel), and it is also ornitological reservation. Lake is only eight km away and great spot for fishermen and nature admirers.
Kornati, family of about 100 islands and rocks is an environment of unexpressable beauty that vibrates with original force. Hard labour of generations of peasants, fishermen and shepards of island of Murter is visible today in streight geometrical shapes of stone walls, rare peaces of fertile land and modest stone houses. Protected as a national park, Kornati are stone oasis where seekers for beauty in a wild landscape find solitude and unchanged idea of Mediterranean.
River Krka, on its short way to the sea makes many cascades and waterfalls, with the most important, Skradinski buk, the biggest plaster barrier in Europe, 46 m high. Here is a center of Krka national park, one of the most valuable ecological sistems in Europe by diversity of animals and plant.
Zadar, center of the county is only 15 km from Sv. Filip i Jakov. Visit the old town on a peninsula, with many churches, palaces, museums and walls - from liburnian cipuses and roman Forum to paleochristian church of Sv. Donat and paleocroatian church of Sv. Nediljica.
Sibenik, town recognisable by gotical-renaissance cathedral of Sv. Jakov, masterpiece of croatian and european architecture, which is, along with old town center, on UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. Library of the monastery of Sv. Frane keeps a rich collection of first prints and codexes. Modern Sibenik is visited by many children on International child festival.