Malinska is situated in a wooded bay on the western side of the island of Krk with another twenty surrounding villages. The Dubašnica bay has a wealth of both large and small coves and thanks to its geographical position; the area is protected against cold winds, with little rain and about 260 sunny days per year.
The climate is mild, Mediterranean
Natural beauties, a pleasant and mild climate are important features of Malinska. These natural features influenced the beginning of the development of tourism.
Thanks to its lush vegetation and microclimate, Malinska is known for its curative and bathing potential.
Malinska puts forward a number of concerts of both classical and traditional music which take place in the atrium of the Franciscan monastery and other locations throughout the year.
There are 50 kilometres of walking paths in the Malinska area along which one can see a number of sites such as the monastery in Porat or the old cemetery. Most of the footpaths are also suitable for cycling.
For those looking for challenges, a number of cycling races are organized during the year. The footpaths of Malinska are connected with the other footpaths of the island of Krk.
Walking along the coast for 5 kilometres you can reach Njivice or if you take a trip inland through the beautiful natural environment you will reach Dobrinje or the town of Krk.
The sea and sun can be enjoyed thanks to the clean sea water and numerous attractive beaches.
For years, the Blue flag, an international award, flutters over Rupa beach as a recognition of its quality and its excellent beach facilities.
Among the 1185 Croatian islands, only one of them is the golden one, the Insula Aurea – the island of Krk
Located in the centre of the Kvarner bay, it is considered one of the most attractive tourist destinations. Its mild Mediterranean climate, good geographical position and variety of natural and cultural beauties gave it, even in ancient times, the name "golden island". Its cultural heritage has given it another name – the cradle of Croatian culture, whilst at the beginning of the 20th century it gained the name the “sixth continent”.
Its coast is around 190 km long. The closest mainland is only about a hundred metres away and its neighbouring islands are the islands of Cres, Goli and Rab; a few smaller islands also pertain to it (the largest being Plavnik, which has 17 km of coast, and the smaller Školjić with just 400 m of coast); it has an unusual and varied relief, climbing from the north-western part to the south-eastern part – from picturesque gentle coves and lagoons, along fertile fields and dense forests with sub-mediterranean vegetation, to the parts of bare limestone and real mountain landscape
The island of Krk is also suitable as a winter resort, thanks to the richness of regional diversities. During the stay in the summer, through the natural intensity of solar radiation, many diseases can be cured by strong sunlight. The stay in the winter time is especially indicated for guests with catarrhal inflammation of the respiratory organs, whereas spring and autumn is preffered because of the natural beauty of the vegetation (lush flowers and fruit variety, extensive natural subtropical parks), which is beneficial for guests with psychosomatic conditions and vegetative dystonia.
THE ISLAND OF KRK CAN BE REGARDED AND CLASSIFIED AS A NATURAL MARITIME HEALTH RESORT!
Literally all roads lead to the island of Krk: from the land – over theKrk bridge; from the sea – by boats into the ports or small marinas, and by ferry to the Valbiska harbour, from the air – by plane to Rijeka's airport which is located close to Omišalj. No matter which road you choose, on your arrival to the island of Krk, you will certainly find that the golden island has been honoured with the uniqueness of variety – and is a connection between present and past, modernity and the antiquated, legend and reality.