The Island of Rab is a popular tourist destination with a mild climate, nice beaches and a variety of cultural attractions. It is generally regarded as the jewel of the Kvarner islands. Rab has a mixture of climates and landscapes. The side of the island facing mainland Croatia is hit by the cold bura wind creating a dry, windswept, and barren landscape.
The little village of Kampor, on Kampor Cove (Damporska Draga) in the northwest corner of Rab Island, has long been a farming community. The landscape is filled with olive trees, orchards, and livestock. It is also a fishing village, as is reflected in the cuisine. A more modern addition to Kampor's economy is tourism. Holiday homes and tourist facilities have recently begun to arrive on the scene. The main cultural attractions in Kampor are a Romanesque church and adjoining Franciscan Monastery of St Euphemia, and the Church of St Bernard.For outdoor sports enthusiasts the town also offers a variety of water sports, including scuba diving schools. The main beach is the long sand Veli Mel beach.
The village of Lopar sits at the end the Lopar Peninsula, at the northern tip of Rab Island. The Lopar Peninsula is known for its beautiful and numerous beaches and coves, as well as its slow pace and relatively small population. The village of Lopar is the main community in this area and also offers ferry service to the Island of Krk. One of the most popular beaches on the peninsula is Paradise Beach, which stretches approximately 1.5km / 1mi. Nearby is another small town, San Marino, which is just east of Lopar. The peninsula offers tourist accommodation and other facilities.