Five national parks and three nature parks of unique beauty surround Pakoštane. The indentedness of the islands and the exquisite beauty make the Kornati Islands an ideal place and an attraction for boaters and excursionists. The beauty river Krka offers a special experience of bathing below the waterfalls. The cliffs of Paklenica and North Velebit offer an alpinism adventure, and the lakes called Plitvicka jezera an incredible experience of the beauty of mountain waters and forests. By the richness of flora and fauna, parks of nature of Telašeica and Vransko jezero draw irresistibly numerous visitors and anglers. The nearby historical towns of Zadar and Šibenik offer an interesting insight in the rich Croatian cultural heritage to visitors.