South Velebit, the largest mountain in Croatia, embraces Paklenica National Park. It lies by the sea on an area of 36 km2.
Two impressive canyons carved vertically from the sea to the mountain (Big and Small Paklenica) , with a multitude of unusual karst formations, caves and monumental series of vertical cliffs who are a paradise for hiking and climbing (Anica kuk 712m high).
There is also the most significant climbing center on the Adriatic coast with about 400 different climbing areas. In the Park there are about 150 km of trails / roads.
The most famous cave is Manita peć with stalactites and a large underground hall (65m long, 40m wide _ 32m high).
In forests of black pine lives over 210 species of birds including the griffon vulture with a wingspan of up to 2.6 meters. The park inhabited by brown bear, wolf and lynx.