Zadar is a major town in the north of Dalmatia and its important transport hub due to big port and international airport. It can be reached by highway from Split in less than 1,5 hours and it is just over 2 hours drive away from Zagreb. Proximity to Pag island, Plitvice national park and the nearby island of Ugljan and Pasman make Zadar a perfect base for many tourists. Nearby town of Biograd, along with islands of Ugljan and Pasman, form a large portion of the coastline favored by many international property buyers. Real estate in Zadar region is generally less expensive than the property in Split or Dubrovnik.