Every country with a coast has got to have a honky-tonk beach resort and Portorož (Portorose in Italian) is Slovenia’s. But the ‘Port of Roses’ is making a big effort to scrub itself up. Portorož’s sandy beaches are relatively clean, and there are pleasant spas and wellness centres where you can take the waters or cover yourself in curative mud. The vast array of accommodation options makes Portorož a useful fall back if everything’s full in Piran.
Portorož’s main development looks on to the bay from Obala, but there are satellite resorts and hotel complexes to the northwest at Bernardin and south near the Portorož Marina at Lucija. Buses stop opposite the main beach on Postajališka pot.