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Dalmation pelican in Divjakë-Karavasta .

The Karavasta Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Albania and one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea.

The lagoon is situated in the west of Albania and the largest town found near the lagoon is Lushnjë.




The lagoon is cut of from the Adriatic Sea by a long sandy bar and has many pine trees and small sandy islands.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The lagoon is famous for the rare Dalmatian Pelican which nests there: In fact 5% of the world's population of this type of pelican is found in this lagoon.


Get in[edit]

Fees and permits[edit]

There are no entry fees or special permits needed to visit the zone.

Get around[edit]


  • The flocks of pelicans.
  • The old beach huts used by Albanians as a resting place during the communism regime.


  • Go for a hike.



  • Local see food.



Stay safe[edit]

  • Some insect repellent may be needed to keep off the mosquitoes

Go next[edit]

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