Privlaka is situated in the heart of northern Dalmatia, surrounded by the royal town of Nin to the north east and the Island of Vir to the north west. The proximity and influence of Zadar make it one of the most attractive coastal centres in Zadar County. The Privlaka peninsula is seven kilometres long and four kilometres wide.
Privlaka has a mild, Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mostly mild winters. The mistral wind blowing from the north makes summer days more pleasant and the heat more bearable. The bora, a typical winter wind blowing down from the mountain of Velebit, brings low, sometimes even sub-zero temperatures. The Privlaka region enjoys pleasant warm sunshine and sunny days, with over 2540 hours of sun a year. The sea temperature during the summer ranges from 25 to 27 degrees.