The nearest bigger town, 10km north of Metajna is Novalja which is abundant in small souvenir shops, banks, hotels, disco-clubs and exchange offices. A doctor's surgery, a pharmacy and a petrol station are also available there.
Metajna is accessible along the Adriatic mainroad, running from Rijeka or Zagreb. Tourists can either embark a ferry from Prizna (along the coast) to Žigljen or cross the bridge. The scenic ferry voyage takes only ten minutes.
The southern part of the island is connected to the mainland further south (direction Zadar) by the Paški bridge.