Pakostane is a municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. According to the 2001 census, there are 3,884 inhabitants, 98% which are Croats.

North of the Vrana Lake, 6 km from Pakostane, there is historic settlement of Vrana.

The famous Croatian general Ante Gotovina grew up in Pakostane.

Pakostane is a tourist town with many gravel beaches and pine woods. Not far from the town is the Lake Vrana Nature Park, a favorite picnicking site, abundant in fresh water fish.