Beer and Pancakes for 10 Kuna? Istrian Beach Drastically Lowers Prices

Lauren Simmonds

One Istrian beach has slashed its prices considerably in the face of the economic crisis caused by the appearance of the new coronavirus.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world on its head and one of the most negatively affected sectors is the travel and tourism sector. As a result, many countries across Europe have implemented special measures in an attempt to curb the potentially devastating economic effects on that industry. The United Kingdom has launched the Eat Out to Help Out initiative which is valid throughout the month of August, in which the British Government pays a large percentage of your bill when you eat out in pubs and restautants that have signed up to the scheme, but what is going on here in Croatia?

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 12th of August, 2020, in order to attract as many guests as possible during this difficult Croatian tourist season which has been plagued by… well, quite literally a plague, the management of the Duga Uvala hotel on the Istrian beach of the same name within the hotel complex has also been offering much more than competitive prices, local portal Glas Istre writes.

For example, a scoop of ice cream at this hotel catering facility costs only 5 kuna. A small beer can be bought for 6 kuna, and a large one costs a mere 10 kuna.

Various juices are sold for 5 kuna, and pancakes and healthy drinks cost 10 kuna. It is necessary to set aside a mere 20 kuna for a portion of sardines on this Istrian beach.

Just a few metres away, in a restaurant near the concessionaire of the beach, the prices are up to three times higher that what is being offered by this particular Istrian beach. In addition to cheap drinks, visitors, especially families with small children, are also attracted to Duga Vala by the entertainment offer for children, and the trampoline on the beach, set up, by the hotel, is free for everyone to use.

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