November 21, 2023 – The Slovenian camping web portal Avtokampi.si organized the selection of the best campsites in Croatia and Slovenia this year, titled Naj Kamp Adria. It is a contest in which campers vote for the best campsites throughout the season, taking place for the 13th time this year. The award ceremony was held as part of the Croatian Camping Congress, which took place from November 14 to 16 in Vodice.
More than 3 million overnight stays of Slovenian campers
As Turističke Priče writes, this year’s camping season was demanding due to a fairly high increase in prices and changing weather conditions in the entire region, which greatly affected the stay of guests in the camps.
The results for the first ten months of 2023 are extremely good, so in that part of the year, Croatian camps achieved almost 21 million overnight stays, which is 1% more than last year.
The majority of guests were from Germany, while in second place it was traditionally Slovenians who came to the Adriatic in large numbers at the end of October during their national autumn school holidays. The record of 3 million overnight stays in one season was broken. The favorite destinations for Slovenians were Lošinj, Umag, Novalja, Medulin and Vrsar.
The best campsites in Istria are Lanterna Premium and Polidor
In the category of larger camps in Istria, this year Valamar’s Lanterna Premium camp in Tar near Poreč received the most votes from campers. One of the largest camps in Croatia offers excellent animation, sports fields and a rich list of events throughout the season. Camp Bijela Uvala won second place, where part of the plots and sanitary facilities were renovated this year. Camp Valkanela from Vrsar, where they invested in new mobile homes, took third place.
The best small camp in Istria this year was Camp Polidor in Funtana, which allows camping all year round, and has a new wellness center with a sauna and jacuzzi. Second place went to the Lighthouse camp, located near the lighthouse in Savudrija, and third to the excellent wellness camp San Servolo near Buje.
The best campsites in Kvarner are on Lošinj and in Mošćenička Draga
Campsites on the Kvarner islands are the most popular among Slovenian campers. This year, the first prize in the category of larger camps went to the year-round camp Čikat in Mali Lošinj. Guests loved this camp because it has a lot of natural pine shade, clear sea, and the location is near the city. Camp Kovačine on the island of Cres came second, while camp Aminess Atea in Njivice on the island of Krk won third place.
In the category of smaller Kvarner camps, the first place went to Draga in Mošćenička Draga. The owners of the camp try to make the guests feel at home with the fact that they also have a pebble beach near the camp. Rapoća in Nerezin on Lošinj was second, and third place went to Mali in Baška on Krk.
Straško and Slanica are the best campsites in Dalmatia
Among the larger campsites in Dalmatia, Straško in Novalja on the island of Pag won first place again. Campers love it because of the large camping plots, great entertainment and modern sports fields. The second prize went to the Adriatic Primošten camp, and the third to the Šimuni camp on Pag, with one of the most beautiful beaches.
The award for the best small Dalmatian campsite this year went to the camp Slanica on the island of Murter with a beautiful location near the famous beach Slanica and Podvrška. Second place went to Lavanda in Orebić on Pelješac, and third place to Olivia Green in Tisno.
Baldarin on Cres the best FKK campsite
There are only 13 campsites in Croatia that allow nudist camping. In that category, the Baldarin campsite on the secluded end of the island of Cres, which is one of the most natural campsites in Croatia, received the most votes. Second place in the category of FKK camps went to camp Ulika in Poreč, and third place to Valalta in Rovinj.
The best continental campsite
This year, for the first time, it was possible to vote for the best campsites in the continental part of Croatia.
The first prize went to the renovated Camp Vita, which operates as part of the Terme Tuhelj. The camp is open all year round and offers swimming pools and wellness. In addition to traditional camping, they also offer glamping houses.
The second place went to Slapić in Duga Resa, where the plots are arranged along the Mrežnica river itself. The third place went to the Plitvice Holiday Resort camp.
The award for the best mobile home settlement goes to Funtana
More than 20 years have passed since the installation of the first mobile homes in Croatia. Every year, they are more and more popular with guests who used to stay in apartments or hotels, and now go on vacation to the looking for additional activities offered in campsites.
In the category of the best mobile homes, the first prize went to the Istra Premium camp in Funtana, where, in addition to the classic homes, they also offer the rental of premium homes with a private pool or jacuzzi.