ADAC 2020: What is the quality of Croatian camps?

That the Croatian camping offer is developing in the right direction is evident from the newly presented camp guide of the German ADAC for 2020, which is the alpha and omega or so-called ....

That the Croatian camping offer is developing in the right direction, can be seen from the newly presented guide of camps of the German ADAC for 2020, which is the alpha and omega or so-called. “Bible for campers” when we talk about the quality of the camps themselves. 

When assessing the camps by ADAC inspectors, it was pointed out that they were just that Croatian camps recorded the largest qualitative increase in Europe (+ 2,1%) and seriously approached the first-placed Netherlands, which stagnated this year.

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The Germans are traditionally the first guests in importance in our campsite, and next to them are the Austrians. Thus, guests of the German-speaking area made almost 1,2 million arrivals and 8,7 million overnight stays in our camps last year, covering 45% of the total overnight stays in our country's camps, with a 2% increase in overnight stays compared to the previous year.  

Therefore, the importance of the ADAC camping guide for the German-speaking area is extremely high.

"As German-speaking guests are traditionally the most numerous guests in camps, it is understandable that the publication of this guide, with ratings of campsites, is very important for the Croatian camping sector since most of these guests make their decision on vacation based on ratings and descriptions of campsites. ADAC Guide ” points out Adriano Palman from the Croatian Camping Union (KUH).

ADAC camping guide - What is the quality of Croatian camps in 2020?

In addition to the general importance for the German-speaking area, the ADAC camp guide is particularly significant in that it also uses a special camp rating system.

This system is still accepted as the most important European system for assessing the quality of campsites. “It should be emphasized that in 2019, as in several previous years, according to the analysis of ratings from the guide, Croatian camps were in an extremely high second place in terms of quality in Europe.", Points out Palman and adds that the first place is occupied by Dutch camps.

The ADAC guide for 2020 lists a total of 134 Croatian camps, 8 more than in the previous year.

The guide also uses special labels in marking the quality of camps, so that as many as 31 campsites are marked as campsites with a particularly good offer for families with children, 21 campsites have a particularly good offer for families with dogs, 19 campsites have a particularly good offer for naturists, 7 campsites it is marked as camps with a particularly good wellness offer.

"Croatia's specificity in camping is that of the total number of campsites presented, as many as 92% have a mark above average in the category of beautiful camp locations, while on the other hand a high 78% of campsites are located directly on the beach. The latter is more of a rarity than a rule in the European camping context”Says Palman and emphasizes that in Croatia we have 14 camps that work all year round, which means that the camps offer a complete offer and service for year-round, and therefore winter, business.

According to the ADAC, the average quality rating of Croatian campsites increased by 1,4% compared to last year and amounts to 3,7 (out of a possible 5). 

The average quality of Croatian camps in 2020 is slightly increasing compared to the previous year (+ 1,4%), and the counties with the largest increase in quality are Zadar (+ 4,5%) and the continental part with Karlovac and Zagreb counties (+4,2, XNUMX%).

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Looking at the regions, the regions with the highest quality camps (above the Croatian average) remain Istria, Lika-Senj County and Kvarner. In Dalmatia, Zadar County has the highest quality camps. 

Camps on the continent, according to the ADAC, are on average of better quality than camps in the Split and Dubrovnik region. The Dubrovnik region is also the only one in Croatia in which, according to the ADAC, the average quality of camps is lower than last year, by -1,1%.

On average, the largest percentage increase in quality was achieved in the camps of the Zadar region with + 4,5%. 

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By individual quality elements, the highest percentage growth (+ 4,5%) was achieved in the bathing offer of our campsites. It is very important that when we talk about the largest percentage improvements, continental camps (Karlovac and Zagreb counties) have achieved the largest percentage improvements in quality compared to all other regions in as many as three areas: bathing offer, leisure and animation offer and trade- catering offer.

This year, Croatia has three more camps with ADAC Superplatz recognition than last year

This year Croatia has three camps more with the recognition of ADAC Superplatz, than last year. In order for the camp to be awarded the Superplaz at all, it had to meet the strict and demanding criteria of ADAC inspectors and achieve the best grades in five categories.

ADAC Superplatz

Also, Camp Mon Perin won a special award Best rated Selectcamp Award 2019, while Istra Premium Camping Resort won the ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020.

Croatia has a total of 734 camps 

Croatia has a total of 734 camps, with a total accommodation capacity of 255.338 people. 

The average quality of Croatian camps in 2020 is slightly increasing compared to the previous year (+ 1,4%), and the counties with the largest increase in quality are Zadar (+ 4,5%) and the continental part with Karlovac and Zagreb counties (+4,2, XNUMX%).

In 2019, 19,2 million overnight stays were realized in camping, ie 18% of total overnight stays and 15% of tourist arrivals in Croatia. 

Croatia has a total of 433 medium-sized campsites and 301 smaller campsites in households or family farms, and the total accommodation capacity is 255.338 people. As many as 7 camps have the highest 5 *, while 66 have 4 *. High category camps with 4 and 5 * cover almost 50% of the total Croatian camp capacity. 

Istria has the highest camping capacity, 49% of the total camping capacity in the Republic of Croatia, followed by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with 18%. Dalmatia has a total of 28% of the capacity of Croatian camps, most of which is Zadar (13%). The strongest continental county in terms of the number of camps is Karlovac, with its 8 camps. 

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