The Slovenian camping web portal Avtokampi.si organized the selection of the best camp in Croatia and Slovenia this year - Let's camp Adria. It is a contest in which many campers vote for the best camps throughout the season, and which is taking place for the 13th time.
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 by Slovenian campers
This year's camping season was demanding due to a fairly high increase in vacation prices and changing weather conditions in the entire region, which greatly affects 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 21,5 million overnight stays, which is 1% more than last year.
The majority of guests in the camps were from Germany, in second place are traditionally Slovenians who came to the Adriatic in large numbers at the end of October when they had the autumn school holidays. Then the record of 3 million overnight stays in one season was broken. The most favorite destinations for Slovenians are Lošinj, Umag, Novalja, Medulin and Vrsar.
The best camps in Istria are Lanterna Premium and Polidor
In the category of larger camps in Istria this year, Valamar's Lanterna Premium camp from Tara near Poreč received the most votes from campers. One of the largest camps in Croatia offers guests 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, and Camp Valkanela from Vrsar, where they invested in new mobile homes, took third place.
The best little camp this year in Istria is the Polidor camp from Funtana, which allows camping all year round, and has a new wellness center with sauna and jacuzzi. Second place goes 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
Camps on the Kvarner islands are the most popular among Slovenian campers. First prize in the category of larger camps won the year-round camp Čikat from Mali Lošinj. Guests love this camp because it has a lot of natural pine shade, clear sea, and the location is near the city. In second place is camp Kovačine from the island of Cres, and in third place is camp Aminess Atea from Njivic on the island of Krk.
In the category of smaller Kvarner camps the first place goes to camp Draga in Mošćenička Draga. The owners of the camp really try to make the guests feel at home with the fact that they have a beautiful pebble beach near the camp. In second place is camp Rapoća from Nerezin on Lošinj, and in third place is camp Mali from Baška on Krk.
The best campsites in Dalmatia are Straško and Slanica
Among the larger camps in Dalmatia, the first place was won again this year by camp Straško from Novalja on the island of Pag. Campers love this camp because of the large camping plots, great entertainment and modern sports fields. The second prize goes to the Adriatic Primošten camp, and the third to the Šimuni camp on Pag, where they have one of the most beautiful beaches.
Reward for the best small Dalmatian camp this year he is going to camp Slanica on the island of Murter with a beautiful location near the famous beach Slanica and Podvrška. Second place went to camp Lavanda from Orebić on Pelješac, and third place to camp Olivia Green in Tisno.
Baldarin on Cres is the best FKK camp
There is only one more in Croatia 13 campsites 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 was won by camp Ulika from Poreč, and third place by camp Valalta from Rovinj.
The best continental campsite
It's this year for the first time it was also 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 guests enjoyment in swimming pools and wellness, in addition to camping pitches they also offer glamping houses. Second place goes to the nice camp Slapić from 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 come on vacation to the camps eager for additional activities that the camps offer.
In the category of the best mobile homes the first prize goes to the Istra Premium camp in Funtana, where in addition to classic houses, premium houses with a private pool or jacuzzi can also be rented. The second prize for mobile homes goes to the Valkanela camp in Vrsar, where they have a brand new settlement of houses, and next to them they have built attractive children's playgrounds. The third prize went to the camp Aminess Maravea from Novigrad.
NAJ KAMP ADRIA 2023 – voting results
ISTRIA – Large camps
1. Camp Lanterna Premium – Tar, Poreč
2. Camp Bijela Uvala - Poreč
3. Camp Valkanela - Vrsar
4. Camp Istra Premium - Funtana
5. Camp Aminess Sirena - Novigrad
ISTRIA - Smaller camps
1. Camp Polidor - Funtana
2. Camp Lighthouse - Savudrija
3. San Servolo Wellness Camping - Buje
4. Camp Finida - Umag
5. Camp Puntica - Funtana
KVARNER – Large camps
1. Camp Čikat – Mali Lošinj
2. Camp Kovačine - Cres
3. Camp Aminess Atea Resort - Njivice
4. Camp Ježevac Premium Resort - Krk
5. Camp Slatina - Martinščica
KVARNER – Smaller camps
1. Camp Draga – Moščenička Draga
2. Camp Rapoča - Nerezine
3. Camp Mali - Baška
4. Camp Bor - Krk
5. Camp Slamni - Klimno
DALMATIA – Large camps
1. Camp Straško - Novalja
2. Camp Adriatic - Primošten
3. Camp Šimuni - Pag
4. Camp Jezera Lovišća - Murter
5. Camp Kozarica - Pakoštane
DALMATIA – Smaller camps
1. Camp Slanica - Murter
2. Camp Lavanda - Orebić
3. Olivia Green Camping Resort - Tisno
4. Camp Olea - Novalja
5. Camp Lupis - Lovište
1. Camp Vita - Terme Tuhelj
2. Camp Slapić – Duga Resa
3. Camp Plitvice Holiday Resort - Grabovac
4. Camp Plitvice - Smoljanac
5. Wine camp Hažić – Sveti Martin na Mura
1. Camp Baldarin – Punta Križa
2. Camp Ulika - Poreč
3. Camp Valalta - Rovinj
4. Camp Koversada - Vrsar
5. Camp Bunculuka Resort - Baška
A settlement of mobile homes
1. Camp Istra Premium - Funtana
2. Camp Valkanela - Vrsar
3. Camp Aminess Maravea Resort - Novigrad
4. Camp Šimuni - Pag
5. Camp Ježevac Premium - Krk
Photo source: Avtokampi.si