Croatia is a true pearl of Europe and one of the most popular destinations on the continent. With a picturesque coastline stretching over 6000 km, crystal clear waters and romantic coves, Croatia is a dream for every holidaymaker. No matter if you're a family, a couple or just someone who is up for an adventure.
One of the most popular regions in Croatia is the Istria peninsula with beautiful Mediterranean cities such as Porec. The contrast between the coast and the mountains can be seen when approaching Dalmatia, which seems like something from a fairytale.
However the most popular spots for tourists is the Bay of Kvarner. The area has an amazing landscape with striking mountains, flourishing flora and a stunning coastline that attracts tourists to the nearby towns of Crikvenica and Opatija. You are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to hotel resorts, which are located both by the sea and by Croatia's vast national parks.
The most famous national park in Croatia is the Plitvice Lakes, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia and features spectacular waterfalls that exude a magical ambience. The Krka National Park with its 7 waterfalls is also very popular. Within the national parks there are numourus hiking rails where you can experience a truly unique environment and the views are second to none.
The country is also rich in cultural treasures and many cities are marked by historical monuments and landmarks that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Croatian history. A special highlight for cultural visitors is the city of Dubrovnik, which is most popular for fans of the hit TV series, Game of Thrones. The city is home to the pictoresque 'Old Town' and beautiful archeticture, such as Fort Lovrijenac. The best time to travel is from May to September, where the country basks in hours of Mediterranean sunshine.
The country on the Adriatic Sea is the perfect destination for a camping holiday. Why? Croatia boasts a 6000km coastline and you'll find campgrounds with everything you need, directly on the sea. A round trip with your own motorhome would also be a fantastic way to truly capture the nation's beauty. Don't feel like your campervan will limit what you can see! You can access almost all popular destinations in Croatia, even its Caribbean-like islands. It's a paradise for campers here and finding accommodation isn't too pricey at all. Wild camping is forbidden here, as in most countries. But this won't prove to be a problem, as there is no shortage of campgrounds. Whether they're directly on the beach, in national parks or in cities. The country's most popular destinations such as Istria, Kvarner Bay and Dalmatia are also suitable for camping. You'll find a wide range of accommodation options that will leave you with that perfect holiday feeling. From large resorts, with 5* restaurants and state-of-the-art sport facilities to more tranquil locations on a quiet bay for example - everything is possible here. If you want, you could also 'camp hop' around the country and stay in a different place each night. This would give you the perfect opportunity to explore more of what Croatia has to offer.
What to do as campers?
There is something for everyone in Croatia, especially those who love sports. Diving, cycling and hiking are certainly among the most sort-out recreational activities. Whatever campground you're at, you can easily discover what's around you by bike. A hike around one of the many national parks is also something not to miss out on. Other activities such as horse riding and fishing are also very popular and generally affordable. Best of all, you don't have to go too far to experience this. Just leave your tent in the morning and you'll be able to do anything you want. What's the best thing about camping? Perhaps, the freedom to enjoy your meal in the open air with your family or to simply spend the night under the stars? Another amazing perk about many of Croatia's campgrounds is their proximity to the beach, away from mass tourism, where complete serenity can be reached.