The best auto-campsites in Croatia according the German ADAC

We published the list of the last year’s winners regarding the guide of German ADAC (an automobile association in Germany) camps for 2019; Zaton Holiday Resort, Krk Premium Camping Resort, Valalta, Val Saline, and Šimuni so far.

This year, 5 new Croatian campsites have been awarded the designation and, along with five existing ones, they have been selected by the ADAC for the best leading European campsites. This year’s recognized campsites are Aminess Marayea Camping Resort, Lanterna Premium Camping Resort, Omišalj, Baška Beach Camping Resort, and Straško.

Zaton Holiday Resort

Zaton Holiday Resort

The most awarded Croatian camp is undoubtedly one of the best in Europe. More than 1000 plots of 80-100 m² surface, with electricity, water and drainage, surrounded by the refreshing scent of lush Mediterranean vegetation.

Zaton Holiday Resort, located in Zaton, is a tourist resort near Zadar. Tourists love that is rich in various recreational facilities. Zaton beach has a „Blue flag“ which is a reward for the cleanliness and clarity of the sea.

It is spread in a natural pine forest covering an area of 300,000 m² and provides accommodation for 4,500 guests. Next to the camp is an apartment complex with a sports center.

The toilets exceed the standard requirements (hot water 24 hours a day, showers, sinks) and include additional services to meet the needs of families (laundry facilities, baby changing rooms, family bathrooms). The toilets are adapted for disabled people, and besides the landscaped garden, there is also a barbecue area and a children’s playground.

Numerous facilities and services make this campsite a true family paradise, offering, among other things, attractive heated swimming pools for adults and children, and specially designed sports and leisure activities for the youngest, including a mini-driving school, an iceberg and a jumping center. Also, there is a wide variety of sports available, including windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, pedaling, jet skiing and mountain biking. Guests can also enjoy windsurfing, diving, horseback riding, and tennis lessons. For food lovers, there is a Dalmatian tavern and an à la carte restaurant, and they are only part of the camp’s rich gastronomic offer.

Krk Premium camping resort

Krk Premium Camping Resort

Eco Krk Premium Camping Resort is located just a short walk from the old town of Krk. It has received numerous awards for quality, can accommodate up to 1300 campers, and has accommodation in modern mobile homes.

The first 5 * family eco campsite in the Croatian part of the Adriatic was created thanks to extensive renovation and the addition of new facilities to the former Naturist Camping Politin.

The camp’s eight hundred-meter-long rocky beaches is punctuated by small pebbly coves, while a pet-friendly beach is also nearby. There are also numerous walking and cycling and jogging trails.

Massage, tennis courts, mini-golf courses, table tennis, supermarkets, restaurants, and bars are available and the campsite that is covered with free Wi-Fi. Entertainment for children is organized in the mini club and on the children’s playground, while adults can participate in evening animation programs. There is also a naturist beach near the campsite.

The Krk Premium Camping Resort by Valamar includes a spa, a new children’s playground in the water, a heated outdoor pool and various sports facilities.

While the kids are enjoying themselves, you can relax at the cocktail bar, at the outdoor infinity pool or relaxing massages and saunas at the SPA center. In the evening, enjoy a romantic sunset and delicious seafood on the terrace of the Oliva Restaurant (ex Politin).

Expect luxury camping and a premium offer that justifies the title of the only 5 * campsite.

Campsite Valalta



The Valalta Naturist Camp, immersed in lush Mediterranean vegetation, is located just 7 km from the center of Rovinj, at the very entrance to the picturesque, 12 km long nature reserve of the Lim Channel. The 4.2 km long coastline, mostly with its beautiful pebble beaches, is especially suitable for families with children who are willing to spend an unforgettable and carefree family vacation.

Campers of all ages will enjoy a 120-acre natural oasis just steps away from the crystal blue sea. The pitches are spread over several different locations ideal for campers, caravans, and tents. Guests are also offered accommodation in fully equipped apartments, bungalows with breakfast or half board service and modern mobile homes.

In addition to various types of accommodation, Valalta also has its own fully equipped marina, body care centers, clinic, attractive seawater pools, as well as an indoor-outdoor heated seawater pool, saunas, and whirlpools.

The long list of sports, recreational and entertainment facilities, among other things, includes a variety of sports fields, and guests can participate in organized sports tournaments, as well as in various creative workshops, games and animation programs. In addition to numerous shops, the camp also has various restaurants offering indigenous Istrian specialties, a wide selection of national and international dishes, as well as its brewery and its bakery.

Camp Val Saline

Val Saline

Located in a quiet cove named after it, Camp Val Saline is located 6 km north of the city of Rovinj, on the western coast of Istria and thanks to its quality offer has won several international awards.

The entire length of the campsite is spread over a beautiful pebble beach with free sunbeds and parasols available to guests. The 2019 novelty is an attractive spray park for children while parents can enjoy wellness with saunas and massages.

Guests can choose from several types of plots that are surrounded by greenery and have an area of up to 140m2. They are equipped with all the necessary connections for maximum comfort and located next to the sea.  The camp also offers modern mobile homes. Val Saline has a restaurant, cafe and beach bar, while those looking for an active vacation will delight in sports and recreational amenities that include animation, football, basketball, beach volleyball, tennis, badminton, adventure golf, bicycle rental, and an outdoor gym.

At the campsite restaurant, expect Istrian delicacies that will leave you breathless!

Camping Village Šimuni

 Camping Village Šimuni

Camping Village Šimuni is located in the southwestern part of the island of Pag, near the small fishing village Šimuni and just 10 km from the town of Pag. In the shade of pine trees, it offers accommodation on plots equipped with connections for electricity, water, and drainage.

Apart from the plots, it also offers accommodation in mobile homes and bungalows, and free Wi-Fi is available to all guests.

The pebble beach is especially suitable for families with children, and in its immediate vicinity is wellness. For pet lovers, it’s worth mentioning that there are two dog beaches at the campsite.

The rich sports offer, animation, sports, and entertainment programs will make every holiday even more interesting. The campsite’s restaurants offer something for everyone – from the many specialties of Mediterranean cuisine to the delights of Indian, Chinese, Mexican and other exotic cuisines.

Over a hundred kilometers of cycling trails will allow all lovers of active holidays to visit the many attractions of this unique island in one day and learn about the centuries-old tradition of making famous Pag cheese, olive oil and lace.

Aminess Marayea Camping Resort

Aminess Maravea Camping Resort

Aminess Maravea Camping Resort 4 * is located on the Istrian coast, just 4 km from the center of Novigrad, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

Plots by the sea or in the shade of the oak forest, 80-120 m2 in size. The camp can accommodate up to 3,000 guests who can also rent one of 168 mobile homes. 20 of them are located on especially large plots and make up the so-called. “Istrian village” grouped around a traditional Istrian well (cistern). The village function as a truly rural community and has a barbecue area and a space for children.

These 32 m² mobile homes can accommodate up to 5 people and are equipped with a bathroom, two bedrooms, satellite TV, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen.

The campsite has wireless internet and a children’s playground. Recreational amenities include beach volleyball, windsurfing, tennis, miniature golf, and cycling. A mini-market, bakery, and restaurant are available near the campsite.

Rich evening programs with theme parties live music and dance. Fenced dog training center. Tourist train that runs to the center of Novigrad. Aquapark Istralandia – the second best water park in Europe only 5 km away!

Lanterna Premium Camping Resort

Lanterna Premium Camping Resort

Lanterna Premium Camping Resort is located along the 3 km coastline – halfway between Novigrad and Poreč. Expect spacious pitches, colorful themed resorts with stylish camping homes and luxury glamping tents. Lanterna has been awarded one of the best campsites in Europe.

The campsite is set in an indigenous and well-preserved Mediterranean setting along an attractive long coastline with numerous pebbly beaches. Whatever accommodation you choose, you will enjoy your peace and privacy surrounded by the shade of pine and oak.

Lanterna can host over 9,000 campers, securing the title of the largest, but also one of the most exclusive campsites in Istria.

The campsite also has an exclusive “Mega luxury” parcel that covers over 200 m² and includes a barbecue area, a pebble beach, and a private sunbathing area.

Some of the daily activities available to guests include tai chi, dance lessons, and Nordic walking, as well as hydromassage pools. At the same time, many entertainment programs have been designed for children and young people.

While the kids spend the most fun moments at the Aquamar Lanterna Family Water Park or the Children’s Maro Club, you can relax on the sandy beach with a refreshing cocktail at the bar or an energizing massage.

Camping Omišalj

 Camping Omišalj

Located on the northwest coast of the island of Krk, close to the bridge connecting the island with the mainland, and just 3 km from the airport and the town of Omišalj, camp Omišalj offers its guests accommodation in sunny, fully equipped plots, and in comfortable mobile homes, some of which they also have their pool.

While enjoying the benefits of a camping holiday, you do not have to give up the convenience of modern life, since all 180 pitches of Omišalj Campsite have Internet connections as well as water, drainage and electricity connections.

Guests have access to a modern sanitary facility, restaurant, shop, and swimming pool, and for more fun, there is a sports center with a polyvalent playground and a mini-golf course, a children’s playground and animation. The beach is a pebble, and the part of the beach is intended for guests with pets.

Mobile Homes – Deluxe and Premium, are brand new from 2018 and are fully equipped. They are adorned with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious covered terrace overlooking the sea and the beauties of the island of Krk, located close to the campsite pool or just 50 meters from the sea. Your pets are welcome in the modernly equipped, Gold mobile homes.

The island of Krk is ideal for lovers of active holidays, especially for cyclists and hikers, but also for those who like to explore the cultural and historical heritage of the area they visit. The camp is only 25 km away from the main island center, the town of Krk, as well as the center of the Kvarner region, the city of Rijeka.

Camp Baska Zablace

Baška Beach Camping Resort

The Baška Beach Camping Resort (ex Zablaće) is located in Baška, a tourist center on the southeast coast of the island of Krk. Find the perfect pitch or camping home on flat grassy terrain by the turquoise sea below the picturesque Baška hills.

The campsite is accompanied by a 1,800 m long pebble beach known as the “Vela plaža”, in the center of Baška, overlooking the neighboring islands and the charming rocky islet of Prvić.

The accommodation offer also includes mobile homes. Part of the camp is located right by the beach, while the other, the non-parceled part is located 100 m from the sea. The price includes the use of swimming pools and fitness and wellness centers, which are about 100 meters away from the campsite.

Whatever accommodation you choose, one thing is for sure, you will enjoy many experiences – from relaxing on the beach, sporting adventures on land and at sea to gourmet delicacies in Baška restaurants to all-day animation and enjoying the pool and children’s water park.

Facilities for younger guests include a water slide, trampoline, and miniature golf, while adult sports and leisure facilities include beach volleyball, scooter and boat rentals, tennis courts and a football field. Guests can also enjoy a full range of excursions.

Camp Straško

Camping Straško

The 4* Straško campsite is located 1 km from the center of Novalja on the island of Pag. The campsite is located by the sea in a beautiful bay, spreads over 57 ha of Dalmatian oak and olive forest and is thus one of the largest and leading campsites on the Adriatic and in Croatia.

This large and comfortable camp can accommodate 6,500 guests and its wide beach is 2 km long. The plots, ranging in size from 100 to 140 m², are fully equipped and highly rated by ADAC.

A beautiful beach with many animation facilities, a sports center, baby room, kids club, as well as a mini-farm with local animals will give you an unforgettable vacation for you and your little ones.

Camping Straško is an ideal destination for a family vacation in Croatia, fun, recreation and well-deserved peace during the hot summer days.

Organized sports activities and facilities include tennis courts (9 ground and 12 with the solid ground), beach volleyball, bowling, badminton, and chess. Younger guests are provided with art and music workshops, a small Croatian language school, a swimming school, a mini club, and a mini disco, and all facilities are taken care of by the camp staff. The camp also has a restaurant and pizzeria and 2 well-equipped shops. Near Novalja, guests can have fun on the sprawling Zrće beach.

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