Numerous Croatian campsites, thanks to their high quality and wide range of content and services, deservedly hold some of the most prestigious camping awards and prizes.
Since 2008, the Croatian Camping Union carries out the campsites quality project called Croatia's Best Campsites, which brings together the best campsites in the country, and represents the synonym for guaranteeing the quality of the Croatian camping offer.
The Croatia's Best Campsites quality labels are awarded to campsites that meet the established quality standards within the defined rating system in four categories: sanitation, accommodation units, catering and shopping offer and leisure facilities, while the quality of the content and services is additionally confirmed by visiting inspectors.
The label is assigned to campsites for one year, and every next year it encourages all campsites to invest in increasing the quality of their contents and services in order to reach the prestigious list of the best Croatian campsites.
Croatia’s Best Campsites – list of the best campsites in Croatia
Discover more about the Croatia's Best Campsites project
In 2010, the Croatian Camping Union launched the OK Min Camps Quality Project with the aim of certifying the quality standards of small campsites with a capacity of up to 200 people. To this date, by using a defined assessment system, the project identified and certified small campsites that offer a high level of content and quality services tailored to today's campers expectations.
The OK Mini Camps tag, assigned to the best small campsites, serves as their basic distinguishing feature in quality compared to other small campsites in Croatia, and guarantees the quality and safety of guests.
Compared to large campsites, the best small campsites represent a specific and increasingly sought-after camping product that provides guests a relaxing family atmosphere, individual approach, and an immediate opportunity to learn about local culture, traditions and customs.
OK Mini Camps – list of the best small campsites in Croatia
Find out more about the OK Mini Camps project
Certainly one of the most prestigious European associations, the German Automobile Club ADAC, has defined a system of quality assessment of the content and services of campsites, which evaluates more than 5,500 European campsites, and only a few of the best ones are awarded the ADAC Best Camping prize.
The prize is awarded to campsites which, in terms of volume and quality of their offer, and at the level of their services reach the top 5 stars.
The prize is awarded for only one year, and every next year the campsites have to re-justify their title, both in the eyes of ADAC inspectors and in the eyes of their guests.
From 2013 to 2015, the prize was awarded in co-operation with the Dutch automobile club ANWB under the title ADAC/ANWB Best Camping.
Awarded Campsites in Croatia - ADAC
ADAC - Pincamp homepage
Established in 1994, the Leading Campings Association brings together 39 top quality campsites across Europe, including 3 from Croatia! From the smallest one, with a total of 200 pitches, to the largest ones that can accommodate as many as 11,000 guests in one day, the member campsites of this prestigious group are independent of each other, different in their unique characteristics, but what links them is the maximum focus on each individual guest.
Some of the campsites in the group have been doing business for more than 50 years, and all of them constantly strive to be in line with the latest trends in order to provide their guests an even more comfortable, fun and relaxing holiday.
Croatian members of Leading Campings
More info about the Leading Campings project
The ANWB Top Camping award is one of the most important indicators of high-quality campsites across Europe for Dutch campers. Since 2016, it has been awarded by the renowned Dutch automobile club ANWB to campsites which, thanks to their exceptional quality and wide range of their facilities and services, have reached the highest rating - 5 stars. The final campsite rating is the result of a quality assessment system and the ANWB inspection tour of the campsite.
The prize is awarded for a period of one year, and every next year the campsites are challenged to justify and retain the prize again.
In addition to this award, ANWB periodically also rewards specific camping features such as beauty, natural environment, offer for children and rental accommodation.
ANWB more info
The EU Ecolabel promotes environmental excellence, focuses on environmental sustainability, and assists guests in identifying services and products with a reduced environmental footprint in all phases, from preparation to final use and disposal.
The label is awarded to products and services that satisfy specified criteria agreed upon by non-governmental organisations, scientists and other interested parties. Products and services with the EU Ecolabel are subject to a final review by independent experts in order to ensure they satisfy high environmental protection standards.
EU Ecolabel Website
The Ecocamping Association, headquartered in Germany, is now considered one of the most respected European associations with the goal of promoting sustainable development, environmental protection, safety and quality in the camping industry. The "Eco" slogan refers both to ecology and economics, the two branches that in this case go hand in hand.
Special credibility is also gained by the Ecocamping recognition which is granted by the association to campsites that pay special attention to green business, the safety of its guests and the quality of its contents and services.
Croatian campsites with the Ecocamping reward
The Ecocamping association
Village for All - V4A, an organization based in Italy, specializes in various activities related to the development, adaptation and management of accommodation facilities tailored to people with special needs.
Through the Village for all - V4A label, accessibility and customization are guaranteed, providing detailed and accurate information about campsites for persons with various types of temporary or permanent disability as well as those with certain limitations or special needs.
V4A – selection of Croatian campsites
Village for all homepage
The first Alan Rogers camping guide has been released in the UK in 1968, and today, in a much wider form, it brings together over 8,000 top quality campsites across Europe.
Along with the basic idea of presenting campsites through its guides, in 2004, Alan Rogers also initiated a campsite rewarding system to highlight the quality, the specialty, the progress and the innovativeness, taking into account the ratings of the inspectors, as well as the review of its members, readers and campsite guests.
Since 2016, the prizes have been awarded in collaboration with the Caravan & Motorhome Club.
Alan Rogers camping guide
The Deutcher Camping Club (DCC) is the largest association in Germany that is promoting camping tourism, and it also offers its members numerous benefits by providing personalized information and consultations, price discounts, insurance and more.
Apart from promoting the culture of camping, the DCC, through its DCC Europapreis award, highlights those campsites where their members can indulge in luxury and feel the identity, lifestyle and a positive spirit, regardless of the cost.
More about the DCC association
Camping.info, one of the most popular camping sites in Europe, besides offering the insight into the descriptive content edited by the campsites owners, almost 23,000 of them, as well as by the portal editorial board, it gives all camping guests the opportunity to have their own campsite ratings reviewed, togeher with their posted photos, testimony of their own opinion about the campsite, etc.
Based on guest reviews and their satisfaction at staying in a particular campsite, the best rated campsites are also awarded the annual award of the Camping.info webpage.
The Blue Flag is an international environmental program for the protection of the sea and coastal areas, and today it is an extremely respected and recognized eco-label for sustainable functioning and management of the sea and the coastline, especially beaches and marinas. The blue flag is awarded for one season only, and for each subsequent one, a request must be submitted which has to meet the strictly defined criteria.
Many Croatian campsites are the bearers of this award, all of them highlighting the exceptional quality and cleanliness of the sea, the setup, the accessibility and the equipment of the beaches.
The Blue Flag project
The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) has for many years rewarded the best tourist destinations and accommodation facilities in Croatia, as well as campsites. Considering their size and location, the Tourist Flower - Quality for Croatia award is awarded to campsites in several categories: small, medium and large campsites, those located on the sea, and those on the mainland, and the award has recently been awarded for the best glamping product too.
As well as awarding the prize for the quality of products and services, the process of selecting the best campsites also takes into account the success of their business.
More info about the Tourist Flower Award – Quality for Croatia
Certain Croatian campsites, as a confirmation that the electricity used by them comes exclusively from renewable energy sources, carry the ecological label ZelEn. In this way, the campsites contribute directly to the reduction of CO2 emissions, preserving the environment and protecting the space they are located in.
The label is awarded to campsites that meet the established criteria of socially responsible business in the field of origin, further exploitation and distribution of electricity. The funds collected from using this label by the campsites, serve for the realization of various energy efficiency projects intended for public institutions such as kindergartens, schools, homes, etc.
Energy-efficiency Award - ZelEn
Certain Croatian campsites stand out with their exceptional creativity and ideas, so guests can enjoy in innovative contents and services that with their purpose, appearance and function stand out from the standard camping offer.
The Croatian Camping Union started with the identification of these campsites in 2016 and the innovation award, Inovacamp, has to date been awarded to campsites for products and services such as glamping, water attractions, themed animation, special pet programs, sport events, targeted marketing and individualized guest services. Given that Croatian campsites increasingly invest in the diversity and attractiveness of their content and services, the Inovacamp camping award will surely represent a distinctive element when choosing a campsite for the next vacation.
The Green Key is an international ecological label that is given to campsites as proof that they efficiently and responsibly exploit available resources, reduce their negative environmental impacts, educate their employees about the importance of socially responsible business and sustainable development, and inform their guests about the ecological orientation and green business of the campsite.
In addition to identifying campsites that think and act green, this tag is a guarantee to the safety, quality, and sustainability that guests can find and personally experience in such campsites.
Green Key – more info
As one of the largest and most valued group of campers in Croatia, each year Slovenian campers have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Croatian camp as part of the Naj kamp Adria prize.
Since 2011, on the basis of voting results, those campsites which show the best quality of their content and services are selected, as they justify the trust given to them by their guests and thus deserve to be awarded the Naj kamp Adria prize.
Apart from the fact that the awarding results in a list of the best Croatian campsites in the opinion of Slovenian campers, numerous personal experiences of campers and firsthand comments are of great importance to other campers, but also for campsites that will find guidelines for the development of their business.
Naj kamp Adria – Adria’s best campsites by Avtokampi.si
Zoover is a Dutch website that combines visitor reviews on accommodation facilities and the general offer of tourist destinations. The website`s content is created exclusively by users who have visited a specific destination, with the ability to post photos, and with the aim to facilitate the choice for other visitors. The site offers reviews for more than 255.000 facilities in 42.000 destinations.
Zoover Gold Award - awarded to the best rated accommodation in each of the 14 countries included in the selection. The prize is awarded to only one accommodation facility in a particular category (campsites, hotels, B&B`s, hostels, resorts, villas, apartments ...). Additionally, the prize is awarded on the Zoover Gold Award Best for best rated accommodation and on the Zoover Gold Award Most Popular for the accommodation facility with the highest number of collected ratings.
Zoover Orange Award - awarded to each accommodation facility that has reached a minimum of 9 out of 10 points during the evaluation.
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