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1. Is it possible to camp outside a campsite in Croatia?

In Croatia it is strictly forbidden to camp in open areas outside registered campsites. Illegal camping is punishable by law. You are only allowed to camp inside registered campsites or on parking lots expressly designated for campers and caravans.

2. Where can I camp with my camper? Are there any quick stops for campers?

Camping Sirena

Camping with campers is allowed only inside registered campsites. Campsites are mainly equipped with a camper service (water and discharge). Some camps have a reserved area close to the camp entrance that is dedicated to campers who require a short stop or sleepover. List of camper stops in Croatia.

3. Do I have to pre-book my holidays in a Croatian campsites?

It is recommended that you make an advance bookings especially if you intend having your holiday during the high season. For accommodation in mobile homes, apartments and bungalows it is recommended that you make an advance booking regardless of the season. Most campsites have their own booking system on their websites; for more details, please follow the link for the respective campsites on our camp detail pages. For some campsites you can now make your online booking directly from our site.

4. Do I have to make advance payments for bookings?

Yes, most campsites require advance payments. This can be made by credit card, or, in some cases, by direct bank transfer payments to a bank using details provided in the booking confirmation. The amount paid is subsequently deducted from the final campsite accommodation invoice. Some campsites can also charge non-refundable booking fee. Specific information can be found on each campsite’s website.

5. What is the easiest way for reaching the wanted campsites by camper or car?

Use our Route Planner together with specific camp GPS coordinates which you can download from our site free.

6. I don't want to stay in a tent. Can I rent accommodation instead?

For camping enthusiasts who do not own camping equipment, many campsites offer a wide range of accommodation options, such as mobile homes, apartments, bungalows and glamping accommodations. For more detailed information about accommodation options available, please visit the web pages of respective campsites.

Mobile homes and bungalows consist of separate buildings of different sizes, with their own bedrooms, kitchen, living room, terraces and garden furniture. Apartments are also available in separate buildings, including their own balcony. Almost all accommodation units are equipped with everything you’ll need during your stay, including towels, bedclothes and garden furniture such as garden chairs, tables, sun umbrellas...

7. What are plot and pitches equipped with?

Guests travelling with their own camping equipment can choose from a variety of camping plots, with or without electricity, water or waste discharge facilities. The price of the plots/pitches is dependent on the level of equipment and the location of the plot or pitch.

8. Is entertainment available in camps throughout the season?

Camping Bijela Uvala

Entertainment programmes are available all season long only in the larger camps, although in the pre-season and season periods entertainment programmes run at a reduced level. The majority of campsites offering entertainment will provide a full programme from mid-June to the end of August. Programs are usually free of charge.

9. Do camps offer internet access?

Internet access is common in most camps. Some camps will have it available at the reception desk and quite often wireless access points are available, too.

10. Are pets allowed?

Guests with pets are welcome. When travelling to Croatia, your pet will need an international passport or a veterinary certificate to prove they are healthy and to guarantee that they are not arriving from areas where contagious diseases are present, especially if they can be transmitted by pets.

11. What pet facilities do camps provide?

Pets are allowed in most campsites and their stay is charged according to each camp's pricelist. Some higher category campsites have special showers for pets inside the washroom areas. Campsites that do not allow pets are marked with a special icon on the camp detail pages on our site.

12. How distant are the campsites from the beaches?

The majority of campsites are situated directly on the coastline and their own beaches. The majority of camps are situated directly on the coast and will have their own beaches, which can be rocky, pebbly or sandy depending on the location of the camp.

13. What is the Blue flag?

The Blue Flag is assigned by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe (FEEE) and it is a prestigious, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina they are visiting complies with a series of quality criteria. It therefore represents beaches with a high standard of services, sea cleanliness, equipment and maintenance. The number of campsites gaining the Blue flag status increases every year.

14. Who can enter a naturist campsite?

Naturist centres can be visited by all holiday guests with an INF membership card or other naturist association membership, as well as by families who are prepared to conform to naturist norms. Single men without an INF membership card are, as a rule, not admitted.

15. Can naturism be practised outside of specialist naturist centres?

Naturist camping

Croatia has camps which are only partly naturist; usually they have areas for naturists and non-naturists. There are also campsites which have only naturist beaches. A complete overview of naturist and non-naturist campsites canbe found on our site - naturist campsites are specifically marked as such. Just use our camp search facility and select "Naturist campsite" in the "Camp type" field.

16. How do I pay for camping services?

Payment is made in the official currency in Croatia – the euro. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at almost all reception desks. Payment can be also made by credit card; we recommend you check in advance which credit cards are accepted by the campsite you intend staying at (the information can be found on each camp’s web site.)

17. How can I contact home?

Public telephone boxes can be found in front of most post offices and they can be used for calls abroad. Post offices are mainly open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and in smaller centres from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone cards are used for public telephones and they can be bought in post offices and news stands.

18. What is the electricity voltage in Croatia?

The voltage in Croatia is 220 V, frequency 50 Hz. Plugs have two round prongs.

19. Is tap water in Croatia drinkable?

Yes, tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia.

20. Important Croatian telephone numbers:

International country code for Croatia: +385

A single countrywide number for all emergency situations: 112

  • Police: 192
  • Fire Brigade: 193
  • Ambulance: 194
  • Roadside vehicle assistance (Croatian Automobile Club - HAK): 1987 (when calling from abroad or by mobile phone, call: +385 1 1987)
  • National Search and Rescue Centre: 195
  • General information: 18981
  • Information local and intercity numbers: 11888
  • Information international numbers: 11802
  • Weather forecast and road conditions: 072 777 777 (when calling from abroad or by mobile phone, call: +385 1 464 0800)


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