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Camping becoming more popular in Croatia Camping becoming more popular in Croatia

Croatian campsites have a record breaking year

By  Nov 27, 2017

The German ADAC (General German Automobile Club) placed Croatian campsites in second place, right behind the Netherlands, in their guide to the best quality camps in Europe. Over the past few years Croatian camping has made significant steps forward in terms of quality and contents. This has resulted in a leap in the number of guests as well as the revenue recorded.

Guests to Croatian campsites have become ever more demanding and their biggest concerns are poor traffic connections, unhelpful locals and bad recycling options, according to a report in Poslovni Dnevnik. The lack of good quality footpaths and cycle tracks was also of concern to campsite guests.

This year campsites throughout the country have surpassed record breaking years of the late 1980’s by reaching 19 million overnight stays. Camping makes up about 25 percent of the total accommodation capacity in Croatia, however the number of pitches in Croatia is one of the smallest in Europe, only Spain has fewer.

The largest number of guests in the campsites were from Germany, followed by Slovenians, Dutch and Austrians. In 2017 there were 284 large and medium-size camps operating in Croatia for a total of 242,000 people, which is 4.4 percent more than two years earlier.