Camping Lanterna

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    It is the perfect way to enjoy and provides a little touch of home while exploring Croatia.

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Features of the campsite

  • Various family activities available (children's playgrounds, animation programs...)


  • Accommodation available on pitches right next to the sea

    Pitches by the sea

  • Accommodation offered in high-quality furnished mobile homes

    Mobile homes

  • A wide variety of day-time and evening animation programs for all age groups


  • A wide variety of sports activities (table tennis, tennis, water sports...)

    Active holiday

  • A swimming pool within the Camp

    Swimming pool

 A fantastic family open-air resort

Families will love the beautiful natural setting of this easily accessible, seaside accommodation. Croatia is renowned for scenic campsites, but Camping Lanterna is a step above the rest and is Istria’s only member of ‘Leading Campsites of Europe’. Guest can choose from a wide variety of spacious mobile homes and larger than average pitches in oak-shaded parkland. With a full range of activities and organised fun and games, seawater swimming pool and children’s swimming pool this really is a premium resort for all ages.

Located on the beautiful west coast of the Istrian peninsula, Camping Lanterna lies conveniently close to the historical treasures of Novigrad town and also the fabulous bars and restaurants of historic Poreč, Istria’s magical centre of tourism. Within this high quality resort, clusters of accommodation are situated in different locations along three kilometres of coastline giving the feeling of several campsites in one, each providing a safe and secure sense of intimacy. Spacious, perfectly equipped mobile homes feature wide, covered terraces with panoramic views of the Mediterranean greenery and many sit within an ‘Istrian-style’ village. Spacious pitches are situated in lush parkland right next to the sea or within the shade of leafy oak trees. In addition to the swimming pool and children’s swimming pool, there's also a playground and a full programme of organised activities for children in the Maro Club. Older children can make the most of the Teens Club and sports facilities including a great watersports centre. Some would say this is an open-air resort that has it all, and they’d be right. From the scenic landscapes to the spacious pitches and modern mobile homes, and the stunning sea views to the sensational facilities, Camping Lanterna is definitely one of the best campsites in Istria and Croatia.

Camping Lanterna - info

  • New in 2014:
    - new pebble beaches
    - more Mediterranean greenery:
       landscaped areas
    - new high quality Premium
       mobile homes
    - new Prestige mobile homes with
       spacious terrace
    - new Luxury Mare pitches
    - new spacious Comfort pitches
    - WiFi extension

  • total campsite area: 82 ha
  • campsite capacity: 9000 persons
  • length of the campsite coast: 3000 m
  • free WiFi Internet access at reception and in the restaurant Adria
  • restaurants on the campsite
  • "Take away"
  • bars on the campsite
  • shops on the campsite
  • market square in an Istrian style
  • luxury mobile homes - "Istrian village"



Campsite contact information:
  • General Manager: Viktor Žužić
  • Address: Lanterna 1, 52465 Tar
  • Reception: + 385 (0)52 404 500
  • outdoor swimming pool and children's pool complex
  • beautiful beaches, walking beach promenade
  • sports centre on the campsite
  • 4 tennis courts in the campsite
  • sports/recreation programmes from April to September
  • children's entertainment programme from April to September
  • Teens club
  • an abundance of animation programs
  • the campsite is partially equipped for the disabled 
  • pets are permitted in certain areas of the campsite
  • Camping day: 10th of July 2014
  • ADAC / ANWB Best Campsite 2014

  • Harmonica Summer Days - Photo gallery
  • Lanterna Beer Fest - Photo gallery

Awards and certificates

  • ADAC/ANWB Best Campsite 2014

    Camping Lanterna is the winner of this year’s “ADAC/ANWB Best Campsite 2014” award as one of the 139 best campsites in Europe.
  • ADAC Best Campsite 2013

    Camping Lanterna is the winner of this year’s “ADAC/ANWB Best Campsite 2013” award as one of the 144 best campsites in Europe. This award is the successor of last year’s ADAC Superplatz accolade, which was also given to Camping Lanterna. As of this year, the name has been changed and it is now being awarded by the largest German and Dutch Auto-clubs- ADAC and ANWB.
  • Certificate ISO 14001

    Camping Lanterna adheres to high standards of practice to maximise environmental protection. It has established, and been certified with, Environmental Management System accreditation, according to the ISO 14001.
    The campsite adheres to a stringent environmental protection policy with strong commitment to: complying with legal requirements, the preservation and conservative use of natural resources, pollution prevention, refuse separation facilities, employee training, continuous improvement and care about environmental protection. (Environmental protection policy is available on request.)
  • LeadingCampings
    2012, 2013

    From 2012 Camping Lanterna will be a proud member of LeadingCampings - the name for first-rate campsites which proves its great quality in service, sport and entertainment facilities and exceptionally well-kept sites. LeadingCampings are the leaders in camping, setting trends, re-inventing the open-air hotel. Camping Lanterna and other members of LeadingCampings will provide you with personal mixture of individuality, comfort and convenience.
  • ADAC Superplatz 2011, 2012

    The largest European automobile club ADAC awarded Camping Lanterna in 2011 and 2012 with the Superplatz - the Red Board award. Regarded as the highest acknowledgement a campsite can achieve according to the ADAC's criteria, it is based on the same principles as the ADAC Yellow Board award. Nevertheless, the campsites must also meet additional preconditions in order to earn this "supreme quality" title. Campsite's reviews are crucial, including the sanitary facilities, to levels which the pitches have been tended to, as well as the possibilities of supply, leisure time activities and animation programmes. The prices transparently indicate the level of services offered by a certain campsite which must attain above average results in every field. To join the exclusive club of the leading European campsites, a campsite must be rated with a minimum of 4 out of a total of 5 stars in each respective category.
  • Greenovation 2013

    Valamar's Camping Lanterna is the winner of Croatia's first award for green entrepreneurship development "Greenovation 2013" in the category "Total program of effective use of resources in tourist objects". Green Mark - Sign of Excellence is awarded for continuous investments in reduction of pollution, protection of natural resources, and development of energy saving and green entrepreneurship by Riviera Adria d.d.
  • Yellow board 2009, 2010

    This valuable yearly award is earned on the basis of the results gained through ADAC's inspections. Among other preconditions, the most important criteria are the sanitary facilities related standards (4* out of 5* as the minimum rating) and the pitches. The acknowledgement is awarded annually with the objective of encouraging the campsites to put in additional effort to maintain the high level of the offer within the categories of sanitary facilities and the pitches. Campsites receive a yellow board with the indication of the year as a part of the acknowledgement which can be shown in public. Camping Lanterna was awarded this acknowledgement in 2009 and 2010.
  • Best Croatian campsite 2008, 2009

    Camping Lanterna had the highest rating (8.6) among all Croatian campsites in the Dutch ANWB auto-club's camping guide for 2008 and 2009. The rating criteria included the overall quality of the campsite (sanitary facilities, pitch, supply level, animation and sports activities).
  • Gold Eco Award 2012, 2013

    Camping Lanterna, one of Croatia’s best campsites, has added one more title to its large number of international awards - the Gold Eco Award presented by Eurocamp, a top tour operator from Great Britain.
    Eurocamp, who feature more than 180 campsites all over Europe, assigns awards in three categories - bronze, silver and gold - to those campsites that have shown significant progress in pollution reduction, preservation of natural resources and applying the highest standards of environmental protection. Camping Lanterna joins 22 other European campsites awarded with the Gold Eco Award.
  • Alan Rogers Seaside Award

    Camping Lanterna is the winner of the Alan Rogers Camping Guide award, an acknowledgment awarded to campsites which, due to service quality and the overall offer, stand out as an ideal choice for an excellent holiday. The award is designed in such a way that it reflects the diversity and quality within the Alan Rogers camping guide. Camping Lanterna was chosen among 2000 campsites, and the rating process included the comments made by the campsite assessors, the editorial staff of the Alan Rogers guide and the readers.
  • Zoover certificate 2011

    Zoover certificate winner for top recommendation. Zoover International ( is Europe's largest independent portal with guest comments on trips, accommodation facilities and destinations. Thanks to its high quality and unbiased information, a substantial number of guests use Zoover when choosing their holiday destinations.
  • Best Croatian campsite 2007

    A prominent German camping club DCC (Deutscher Camping-Club) presented Camping Lanterna with great recognition and declared it the best campsite in Croatia in 2007. Camping Lanterna is the only Croatian winner of the DCC European camping award for 2007 and one of five winners in Europe. This prestigious award, which has been handed out since 1996 on the basis of the guests' satisfaction, is given to several best European campsites every year, which are chosen out of the 6000 campsites from the DCC's "Europe" camping guide.
  • Winner of the quality award 2008. - 2014.

    The Croatian Camping Union uses this award to present the highest quality campsites. Camping Lanterna has been the winner of this prestigious award for 7 years in a row thanks to its beautiful location, rich gastronomic and trade offer and numerous sports and recreational amenities. The high level of the sanitary facilities equipment which, in addition to the contents intended for adults, also offer bathrooms for children and those with special needs.
  • Tourism Flower - quality for Croatia 2012

    In the annual evaluation project "Tourism Flower - Quality for Croatia", Camping Lanterna was rated the best campsite in Croatia in the category of campsites with a capacity of over 1501 guests. Awards which are organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Croatian national television in cooperation with HAK (Croatian Auto Club), KUH (Croatian Camping Union) and UKH (Croatian Camping Association) are given on the basis of quality evaluation carried out in the all of the campsites in the Republic of Croatia. The basic criteria for this accolade and additional special recognition by HAK included tidiness, cleanliness, campsite layout, signs, general services as well as the overall landscaping of the campsite.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Every year, the Croatian Tourism Board confers honours to the most successful tourism industry workers. One of the most prestigious honours is the Croatian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award, this year conferred to Mr. Viktor Žužić, the long-time director of Camping Lanterna in Poreč, which is otherwise managed by the company Valamar and owned by Riviera Adria, the largest Croatian tourism firm. The director of Camping Lanterna has received this award for his successful 40-year engagement in the tourism industry.
  • Naj kamp 2013.

    Camping Lanterna has been named as one of the top three large campsites in Istria within the "Best Slovenian and Croatian Camps" category, 2011 and the best one in the same category in 2013. This awards are given for the last 3 years and are organized by camping magazine Avto-Dom, tourist portal Dobro jutro, Slovenia! and camping portal
  • Blue Flag

    The Camping Lanterna beach is marked with the Blue Flag - an international symbol of quality regarding a preserved environment, a high level of cleanliness of the sea and the beach, beaches which have been well tended to and the high level of services. You will find the Blue Flag at 3450 beaches and marinas in over 40 countries across Europe, as well as South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean islands.

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Campsite pitches: from 12 July to 18 August standard arrival dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

In the period from 12 July to 18 August the minimum stay on a PITCH is 5 overnight stays. In the period from 29 June to 30 August the minimum stay in a MOBILE HOME is 3 overnight stays.

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