IN CAMPING ADRIATIC BY VALAMAR CAMPSITES PETS ARE WELCOME
For all those wishing to travel to the sea with pets, Valamar campsites provide many opportunities, even when it comes to the accommodation in mobile homes. First thing upon the arrival is that the pet is registered in order to get a cheerful green label.
All campsites have special beaches where the pets can cool off during the hot, summer days, as well as permitted zones for pets. In some campsites there are gardens for dogs, with provided showers for pets.
All information about the pet-friendly campsites can be found on the Camping Adriatic by Valamar website, including information about pets accommodation, accommodation prices per day and final cleaning if guests choose to spend their holidays in mobile homes and about all the services and features offered by each campsite.
CAMPING BECOMES GLAMPING - HOW TO MAKE YOUR CAMPING STAY A LUXURY EXPERIENCE
The award-winning Poreč’s Camping Lanterna, in 2014 provided all fans of camping holidays with a complete new experience - its Glamping tent. Glamping is a coinage of two words – glamour and camping, and the name itself speaks about the nature of the holiday spent there. Lanterna’s Glamping tent is located near the sea with a spacious terrace and a stunning view to the sea, covering the area of 35 square meters with two bedrooms, a double and a children's room with two bunk beds, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.
"Camping Adriatic by Valamar" camps are located in coastal locations from Istria to Dubrovnik and offer a premium service that will satisfy even the most demanding customers.
Nature and camping lovers who want extra comfort and amenities such as an air conditioned room, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, satellite TV, pleasantly decorated rooms with private bathroom and a lovely sun terrace, can choose among many of “Camping Adriatic by Valamar” campsites. Each of them provides a superb atmosphere, beautiful nature, sunny outdoor terrace and a practically decorated interior. According to their wishes, guests can choose between different types and sizes of mobile homes.
Sizes 15 to 32 square meters, comfortable and equipped like a cottage by the sea, mobile homes are located in the most beautiful parks in the immediate vicinity of the sea, with one or two bedrooms with a bathroom, a kitchen, air conditioning and will meet all the requirements of families seeking complete rest.
PERFECT HOLIDAY WITH TEENAGERS? IT IS POSSIBLE!
A particular challenge when choosing a holiday destination is finding the right place for teenagers to enjoy their stay. Families with children and teens can choose between a wide selection of activities for children from 13 to 17 years in Camping Krk and Camping Lanterna, which have excellent animation teams. Teenagers at Camping Krk can enjoy a variety of sports tournaments such as football, darts tournaments, teen parties with music, dance school, photo safari or social games, all within the Teens Club.
In Lanterna teens are enthusiastic about organization of Mini Golf Tournaments, Street Hockey Tournaments, Table Tennis Tournaments and numerous other games like paintball, Twister, darts, graffiti workshops and Playstation tournaments. The campsite also organizes evening tournaments in beach volleyball, beach soccer, karaoke, teen disco nights, summer cinema and other interesting activities. Socializing with peers and varied selection of activities will give teenagers a holiday they will remember, as well as the opportunity to become big fans of camping themselves.
300 km of cycling and trekking trails in Istria and the island of Krk!
More and more tourists are opting for an active holiday. In addition to the sun and sea, they want a multitude of exciting activities. For all lovers of adrenaline Istria and the island of Krk are the best choice, as they have more than 300 kilometers of marked trails and bike paths. Their coastal routes provide an unforgettable cycling experience for all lovers of this sport. Bicycle paths are set along the crystal clear sea, unspoiled nature and landscapes, perfect romantic vineyards, fields and beaches with crystal clear waters. Rabac and its surroundings are perfect for cyclists and will delight amateurs as well as professionals. Trekking enthusiasts can head for the numerous trails for hiking along the beautiful Mediterranean landscape of Rab and relax their body and soul with walking tours through the countryside or by the sea.
In campsites in Rabac and on the island of Krk anyone will be happy to give you advice on the best bike and trekking trails and recommend where you can see the most beautiful sunsets. Family vacation will be complete with all the sports facilities and high-quality animation programs that these campsites have to offer.
Family Eco Camping Krk is set only a short walk away from the historic center of Krk, and offers visitors a number of ways to spend a fun holiday. A series of fully furnished, spacious pitches and mobile homes in the midst of the Mediterranean nature provide top quality accommodation in the shade of olive trees. Mini Club Maro, Maro Midi Club, Teens Club, beautiful pool and game rooms provide entertainment for kids of all ages, while the wellness oasis offers a multitude of possibilities for parents to relax in the sauna or enjoy other wellness treatments by their choice.
Active family will find an abundance of opportunities to indulge in sports activities at the multipurpose sports court, including volleyball, basketball, tennis and many others. Another reason to visit Camping Krk is its beautiful Blue Flag awarded beach, which was fully renovated in 2014. The campsite also offers new Prestige mobile homes overlooking the sea, a spacious terrace and a storage room for bikes. Sanitary facilities have been renovated, and landscaping is continued this year. In addition to bicycle storage, a certain number of mobile home has its own bicycle storage.
NEW IN VALAMAR - CAMPING ŠKRILA ON ISLAND KRK!
When we think of summer and vacation, beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters are the first things that come to mind in expecting total relaxation and the perfect vacation. In the "Camping Adriatic by Valamar" beaches are places of additional activities and fun. In campsites Jezevac, Marina, Lanterna, Orsera, Brioni, Solaris and Krk guests can enjoy beach bars and relax under an umbrella with a cocktail in their hands. At Blue Flag awarded beaches you can rent beach chairs and participate in animation programs that are an indispensable part of all offers of Valamar campsites.
Those who wish to spend an active holiday at the beach with their family should choose Camping Lanterna. Set amidst a pine and holly oak wood, a prime example of well preserved natural Mediterranean surroundings – Lanterna has a lovely three kilometre long coastline with a number of pebble beaches. The campsite is the largest and most exclusive in Istria. A variety of accommodation options are available, including mobile homes, caravans and tents. Located within the campsite are two swimming pools with hydro-massage, whilst daily activities for adults include tai chi, dance lessons and Nordic walking events. Children and teenagers are catered for by a wide range of entertainment programmes, such as the Marko Club and playgrounds, as well as a children's pool with a water slide. Camping Lanterna is also pet-friendly – the pets have their own special zone at the beach.
Camping Skrila, located in Stara Baska on Krk, the largest and best-connected mainland Croatian island, stretches along 700 meters of enchanting coastline and lush greenery. Campsite offers pitches and a well-equipped mobile homes with views of the sea with the supporting facilities such as a restaurant, a beach bar and shop. This camp is specifically known for the exceptional beauty of its beaches: from the main sandy beach and one for pets, to secluded beaches for naturists. It is within a walking distance from the picturesque village of Stara Baska and the picturesque village of Punat can be reached with a short drive. Visitors can enjoy the authentic island lifestyle with beautiful sea and unforgettable beaches. In 2014 Skrilas parcel Premium Mare was renovated, new plots Comfort were added, camp got a new front desk, a new entrance to the camp and new horticulture.
FAMILY CAMPING IN "LITTLE TUSCANY"!
For those who want to spend their summer in a place that offers activities for the whole family, camping in Croatia is an ideal choice. Croatia each year becomes increasingly popular tourist destination - every year more and more well-known Hollywood stars are choosing to spend their vacation this Mediterranean pearl which boasts the title of the country with the most islands in the world - Croatia has over a thousand.
Croatia owes its success primarily to its natural beauty, but great influences on the popularity of the destination are also the quality of hotels, camps and resorts. Istria is the most attractive region for holidays due to its the quality of its tourist accommodation and its natural beauty. They call it the "little Tuscany" because of its picturesque hills and the rich offer of local wines, olive oil, truffles, etc. It has a rich history and a number of monuments; you can find entertainment and beautiful beaches at almost every corner. It can be toured in a few hours by car, but it is more likely that the adventure of exploring Istria will end up being a several-day trip, due to a number of beautiful old towns and fortifications, generally located on the hills, and beaches that are definitely worth the visit.
Families who come to Istria via camper or car choose Porec, a town rich in history, and well connected with the rest of Istria, also one of the top tourist destinations.
Camping Lanterna in Porec offers the best infrastructure for camp vacation, confirm end by comments on the world known travel sites like TripAdvisor, but also by a number of international awards for quality of camping accommodation.
In addition to its own crystal-clear beaches, Lanterna stands out and offers quality entertainment and animation program. The youngsters can enjoy a full day of activities in Maro Club which is a program full of fun and games, adults can enjoy sports activities and tournaments and teenagers in Teen Club, with programs tailored specially for this generation. Evening programs include bingo, karaoke, dance evenings, Croatian cuisine and music, evening tasting of olive oil and wine, romantic beach parties, folklore evenings and much much more.
Lanterna is one of ten campsites which operate under the brand "Camping Adriatic by Valamar." In all the camps numerous events are being organized by the animation teams. Some of these events have already become traditional, such as Lanterna Beer Festa, which will take place 23-24 of July and 12-13 of August, and Carnival week in Solaris, which can be enjoyed from 26 July to 2 August 2014.
The quality of Valamar animation program was recognized once again by the award for the best animator in Croatia, which was awarded by the Croatian National Tourist Board to Marina Stražić, head of the animation team at Camping Lantern. "I'm 29 years old and since I was 18 I was part of Valamar animation team. Everyone keeps asking me how I was able to endure for so long this grueling and dynamic pace of work, but my answer is always that this is a dream job and I hope to be able to work for many years”, explains Marina. "It's nice to see how what you do brings a smile to the faces around you. Every day is a new and valuable experience."
DUBROVNIK GATHERS 180 CAMPING CREWS FROM ALL OVER EUROPE
More than 180 camping crews from as many as 15 European countries participated in the gathering of camping crews "15 Adria Camping Rally 2014" in Camping Solitudo, on the Babin Kuk peninsula in Dubrovnik. The event took place from 21st until 28th of June, and it was organized by the Croatian Camping Association (UKH) in cooperation with "Camping Adriatic by Valamar" and under the auspices of the International Federation of camping FICC. The grand opening of this major international meeting was attended by President of FICC João Alves Pereira and vice president Karl Zahlmann, who were in the good company of the president of UKH Branko Marlot.
Fédération Internationale de Camping, Caravanning et de Autocaravaning (FICC) is the only worldwide organization that brings together campers. It was founded in 1933 as the Association of European campers. FICC currently has 67 member clubs and federations from as many as 38 different countries around the world.
Camping Solitudo is the only campsite in the UNESCO heritage city of Dubrovnik. Situated in a peaceful location on the Babin Kuk peninsula, it’s an easy transfer from Dubrovnik international airport and lies just 10 minutes' drive from the magic of the UNESCO heritage old town of Dubrovnik. This oasis of tranquillity sits in verdant Mediterranean parkland close to the beaches and offers a quality camping experience in a friendly atmosphere.
ONE OF THE BEST DIVING CENTERS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN IS IN CAMPING MARINA!
Due to the excellent location near the sea and the wealth of underwater flora and fauna of the Kvarner Bay, diving is one of the main activities at Camping Marina in Sv. Marina near Labin. Scuba Center was in 2006, 2007 and 2008 voted the best diving center in the Mediterranean and in 2014 magazine Tauchen declared Scuba Center in Camping Marina the sixth best diving center in the world!
Fantastic underwater is available right from the beach, and unlike other camps, it is not necessary to drive out with the boat - you can practically dive in from the beach.
Mobile homes are located near the diving center and equipped with storage for diving equipment. The camp has sanitary facilities for washing diving equipment and offers a large number of additional activities including boat trips, diving school and equipment hire.
Many diving attractions are located in the immediate vicinity of the camp, the most popular of which are the wreck of an Italian merchant ship "Lina" from 1915, and underwater tunnel and a special zone that teems with a variety of well-preserved underwater flora and fauna.
Camping Marina is the best base for exploring these incredible diving sites, and is suitable for people on all levels of diving expertise: from those who want to get PADI certified, to those that want try diving for the first time or just explore the unique underwater landscape.
Camping Marina also has the possibility of accommodating groups of divers or other groups interested in marine biology.
WHAT IS THE BLUE FLAG?
The Blue Flag for beaches and marinas is an international environmental program for protection of marine and coastal environments, whose primary goal is the sustainable management of the sea and the coastal strip. Blue Flag criteria include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches and marinas as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. The Blue Flag today is the world's most prized tourist brand and one of the key reasons why tourists choose certain destination. The Blue flag today is the most recognized model of environmental education and public information when it comes to the sea and coastline.
In "Camping Adriatic by Valamar" camps guests can experience beautiful beaches which hold “The Blue Flag” recognition, which can be an additional motive to book their vacation in one of Valamar’s camps from Istria to Dubrovnik.
CROATIAN ADRIATIC AMONG THE CLEANEST SEAS IN EUROPE
After extensive tests, the European Commission on Environment has once again rated Croatian waters, both the sea and freshwater, as one of the cleanest in Europe. 97.7 percent of the 910 surveyed locations received the highest possible rating. This rating is not only much higher than in other countries of the European Union, but also means that no matter where in the Croatia visitors wants to cool off and swim, they can be sure that they are swimming in one of the cleanest and brightest waters of Europe.
The Blue Flag, a prestigious tourist stamp and certificate of protection of marine and coastal environment, was awarded to seven beaches in Valamar campsites: Orsera in Vrsar, Lanterna, naturist Solaris and Istria near Porec, Marina in Labin and Jezevac and Krk in Krk. In addition, other sites can also say that they have excellent quality of beaches, which was recently also confirmed by the results of recent tests of the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection.
Gourmet camping cuisine - tastes you will never forget
"The most beautiful camping experience is the one you can bring home with you. Those are the memories of tastes, smells and feeling of being in tune with all the best nature can provide" - those were the words of one of the many camping lovers which can make you eager to wake up all your sences for something new - unexplored maybe - but intriguing at the same time.
Croatia’s cuisine can be exactly what you are looking for if you want to taste the whole range of different delicacies. Every region offers a wide variety of specialties that are awaiting for gourmet lovers. On the island of Krk, you must taste the island’s famous sheep cheese of unique taste and "surlice" - Krk’s very own pasta of an elongated shape which is gained with the help of a knitting needle. You can try surlice with various specialties such as shrimps, sea food and lamb, with the obligatory ingredient, the ribanac cheese.
Istria is famous of its prosciutto which is higly admired among true gourmets. Prosciutto has been protected in terms of its geographical origin as well, as it can only be produced within Istria. Gourmets can try this delicacy, as well as many others, such as Istrian soup - so called bukaleta, in many nearby taverns which will give them the real traditional and original ambience - exactly what you are looking for.
Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean area, is known for many traditional dishes and one of them is a famous desert "rozata" - the cream made of eggs with caramel topping usually served with sweet liqueur or fruit.
Tasting and exploring delicacies offered by Croatia can make camping even more memorable, connecting you more with your family and friends on camping while discovering new ways of enjoying and preparing interesting camping menus. All in all, this is something every camping gourmet should not miss.
Croatia’s campsites are the magic places that can really make you want to taste more, enjoy more and take home with you all that new and unforgetable memories.
Discover beautiful beaches on the island of Krk
The island of Krk is the ideal destination for campers looking for true island experience. The beauty of nature and the exceptional beauty of the beaches can be admired while staying in camping Škrila. The season 2014 will bring even more enjoyable stay within premium Mare pitches, new Comfort pitches, new reception and entrance, as well as even more enhanced landscaping. The experience of raw nature is something worth exploring by every camping lover.
Return to nature
Our everyday life is becoming more stressful every day - we are unable to perform our numerous activities in a desirable time frame and therefore we are becoming stressed and searching for different ways of relaxing our mind and bodies.
Nowadays, many people start to see the benefits of returning to the very source of our human existence - nature itself.
Eco camping is one of the best ways to bring the nature back to the focus of our living. Many campsites have recognized this need and focused their offer to indulge people who are seeking extraordinary natural beauty spots. One of this eco camping places worth of exploring is camping Krk - highly eco-friendly campsite in a completely natural surroundings. The crystal clear Blue Flag beach is worth seeing, as well as the fascinating Meditteranean landscape where you can enjoy in the shade of 300 olive trees planted in the campsite, while the wastewater, after biological treatment, is used for watering the horticulture. This can be a perfect gateway to awaken the nature within you and maybe to make some positive changes in your life.
15th Adria camping rally in Dubrovnik
This year, a popular camper’s gathering under name Adria camping rally will take place in beautiful Dubrovnik in Solitudo Campsite, from 21st to 28th June 2014. This is a chance for all camping lovers to see what the famous Irish writer George Bernard Shaw meant when he wrote: “Those who search for paradise on earth should come and see Dubrovnik”.
Campers can expect an eventful program, full of entertainment and activities for everyone’s taste. More information can be found at: http://www.camping-adriatic.com/adria-camping-rally
What every camper should know about Croatia
Croatia as a camping destination is becoming more and more popular and is visited by almost 2,5 milion campers every year. This is by every mean a destination worth checking out by every camping enthusiast. Camping in Croatia is becoming a luxurious experience for the whole family, because many campsites are becoming more like an open air hotels while satisfying all the needs of its visitors - full sanitary facilities, pools, wellness, own beaches, well equiped mobile homes... This is the reason why the number of camping lovers is increasing every year.
If you travel by campervan or by car, there are excellent routes you can follow and explore the outstanding Adriatic coast, as well as the inland of Croatia, and all of that can be done on the way to your chosen camping destination. If you travel by national roads, there are many places predicted for having a break from your trip and taking time to see many beautiful places and explore nature by visiting national parks, eco villages, trying national delicacies and enjoying the most beautiful views.
Discover glamping and family mobile homes
Camping Adriatic is continuously upgrading the quality of all its campsites, offering the best camping experience to all who enjoy in camping. Camping Lanterna will introduce new beaches, add more Mediterranean greenery to the camp’s already beautiful horticulture, renovate the restaurant, expand the WiFi service and open new, fully equipped premium mobile homes in the Istrian village, as well as offer new spacious Luxury Mare and Comfort pitches. For the first time in Camping Lanterna, as of 2014 guests will be offered luxury glamping tent, as well family mobile homes with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Camping Krk will in season 2014 open new Prestige mobile homes overlooking the sea, a spacious terrace and storage rooms for bikes, introduce a number of new toilets, a new beach, and will continue maintaining the horticulture whose Mediterranean plants are irrigated by a special eco-system of irrigation.
Camping Krk, located on the island of Krk, and Camping Lanterna in Tar near Porec, are one of the winners of this year's award ADAC/ANWB "Best Campsite 2014“, and recognized as a part of the prestigious group of Europe's best 144 camps. The top campsites were chosen among 5.450 camping sites in Europe which were a part of ADAC’s prestigious camping guide in 2014.
This prestigious award in Europe in 2014 is given to camping sites that get the highest five star rating. Camping Lanterna already won this prestigious recognition in 2013, so this year is a confirmation of its status as one of the best European campsites, while Camping Krk won this year’s award after being thoroughly renovated with over HRK 16 million of investment.
Camping Lanterna is the only Istrian camping site which is the member of the “Leading Campings of Europe”, and the fact that ADAC/ANWB recognized it as one of one of the best campsites in 2014 serves as the biggest confirmation of the excellence of this beautiful camping site near Novigrad and Porec, which is also recognized as an ideal place for high quality family vacation.
Due to great improvement in the quality of its service, in a competition between almost three thousand European campsites, the particularly commended Camping Krk won the Alan Rogers Progress Award.
Easter in camping
Easter as a family holiday is an ideal time to spend time with your family and loved ones. Since Easter this year is a little bit later, it sems like a great opportunity to make a spring visit to one of the many campsites. Camping Adriatic season starts with camping Solitudo opening on April 1st, while most of the campsites are open from April 12th. For more information check www.camping-adriatic.com