Our Best Campsites In Istria
With sun-soaked campsites in Istria occupying brilliant and blissful locations on the Adriatic Sea coast, it’s no wonder happy campers cherish their memories of a holiday in Croatia with us.
Discover comfortable accommodation options that sit proudly in well-shaded and spacious emplacements, inviting you to stay cool under the warm sun. You’ll have access to wonderful amenities and facilities such as swimming pools, restaurants, shops, recreational grounds and much more. Our lively resorts often feature fun clubs for kids and teenagers, as well as exciting entertainment for the whole family.
Our best-loved campsites include the wonderful destinations of Lanterna, Park Umag, Bijela Uvala and Vestar, to name just a few.
Things to do when camping in Istria
The stunning shores of the peninsula are home to many wonderful things to do while taking a camping holiday in Istria. There are beaches and bays dotted along the captivating coastline, featuring gorgeous azure waters that glitter under the sun. Top up your tan on the lovely beaches of Ambrela, Cuvi and Girandella.
There are several towns and villages that perch themselves on the waters of the Adriatic, inviting visitors to enjoy wandering their streets and learning their history. The medieval hilltop town Groznjan overlooks the Mirna valley lives and breathes art and music, while the town of Labin boasts beautiful remnants of its Venetian past in its architecture and museums.
With its lively cafés, charming harbour and colourful houses Rovinj feels and looks Italian, so it’s no surprise to discover that this picturesque fishing port was once part of the Venetian republic. Its narrow cobbled streets, tiny squares and quaint chimneys, are all overlooked by the church, with a copper statue of St. Euphemia acting as a weathervane.
Porec old town is traffic-free and restaurants are reasonably priced. Don’t miss the spectacular painted ceilings and mosaics in the Euphrasius Basilica. A little out of town is the superb Baredine cave, where the limestone features are said to resemble sculptures of buildings and people.
Legend has it that the 14 islands that make up Brijuni Islands are pieces of the Garden of Eden, placed here by angels. The largest island can be reached by ferry, where you can visit the Tito Museum and a Safari Park.
Children will love to visit one of the water parks on the peninsula, with the slides and water rides at Aquapark Istralandia and Aquapark Aquacolors attracted many visitors each year. Other attractions for kids include Pula Aquarium, Dinopark Funtana theme park and Glavani Park ziplining centre.
Camping in Istria: an ideal destination to combine relaxation and change of scenery
Nicknamed Croatian Tuscany, Istria is a beautiful peninsula in northwestern Croatia. Going on a camping holiday in Istria is synonymous with relaxation and discovery by the sea.
Thanks to their comfortable accommodation and quality facilities, our campsites in Istria have everything you need to enjoy a holiday in this region with a rich historical past, cradled by the Adriatic Sea, with complete peace of mind.
Where to go camping in Istria? Top 5 of the most beautiful regions to discover
Istria offers landscapes that are as incredible. On a camping holiday in Istria, visitors can enjoy cultural sites, paradisiacal beaches and bustling towns. A destination has it all!
Camping in Poreč with its fascinating history
Famous for its UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč has some wonderful surprises in store for you, with its alleys steeped in history and its bell tower that offers breathtaking views of the city's rooftops.
Camping in Rovinj with its incredible cultural heritage
Rovinj is blessed with the influence of Venice, and campers will love discovering its old town with its many art workshops. Don't miss the Lème Canal, which you can enjoy by boat.
Camping in Umag with its rejuvenating nature
Do not miss the Stella Maris lagoon, where you can indulge in various water sports, or Savudrija lighthouse, which is surrounded by beautiful beaches and has extraordinary sunsets.
Camping in Pula with its crystalline beaches
Pula is known for its Roman amphitheatre and the beauty of its surroundings beaches. Lay your towel on the sands of Puljska Hajvajka and Ambrela, popular for their turquoise waters.
Camping in Labin with its incomparable Mediterranean charm
Holidaymakers will love the typical atmosphere in Labin. It's a great place to enjoy delicious Croatian specialties at many of the seaside restaurants, as well as lounging on the lush shores of Girandella beach.
Istria: an ideal destination for any type of vacation
Our selection of campsites in Istria will delight travellers who want to discover this stunning region of Croatia.
Camping for families with children
Spend memorable moments with your family while camping in Istria! Our campsites are equipped with recreational facilities and pool complexes that will appeal to young and old alike, like the ones at 4* Campsite Lanterna, 4* Campsite Park Umag and 4* Campsite Bijela Uvala.
Camping for couples
Our campsites in Istria are a privileged place to spend unforgettable moments for two. Romance fills the air at 4* Campsite Val Saline with its irresistible wellness area. Close to the sea, our campsites will allow you to enjoy swimming for two and savouring breathtaking sunsets.
The best 3, 4 and 5 star campsites in Istria with a swimming pool
There's no better feeling than starting your day with a refreshing dip in the pool, or soothing your weary body after a busy day of activities. In our spacious and well-maintained swimming pool, such as the ones in Campsite Valkanela or Campsite Polari, holidaymakers can cool off under the warm Adriatic sun.
Campsites with a water park
Indulge in thrills as a couple, with friends or with family at our campsites in Istria. The aquatic awesomeness at our 4* Campsite Lanterna will be one of your favourite attractions! Equipped with three pools and superb slides, there's no better place to make a splash.
Our advice for an ideal camping holiday in Istria
You'll be making a great choice if you decide to take a camping holiday in Istria. To help you enjoy it to the fullest, here's some advice to prepare you for your stay in Croatia.
How much does camping in Istria cost?
- Low season (March-June and September-November): prices for campsites in Istria are very attractive in low season. Depending on the destination, campsite and accommodation chosen, prices start from £130/€150 per week.
- High season (July - August): in view of the strong demand on our campsites in Istria and the high traffic during this period, prices are higher.
We have a very wide selection of campsites in Istria, to suit all budgets, in the most popular and most visited towns; including Rovinj, Poreč, Umag and Pula. Regarding the low and high season prices, it all depends on what you are looking for in terms of accommodation.
What type of camping accommodation is available in Istria?
At our campsites in Istria, we offer several types of accommodation with the all the comfort needed to enjoy your holidays in serenity: air-conditioned mobile homes, XXL equipped tents with bathrooms, bungalow tents with sun terraces and safari tents with air conditioning. Accommodation differs depending on the campsite chosen; we recommend that you use the filters to make your choice.
What are the best things to do in Istria?
- Visit Motovum, the most picturesque village in Istria.
- Explore Rovinj, the most beautiful town on the coast.
- Discover Pula with its remnants of Roman architecture.
- Venture to the sublime Brijuni archipelago by boat.
- Visit the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč.
- Taste sumptuous local wines.
- Enjoy an excursion to the Lim Fjord.
Our campsites in Istria are ideally located as close as possible to these fantastic attractions.
When to go camping in Istria?
If you want to make the most of the warmth and crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Coast beaches, the best time for a camping holiday in Istria is summer. However, must-see places like Rovinj or Pula are taken over by tourists from all over Europe during this period.
The months of May and June are suitable for walks, and even for swimming, with milder but pleasant temperatures. September and October, as an extension of the summer, have the advantage of being less frequented by tourists and therefore guarantee you more tranquillity and a very pleasant climate. May, June, September, and October are the best times to visit the must-sees of this beautiful Croatian region, as they are less frequented by tourists.
How do I get to Istria?
The best way to get to Istria from the UK is by flying. Direct flights from London Heathrow arrive at Istria’s main airport at Pula. Several other UK airports including Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh offer flights to Pula, typically featuring one stopover. From Ireland, travellers can depart from Dublin and Cork, but should expect to have one stopover before reaching Pula airport.
How to get around Istria?
There are a couple of good ways to travel around Istria, with hiring a car proving to be very popular as it gives holidaymakers a certain level of freedom. Istria benefits from a very good bus network, so you can easily link up with the region's popular towns and attractions. In addition, if your ambition is to visit islands (especially the Brijuni Islands) off the Istrian coast, you can easily arrange boat trips.
What are the best campsites with a swimming pool in Istria?
Here is our selection of the best campsites in Istria with a swimming pool:
- Campsite Mon Perin 4* in Bale, with several pools and solarium.
- Campsite Polari 3* in Rovinj, with several swimming pools, whirlpools and lovely sea views.
- Campsite Vestar 4* in Rovinj, with water slides, diving boards and large pools.
- Campsite Lanterna 4* in Poreč, featuring several swimming pools, water play areas and water slides.
What are the best seaside campsites in Istria?
All our campsites in Istria have direct access to the sea. Here is our selection of campsites in the most beautiful Istrian bays:
What are the most beautiful beaches in Istria?
The most beautiful beaches near our campsites in Istria are:
- Punta Kamenjak, 15 kilometres from Pula.
- Beach Fažana, 1 kilometres from Campsite Bi Village.
- Cuvi Beach, 3 kilometres from Campsite Polari.
- Njive Beach, 15 kilometres from Pula.