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Camping Vacation in Istria: All You Should Know Before Visiting


Istria, with its picturesque landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and rich history, has become one of Europe’s top destinations for camping enthusiasts. If you're planning a camping adventure in this enchanting Croatian region, you're in for a treat.

In this blog, we'll guide you through everything you need to know before embarking on a camping vacation in Istria, and give recommendations of some of the best camping resorts in the region.

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Istria: A Paradise for Camping Enthusiasts

Istria, often referred to as the "Tuscany of Croatia," offers a diverse range of landscapes, from stunning coastal areas to rolling hills and historic towns. Camping in Istria is a unique way to immerse yourself in its natural beauty and explore its rich cultural heritage. With a mild Mediterranean climate, this region provides ideal conditions for outdoor adventures and relaxation.

Some of the highlights of Istria:

  • Big diversity in a small location: You get to enjoy both the incredible coastline and beaches, as well as the endlessly charming inland area with medieval hilltop towns and vineyards.
  • Unique cuisine: Istrian cuisine is very particular - it features a unique blend of ingredients that come from the coast and the inland area, such as fresh seafood dishes, Istrian truffle delicacies, Boškarin kettle, asparagus, and plenty more. You can enjoy these in a huge range of restaurants, varying from rustic, family-owned konobas, to Michelin-star restaurants.
  • Thousands of years of history: Explore the rich historical legacy of the peninsula, by visiting the 2.000-year-old amphitheater in Pula, 700 year-old hilltop town of Motovun, Novigrad city walls of the same age, as well as Hum, the world’s smallest town of only 30 inhabitants.
  • Safety and high standard: Last but not least, Istria is one of Europe's safest destinations, even for solo female travelers. Apart from that, it is considered to offer very high standards of tourist amenities and hospitality, which is certainly important for a worry-free stay.

Aminess Sirena Campsite: Croatia’s Best Campsite

Nestled just 15 minutes on foot from the charming old town of Novigrad, 4* Aminess Sirena Campsite offers an exceptional camping experience immersed in nature's beauty. It’s truly one of the best picks for campers in Istria, which can only be confirmed by awards such as TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award in 2022.

The campsite's lush pine forest surroundings and direct access to the Adriatic make it an ideal choice for those who seek tranquility and seaside adventures.

Here's what you should know about this campsite:

  • Camping options: Aminess Sirena offers a variety of camping options, from shaded pitches under the pines to incredible beach-front options, ranging from 80 to 120 square meters. Whether you're a tent enthusiast or prefer the convenience of a mobile home, you'll find an option that suits your preferences. The camp is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along!
  • Amenities: The campsite is equipped with modern amenities to enhance your camping experience. Facilities include sanitary blocks, restaurant and bar, sports areas and rental options, and entertainment for both kids and adults. There’s an additional option of breakfast and dinner at the nearby Aminess Laguna Hotel.
  • Seaside bliss: With direct access to the Blue Flag beach, you can wake up to the sound of waves and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or simply lounging by the crystal-clear sea.

Aminess Maravea Camping Resort: Modern Comfort

For those seeking a modern and well-equipped camping resort, 4* Aminess Maravea Camping Resort is a top choice, especially for families with children. Situated in a serene location near Novigrad, and connected to it with a gorgeous promenade, this award-winning resort offers a range of amenities for a perfect camping experience. Here's what to expect:

  • Camping variety: The resort caters to various preferences, offering spacious pitches for tents, campervans, and caravans. Additionally, contemporary mobile homes provide a cozy home-away-from-home feel.
  • Swimming and Relaxation: Aminess Maravea features a well-kept pebble beach with loungers, parasols and massage options. For kids, there’s a swimming pool with slides and sprinklers that guarantees hours of fun.
  • Gastronomic Delights: Indulge in Istrian cuisine at the on-site restaurants and bars, where you can savor local flavors, seafood delicacies, and refreshing drinks.
  • Entertainment: From sports facilities to organized activities, there's truly something for everyone. Children can join the animation programme for kids and teenagers, while adults can engage in plenty of sports activities or relax by the pool.

What To Do In Novigrad And Surroundings?

Beyond the comfort of your camping site, Novigrad offers a charming old town with cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural events. Explore the local markets, enjoy freshly caught seafood, and immerse yourself in the Istrian way of life.

Venture beyond Novigrad to discover the region's wonders, from the stunning coastal towns of Poreč and Rovinj to the lush inland landscapes of the Istrian countryside in the towns of Motovun, Grožnjan, and Buje.

A camping vacation in Istria offers a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature and experience the beauty of Croatia's coastline. With Aminess Sirena Campsite and Aminess Maravea Camping Resort in Novigrad, you have options that cater to your camping preferences while providing modern amenities and access to the stunning Adriatic Sea.

Immerse yourself in Istria's natural splendor, explore its charming towns, and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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