27 Feb Get Back to Nature at these Naturist Sites in Croatia
Croatia is becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and it isn’t just because of Games of Thrones (although that certainly has helped). Whether you are looking for hot sunny weather and beaches edged with crystal clear water or hiking through the mountains and lazy mornings drinking coffee in quirky cafes, Croatia can provide for almost any whim. It is also blessed with good, warm weather in the summer and cheap prices compared to the U.K. and many Western European countries.
The laid-back attitude in Croatia, coupled with pleasant weather, makes it a great option for a naturist holiday. Since the mid-1960s, Croatia has been developing naturist associations and promoting it after realising that it was a profitable and popular industry there. Fast forward to today and Croatia has the third highest number of naturist campsites in Europe and is one of the most visited countries for those interested in naturist holidays. The fact naturism has been a part of Croatian tourism for long makes it a popular choice among tourists as locals are tolerant towards it which help create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
The naturist campsites in Croatia provide a wide range of facilities such as attentive service, different options for entertainment and for playing sports, good accommodation, an emphasis on hygiene and safety, and a good crowd of friendly, open-minded people. There are more than 30 different official naturist areas with beaches in Croatia, including resorts and campsites. Many ‘traditional’ beaches have an area designated especially for nudists and there are dozens more non-official beaches that are typically visited by naturists.
Tempted by a naturist holiday in a beautiful country with a Mediterranean climate? Then perhaps Croatia is the place. Here are some of the country’s best naturist campsites:
Istra Sunny Camping
Located near Funtana, an area known for its natural freshwater springs, the Istra Sunny Camping provides pitching space under the cool shade of a forest that creates a peaceful and private atmosphere. In front of the campsite are wonderful ocean views that combine stunning visuals with a pleasant, natural setting. For a nudist retreat which takes you back to nature, Istra Sunny Camping is ideal.
The campsite has 1,006 pitches available and plenty of shower and toilet areas which also includes an area to wash dogs (yes, pets are allowed!), a dishwashing area, and baby changing facilities.
For restaurants and bars, you will be spoilt for choice and the pebbled beach in front of the campsite is perfect for lazy afternoon strolls and practicing water sports. The campsite itself also provides a host of different activities and entertainment options for their guests so you can brush up on your Croatian skills at their language classes or get arty at their creative workshops. There are also exercise classes such as gymnastics in the morning, beach
volleyball in the afternoon, and sailing on sunny days. Alternatively, you can just relax and enjoy the nature – it’s totally up to you.
Solaris Camping Resort
Located on the peninsula of Lanterna, the Solaris Camping Resort offers a wide range of different holiday activities from miles of beaches to a selection of entertainment options. The campsite has 547 pitches that come fully-equipped and with plenty of privacy. For a luxury option, book one of the Luxury Mare pitches that offer ocean views and have barbecue areas and shaded areas to keep cool from the Mediterranean sun. The Solaris Camping Resort skilfully combines the natural surroundings with modern comforts, with their mobile homes featuring air-conditioning, spacious bedrooms, and kitchens well-stocked with all the utensils you need.
The campsite also has a couple of restaurants including one that serves traditional Croatian cuisine. During the day, make the most of the golden-sand beaches or relax at the campsite’s swimming pool. Cycling, water aerobics, and hiking make up some of the leisure activities available during the day.
Valalta Naturist Camp
With four decades of experience tucked under its belt, Valalta Naturist Camp is one of the most well-established naturist holiday spots in Croatia. The campsite has 2,061 pitches and follows the Rovinj coastline, providing a seamless blend of nature and holiday comforts that will make your trip one to remember.
Choose from a wide selection of different restaurants or snack bars when you’re feeling peckish. Options include classic Mediterranean food, fresh seafood, pasta, and original Istrian dishes. Snap straight into holiday mode at the swimming pool’s cocktail bar that offer an extensive beverage menu.
Enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the beach or simply take it easy at the campsite’s swimming pool. If you come in winter, make the most of the site’s heated pool. The campsite also offers several different entertainment options and also has qualified and trustworthy child-minders on site to babysit kids if you want a romantic evening with just you and your partner.
Bunculuka Camping Resort
The campsite’s surrounding will appeal for all nature-lovers; with gorgeous beaches to one side and a pine forest to the other with a border of large rocks protecting the site, it’s a picturesque haven and provides the naturist guest with plenty of privacy. All of the pitches are equipped with water and electricity and have nearby sanitary areas.
Bunculuka Camping Resort is ideal for couples or families and pets are welcome too. The stylish restaurant provides flawless cocktails and sells fresh bakery goods, fruits, and vegetables every day. Feel safe and relaxed sunbathing nude at the swimming pool, participate in the campsite’s sporting activities, or simply take a stroll along the pebbled beach.