Croatia’s largest peninsula – Istria, is a popular destination for a relaxing camping holiday in Croatia. However, if you’re not quite ready to immerse yourself in the world of camping, but still want to enjoy the benefits of staying in a campsite, we have the perfect solution – mobile homes. Mobile homes offer a high level of comfort, bedrooms and bathrooms and usually a covered terrace with table and chairs and deckchairs – so you can relax a little.
Istria is one of the most popular Croatian regions – easily accessible, a large selection of campsites and mobile homes with top facilities (13 out of 22 ADAC super campsites for 2023 are located here), many sights, numerous options for an active holiday and a gastronomy that is second to none.
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Mobile homes in camping resorts for the perfect family holiday
Istria is the largest Croatian camping region – in fact, it has the largest number of campsites. Almost all of them are located by the sea and offer many opportunities to combine a summer holiday on the Adriatic with culture, gastronomy and active holidays. Most mobile homes in Istria are located in separate holiday resorts within the campsites. As a rule, traffic is limited or not allowed at all in these settlements, so that your children can play carefree. There are also swimming pools, children’s playgrounds, water parks and all-day entertainment to make your holiday with children even more enjoyable.
Pet-friendly mobile homes for camping in Istria with a dog
Mobile homes in Istria are adapted for camping with dogs and most campsites allow pets. So you can easily find a mobile home where your four-legged friend is welcome. Most campsites are located in natural surroundings and offer numerous walking trails for you and your dog. So you can stay active on holiday too. There is usually a beach nearby where your dog is allowed to swim. Look out for the appropriate signs, as otherwise bathing with dogs is prohibited and the beaches where it is permitted are labelled accordingly. Explore the surrounding nature and don’t worry if your dog gets its paws dirty. The campsites in Istria have particularly well-equipped sanitary facilities with dog showers. Most mobile homes are very comfortably furnished and, in addition to comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, offer a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare delicious meals.
Glamping in Istria stands for glamorous camping
If you want to get even closer to the world of camping without sacrificing the comfort you are used to, glamping is the ideal option for you. In short, glamping stands for luxury camping. You don’t need any equipment and sleep in comfortable, modern tents surrounded by nature. In Croatia, glamping is particularly popular in Istria. You will find a glamping tent variant at almost every campsite in Istria. These differ in shape, colour and equipment and there is something for every taste. As a rule, glamping tents are charmingly decorated and made from natural materials. As in a mobile home, you will find bedrooms, bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. A covered terrace with a table, chairs and deckchairs is also usually included. And the unique feeling of sleeping under the open sky is something that is very difficult to describe. It’s best to try it for yourself.
In addition to the beautiful natural surroundings in which the mobile homes in Pula are located, their location makes them ideal for an eventful holiday. Relax at the campsite and enjoy the sea and the sun, and if you need some entertainment, treat yourself to a pleasant stroll and walk along a coastal promenade to the town. Be sure to visit the Roman amphitheatre – the Arena, which once served as a fighting ring for gladiators and is now used as a popular venue for numerous events. Not far from Pula is the Brijuni National Park, where you can relax surrounded by unspoilt nature.
The picturesque town of Rovinj is located on the west coast of Istria and offers a special experience thanks to its picturesque alleyways, pastel-coloured houses that appear to be immersed in the crystal-clear sea. Here you will find numerous well-equipped mobile homes offering maximum comfort in the immediate vicinity of the town. Active holidaymakers in particular will get their money’s worth here – the extensive range of sports on offer at the campsites, combined with the many cycle paths available here, will always encourage you to stay active.
The mobile homes at the campsites in Poreč and the surrounding area offer a high level of comfort and high-quality furnishings. Enjoy the view of the Adriatic Sea and the equipped beaches from your covered terrace. The mobile homes are mostly located within themed settlements, which have limited or no traffic and allow you to enjoy a relaxing holiday with children or with a dog. Be sure to visit the old town centre of Poreč and find out why Poreč is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Croatia, not only in Istria, and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The mobile homes in Novigrad are located within special themed areas that are specially decorated according to a particular theme. Discover family mobile homes with at least 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, 1 or 2 bathrooms, a covered terrace with table and chairs. Treat yourself to an al fresco dinner with the whole family and relax during the day on the sun loungers, which are also included in all mobile homes. The small fishing town of Novigrad will delight you with its beautiful coastline, coastal promenade and Mediterranean charm.
Close to the sea and the beach – this is a matter of course for the mobile homes in Umag. Wake up in the morning to the sound of birdsong surrounded by nature and treat yourself to a refreshing dip on the beach. The sea is at its calmest in the morning and, according to the guests who return to the Adriatic again and again, at its most beautiful. The campsites and mobile homes are well-equipped and offer entertainment for the whole family – water park, entertainment, sports, kids club, everything is included. Umag is a particularly popular destination for active holidays – the range of cycling and walking trails and sports grounds is very extensive. And tennis fans will get their money’s worth, especially in July at the ATP Croatia Open Umag tennis tournament. Here you will have the opportunity to cheer on world-famous tennis stars under the floodlights on the Stella Maris tennis courts right by the sea.
Aminess Sirena Campsite, located in an old pine forest just a few minutes’ walk from the old town of Novigrad, offers nature lovers everything they need for an unforgettable holiday on the Adriatic. The Bella Vista, Sirena Classic and Sirena Premium Village mobile homes at the Aminess Sirena campsite are ideal for your holiday. These modernly furnished mobile homes near the beach are equipped with free internet access, satellite TV connection, air conditioning and heating and allow you to stay until late autumn.
Surrounded by a pine forest, the Veštar campsite is located in a blue bay opposite the island of the same name. Families with small children will have a wonderful holiday here! Feel the close contact with nature offered by the mobile homes Superior, Superior Family, Oasis Family, Forest Escape Family and Forest Escape with their unique design in the themed village. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, air conditioning and WiFi are the main features of these mobile homes, which offer you a modern holiday in nature.
The 5-star Istra Premium Camping Resort is located on the peninsula near the romantic town of Funtana. It is one of the best equipped 5-star-campsites in Istria and Croatia. Surrounded by islands and Mediterranean nature, it offers first-class facilities for the whole family: mobile homes in the first row to the sea, modern glamping tents and attractive pitches just a few steps away from the pebble beach. The Marbello Premium Village is a themed village located directly on the campsite beach. The spacious terraces of the mobile homes offer a marvellous view of the islands of Vrsar. The Bella Vista mobile homes are ideal for families and couples who want to relax surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.
The campsite has a wide range of mobile homes: Standard, Premium, Deluxe and Family, which will make you feel at home and offer you the comfort of a real campsite surrounded by nature. Together with the entertainment team or on your own, you can enjoy the campsite’s various activities. For a day of fun, there is the aquapark or the trampoline, and for sporting activities, beach volleyball or tennis.
Best time to visit and taste the unique gastronomy of Istria
By far the most popular time for a holiday in a mobile home in Istria is during the summer months. In July and August, Istria is in high summer mood, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius and the sea a pleasant 25-26 degrees. However, if you want to avoid crowded beaches and traffic jams, Istria is an ideal destination for May, June and September. There are not so many tourists, the beaches, restaurants and sights are not so crowded and you can enjoy all the natural beauty that Istria has to offer in peace. Some campsites with mobile homes in Istria are also open all year round. Spending New Year’s Eve or Easter in a mobile home can be very pleasant, especially in Istria, where winters are dry and not so cold. You can find an offer of mobile homes that are available all year round here.
And no matter when you visit Istria, the gastronomic offer and above all the variety will delight you. Due to its geographical location, many dishes are based on Italian cuisine, but here you will also find authentic delicacies such as Istrian prosciutto, black truffles, first-class olive oil or local wines, which have a unique flavour due to the special soil structure.
Frequently asked questions
Where is the tourist region of Istria located?
Istria is the largest Croatian peninsula, and thanks to its extraordinary beauty and the variety of things you can do and see here, it is often referred to as Terra Magica. It is located in the northern Adriatic and attracts many visitors with its cities on the coast (Blue Istria) such as Poreč, Rovinj and Pula and hidden gems in the interior part (Green Istria), among which Grožnjan, Motovun and Hum - the smallest city in the world are worth noting. However, Istria will not only enchant you with its landscape. It is widely regarded as famous for its world-renowned gastronomy, top quality wines and world-class olive oil. Due to the influence of tourism, a large part of the population in Istria understands and speaks Italian and also uses English and German.
How can I get to Istria in the easiest way possible?
Reaching Istria if you are traveling from other European countries is very simple and most easily done by car. All mobile homes in Croatian campsites have a car parking space for your car and it is generally free of charge. To enter Croatia, you have to cross the border crossings with Slovenia or Hungary, and as of this year there are no more border controls. In the summer months on local roads and motorways, you can expect it to be a bit more crowded, especially on weekends. Croatia has no vignette system, the toll payment is made at toll stations according to the mileage you have driven.
For easier orientation, below you will find the distance of Istria from some of the bigger European cities:
Munich - 561 km, approx. 6 hours driving
Düsseldorf - 1,176 KM, approx. 12 1/2 hours driving
Frankfurt - 957 KM, approx. 10 hours driving
Berlin - 1,150 KM. approx. 12 hours driving
Amsterdam - 1,387 KM. approx. 14 1/2 hours driving
Zurich - 768 KM. approx. 8 1/2 hours driving
Vienna - 545 KM. approx. 5 1/2 hours driving
Warsaw -1.207 KM. approx. 12 hours driving
Prague - 869 KM. approx. 9 hours driving
Budapest - 602 KM. approx. 6 hours driving
Ljubljana - 164 KM. approx. 2 hours driving
If you are coming to Istria by airplane, the following airports are found nearby:
Pula Airport, Pula
Rijeka Airport, Rijeka
Ronchi Dei Legionnair Airport, Trieste
Venezia Treviso Airport, Italy
Kissing Airport - Joze Pučnik, Ljubljana
In case you are arriving by plane, we recommend that you rent a car at the airport, but it is also possible to book a transfer to the reserved campsite.
If you make a reservation through our website, we will send you all information about detailed routes, weather forecasts and everything else that is important to know in our pre-stay email.
I am staying in a mobile home - how can I best explore the region of Istria?
The easiest way to explore Istria during your stay at a mobile home in a campsite is certainly your personal car. If you have decided to come to Istria by airplane, we recommend that you rent a car straight at the airport or any of the larger cities. Most campsites in Istria are well connected to cities via buses, trains or taxi boats. The transfers from the airports is charged additionally and should be booked on the spot (reservations are not possible in advance). Some campsites that are located in the immediate vicinity of the city are connected to the city via seaside promenades, which means you can reach the city with a pleasant walk along the seashore or by bicycle. If you are interested in towns in the interior part of the region, we recommend that you explore them by car. Public transport lines to these cities are available, but they are slightly less frequent.
What is the best time for a stay in a mobile home in Istria?
Staying in a mobile home in Istria can be recommended during the entire year. In most mobile homes, air conditioners are available for cooling, but heating is also possible. The climate in Istria is Mediterranean. This means that summers are warm and dry, and the winters are pleasant and mild. The number of sunshine hours during the year reaches an average of 2,400 hours, which means that Istria will give you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sun. The swimming season in Istria starts in May and lasts until October and during this period the temperatures can climb up to 27 degrees. The warmest months are July and August. Although most guests decide to stay in a mobile home during the summer months, stays are increasingly popular during pre-season – the reason is very simple, there are much smaller crowds. Apart from that, the prices of mobile homes are significantly lower, the air and sea temperatures are still comfortable, which means you will most probably be able to still enjoy swimming.
What types of beaches are available to guests of mobile homes in campsites in Istria?
The beaches in Istria are mostly pebble beaches and you can also find rocky parts, cliffs and a few sandy beaches (although they are very rare for Istria). Mobile home guests can enjoy swimming on the beaches within the campsite for free. Certain parts of the beaches are often intended for swimming with pets. All information related to this can be found on the page of the campsite you are interested in. Naturists who stay in mobile homes can enjoy the naturist beaches inside FKK campsites, but they can also enjoy the beaches outside the campsite. Guests of mobile homes in the campsite can use deck chairs and umbrellas on the beaches and their price is determined in accordance with the current price list for that year.
What activities are available to me during my stay in Istria?
In addition to the beaches, swimming and water sports for which Istria is famous, it also boasts an extremely rich cultural and historical heritage. Among the most famous sights are the Arena in Pula, the Euphrasian Basilica in Porec and the Brijuni National Park. In the interior of Istria there are many small towns on the hills offering unforgettable views of the green valleys, and small fishing towns such as Vrsar and Fažana have a special charm. For more information, visit the website of the Istrian County Tourist Board: https://www.istra.hr/hr. Istria is also a great choice for active holidaymakers, thanks to its many walking and cycling trails. You can find a list of them and details about them here: http://www.istria-trails.com/hr/naslovna. Istria is also a region widely known for its top gastronomic specialities, especially truffles, prosciutto, splash and fuzima. In addition, Istria is a rich wine-growing region and some Istrian varieties, such as Malvasia and Teran, are appreciated all over the world. In Istria you will also have the opportunity to taste top quality olive oil - the world's leading guide to olive oil has declared Istria the best region for the production and cultivation of olive oil in the world for the 7th consecutive year.
What is the average price of mobile homes in Istria and is it necessary to make a reservation in advance?
The average price of a mobile home (for a week's stay) in a four-star camp in Istria is €1,500 - €2,500 in the low season, while in the high season the price is €2,800 - €4,200.
For a glamping tent, the average price (for a week's stay) in a 4-star campsite in Istria is €1,200-2,200 in the low season, while in the high season the price is €2,500-3,700. These prices vary depending on various factors such as the number of persons or the size of the accommodation unit (depending on whether it is a 2, 4, 6 or 8-person mobile home/tent), the period of stay, the holiday period, the facilities, the availability and, of course, the location itself (e.g. how close it is to the sea). For individual mobile homes, towels and final cleaning are included in the price and in some cases these yare charged separately. You will find more information on this during the booking process. In order to get the best possible deal, we recommend that you book well in advance, for example during the period known as Early Booking (from November to February) when additional discounts are available.
What are the booking and cancellation policies for mobile homes in Istria?
When you book a mobile home, some campsites require you to pay a deposit or the total amount (depending on the price list you have chosen) and pay the rest at the campsite reception on arrival. In some cases, you will be asked to provide your credit card details. In this case, it will only be used to guarantee the reservation and the final payment will be made at the campsite reception. Once you have made a reservation, some of the campsites allow you to cancel it until a few days before your departure, and some do not allow you to cancel it free of charge (this also depends on the price list you have chosen). In this case, the paid deposit/total amount or your credit card will be charged according to the terms and conditions of the reservation. You can check the details of the booking conditions in the first step of the booking process.
What kind of mobile homes can I find in campsites in Istria?
There are several types of mobile homes available in Istria, varying in size, capacity, equipment and location. Mobile homes in Istria usually have a capacity of 4+2 persons, although it is also possible to find large family mobile homes with a capacity of 6+2 persons. Some campsites also offer one-bedroom mobile homes, which are ideal for couples looking for a quiet and romantic holiday. Pets are allowed in most mobile homes for an extra charge according to the current price list. Some mobile homes are located in smaller villages within the campsite. These villages have limited traffic and usually have a swimming pool which is only available to guests of the village. Some campsites also offer luxury camping villas - these are often close to the sea and guests have access to a private pool/jacuzzi. However, if you want to be close to nature without giving up the luxury and comfort of a glamping tent, then this is the ideal choice for you.
What are mobile homes in campites in Istria usually equipped with?
Most mobile homes in Istria have a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, air conditioning and a spacious covered terrace. Mobile homes are available with one, two or three bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. The kitchens in all mobile homes are fully equipped with tableware and kitchen utensils. The terraces are mostly covered and can be completely enclosed with deck chairs and loungers. Most of the glamping tents in Istria also have their own bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room and a spacious terrace. You can find all the information about the facilities of the mobile homes and glamping tents on the page of the camp of your choice, by clicking on 'Show all features' with the accommodation unit you are interested in.
Can guest of mobile homes use the facilities in the campsite for free?
Mobile home guests can use the beaches and swimming pools free of charge. Most campsites also have an entertainment programme for children and adults, which is generally free of charge. In the low season, the programme is slightly more limited and the full programme lasts from mid-June to mid-September. There are also various sports facilities available to guests, such as volleyball, football, tennis, basketball and children's playgrounds, open-air gyms, golf courses and the like. If you are more of a seaside type, most campsites offer a range of water sports and activities such as scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, parasailing, rowing and the like. There is usually a charge for these activities, although some campsites offer free use of their sports facilities.
What destinations in Istria are most popular among guests of mobile homes?
Umag, Novigrad, Poreč and Rovinj are among the most popular destinations for mobile home guests. In these destinations there are mobile homes of different capacity, size, location and equipment. In large family campsites and resorts you will find a handful of different types of mobile homes, but they are also available in smaller campsites. Istria is an ideal choice for families with children or guests travelling with pets. It is also a popular choice for couples and naturists.
I am traveling with an electric car – can I charge it on-site in my mobile home?
Electric vehicles cannot be recharged at the mobile home itself, but there are charging stations in the car parks of most campsites. You can find out which campsites have charging stations for electric cars on the pages of the individual campsites. If a particular campsite does not have a charging station, you can find them in the larger towns in Istria. A detailed overview of all available locations can be found here: https://chargemap.com/map
Fully flexible booking
Due to the uncertain travel situation, it is important to book flexibly. At AdriaCamps you can cancel this accommodation free of charge up to a few days before your arrival.