Plivice is a wonderful destination for parents and older children alike. It’s got everything you want from an active adventure – natural beauty, daring and unusual activities that will keep everyone entertained and resorts that are just a hop, skip and a jump from the National Park that houses it all.
Once your children reach a certain age, an exciting new world of holiday opportunities open up. They’re old enough to participate in a lot of fun and exciting adventures that the little ones were too small to be a part of. Take advantage of the fact your tots are no longer tots and plan a getaway to the Plitvice Lakes region.
Now that your children are able to take on more vigorous activities, this is the ideal attraction to which you can take the whole family. With some of the best natural beauty in all of Croatia, resorts that give you easy access to Plitvice National Park and outdoor activities that range from spelunking to horseback riding to white river rafting, there’s no better place for nature-filled, action-packed family fun.
Base Yourself at… Hotel Jezero
One of the best Croatia resorts for families who are looking to experience Plitvice National Park is Hotel Jezero. This accommodation is situated very close to the park, making it exceptionally easy to take advantage of all it has to offer. Possible activities you and your family can try out include hiking one of the many trails (watch out for brown bears and wolves!), horseback riding, white water rafting and more. Whatever you choose, one thing’s for sure – you won’t ever have a dull moment.
Base Yourself at… Hotel Degenija
Another of the Croatia resorts that active families frequently enjoy staying at is Hotel Degenija, as it caters towards those who like to get out and about. Anyone who enjoys cycling will find this hotel to be a lovely base, and there are many opportunities to do so at the nearby Plitvice National Park. The roads there are vehicle-free, making your ride peaceful and relaxing – and the views aren’t bad either. You’ll pass by rolling hills, traditional villages, and forests filled with pine and beech trees. And, with this accommodation making bicycles so easily available for guests, you don’t have to worry about bringing any gear with you
If spelunking is more your familial style (or even just something you want to try), consider a day excursion to the Caves of Barać. You’ll need to be accompanied by a guide if you decide to explore the caves – luckily, Hotel Degenija will sort that all out for you and even throw in a picnic lunch.
There are also amazing swimming options that are easily accessible from this hotel, such as the Korana River in the nearby village of Korana. This is the perfect place for a dip (or a splash – the locals put up a ladder on a tree that you can dive from). Despite being 20 feet deep, the water is so clear that you can everything on the bottom perfectly.
Once you’ve figured out which of these two Croatia resorts you’d like to stay in and what activities you’re dying to do, feel free to contact our dedicated team. We want to help you create the dream holiday for you and your family – let us do all the work so you can have all the fun.