Mon Perin - a campsite by the beach in Istria
Within the surroundings of the medieval town of Bale and 18 kilometres from the famous seaside resort of Rovinj, the Mon Perin campsite welcomes holidaymakers in a setting, which could not be more delightful. A shaded pine forest set in 30 hectares by the beach, with spacious pitches and comfortable holiday rentals, ideal for delightful family holidays, either as a couple or with friends.
A campsite, unique of its kind in Croatia
The Mon Perin campsite, was created by an association of inhabitants in the Bale Valle region. They were giving up hope seeing their lands depopulated from year to year. They decided to unite, to rejuvenate this magnificent region. Mon Perin is therefore the fruits of the fulfilment of a common aspiration: creating a magic and luxury location, integrating the notions of sustainability and reversibility, whilst protecting the splendid coast of the Adriatic Sea.
The campsite is divided into 2 “villages”. San Polo and Colona. You will move easily from one to the other, as you wish, thanks to the panorama tourist train, which cuts across the pine forest. You can decide how far from the sea you wish to spend your holiday. Spacious Premium pitches by the water? High-end bungalows on the hillside with a sea view? A luxury villa with a jacuzzi and terrace of 30 m²? You will be spoilt for choice and each evening will be able to make the most of the spectacular sunset from the magnificent pebble beaches, or directly from your rental.
Speaking of the beach in fact, besides the crystal clear waters which run alongside the 9.5 kilometres of coastline from the campsite, you will be able to take your youngsters to swim in the Paléo Park. An original water park taking the form of dinosaurs, where a professional entertainment team offers your kids sports, entertaining and educational activities in delight and good humour. They will even be able to play at being apprentice archaeologists, and see up close genuine bones discovered in the region. Meanwhile, you will be able to treat yourself to a relaxing massage, bask in the sun or sip a cocktail in the pool bar.
Activities for all the family
The vision of the founders of Mon Perin can be summarized thus: join forces and resources, to create synergy for the benefit of all. This is why an area of 10 hectares is given over to growing seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can pick them free of charge, as a family or with friends, to make up your summer salads or fruit salads.
Again on the subject of your taste buds, you will enjoy risottos and fresh fish, either grilled or marinated, on the terrace of the “Mol Picio” restaurant. You will also be able to take advantage of the sun going down by dining on the wooden tables in the “San Pol” restaurant. This is laid out in the authentic ruins of an old Norman church, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Unless you let yourself be tempted by the very latest traditional cuisine in the “Porto Bus” restaurant, which even offers vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
You will be surprised by the range of activities on offer on Mon Perin. Beginners’ diving, stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing lessons and even a sailing school, to introduce children to the delights of sailing, under the watchful eye of experienced instructors. There is also a mini-golf, tennis court, football pitch, beach volleyball court and several playgrounds. Come the evening, the programme is equally varied: karaoke, DJ set, magic shows, Jazz festival and even an outdoor cinema on the San Polo beach.
Succumb to the delights of Istria
Even within the campsite, you will be able to visit the Fort Forno castle, a vestige of the Austro-Hungarian empire built at the beginning of the 20th century, to protect the coast from foreign invasions. Equally you can go all over the Mon Grego hill. The hiking paths devoted to dinosaurs and their descendants, the birds, are punctuated with entertaining explanations on the geology and history of the evolution of our planet.
You can rent bicycles and go along the Adriatic coast towards the south as far as glimpsing the lush Brioni (Brijuni) archipelago group of islands, without any buildings spoiling the countryside on the way. Go and lose yourself in the delightful alleyways of the old town in the small town of Bale. A little further on, discover the charming port towns of Rovinj or Vrsar. Go to Pula, discover its magnificent Roman amphitheatre, admire the Temple of Augustus and rest in the magnificent creeks of Gortanova and Zelenika, or on the Štinjan beach if you prefer the fine sand.
Hiking enthusiasts will be won over by the wild beauty of the Istrian coast: ruins and churches through the ages, Roman villas, and a breathtaking view over the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. A campsite like no other, for an exotic and tranquil holiday