Attracting a wide range of guests, Croatian has developed and maintained an infrastructure suitable for both adventurers and guests seeking a certain level of comfort. We systematically and permanently strive to raise the price/quality ratio to a higher level, at the same time complying with the postulates of sustainable development and producing a harmonious satisfaction for both the guest/service user and the host/service provider.
We therefore wish to create a win-win situation for both of them. Such development, tailored to the needs of Croatian citizens and foreign guests, aims for the domicile population to participate in improvement of their own living standard and preservation of the national identity. In our case, this means we first used the potentials utilizing our original comparative advantages. We are now turning to potentials that could be valued in terms of tourism, but start the race without an explicit comparative advantage.
We are therefore not static but dynamic, creative and proactive. Because traveling trends, needs, expectations and motives change. Permanently improving the quality of its facilities on the one hand and the transport infrastructure on the other hand, Croatia still tries to offer satisfaction and experiences even for the most demanding ones. This is confirmed by what have become traditional arrivals of royal and princely families, musicians, painters and members of powerful business dynasties on the Adriatic coast in summer months.
Croatia is also a great natural and historical stage for many unique festivals, exhibitions, concerts and events such as the Dubrovnik Summer Games, Split Summer, Rab Fjera, Pula and Motovun Film Festivals, or the Špancirfest in Varaždin
To enter Croatia, a driver’s licence, an automobile registration card and vehicle insurance documents are required. An international driving licence is required for the use of rent-a-car services. The permit is issued by the parent motor-club.
The driver of a motor vehicle registered abroad entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia must have a valid International Motor Third Party Liability Insurance document valid on the territory of the European Union, or some other evidence of the existence of such insurance. International insurance documents and evidences are considered to be either an official licence plate of a vehicle normally stationed on the territory of a country whose national insurance bureau is a signatory of the Multilateral agreement or a valid Green Card issued for a vehicle which originates from a country whose national insurance bureau is not a signatory of the Multilateral agreement and other documents and evidences whose validity is recognised by the Croatian insurance Bureau.
50 km/h - within settled areas
90 km/h - outside settled areas
110 km/h - on major roadways designed exclusively for motor vehicles, and on highways
130 km/h - on motorways
80 km/h - for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer without brakes
80 km/h - for buses and buses with a light trailer; on motorways, buses are allowed to drive up to 100 km/h, except for those buses carrying children
Please reduce and adjust your speed in wet road conditions.
Driving with dipped headlights is obligatory during winter time.
The use of mobile telephones while driving is forbidden!
The use of seat belts is obligatory.
A reflective sleeveless jacket is an obligatory part of every vehicle’s emergency equipment. The driver is obliged to wear it when he or she is on the road, outside the car (changing a tyre, doing repair works on the car, filling up with petrol, stopping other cars in an attempt to seek help, etc.)
In larger cities and on the motorways, petrol stations are open 24 hours a day. Petrol stations sell Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel. Gas (LPG) is available in major cities and at petrol stations on motorways. For information on fuel prices and a list of centres selling LPG gas go to: www.ina.hr,www.omv.hr, www.tifon.hr, and www.hak.hr.
Highway toll charges:
A1 Zagreb-Bosiljevo-Zadar-Šibenik-Split-Šestanovac- Ravča; A2 Zagreb-Zaprešić-Krapina-Macelj; A3 Bregana-Zagreb-Slavonski Brod-Županja-Lipovac; A4 Zagreb-Varaždin-Goričan; A5 Osijek -
Đakovo-Sredanci; A6 Za-greb-Karlovac-Bosiljevo-Vrbovsko-Rijeka and A7 Rijeka-Rupa.
Three-lane two-way roads:
The Istrian Y (motorway on the Istrian Peninsula) with toll booths at the “Tunnel Učka” and the “Mirna” viaduct.
Source: Croatian National Tourist Board www.croatia.hr