The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is one of the most developed tourist regions in Croatia, known as Kvarner. The first hotel was built in Opatija more than 165 years ago, marking the starting point of tourism development. According to the tourism turnover figures (arrivals and overnight stays), the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County holds the second place in Croatia. Kvarner is an environmentally clean area, abounding in cultural and historic assets, with marvellous tourist programmes and options for an active vacation.
Kvarner offers accommodation in top-of-the-range hotels, apartment resorts, nautical centres, camps and in private accommodation; it also offers slow-food restaurants, wine cellars and cafés.
In the structure of accommodation capacities, the most represented is private accommodation, with a share of 47% of overall capacities. It is followed by campsites with a share of 26%, and hotels with a share of 12%. Other types of accommodation capacities (tourist resorts, boarding houses, inns, hostels, treatment resorts, etc.) account for 15% of overall capacities.
The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County has a total of 113 hotels, of which 43 are categorised with four stars, while 10 are categorised with five stars, which places the County at the very top of high quality offer of hotel services compared to other counties in the Republic of Croatia.
Kvarner is in the immediate proximity of Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Hungary etc. and within easy reach by car, by air, by sea and by the train.
On the teritory of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County there are planned 160 tourist zones, with accommodation capacities consisting of 157,250 beds on the total surface area of 1,466 ha.