We spent one full month camping in our van in Zagreb. Apart from five nights in an Airbnb, the rest of the nights we spent camping in parking lots at Lake Jarun and in Zagreb’s city centre.
Lake Jarun: van life paradise!
The best place for parking our van was Lake Jarun. Lake Jarun is a massive recreational area consisting of two lakes (a small one and a large one), islands, beaches, pedestrian and bike paths, cafes, volleyball courts, and more! The small lake (Malo Jezero) is lined with cafes and bars and the large lake (Veliko Jezero) is mainly for kayaks and watersports.
We used two parking lots at Lake Jarun. The first was located just outside the lake complex. (The entire complex is gated. Vehicles have to pay to enter.) We basically lived there for weeks and no one (not even the security guard) cared….