What should I know before coming to Opatija?

SSD Opatija takes place in the town of Opatija, one of the pearls of the Adriatic sea and a remarkable seaside resort.

The main Festival venue is one of the biggest congress centers in Croatia, Gervais Center. Exact list of other venues you can find HERE.

In 2023 our dates for Summer Sensual Days Opatija are from 1st to 4th of June.

Summer Sensual Days, Opatija is an international festival of bachata and kizomba that hosts dancers from all over the world. Dancers come to learn, socialize and immerse themselves in numerous dancing activities. If you are a dancer with at least the most basic skills of dancing either bachata or kizomba you will find the festival an amazing experience.

If you have not yet learned the basic steps, we recommend taking a basic 2-month course before coming to the festival so you can make the best of it.

You can check our tickets for Summer Sensual Days Opatija, 1-4.06.2023. on the link: TICKETS 

Don't worry, all the e-tickets are sent 7-10 days before the festival so at that point you will also receive it.

Please get in touch with us via this FORM if, for any reason, you haven't received your e-ticket or the confirmation email 7 days prior to the event.

If you have already bought your ticket(s), but you cannot attend the 2023 edition of our event(s), you can RESELL your pass and REQUEST A NAME CHANGE on the pass. CONTACT US with your order number, the buyer's name, last name, and email.The deadline for a name change is 1st of May 2023 and it is currently free of charge.

MONEY REFUNDS possible only with the TICKET CANCELLATION INSURANCE! Read more about it HERE.

If you transferred your ticket from previous year(s) to 2023, you can check your order status at your online account anytime (

If you can not find any info at your online account, but previous year(s) you received our email(s) in which we confirmed that your pass had been postponed to 2023 edition, your pass is automatically valid for 2023 and you don't need to confirm your coming to the festival or to do anything else.

Your e-ticket, which you need to pick up your festival pass at the registration desk, will be send to you latest 10 days before the festival to your e-mail address which you used to register on your account.

You can check your order status and tickets that you order at your account on our web shop If you have problems with account please contact us at through our contact form.

Yes, we have discounted prices for groups. A minimum of 10 persons must be in the group to qualify for the group rates.
For more info please contact us through this FORM.

Ticket insurance will enable you to receive 80% of your ticket costs back (excluding the costs of the insurance) if you’re unable to attend the festival for any reason. In order to gain your refund, contact us with your order number and receipt for the bought pass latest 2 days before the start of the event.

  1. The reimbursement will not apply to any additional costs, such as travel, accommodation or any other costs connected to the festival activities.
  2. Ticket insurance is optional, but it has to be bought at the same time as the ticket. You cannot buy the ticket insurance additionally.
  3. The repayment will be done up to max. 30 days after your request has arrived.

Ticket insurance price: Ticket insurance can be bought for festival passes, boat tickets, special events and additional bootcamps. Basic fee for the ticket insurance is 10 EUR PER TICKET. For every 100 EUR more per ticket, the fee is additional 10 EUR for that ticket. E.g. If your festival pass costs 180 eur, the insurance fee for the festival pass is 20 eur; if your festival pass costs 180 eur and the boat party costs 35 eur, the insurance fee total is 30 eur. 

No worries, everything is ok. Sometimes it takes a few days for international payments to be executed. As soon as we receive your payment, you will receive payment confirmation. Please check the spam folder as well, since our emails pretty often end up there. 

We really have a lot of options and passes combinations ;)  

Here you can download our PASS LEGEND, where is explained in detail what each pass includes. 

You will be able to buy single party tickets only on the spot, in Opatija. We do not sell single party tickets in the webshop.
This is the price list:

The workshop schedule has already been published and you can download it HERE.

On the link HOTEL & TRAVEL you can find our suggestions for comfy staying during the festival. 

The closest airports are:

  • Pula (Cro)
  • Rijeka (Cro)
  • Trieste (Italy)
  • Ljubljana (Slo)
  • Venezia (Italy)

You can contact our partner Pipo Travel, they provide transfers from the airports. More info HERE.

If you do not find a transfer you like, you can use public transport, it is easy to reach Opatija by public buses from all major cities in Croatia.

You can also share a ride. Maybe you can find a travel buddy in this GROUP, or you can use BlaBla car or any similar service.

On the link HOTEL & TRAVEL you can find the our recommendations for comfy staying during the festival which are also the best price per value offers you can get.

We organise free transfers from Opatija to Rovinj on Monday 5th for all the people who have Opatija pass and Rovinj pass (party pass or workshop pass).

Of course, you do not need a dance partner to be part of the festival.

You will have plenty of opportunities to dance since partners are constantly switched during workshops and "everyone dances with everyone" during parties.

No. We sell only festival tickets (you can buy them HERE). Accommodation you book directly with the chosen hotel/private accommodation. For official festival hotels more info HERE. Flights and other related activities you book by yourself.

Opatija is a cozy and classy event, which we like to call "a royal feel event with a soul", while Rovinj is a crazy, wild event and has a concept of "complete summer holidays".

Opatija is a smaller event, with a more intimate vibe and more exclusive venues, and Rovinj is a huge event (for example, there are 5 dance floors during night parties, see them HERE) with a lot of people.

Opatija lasts for 4 days. Rovinj lasts for a week (although you can also stay at the Croatian Summer Salsa Festival, which is even one more week).

This is briefly the difference, but the best way is to experience it for yourself :)

We are happy to hear that you want to join us for your first time! We are sure it will not be the last time ;)

Please review the GUIDE we created to make traveling to Rovinj easier for you.

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