What should I know before coming to Rovinj?

Due to the current global crisis the festival is POSTPONED to the 2021.

The festival is postponed because of the current COVID 19 pandemic that prevents festival to be held in the safe enviornment.

YES. The festival planning for 2021 is already in progres.

Confirmed dates for 2021 are as follows:

  • SSD Opatija 17-21st June 2021, (3rd edition)
  • SSD Rovinj 21-28th June 2021, (9th edition)
  • CSSF 28th June - 05th July 2021, (16th edition)

Yes the festival will be held at the same venues as in previous years

All passes are transferred automatically to the next year. If the participant cannot attend the 2021 edition of our event(s) they have several options on which which have been sent to them by e-mail.

If you booked the accommodation with one of our partners you can cancel the reservation without any fees
Regarding the flights - check with your airline directly. Due to the current situation many airplane companies are changing their terms and conditions

We understand that it might not be possible for you to come in 2021 thus we prepared some flexible options for all our registered participants which were sent to them by email.

Yes, new confirmation email will be sent in autumn 2020

If the boat party you are interested in is not sold out you will be able to buy a ticket.

Summer Sensual Days are taking place from 18th till 29th June 2020 during two weekends - in Opatija from 18th-22nd June and in Rovinj from 22nd-29th June.

What you definitely can expect is in these four words SEA, SUN, PARTY and FUN.

These are some SSD spotlights which you shouldn't miss while enjoying your stay in Rovinj with your dance friends from all over the world:

  • best sensual DJs 
  • bachata and kizomba BEACH parties every day
  • super SENSUAL POOL PARTY on Sunday
  • hot BOAT TRIPS
  • unique SPECIAL EVENTS 
  • DANCING OUT IN THE OPEN on Monday and Tuesday
  • over 50 international remarkable ARTISTS
  • PRE-FESTIVAL DAYS with a placement test for a better quality of workshops
  • SHOW PERFORMANCES of world top artists 
  • after parties
  • dance floor animations
  • shopping area
  • huge dancing courtyard with bars, chill area and stands
  • Mediterranean cuisine
  • mingling, dancing and a whole lotta fun :)


If you're still rethinking than take a look at this text, we're sure you'll wish to come ;)

SSD Rovinj edition takes place in gorgeous and most romantic town of the Mediterranean - in Rovinj, Croatia.


Adris old tobacco factory
MMC Hall


Adris old tobacco factory
Trg Riviera
Resort Villas Rubin
Paradiso Beach
Amarin Resort

Adris old tobacco factory

For more info please check here!

The workshop schedule is usually published at least one month before the festival.

A full workshop schedule will be published on the official SSD web page under the sections: PRE-FESTIVAL WORKSHOPSFESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

Lost and found will be in the festival registration office in Adris Old Tobacco Factory, during office working hours. Feel free to ask our festival staff about it and check it if you need to (hope not ;)).

We recommend you to keep your stuff in our cloakroom! The organizer does not take responsibility for lost or stolen items. 

Rovinj is a small town, but it has a rich gastro offer.

Well-known, natural and healthy Adriatic cuisine along with regular world cuisine offers are a great way to fulfill your stay in Rovinj.

We recommend restaurants MAESTRAL and LA CONCHA - great places to eat with excellent and always fresh and tasty food. For more info check here

Your own food and drinks are permitted only at the workshops. You can bring a small bottle of water to the party. 

Prefestival specials take place on Wednesday and Thursday and are comprised of three-hour-blocks with one instructor couple and one topic. They are more intense and detailed then weekend workshops, and they are held on two levels - improver and intermediate/advanced.

Festival workshops take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they have the classic form of one hour workshops you encounter on festivals all around the world. Please keep in mind your dance experience and don't attend workshops which might be too difficult for you. 

Sure! You can buy a pass which encompasses all workshops from Wednesday till Sunday, it's called FREAK PASS. It also includes all parties during SSD, so this is the one you should take if you want to attend everything during the sensual week.

Full pass my friend! It's all parties during the sensual week (Wednesday - Monday) and workshops only during the weekend. So if you need some time off, but still want to learn a bit, this one is for you.

There is a PREFESTIVAL SPECIAL PASS - it's a pass which includes only prefestival special workshops on Wednesday and Thursday, no parties. You can buy it as an upgrade to your already bought FULL PASS or PARTY PASS.

Unfortunately no. You can either take the prefestival specials on Wednesday and Thursday or weekend workshops (Friday till Sunday), or all of them, of course :)

You can buy a one day pass only for the weekend - meaning Friday pass, Saturday pass or Sunday pass. This one day pass encompasses all the workshops of that day and the evening party. 

You can always upgrade your pass on the spot, in our festival office.

A downgrade of your pass is unfortunately not possible.

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

In order to make it easier to choose the right pass for yourself, please press Ticket info under each pass in our webshop or just click the TICKETS option within the PROGRAM section on this website for a listing of included programs in each pass.

Yes, most of the passes are usually available at the door, but we would highly recommend to buy them earlier! It's cheaper and you'll be sure that you have them because some of the passes or tickets can be sold out (boat trip tickets for example). 

You can pick up your pass in the festival office when you arrive to Rovinj. You will need your e-ticket and some kind of personal document with your photo on it.

Tickets and passes will not be shipped. When we get your payment you will receive the confirmation email saying that your registration is complete. One month before the festival you will get your e-ticket and this is what you need to print out and bring to the office in order to be able to pick up your pass. 

If for any reason you don't receive the confirmation email or your e-ticket, please contact us at: support@salsa-adria.hr

Yes, we have discounted prices for groups. In order to get group prices there has to be a minimum number of 10 people in the group.
For more info please contact us at: support@salsa-adria.hr 

You've bought the pass and for some reason later you've found out that you can't come. The refund is possible but different conditions will apply depending on when you've decided to cancel your pass. 

  • all cancellations prior to 1st April will be subject to a 70% fee.
  • name changes can be done any time until 1st June
  • no refunds for cancellations after noon (12pm) 1st April. Make sure you check our cancellation insurance offer and get 80% of your money back in case of your cancellation.
  • boat trips, Experience Croatia events, bus transfers and individual parties are not refundable.

Yes, the pass or the ticket can be transferred to another person or you can postpone it for the next year but only until 1st June. When you log into your account on our web-shop at www.salsa-adria.hr you are able to change the name of the person who will use the pass.

  • In case of your inability to attend the festival, your festival pass can be transferred to another person or it can be used next year by you
  • Postponed passes have to be used the following year, otherwise they become invalid
  • Postponed passes cannot be sold to a third party
  • Boat trip and special events tickets cannot be transferred to the following year!

It is not allowed to re-sell the transferred passes or tickets! 

Yes, you will be able to register and to pick up your passes at the entrance to the party! Please make sure you arrive before 2.30 am, you won't be able to buy or pick up your pass because the festival office in Adris is closed afterwards.

Yes you can buy a one-day pass, but only during the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). It includes all the workshops and the party on the chosen day and you can buy it only on the spot.

Unfortunately it is not possible to buy a single workshop only. The minimum is one-day pass which includes all workshops for the chosen day.

Please take care of your tickets and passes; the lost ones won't be reimbursed!

It is recommended that each person takes their own pass for themselves. This way we will be sure that you got everything you need! ;) 

Unfortunately in Croatia it is still not possible to pay in euros. If you pay in cash, only HRK is accepted.

There is an ATM in every hotel. You can also find a lot of them all over the city and at the party place (Adris Old Tobacco Factory - to use it you have to ask the security at the entrance). 

There isn't a waiting list for the boat trips. All boat trips tickets are sold online on first come first serve basis. 
There can be cancellations of course, so feel free to stop by at our festival office to check.

The reason for that could be that the email you entered is not valid so please make sure you've put the right email during the account registration on our web-shop. It could have happened also that the confirmation email went to your SPAM folder, so please check that as well.
If none of the above is the case, than please contact us at: support@salsa-adria.hr

What is ticket insurance?

  • Ticket insurance will enable you to receive 80% of your ticket costs back (excluding the costs of the insurance) in the event that you’re unable to attend the festival for any reason. All participants who don’t pick up their passes till the last party included in their ticket will be marked in the system as if they have used the ticket and the refunds will be possible only in case of bought ticket insurance
  • the reimbursement will not apply to any additional costs, such as travel, accommodation or any other costs connected to the festival activities
  • ticket insurance is optional, but it has to be bought at the same time as the ticket. You cannot buy the ticket insurance additionally
  • in order to gain your refund, send us an e-mail with the confirmation mail or receipt for the bought pass within 15 days after the end of the festival
  • the repayment will be done up to max. 30 days after your request has arrived

Ticket insurance price:
Basic fee for the ticket insurance is 6 EUR. For every 100 EUR more total, the fee is additional 6 EUR. E.g. If your ticket costs 180 EUR, the ticket insurance is 12 EUR.

There are several options for traveling to Rovinj. For more information please take a look at this link: HOW TO GET TO ROVINJ? or join our official FB group for finding travel mates, roommates etc. and find someone to share your travel costs with ;)

The closest airports are:

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

Our partner, Maistra company, has several hotels to offer. You can find more info about private accommodation and official festival hotels on this website.

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