February 8, 2022 – Want to test your skills on Vukovar’s booming rock climbing wall? The biggest climbing wall in the entire Republic of Croatia and this part of the region should find its place in this often overlooked eastern Croatian town, which is still synonymous with the Homeland War.
As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, continued inflation and rising costs across the board have contributed to slowing down and hampering the Adica Forest Park project in Vukovar, which is currently without accommodation units, but in the middle of the l Next year Vukovar will get a brand new fun tourist attraction, an adrenaline park with the biggest climbing rock in this part of the region.
The “Magic Forest” project, which includes the Vukovar climbing wall, is worth 30 million kunas in total and is part of the intervention plan of the city of Vukovar. Everything is co-financed by EU funds and, in addition to enriching the lives of locals, it will give tourists a new reason to visit this city in eastern Croatia. As well as being aimed at families, adrenaline-hungry tourists or two are also expected. Professional competitions can also take place there.
“Vukovar has a lot to offer tourists, and now we are starting to incorporate what we were missing, entertainment which is an important motive for tourists and an added value in enhancing the city’s tourist offer,” Marina said. Sekulic, director of the Vukovar Tourist Office.
In addition to these facilities, Adica should have had accommodation facilities, bungalows and a campsite, but this was abandoned at this stage due to unpredictable construction costs due to the current situation with inflation. Sekulic noted that it is a pity that these segments have not yet been implemented, but the projects are ready and implementation is possible in the future through other funding models.
Last week, the mayor of Vukovar, Ivan Penava, signed a contract with the contractor of the magic forest with the company Presoflex gradnja (construction) from Pozega.
“With this project worth 30 million kuna, we will have two new facilities, one is a wooden boardwalk along the Vuka River stretching for almost a kilometer, while the other is a new sports and entertainment adrenaline park that will consist of high and low static polygons, 20-meter high climbing rocks and a 470-meter long zip line that will cross the Vuka River,” explained Penava .
According to him, the Adica project and the new Vukovar climbing wall will contribute to the creation of new jobs in the city of Vukovar, and with all its new entertainment offers and leisure facilities, it will have a positive impact on the whole tourism and the catering and reception offer.
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