Welcome to Baška Voda, at the foot of the magnificent massif of the mountain Biokovo, in the western part of Makarska coastline, in Dalmatia, on the Croatian shore of the Adriatic sea!
Baška Voda, in the past a settlement of labourers and fishermen, salesmen and seamen, by the endeavors of the hard-working inhabitants was made into a modern tourist resort with all the contents and trade-marks of a little Mediterranean city.
The Adriatic gently caresses the pearly white beaches, while the sun happily spreads its life-giving rays upon the green oasis at the foot of the magnificent mountain Biokovo. Inherited from God and man, somewhere between the sea and mountains, between deeds and dreams. Since prehistory and the Illyrians, ancient times and Roman Aronia, right up to the modern days, traces have survived and enriched people.
Family homes filled with warmth and hospitality, high quality comfortable hotels crowned with golden stars and camps guarantee a great holiday. An eternal source of poetic inspiration and wonderment of life, the sea calls for you to enjoy in happy moments that will forever remain in the hearts and memories of those in love with life. Relax and forget all your worries in the shade of palm trees and pines, during a leisurely stroll along the sea, in the company of those you love. Inhale and fill your lungs with health, plunge into the fragrance of dew on pine needles, grape leaf, olives and palms. Discover why long ago it was written that here even a dying man comes to life again!
The entire mountain Biokovo, 36 kilometers long, and especially the part over Baška Voda, is considered one of the most picturesque landscapes on the Adriatic. The highest peak is St George (1762 m), and above Baška Voda there are peaks St Elias (1640 m) and Šibenik (1450 m). Serving as a wall between the cool hinterland and the warm seaside, Biokovo has the merits for the strong winter buras and also for the air currents that mix the mountain and the sea air and thus making it the most clear and the most healthening especially in this area. Even though the mountain is almost completely nude on the south side, the vegetation is various and interesting. Juniper-tree and oak are at the foot of the mountain, and beech-tree, maple-tree, lime-tree, fir-tree and Dalmatian black pine-tree are in the higher parts of the mountain which prouds with also several endemic species: Biokovo’s bell (Edraianthus pumilo), Biokovo’s cantauera (Cantauera biokovensis) etc. The animal world is also various and here is the habitat of weasel, marten, horned owl, greyish eagle, serpent eagle, chamois, mouflon and others, but also the endemic species the Biokovo’s pit beetle (Radziella styx). The Biokovo was declared the Nature Park in 1981 on which area there is also a Botanical garden in the village Kotišina above Makarska.
However beautiful, the mountain Biokovo is also very dangerous if not respected enough so extreme caution is recommended and usage of marked pedestrian paths only or going on one of the organized trips with expert guide.