Zaostrog and the Makarska Riviera

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Active holidays on Makarska Riviera

In untouched natural beauty of Zaostrog and entire Makarska Riviera you can enjoy in various sports and recreational activities. Crystal clear Adriatic sea and mountain Biokovo provide ideal predispositions for a vacation filled with activities on the sea and land.

Activities on the sea

During the summer months in Zaostrog, besides sunbathing and swimming, you can enjoy in fishing, jet-ski rides, parasailing (parachute flight by pulling boat), windsurfing, pedal boats or rides on the banana. Along with the adrenaline rush you'll certainly get from some of these activities, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the panorama of Zaostrog which, in the opinion of many, is even more beautiful from the sea. Diving is also a popular activity in this part of Dalmatia. The waters of Makarska Riviera are abundant with flora and fauna, rich in wrecks and ancient sites and are attractive for lovers of the underwater.

Sport and recreation on land

Not far from the Apartments Plana is a sports center that offers sporting facilities for all ages - trampoline and games for kids, football and basketball courts. Zaostrog has a tennis court (artificial grass surface), and several places where you can play table tennis and billiards.

Walking, Nordic-walking and hiking are among the favorite activities in Zaostrog. If you decide to go walking or hiking on the southern slopes of the Rilić make sure to wear sneakers or other sturdy footwear, put on a hat and bring a bottle of water. There are several marked trails, but one of the prettiest walks is up the Plana hill (260m). You can get to the top following the gravel path. On your way up you will surely be mesmerized by the scent of various aromatic herbs and a magnificent view of the islands of Hvar, Brac and the Peljesac peninsula. More experienced hikers can explore Šapašnik (920m), and Viter( 770m). Viter, which descends steeply to the village, is one of the symbols of Zaostrog.

Extreme sports

There are plenty of activities for extreme sports enthusiasts to enjoy on the Makarska Riviera. Biokovo provides many opportunities for hiking, climbing, free climbing, paragliding and speleological or cave exploration. You can obtain more information about extreme sports on the pages of Nature Park Biokovo.