Brela is situated 15 km westward from Makarska, along perfectly indented seashore and protected by Biokovo Mountain in its background. It offers to holidaymakers the beauty of nature, hardly imaginable.
Exquisite, clean pebbly beaches in the shadow of centennial pine trees, crystal-clear sea, mild Mediterranean climate, sports facilities, ecological surroundings, atmosphere of peace and relaxation grant all the holidaymakers unforgettable holidays.
Brela is one of the most renowned holiday resorts in Dalmatia. Beautiful old pinewoods spread to marvellous pebbly and sandy beaches where holidaymakers can enjoy sunbathing and swimming or go for long walks along the romantic promenades leading all around the superb beaches and coves. Punta Rata is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic; its picture can be seen on a number of posters advertising holidays in Croatia.
This natural pebbly beach is situated along a 900 m long cove with a characteristic small rock and several pine trees growing from almost bare stone, emerging from the blue sea. This bare rock with pine trees in the middle of the cove has become a symbol of Brela - an extraordinary charming holiday resort in Croatia.
The Punta Rata Beach was the first Dalmatian beach in the row of many others to follow that was assigned the Blue Flag - the European Ecology Award founded in 1999. The Blue Flag is a special project for protection of the sea and littoral, managed by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe. Very strict criteria are set for protection of beaches and marinas regarding the cleanness of the sea and its surroundings, swimmers' safety and ecological awareness of the native inhabitants.
The holidaymakers are offered all the necessary beach facilities such as restaurants, cafeterias, beach sanitary facilities, beach showers, dressing cabins.
An old village on the slopes of Biokovo - once the original Brela settlement, has become an attractive place for one-day excursions and visits of holidaymakers coming there to admire beautiful views on the sea and off shore islands or taste delicious healthy food dishes in indigenous village restaurants and wine cellars. There are other places of interest worth visiting on daily excursions: Makarska,Tucepi, Podgora close by, the Park of Nature Biokovo with its rare, protected plants and three alpine houses situated under the mountain peaks. In 1984 a Botanical Garden was founded there above the village of Kotisina - a 45 acres large horticultural monument for protection of the rare Biokovo flora. Nowhere does the gigantic Dinaric mountain range come closer to the sea or rise so high as at Biokovo.
The beauty of the landscape viewed from the seashore is breathtaking. Yet the peaks of this fantastic mountain massif are accessible along numerous trails and even by an asphalted road leading to the highest peak of Sv. Jure (St. George) 1,762 m high. The Biokovo Nature Park can be visited throughout the year offering an unforgettable experience.
The ancient historical towns of Split and Dubrovnik are ideal places for visiting. Holidaymakers can fulfil every day of their vacation by various, most interesting activities, cultural events and entertainment. Comfortable accommodation is offered to holidaymakers in numerous private apartments, villas and house rentals.