Dalmatia at its wildest

If your idea of a Croatian holiday features sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters and whitewashed villas, then look no further than Brela. A languid town on the Makarska Riviera, Brela is surrounded by thick pine forests and shingly coves, which makes it the ideal place to relax and escape from the world. Brela is Dalmatia at its most natural. Brela holidays are laid-back and restorative, allowing visitors to revel in its abundance of wild scenery. You’ll never want to leave this little slice of heaven.

Holidays to Brela are also packed with unforgettable activities. Hiking trails wind along its pine-covered cape and adventurous travellers are rewarded with uninhabited coves that can only be accessed by sea. In town, family-run restaurants serve fresh seafood and carafes of local wine, which you can reward yourself with after a day of sunbathing or exploring.

Your Brela questions, answered

Pop your sunhat, swimwear and some decent hiking boots in your suitcase so you can take advantage of the spellbinding scenery – you can explore the entire coastal cape on foot.
Nature fans will enjoy the area’s hiking opportunities throughout the year, while beachgoers will get the most out of Brela in the sun-filled summer season.
The town is buzzing in the summer, but it offers a little more relaxed experience compared to bigger towns nearby such as Split and Makarska.

Best things to do in Brela

Smell the flowers

The Kotiština Botanical Garden, located on the coastal hillside of the Biokovo Mountain, is a beautiful expanse containing plants native to this part of Dalmatia.

Climb a mountain

Brela is located in the foothills of the Biokovo – Croatia’s second-highest mountain range. The area has an array of incredible hiking routes and is home to lots of wildlife, including wolves, eagles and bears.

Hit the beaches

Brela is famous for its range of pristine beaches, particularly Punta Rata, which boasts a Blue Flag – only awarded to beaches with the best ecological standards.