In the last two decades, Croatia has become a very popular holiday destination. It seems that more and more people are becoming aware of the natural beauties of this country. Of course, they are pleasantly surprised by the friendly people of Croatia too. There is more than one interesting place to visit in Croatia, but most people are attracted by the clear and warm waters of the Adriatic Sea, so most of them are looking for some coastal resort where they can spend their free time. In case you are not sure where to stay, our suggestion is to check Podgora and Makarska Riviera.
Podgora – The Pearl of the Adriatic Sea
The story of Podgora starts in 1571, at least when it comes to written records. What is interesting is that this place has been a real magnet for people from different cities and regions for hundreds of years due to its fantastic location. People who live there have a special bond with the sea because back in the past they were using it for fishing and today they benefit from a tourist that want to use the sea during vacations.
Podgora has a few lovely beaches and each of them has its own characteristics. For example, the central beach in the town is usually crowded, but there is enough space for everyone. This is where you can get access to many restaurants and beach bars. Porat Beach is a kid’s friendly beach with restaurants and beach bars too. Visitors can enjoy parasailing, jet skiing, and pedal boats. On the other hand, if you are looking for an FKK friendly (nudist) beach then you can’t go wrong with Garma Beach. This is a secluded and quiet beach where you can enjoy nature under the shades of old pine trees. Podgora has one of the most beautiful sunsets because it is directed to the sunny side all the time.
Of course, when you are in Podgora, you should definitely explore the surrounding area. For example, you can visit Biokovo Nature Park where you can find a myriad of animal species and plants. You can also check Krka National Park, use Cetina River for rafting, explore the Neretva Valley, have fun on the island of Brac and the island of Hvar, visit Omiš (The pirate city), relax in the Botanical Garden Kotisina and do many other things that will make your stay in Podgora memorable.
No matter when and why you are visiting Podgora, you will need to find good accommodation. This is where Hotel Medora Auri comes into play. This is actually a complex of three accommodation options – Apartments Borak, Hotel Podgorka, and Medora Auri Family Beach Resort. In all cases, we are talking about hotels that provide spacious, neat rooms equipped with everything modern tourists expect and need. Hotel Medora Auri also has great hotel services and excellent amenities.
Makarska Riviera – A Unique Riviera
Makarska Riviera is a region that covers a narrow area that is around 50 km long. With more than a dozen of settlements, Makarska Riviera promises great fun to all the visitors. Nestled between Bikovo Mountain and the amazing Adriatic Sea, this area is great to visit all year round. Generally speaking, this is a family friendly area even though there are certain well-marked places that are used by adults and especially by nudists. The sea and the sun make Makarska Riviera one of the top destinations in Europe. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the broader region of Dalmatia are situated in Makarska Riviera.
The list of great beaches in this area is very long. Some of the most popular ones include Ikovac in Baska Voda, Nugal in Makarska, Velika Duba in Zivogosce, Dubci/Vruja in Brela and the beaches in Podgora we’ve mentioned before. While we are talking about nature, you can check the Biokovo Mountain and Biokovo Nature Park, and the Peninsula of St. Peter. Since this is a place with long history it is quite natural that it has more than one interesting landmarks. Vepric Sanctuary, St. Mark’s Church in Makarska, Kacic Square in Makarska and Makarska Harbour are some of the great landmarks and attractions every visitor should check.
Keep in mind that there are many other things that you can do and see in Podgora and Makarska Riviera and in case you need more info and a vacation of your dreams, just get in touch and we’ll take a good care of you and your family.