Baska Voda is located in the centre of the Makarska Riviera. It has just a bit less than three thousand inhabitants and covers the area of 20 square kilometers, the major part of which is the beach. This is the town where Mount Biokovo meets the sea and the rich tourist offer has something for everyone. Apart from the archaeological museum and the permanent shellfish exhibition, you can visit numerous events such as the BMX stunt festival, concerts at the waterfront and boat excursions.
Here are a few things you can do in Baska Voda:
Play football on Mount Biokovo
Just fifteen minutes by foot from the centre of Baska Voda in the direction of Mount Biokovo, you will come across an area called Greben. It is one of the sites where the planetary popular “Game of Thrones” show was filmed. When there are no film crews around, it also hosts a playing field with two goals where you can play football, basketball and many other sports you may like. If watching a game is more your cup of tea, visit the Urania Football Club playing field as that is where local derby matches are held.
Attend a Klapa Music Concert
During summer months, cultural programme in Baska Voda is at its peak. At the waterfront and on the squares you will often see klapa harmony singers spontaneously gathering and singing and there will also be plenty of folklore events. Authentic Dalmatian evenings are seasoned with fishing parties where fish dishes are distributed to tourists free of charge. However, klapa harmony singing group performances are an integral part of the town’s cultural offer, with the local “Basca” klapa being particularly interesting to see.
Be a part of BMX Stunt Event
Each summer the Baska Voda waterfront hosts the spectacular BMX Festival gathering the best extreme cyclists from all over the world. Stunts on two wheels with jumps into the air and into the sea from ramps are once again in store this year as part of a multi-day program which will include an international competition.
Enjoy the Olive Products
In order to take advantage of all the natural beauties that Baska Voda has to offer, make sure you visit the surrounding eco-ethno villages of Topici and Bast. Each year, at the beginning of October, you can participate in olive picking and see how the oil is made. Of course, then you can also taste it!
Spend a Holiday with a Pet
Your dog will see its first spectacular dog friendly beach when taken to Baska Voda. Many people love travelling with their dogs, but not everyone shares their love for these four-legged companions as much as we do. Things are done differently here: Plenty of locals and hosts offering accommodation love animals and that is why we have some splendid dog friendly beaches.
Refresh on the Gorgeous Beach
Let us not forget a few kilometers of pebbled and sandy beaches stretching along the town’s coast. The most famous beach is called “Nikolina” and is located in the very town centre. It has received many prestigious international awards. In addition to the Nikolina Beach, the surrounding beaches have also been awarded the blue flag, which symbolizes clean sea and environment.
Dine Freshly Caught Fish
Baska Voda offers a unique chance to buy fish caught that very morning right outside your suite and to prepare it for lunch. Daily fresh fish is sold at fishing boats down at the port and also at the two stands at the town market.
Sail away with Your Friends
Rent a small boat that doesn’t need special permits and licenses and sail away with your friends. Enjoy a beautiful sunset, a glass of cold local wine and visit the surrounding towns. Also, you can rent a parachute and a speedboat and observe the coast from the sea.
Hike the Beautiful Heights
Mount Biokovo has a total of 15 hiking trails, some of the most beautiful ones being located above the town of Baska Voda. These mountain tops offer a magnificent view of the entire Makarska Riviera. For information about the trails, contact the Tourism Board or the Sveti Ilija Hiking Club. They also offer a chance to take some fabulous selfies.
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Milena Budimir / The Adriatic Times