Where is Brela: Brela (1770 inhabitants) is situated where the steep Biokovo foothills touch the Adriatic sea, 15 km north-west of Makarska, 47 km south-east of Split, 170 km north-west of Dubrovnik. The Adriatic highway (D8) runs just above the settlement.
About: Brela is old Croatian word for "the springs" - Brela is a source of beauty: a thick pine wood descending all the way to the many beautiful beaches and the turquoise sea. There is a small marina to harbour yachts and boats. Hot summers are moderated by landward breeze.
Brela was raised at the site of old Roman settlements (1st-4th century) as the settlement of Berulia. The today's settlement was raised in more recent times with the movement of the population from villages at the foot of Biokovo, from agriculture to tourism.
In Brela, there is the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a significant monument of architecture from the 18th century, and the parish church of St. Stephen , the patron of Brela, from the 19th century, built on the location of an earlier Baroque church.
Brela has become one of the most exclusive and most wanted tourist destinations thanks to the attractive natural environment, clean sand and pebble beaches, romantically arranged along a coastal promenade between pine trees and modern and comfortable hotels, apartments, guest houses.
The longest and loveliest coastline in Dalmatia, 6 km of pebble and sand beaches curve around coves with thick pine woods, whose treetops hang over the beaches offering to bathers the natural shade. You will find an ideal spot, no matter a small beach or a bigger with facilities.
Accommodation facilities are of the higher quality, and, according to opinion polls, the hotels in Brela rank among the best in Croatia. Local restaurants offer exquisite specialities of local and international cuisine. Excellent restaurants with fresh seafood.
Brela also offers a number of sports and recreations: tennis, boccia, miniature golf, water sports, glass boat, rafting, wellness... Cultural and entertainment programs during the tourist season. Excursions to the nearby islands Brac, Hvar, Korcula and to Omis and Split.
In 2003 American magazine Forbes put the Punta Rata beach on the list of 10 world's most beautiful beaches, where it's ranked 6th in the world and 1st in Europe. The beach has the Blue Flag, the greatest international acknowledgment for a clean environment.
A wonderful sight, natural monument "Kamen Brela" - the trademark of this Adriatic sea pearl, a small rock island - rock felt into the sea maybe from the mountain Biokovo - nature park, a part of beautiful Punta Rata beach.