This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Baška Voda. To help you make friends with Baška Voda before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located in Croatia, Baska Voda is a town that was once a fishing village. It is just north of Makarska and south of Brela. The town is very tourist-friendly, with a small population whose livelihood is the tourist industry. Originally, Baska Voda was called Bast, a small village located on the slope of Bikovo, a mountain nearby. After an invasion by a Turkish army in the 1700s, the inhabitants of the town moved close to the sea. This settlement became Baska Voda.
Accommodation in the town is not hard to find, due to the town being focused on tourism anyway. Hostels are present, along with homestays and small hotels. If you want a hostel, the people are friendly and clean. They are very welcoming as well. Try to get a hostel near the beach. These may be a little more expensive, but waking up to the water every morning is worth it.
The main attraction of Baska Voda is the beach. There is a great pebble beach that stretches for a number of miles from the center of the city. There are pine forests that grow along the coastline for heat protection in the summer. If you want to freshen up on the beach, showers are installed along the length of it. Small cafés and restaurants are also present in and around the beach and town. These restaurants mainly serve traditional Croatian food mixed with international cuisine.
You do not come to Baska Voda for museums and landmarks. The beach is the high point of the town. Water sports are very popular here, including diving, jet skiing, and more. Sports, like beach volleyball and soccer, can also be played on the beaches here. If you want a more natural, land-based experience, you can book day trips that go out of the town and into the surrounding area. This way you can experience parks, old architecture, and more sights.
Written by local enthusiast for Baška Voda hostelsJakob Lombardi