This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Brela.
Brela, Croatia, with a population of just under two thousand, is a coastal town and popular tourist destination in Dalmatia thanks to the beautiful and clean coastline. Dalmatia is a region in Croatia with three completely different parts -- the sparsely populated hinterland, the very popular coastal strip, and the islands. The former agricultural region has changed the economic focus; nowadays, tourism is a big economic factor for the whole region. The municipality, which belongs to Split-Dalmatia County, consists of two villages -- Brela and Gornja Brela (the latter is a lot smaller). The newer part of Brela is located right by the shore. The beautiful nature and the clean sea make Brela an excellent option for beach holidays.
Brela boasts a beatiful coastline, which is among the most beautiful ones in Croatia. Punta Rata especially is really picturesque and internationally renowned. Behind the pebble beach, there are large pine trees, which are really convenient to get some protection from the sun. The small rock island Kamen Brela (in English, Brela Stone), is a small rock island just off the main beach and is the symbol of the village. Only around twenty kilometres away, the Nature Park Biokovo offers unspoilt nature for hikers, bikers, and many other sport enthusiasts. The park covers an area of just under twenty thousand hectares. Five hiking trails are available to explore the area. The surrounding mountains, such as Sveti Jure, offer beautiful panoramas.
Brela is popular with national and international tourists and you can find plenty of hotels and holiday apartments along the coast. Though budget accommodation like Brela, Croatia hostels are not very prevalent in this part of Croatia, you can find a Brela, Croatia hostel in the village. Consider that your hostel in Brela, Croatia, is not open from late autumn to early spring. During the low season, many accommodations and bars are closed.
Written by local enthusiast for Brela hostelsFlo