Thanks to its natural environment, Croatia is an ideal destination for rafting. Particularly popular is rafting on Cetina near Omiš.
It is an extremely fun water activity where participants sit in rafts (rubber boats) and descend to the river speed. In each rack there is also a skipper (steering wheel) that manages the boat.
The adventure starts at a part of the river named Pavic Bridge. All the participants are wearing a neoprene suit, a protective vest and a helmet. In their hands they get paddles and are ready for boarding. The very beginning of the track is not so demanding, so in this part of the river the participants learn proper rowing and commands. You will be followed by beautiful nature and pure and clear river with all its “inhabitants”.
Soon you will encounter a tunnel from the branch and then come to the most demanding part of the track where the participants’ enthusiasm will come to light. Once this obstacle is successfully passed, the crew stops at a small lake for refreshment in the river.
The next break is reserved for refreshing natural spring water! Yeah, well you heard. At this point, springs of pure natural water will be available to all participants at that moment. After all the participants came out of the raft, the skippers throw the rafts across the dam and descend to a more dangerous waterfall. Tourists then re-enter their boats. After that, there are new excitement, new speeds and even more adrenaline in the blood!
Certainly, the most interesting fast is the letter “Z”, where a minor mistake can cause the overturning of the raft. But the participants sometimes deliberately decide on it because there is never enough of laughter and entertainment!
Soon after, it sticks down to the nearby rock and all try out how skillful they are in jumping on their heads. The height is about 2-4 meters, and the depth of water is about 8 meters. There are no rocks, so jumping is definitely safe.
The rest of the time is reserved for a little quick and enjoyable on the water. The trail ends at Radman Mills where the rowers pull the raft out of the water and board the minibus to return them to Omiš. It is important to note that you are tracked along the trail by a professional photographer who captures the most interesting moments. The images are transferred to a CD and you can buy them right after the adventures.
The rafting season on Cetina usually starts on 1.4 and ends on October 1. The level of Cetina varies depending on the amount of precipitation. It is therefore recommended that you prefer to arrive at the very beginning of the season, when rain is frequent and when water levels are higher. By doing so, the river is faster, and the experience is much better.
Why visit Croatia?
Croatia is a country with 78 islands, more than 524 islets and 640 reefs and ridges. It features beautiful and landscaped beaches with additional amenities.
Above the Adriatic coast is the Dinarida Mountain Range, which is a favorite attraction for hikers. In addition, Croatia can boast of 8 national parks and 11 nature parks.
In recent years Croatia has become one of the most popular European destinations. Not only the capital city of Zagreb, but also coastal towns such as Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik and numerous Croatian islands.
Croatia had a burning and rich history, but some of its parts were preserved today in the form of old fortresses, churches, monasteries, theaters, monuments, etc.
Dubrovnik is so best known for its walls that used to serve as a defense against the enemy. Thanks to its unique culture and history, Dubrovnik has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979.
Split is also a very attractive and interesting city thanks to its monuments and buildings such as Diocletian’s Palace and Medieval Split.
Pag is the fifth largest Croatian island and is best known for its autochthonous food products such as Pag cheese, ham and lamb.
Mali Lošinj: The island is first mentioned in 1388 and was declared a climate health resort because of its specific climate. In addition, in Mali Lošinj, you will experience a symphony of colors, smells and flavors in the form of traditional cuisine dominated by aromatic herbs and olive oil. The island is ideal for a romantic getaway, as it has more than 220 km of hiking trails that are connected with other islands.
Dugi otok: The island is first mentioned in the 10th century and is the seventh island in Croatia. It is best known for its crystal clear sea and white sand beaches. The island is ideal for all those exploring spirit, but also for couples who want privacy and peace.
The most famous beaches in Croatia
Whether you prefer long sandy beaches or smaller and quieter coves, Croatia has little to do, so let’s introduce you the best of the best.
Zlatni Rat: Zlatni Rat beach is located in Bol on the island of Brač and is certainly one of the most frequently photographed on the Adriatic. It is famous for its white sand and crystal clear sea.
Sakarun: Sakarun is one of the quieter beaches in Croatia and is located on Dugi otok. The golden sand and clear sea make Sakarun an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the sun.
Zrće: Zrće beach on the island of Pag is a favorite destination for young people during the summer months. Numerous concerts are held there daily, and with accompanying water facilities, the party is guaranteed.
What to do in Croatia?
There are numerous recreational and entertainment activities in Croatia that you can work in your company or with your family.
You can visit Rastoke, a picturesque place in nature known for its abundance of water and interesting waterfalls. However, they are not as big as the Krka Falls, but one thing is certain; in Rastoke you will fall in love at first glance!
You can rent a boat and explore the Croatian islands and explore their beauties. Sea lovers are free to dive through the blue sea and admire the beauty of the plant and animal world.
Rent a bike and cycle paths to get in the way to the unknown.
What to eat in Croatia?
Due to the proximity of neighboring countries, Italian cuisine, Turkish and Hungarian influences are evident in Croatian cuisine. This is the way to achieve a unique blend of flavor that will delight even the most demanding palate. If you find yourself on the coast, be sure to try seafood such as shrimp, mussel or lobster.
Meat is also very popular; especially pork, lamb or chicken. Of cured meats it is certainly worth to mention “kulen”.
How to travel to Croatia?
By air: Croatia has several airports for domestic and international flights. You can land in Zagreb, and from Zagreb you should go to the Adriatic coast. However, we recommend you to land in Split, close to other interesting cities such as Omiš or Trogir.
By land transport: Croatian roads are well maintained and in good condition. Most importantly, you can choose between traveling by motorway or driving through a beautiful picturesque village.
Water transport: you can reach Croatia by boat from Italy or even from a lot of further distances.