However you approach the Makarska littoral, before you is a magnificent gift of nature - a monumental mountain slope Biokovo in his impressive size and beauty, which rises above the Makarska Riviera as insurmountable protector of all its settlements in the foothills and the seaside resorts along the coast which are like shiny, pearl necklace in his pedestal.
Arriving by boat at the Makarska Riviera is an unforgettable experience. So tourists usually came by boat until the beginning of the 60-ies, to enjoy the scenery, approaching the coast and harbors. Since the construction of the Adriatic tourist road in 1965, especially in recent years more and more pleasure coming from the sea have tourists - sailors who are resting in the old ports, coves or in new ports and marinas.
Geographical and traffic position of Makarska Riviera, and thus Zaostrog, allows visitors a half day or day trip, visit to the many natural, cultural and other sights and places along the Dalmatian coast. Close to 2 ferry ports provides memorable trips to the islands ("pearls") in middle Adriatic Sea:
- Sucuraj site, the island of Hvar (the ferry from Drvenik-3 miles from Zaostrog, the ride takes 30 min)
- Sumartin site, the island of Brac (ferry from Makarska-25 miles from Zaostrog, the ride takes 30 min)
Along the coast tourists can go on one day trips to the pearl towns Dubrovnik and Ston,the archaeological museum in Vid Narona next to Metković, fertile estuary of the river Neretva, fascinating Baćina lakes (10 km) through the tourist town of Makarska, the mouth of the river Cetina (rafting and canyoning on Cetina River-60 km) and the famous pirate town of Omis (old town and the fortress above the town-70 km), knight city of Sinj (tournament competition which is held every year on the first Sunday In August, since 1818.god.), cities under UNESCO protection Split, Trogir, šibenik and the National Park Krka.