#2 Rent Scouters and drive around coast
On our last day we have decided to rent scouters and drive around the island. The very first plan was to also see the other beaches, but actually that day it wasn’t that hot, so we didn’t really have to go to the water. Moreover, when you drive on scouter you don’t feel that hot anymore so it was perfect. It is possible to rent scouters in lot of places in Makarska, but of course we used one close by our accommodation, and it is nearby Lavander restaurant as well. We paid 150Kun for 3 hours. Don’t forget to bring extra cash as a deposit and your driving license.
Driving scouter, I felt again like in Sicily on my exchange year. It is really amazing experience especially if you do it with a group of friends. We were going one by one and formed quite long queue, haha. We stopped at few places just to take a coffee (haha for the first time not alcohol I guess) and picture (of course). Great feeling to drive around just in shorts and almost bikini and not feeling cold (not like in Denmark).
I enjoyed it a lot. Moreover, Croatia has very mountainous landscape so you will enjoy lot of uphill and downhill curves and serpentine. Absolutely awesome way to start Friday!
#3 Try rafting on Cetina
On Wednesday we booked rafting trip. I have done rafting before, but we wanted to try Croatian wild river Cetina. Its ‘wildness’ depends on the amount of rain, and actually I think it didn’t rain a lot this summer and therefore the river seemed sometimes quite dangerous – or just very exciting? Anyway, we had to take a bus towards the rafting station. It took around an hour to get there. We got helmet, vest and shoes over there and we paid for this trip around 300Kun.
Our guide was quite funny, and my team was great (even though we were hangover after we were facing these waves we got fresh very fast, haha). Other rafts were splashing water on us and overall it was very fun. The nature looks very nice. We were rafting for around three hours with some small stops. On the one passage of the journey, you can choose to go out of the raft and walk, or swim in the river cave! Absolutely exciting experience, but not recommended for anyone who has problems with hearth or legs. Also, there is one passage where the water is very deep and you have there one big hill from which people jump into this icy water. Here are some pictures of us after the trip. Happily, alive!
#4 Go crazy on jet-ski
Whoever never try this before, it is really better than anything else! For sure better than jetski in xBox, haha! And if you have a chance to do it in Croatia, don’t hesitate a minute. The water in the sea is absolutely clean, without any jellyfish or aglae no matter where. And it is cheap! Normally you pay around 200Kun I think. Once again, on the pier where we were having our morning lessons of Zumba, there was a jetski rental. And me and my friend were offered to try jetski for free, so why not?
I was quite scared one ‘my driver’ started to speed up, I would say I was really worried about my life. But we had life vest after all. As he said, haha. In the middle of the sea, he said, ok now it’s your turn. So I took the steering wheel and steeped up. Wow! So much adrenaline!!! It is amazing and I would go over and over, if we had time!
#5 Walk around the harbor
It is one of the things to experience while you’re on Makarska! Go around a harbor and see all the boats, local shops, restaurants and much more. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I absolutely love harbors, no matter where. And Makarska’s harbor has its own magic. Music in the air, smell of trdenlik and other local specialties, lights of the whole coast in the background. You can buy souverniers over there, have a nice diner, party on the boat, or just walk around and/or maybe take a night swim in the sea, haha? It is just such a romantic walk, absolutely idyllic for summer love <3
Sending lot of love from sunny Croatia,