05 May 2009

Herzegovina - Počitelj & Kravica

On the road from Mostar to Metković (the border crossing into Croatia) you can't miss the tower jutting up above the road to the east and the Neretva River to the west. This is the village of Počitelj, and it deserves a stop to trek up to the old fortress and stroll around the village a bit. Don't worry, there are several cafes around to refresh yourself in the heat, and many take Bosnian marks, Euros, and Kuna.

Next on your path south (or earlier if heading up from the coast) is another great detour - Kravica Waterfalls. Located off the Čaplina-Ljubuški road, they are not marked as well as they could be, but are easy enough to get to. When passing through Čaplina, turn right if going south/left if going north across the bridge into the town and head 14 km towards Ljubuški. Then turn left at the decrepit sign saying “ODO KRAV” and go to the end to the beautiful “vODOpad KRAvica” which is reputed to be the biggest waterfall in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Absolutely stunning, even with the “roštilj” place set just there. Yes, you can swim there. Note – its beautiful in June, and a crowded hell in August.

Hotel Mogorjelo

ul. Kraljice Katarine bb, 88300 Čaplina
+387 (36) 810 675, +387 (36) 810 677 fax
In case Mostar is booked, try this place central to Mostar, Medugorje, Kravica, Počitelj, and Hutovo Blato.

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