Neum

Neum is the only seaside resort of Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated in the southern part of the Adriatic coast. Neum is a city, a tourist settlement and the only municipal center on the Adriatic coast, located on the rugged coastal area along the main road between Dubrovnik /60 km/ and Makarska /80 km/. Ideally located between Split and Dubrovnik /60 km/ and just on a short distance to Mostar and Medugorje /70 km/, Neum is an ideal and inexpensive holiday spot for fun and the sun. Neum features steep surrounding mountains, sandy beaches, clear waters and several large tourist hotels and private apartments to rent.

Ever since the ancient times, the area of Neum was well known as an important crossroad of different roads which led from the seaside to the mainland. The root of the Neum name comes from “neon” (new), and the name Neuense had appeared for the first time at the beginning of the 6th century.

From the middle of the 50’s of the 20th century, when Neum started developing as a tourist center, the ancient nucleus of the city had only seven families. Beside trade, nowadays tourism presents leading economic branch of Neum. The town of Neum offers today to a tourist market around 5000 beds, in hotels about 2000 bed, while the rest of accommodation capacity is in resting-places, motels, villas and private homes to rent. Until today, tourist offer was exclusively based on littoral area. It is planned in the near future, to develop continental tourism at the hinterland of Neum. Namely, a large part of Neum’s outback is rich in archaeological findings which can enrich tourist’s offer. This kind of tourist offer could include a visits to archaeological findings, as well to the regions rich in intact nature beauty. Small, but numerous archaeological collections were created in the Museum in Neum thanks to the numerous lovers of everything that represents cultural heritage.

The cave Vjetrenica, which has got the epithet of the most beautiful in its category, presenting very important habitat of endemic species, obviously should be add into the tourist offer of Neum’s hinterland. As Neum is protected from the strong open sea winds by the Peljesac Peninsula and the peninsula Klek, Neum is considerably warmer comparing to neighboring places, and sea temperature is around 24 degrees Celsius during the summer. Bathing season in Neum lasts from June to September. Thanks to the policy of moderate Neum pricing, a large number of guests choose Neum as vacation destination during the season as well as in off-season time. Of course Neum is not considered only for its beautiful beaches, sea and comfortable accommodation that make the vacations great. A rich gastronomical offer of Neum’s specialties in a great number of restaurants and taverns, terraces with “live” music, promenades, sport terrains, and other fun choices, will make our sojourn ampler and more pleasant.

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