Brela a town next to the sea is a municipality with over 1800 inhabitants.
Brela has become one of the most exclusive and most wanted tourist destinations in Dalmatia during the last few decades of the 20th century thanks to the attractive natural environment, clean pebble and sand, romantically arranged, beaches alongside where a promenade leads between pine trees and modern comfortable hotels, guest houses, apartments, boarding houses, catering and other old and modern tourist facilities.
High over Brela is the rural village Kričak with a wide offer of homemade local specialties.
The clean and clear sea and the care of the environment are best confirmed by numerous tourist awards. The Punta Rata beach has been granted the Blue Flag for already 8 years. The Blue Flag is the greatest international acknowledgment for a clean sea and environment.
Lifting the Blue Flag on the Planet Earth on June 5 is a festive occasion. St. Stjepan is the day the Brela celebrates the day of the municipality.
A long time ago, the inhabitants of Brela established their existence by raising grapevines and the renowned “Maraska” cherry on the steep terrace-like land. With the development of tourism, the interest for agriculture decreased and in 1935 a society was established for making Brela more beautiful. But the thousand year old agriculture was preserved in numerous gardens and property on which the present inhabitants of Brela raise basically olives, grapevines, oranges and lemons.