The mountains behind Baska Voda are part of the massive Biokovo mountain range that has played an important part in the region’s history. Today most of the mountain range is a nature reserve, including the highest peak Sveti Jure (Saint George) that is 1762 metres high. Sveti Juri can be ascended by car or on foot, and from there one can walk to Vosac mountain (1422 metres) that looks down on the town of Makarska. It takes about 3.5 hours on foot from Makarska to Vosac, and at least 5 hours to the top of Sveti Juri. Besides the fantastic scenery, one has the opportunity to observe many bird species and the mouflon mountain goats that freely roam the reserve.