On the southern part of the Makarska Riviera, at the foothill of mount Biokovo, lies Zivogosce. It consists of three smaller, non-coherent places on the coast: Porat, Mala Duba and Blato, and old hamlets along the old road. It is situated 20 km south of Makarska, 80 km from Split and 120 km from Dubrovnik.
The settlement Zivogosce is mentioned for the first time in the 13th century. The place was inhabited in prehistoric times, which is documented by finds on a site Suzina. The Franciscan monastery in Zivogosce, founded in 1616 , was this area's center of spiritual life and literacy, with a rich library and valuable art work.
The Franciscan monastery was built near a once famous spring in the area. In the monastery you can admire the Baroque altar and the library with its abundance of books and archives.
Zivogosce is situated on the slopes of Biokovo Mountain, where several beautiful pebble beaches surrounded by a pine forest are located. There are numerous options for sort activities. With a number of activities on sport terrains, there are also the cycling and trekking roads and water sports are popular too. There are also two smaller harbors.
In Zivogosce you can find quality restaurants, shops, cafe-bar terraces and news-stands, and the seasonal post-office is in Porat. There are excursion boats leaving every day towards the islands organizing fish picnics as well.
Natural beauties of olive groves and pine woods hovering over small pebbled beaches that are 6 km long, clean and unpolluted sea, all in the foothill of a big mountain (hilltop Sutvid – 1155 m) and giving visitors a special lure and pleasure of stay.