Zavala is situated about 80 m above the sea, two hours by motor-boat from Hvar. It is a picturesque village, on a slope by the sea with several beautiful pebble beaches. The village has a harbour with a jetty and a road link with Jelsa through road tunnel (1,400 m).
Wooden rafts have had a long tradition on some rivers in these areas but modern white water rafting is a rather new sport. That may be the reason Croatia is not a well known rafting destination although it does have wild and exciting rivers that flow through breathtaking scenery. Read