In addition to the shrine of Vepric, other attractive, wooded areas are parks on the peninsulas of Sveti Petar and Osejava. They are pleasant to visit, for those seeking recreation or just enjoying nature and beautiful view of the city, sea and the islands, and of course, Biokovo.
Veliko Brdo, Puharići, Makar and Kotišina are villages at the foot of Biokovo, above Makarska. Most of their residents have moved to Makarska. A few remain in the villages, repairing their ancient homes or building new ones. These lively villages, with preserved village architecture and beautiful overlooks are favorite spots for picnics and field trips.
When approaching the city by the Jadranska highway, from the direction of Split, one comes to an overlook called Kuk. It is located 2 km ahead of the city and rewards with a view of the wooded area Vepric, Cvitačka (Biloševac), long, pebble-stone beaches, and the peninsulas of Sveti Petar and Osejava which protect the city harbor.