Red & Blue Lake


The Blue and the Red Lake have been recognized at the top tourist attraction of Imotski region in southern Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. They also call the lakes as ‘pearls of the nature’. The Blue Lake is almost bordering with the town of Imotski, while the Red Lake is only one kilometer away.

The Blue Lake got named after the colour of water in it. At the same time Red Lake’s name comes from the red stones surrounding it.

Both lakes are natural phenomenon and the Red Lake is impossible to approach because of high stone slopes around it.

The Blue lake is very attractive to media during periods of extreme drought. When the lake gets dry local people form two teams playing football at the bottom. The match always attracts numerous journalists and images end up in media around the globe.

The Adriatic Sea is relatively close to Imotski, however many kids from the area were taught to swim in the Blue Lake because local people are very proud of it.

During the period of heavy rain, the level of water in Blue Lake is around 90 metres and the record water lever went over 140 metres.

Both Blue and Red Lake were in the past connected with mysterious stories spread among local citizens. Experts mostly agree the lakes were formed as caves over underground waters were destroyed.

Visiting Red and Blue lakes is a part of our canoeing tour on Vrljika river.