UNA RIVER – ONE AND ONLY
MAKES BORDER BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES – CROATIA AND BOSNIA
Una – its beauty makes it different other rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina
River Una got its name from ancient Romans, who, when they saw its lively colors and heard the gurgle of its waterfalls shouted: “UNA”, which in Latin means the one, the only one, the unique one. The first big waterfall is in Martin Brod, a small town some 50 kilometers away from Bihać.
This is the spot where Una takes the viewer’s breath away as the travertine created numerous canals, rapids, small islands and few waterfalls, the biggest one of which is close to 35 meters high.
Second biggest waterfall on Una river is Štrbački buk, located next to the border between Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Štrbački buk is made of several waterfalls close to one another and it is a magnificent image a man can enjoy for hours. Traditionally, the international Una Regatta takes place on this river every year. Bihać and Una are famous across Europe for white water rafting, so it attracts large number of people from all parts of the world.
Una as the greatest natural value, after which the National Park got its name, rises in the village Donja Suvaja below the mountain Čemernica in Croatia. In this section, Una has features of a real mountain river and its travertine waterfalls, cascades and falls are a true jewel of beauty.
The living world in Una, which itself contributes to the creation of travertine formation is particularly interesting. With its structure, mosses - bryophytes are suitable for retention of precipitated calcite, that way making an indispensable link in the creation and growth of travertine formation.
Una, as a jewel of the natural heritage of the National Park "Una", make a combination of valuable natural features, of diverse and preserved natural landscapes of exceptional beauty and rich cultural and historical heritage.