The Una River is an eternal inspiration and an endless source of poets. She is an inspiration of painters and a passion of anglers and boaters who love her waterfalls and rapids. Una lives next to the city of Bihać and witnesses the turbulent history of this region.
Because of all that she has to offer, it is no wonder that people call her “the Queen of Rivers“. Some think the name comes from the Latin noun unda, which means “stirred water, wave, waterfall,” while others prefer to say that the Romans, delighted with the beauty of the river, exclaimed, “Una!” – one and only, thus gave her the name. Either way, people of this region are extremely proud of its emerald beauty and jealously guard it.
Una is a border river between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Its 210 km long route Una begins in a remote and sparsely populated part of Croatia. Through its course in Bosnia and Herzegovina it flows through Martin Brod, Kulen Vakuf, Ripac, Bihać, Bosanska Krupa, Bosanska Otoka, Bosanski Novi, Bosanska Kostajnica, Bosanska Dubica and the lragest city, Bihać.
Una River is not only the natural beauty of the Una-Sana Canton and Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also European and world attraction and a unique river that throughout its course gives life to the cities and settlements through which it flows.
Today, this beauty is part of the great treasure of the natural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a place of rich tourist traffic and holding of the international sport and tourist event Una Regatta.
Throughout its course, it makes numerous waterfalls, cascades and overfalls, and the first large waterfall is in Martin Brod, a village about 50 kilometers from Bihać.
The biggest and most famous attraction is the Štrbački Buk. It is actually several waterfalls, close to each other, and the largest is about 20 meters high and is a magnificent picture for one to enjoy for hours.