Town Makarska is part of the famous Makarska Riviera, which is lined with beautiful pebble beaches along the turquoise blue sea and stretches from Brela, Baška Voda, Tučepi and Podgora to Gradac at the far southern end. This paradise on earth is best experienced at dusks, so the locals say, particularly from the mountain pass above Vruja bay when the last sun rays caress the pebble beaches and cliffs revealing their beauty in full glory.
Town Makarska is the center of this beautiful Riviera that runs along the coast at the foot of magnificent Biokovo mountain. The large port with its sleeping fishing boats evokes the true spirit of a Dalmatian coastal town. The variety of high-quality accommodation in hotels, villas, holiday homes and apartments in addition to the gastronomic offer and events throughout the summer make Makarska one of the most visited destinations on the Adriatic. The numerous restaurants and taverns in the town will ensure culinary experiences during which you can taste the richness of Mediterranean flavors and aromas, while various recreational opportunities will make your vacation in Makarska an unforgettable experience. The traditional Makarska Cultural Summer Festival hosts numerous cultural, artistic, entertainment and folk events. Among the several museums in the town, check out the Malacological Museum of the Franciscan Monastery, where sea lovers can learn more about the secrets of the Adriatic Sea.
The bustle of summer nights is best experienced at Makarska’s waterfront promenade that bursts with cafes, restaurants, bars, street artists and musicians. Gastronomic pleasures are provided by numerous taverns that offer fresh fish, homemade vegetables and excellent wines. Tourism is the major economic branch in this area with most of the population working in it and thus offering high quality accommodation in hotels, camps, holiday homes, luxury villas and apartments.
Biokovo Nature Park in the vicinity of Makarska lures visitors with the mountain’s natural beauty, its lush vegetation and the unforgettable panoramic view from the slopes down to the Makarska coast and its breathtaking scenery.