Discover Makarska Riviera for your holiday in Croatia
Makarska Riviera is a part of the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea
Located between Split and Dubrovnik, The Makarska Riviera is a part of the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, home to some of the country's most beautiful stretches of beaches.
Makarska itself is built around a deep sheltered bay, and backed by the dramatic rocky heights of Mount Biokovo.
Biokovo's sea-facing slopes are criss-crossed by well-marked trails, so besides swimming in the turquoise seas, it is also possible to get in some hiking or mountain biking too. Biokovo Nature Park often has sightings of the unusual chamois goats and mouflon sheep. The foothills are protected from harsh winds and covered with lush Mediterranean greenery, including pine forests, olive groves and fruit trees.
The city is noted for it's palm-fringed promenade, where fashionable cafés, bars and boutiques overlook the pretty harbour where many characteristic boats are moored.
In the center of Makarska is the old town, with narrow stone-paved streets, a main church square where there is a flower and fruit market, and a Franciscan monastery that houses a sea shell collection featuring a giant clam shell. Most of the city's hotels are located just off of the bay and have their own private beaches.
Just 9km to the north, the small port of Baska Voda features a blue flag beach, pine woods, and easy access to mountain walking, whilst to the south, modern Tucepi boasts the longest beach on this stunningly beautiful coastline.