, a town, port and tourist centre in a large cove, enclosed by Cape Osejava
in the south-east, and the Sveti Petar (St. Peter) Peninsula, at the foot of Biokovo,
in the north-west. The climate is Mediterranean; the strong bora occurs in the winter
months. Economy is based on farming, viniculture, growing and processing of olives,
food processing, processing of synthetic materials, seafaring, fishing and tourism.
Nowadays tourism became the most important occupation for Makarska people, with luxury
, health turism
, hunting tourism
and specialy hosting the guests in nice private
is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Adriatic.
It is located in the foothills of Biokovo Mountain (1762 m), which protects it from the
harsh continental climate. It is known for its rich Mediterranean vegetation, mild
winter and long, warm summers, cooled by a refreshing breeze called maestral.
Accommodation in Makarska spans everything from rooms
cheap Makarska apartments
and hostels to
luxury Makarska hotels
. Locally run private accommodation
in Makarska can provide excellent value for money.
Makarska has a rich cultural and historical heritage. A special attraction is the
Malacological Museum (in the Franciscan monastery) with an interesting and unique
collection from the Adriatic and other seas in the world. It is considered one of
the most beautiful and richest malacological museums in the world.
Cultural and entertainment programs are an integral part of the life of Makarska,
especially during the tourist season. The traditional Makarska Cultural Summer
takes place in July and August, offering a rich drama and concert program, performances
of Dalmatian harmony-singing groups, art exhibitions, recitals and folk music
Makarska is also a health resort, with the well-known recreational and health centre
Biokovka, which offers various therapeutic services. Very pleasant are walks along
the port and public beaches, and mountain lovers may go by one of the mountain trails
to the peaks of Biokovo, which offer a nice view on the surroundings, fresh air and
quietness. Biokovo Mountain has very interesting geomorphological forms and endemic
plant species. High game (moufflons and chamois) is amply represented here.
The beach promenade of Makarska
along the coastal region known as
Makarska Riviera is fringed by palm trees, and it is here you can find many cafes
with terraces, trendy boutiques and restaurants in Makarska. The pebble beaches of
Makarska are great for sunbathing, swimming and water sports, such as paragliding,
sailing and diving in Makarska.
Makarska Google map
Here you can find private accommodation houses
in Makarska and Makarska Riviera.
Houses offer great quality accommodation with convenient prices . Most of the houses
have 3 stars accommodation quality. Private accommodation
cheaper than staying in a hotel and can be very interesting because a guest meets
owners and sometimes gets to know more things about way of life of a native people
and their customs.
For best fun of all time ever take care Makarska disco-clubs, cocktail bars, cafe
bars, casinos and night clubs till early morning hours. Cocktails are made by famous
cocktail masters while the music is played by profesional DJs.