Plan your Travels to the Makarska riviera
The Makarska Riviera stretches for 60km between the towns of Brela and Gradac with the main town being, of course, Makarska. The Riviera is one of the most famous tourist locations on the Croatian coast, and is popular with visitors. It is also one of the most beautiful with a number of beautiful beaches, pine trees, sparkling water and peaceful bays. The area is known for the impressive Biokovo Mountain, which overlooks the coastal area.
Exactly how you imagine the most beautiful natural pebble beaches, situated in the shadow of pine trees, a crystal-clear sea and a mountain towering above them in your dreams, Makarska is a riviera with sixty kilometres of the most attractive Adriatic beaches.
Traveling by road from Omiš toward the south, from the untouched Vrulja nature reserve all the way to Gradac, where the Biokovo mountain plunges into the sea, you will reach the area of the Makarska Riviera. The long tourist tradition of this Riviera even today is a guarantee of top service, entertainment and quality of your stay both in the bigger and the smaller villages close to the sea and eco-ethno villages in the foothill of the mountain.
Each village of the Riviera has its own curiosities, history, churches, museums and sights worth visiting as well as offering the palate the sweetness of home-made delicacies that are so typical to this part of the coast.
Trip to Makarska riviera FAQs
When to visit Makaraska riviera
The most popular time to visit Makarska Riviera is during the summer when the weather is warm and the city is the liveliest. But if you don’t like crowds, you may want to visit in spring when it is a lot less crowded. Makarska city is beautiful all year round so it really depends on your preferences on when you want to go.It does not get too cold in the winter so you will also enjoy this beautiful place during the cold season. Some even go to Makarska beaches and even swim during this time.
What are the essential sights to see in Makarska riviera?
Makarska Croatia is a port town with spectacular views of nature. On the backdrop is the magnificent Biokovo mountain range and you can explore the entire city walking on the beautiful waterfront promenade. In the heart of the city is a picturesque limestone center which is a great spot to witness the breathtaking Croatian sunset.
Biokovo nature park and Skywalk
Biokovo nature park is yet another attraction near the city of Makarska. Biokovo is the largest mountain in Dalmatia and it has many high peaks that are perfect for hiking. The Biokovo Skywalk is a must-visit for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts in Croatia! This one-of-a-kind viewpoint sits high in the Biokovo mountains and looks over the stunning Makarska Riviera. From here you can even see the nearby islands of Hvar, Brac, and Vis!
Walk the Kalalarga Street in Makarska
Almost every major town in Makarska Riviera has one old main street. The city of Makarska has the Kalalarga Street. Back in the days, this street was the place where almost every important activity in the city was conducted. This was also the widest and longest street in the region. Today, this street gives visitors a glimpse at the life that people in the past had.
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Podgora is a settlement located right between the beautiful mountain of Biokovo and the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
The beaches of Makarska Riviera have been sung about in many must-see beach lists. Forbes once proclaimed Punta Rata beach in Brela as the prettiest in Europe and the sixth prettiest in the world. Striking, pristine and lined with cafes, pizzerias and spots where you can rent sunbeds, umbrellas, boats and watersports equipment, fantastic beaches are the main draw for visitors to the Riviera.
Is Makarska riviera worth visiting?
One of the main features of Makarska Riviera is definitely its beaches which are among the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. Most of the beaches of Makarska Riviera are made of pebbles, some of them have smaller ones and some have larger rocks that form a beach. Some of the Makarska Riviera beaches are secluded and if you ask us, these are our most favorite ones. You usually need to take a longer trail to reach these, but once you find yourself alone on the perfectly hidden beach, you’ll know that it was worth it.