Many claim this is one of the most beautiful parts of the Adriatic coast, with 60 kilometers of coves hiding picturesque stone toens and settlements, beaches with crystal-clear blue sea and the best pebble stones, shaded by pine trees. The Makarska Riviera is truly one of the tourist”s pearls of the Adriatic. When you travel from Split southward, you will delight in the beautiful scenes of stark stones cascading down to the sea, a pristine Vrulja natural reservoir, a place where the Biokovo Mountain reaches down to the sea and where the Makarska Riviera starts, an area of a rich, long-standing tourism tradition that has maintained its allure for decades.
Located under Nature Park Biokovo, with its „head in the heavens and its feet in the sea“, the Makarska Riviera experiences tourism as a part of its daily routine and tradition, and the desire to always be better, different and even more beautiful.
Biokovo Mountain, topping the Makarska Riviera in its entire lenght, limits the area of the Riviera to only 3 kilometers in width from the mountain to the sea, but that is where the unmatched blue-green beauty of the entire Riviera area lies.
This mountain, with its highest peak (Saint George at 1762 meters), is a protected natural park and on a clear day from its protected peak you can see all the way across the Adriatic to the Italian shore. The richness of the Mediterranean flora makes Biokovo the place where mountain goats, mouflon, game birds and golden eagle live.
City of Makarska
One of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic is surely the City of Makarska which, despite its size and urban development, has preserved a multitude of vacation benefits and entertainment along its communal beach that stretches for 2 kilometres along a pinecovered promenade. Only a few minutes away, you will encounter a stone waterfront that is typical of all Mediterranean cities, replete with a vibrant atmosphere and filled with historical aspects and numerous shops and restaurants.
The new breakwater in Makarska looks truly glorious, full of strollers who are enjoying the sunny days. Four and a half years after the construction work began, there are still some small details which need to be fixed, such as moorings which have to be placed and two pontoons which need to be anchored in the leeway. After that, the only remaining thing is passing all the necessary inspections, meaning that the first boats could be moored there very soon. (Source: www.more.hr)