Luxury Vacation in Makarska

5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Makarska, Croatia

Are you planning a trip to the Croatian coast, but still unsure which destination to choose? Look no further than Makarska! This picturesque town, situated on the Adriatic coast, has something for everyone.

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From its stunning beaches to its rich history and culture, Makarska is a must-visit destination. In this blog, we'll give the top five reasons why you should choose Makarska as your next holiday spot!

charming coastal town in Croatia

Makarska - a charming coastal town in Croatia

Makarska is a charming coastal town in the heart of Dalmatia, Croatia. It is the ultimate summer destination with crystal-clear waters, stunning beaches, and awe-inspiring views of the Biokovo mountain range. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Makarska offers a variety of activities and experiences to suit every traveler's taste.Makarska's evening scene

Makarska's evening scene

1. Rich History of Makarska

When you're visiting Makarska, exploring its historical heritage is a must. Its romantic alleyways, ancient buildings, and historic landmarks glimpse into the past, offering a unique perspective on the region's rich cultural heritage.

St. Mark's Parish, Makarska

St. Mark's Parish

One of the most beautiful places in town is its historic center, the Old Town. Don't miss out on the famous square Kacicev Trg with the Church of St. Mark and the town's main street, Kalalerga. Right next to it is Pijaca, a local market where you can buy fruits, vegetables, and other local products.

The seafront promenade with many restaurants and cafes is great for an afternoon walk. As Makarska is a relatively small town, you can discover its historic center on foot.

2. Beaches in Makarska

This beautiful city is renowned for its stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters and breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Nugal is one of the most famous and unique beaches in the area. It's secluded, hidden between cliffs and a beautiful pine forest. However, it's known for being a nudist beach.

The tranquil beach of Makarska

The tranquil beach of Makarska

Aside from Nugal, there are several other beaches to explore in Makarska, including Kraljev Gaj, a small and peaceful beach surrounded by lush vegetation and ideal for those seeking solitude.

The long and spacious beach

The long and spacious beach

If you're traveling with your pets, head to the pet-friendly Dog Beach in Makarska. The central/main beach is perfect for families with young children, with its shallow waters and water sports activities. For those looking for adventure, the pebble beach Ramova is a great diving and snorkeling spot, as it's home to several underwater caves and grottos.

3. Active Vacation in Makarska

Makarska has the ideal balance of relaxation and adventure, catering to all types of travelers.

Makarska's natural wonders

Cycling in Makarska

There are many outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and water sports, so you can stay active and engaged. For example, we recommend Bilosevac Beach with its inflatable aqua park, jet skis, and a nearby tennis center.

The peaceful atmosphere and tranquil surroundings

The peaceful atmosphere and tranquil surroundings

If you enjoy cycling, you may rent a bike and cycle along the promenade to the little seaside town of Brela, only 15 km away from Makarska.

For hikers, we recommend scenic hiking trails through the Biokovo mountain, Osejava Forest Park, forested paths on the St. Peter peninsula, and paths along Brela. There are many options, from easy trails for beginners to more challenging ones for seasoned hikers.

4. Luxury Accommodation in Makarska

If you're traveling with your family or friends, we recommend private luxury accommodations in Makarska. This charming town offers top-quality rentals and villas with stunning sea views. We have meticulously chosen the best accommodations for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

A luxurious villa in Makarska Area

A luxurious villa in Makarska Area

Despite being a smaller town, everything in Makarska is easily accessible, and there is less crowding than in larger cities. Moreover, the town boasts abundant natural beauty, including stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and majestic mountain ranges.

5. Cultural and Natural Heritage of Makarska

Veliki Kastel Interpretation Centre in the small village of Kotisina is a new, unique tourist attraction near Makarska. This contemporary multimedia center is housed in the historic Veliki Kaštel fortress, built during the Cretan War to protect locals from Ottoman attacks. Now, the fortress interior has been transformed into a contemporary marvel, showcasing the cultural and natural heritage of the region.


Kotisina, source:

The center is divided into three themes - archaeological, ethnological, and natural heritage and visitors can enjoy interactive exhibits and sensory experiences. The Centre is connected to a series of educational hiking trails and the renovated St. Martin's and St. Anthony's churches, forming a single conceptual museological and multimedia project.

Don't miss the chance to explore the enchanting village of Kotisina, located only two kilometers from Makarska, and immerse yourself in the history and nature of the region.

Moreover, Makarska has beautiful nature, the contrast between the sea and the mountain will amaze you. We already mentioned Biokovo which is in Makarska's hinterland. It's the second-largest mountain in Croatia. We recommend you walk along the clear glass Biokovo skywalk. This viewpoint provided the most beautiful views of the Makarska Riviera, the Adriatic Sea, and the islands.

Makarska's panoramic views

Makarska's panoramic views

Book Your Dream Vacation in Makarska

We hope we've helped you realize why Makarska is the perfect destination for family and friend vacations. So if it has piqued your interest, let it have the chance to show you all the hidden charms of its beauty!

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