TravelAdriatic.NET has a large selection of Makarska accommodation at great rates to enable you to enjoy all the amazing and sunny city has to offer. The town of Makarska is situated close to many national parks and attractive tourist resorts. TravelAdriatic.net - the definitive guide to Makarska apartments.
Makarska, Croatia 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 apartments, beachfront villas to boutique and luxury Makarska hotels. Locally run private accommodation in Makarska can provide excellent value for money.
Makarska has more than 2750 hours of sun per year, and during the months of July to September, the air temperature is above 20C, while the sea averages a temperature of above 20C. To the north-west of Makarska there is a park and a pine forest, which encloses a 1500-m long beach in Donja Luka. Farther along Donja Luka there are numerous sand coves. A special attraction is the Malacological Museum (in the Franciscan monastery) with an interesting and a unique collection from the Adriatic sea and other seas around the world. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and richest malacological museums in the world.
The traditional 'Makarska Cultural Summer' is held throughout July and August, offering diverse drama and concert programs, performances of Dalmatian klapa singing groups, art exhibitions, poetry nights and folk dance performances. The most popular events are the Fishermen's Night and the Night of Kalelarga (night of the town). Makarska is also a health resort, with the recreational and health center Biokovka, which offers various therapeutic services. Private accommodation can be found when you arrive in Makarska but it's better to reserve in advance, especially if you come in the summer. A walk along the port and public beaches is a very pleasant one, and mountain lovers may take one of the mountain trails to the peaks of Biokovo mountain, which offers tranquility and magnificent views.
Sightseeing in Makarska:
Beaches in Makarska Riviera:
- Franciscan monastery, built in 1614
- Church of St. Mark, which was built in 1776
- Archeological zone on the Sv. Petar peninsula
- Napoleon's monument
- Osejava peninsula - cultural landscape
- Building of the Town Museum
- Antun Gojak Town Gallery
Museums in Makarska:
- Zivogosce Beach - pebbly beach, suitable for families with kids
- Sv Petar Beach - located at the entrance of Makarska, approx. 20 kilometers from the center
- Mala Duba - fine gravel beach
- Nugal beach - attractive, pebble beach squeezed between red-streaked cliffs, 3km southeast of Makarska
- Museum of fish, crustaceans and mollucs
- Museum of shells
- City museum
As elsewhere in Croatia, many apartment owners in Makarska expect you to stay for at least two or three nights and impose a reservation charge of at least 30%. On-season you may be expected to stay for seven nights, especially in apartments. Due to high demand for accommodation during the summer months it is important to book early.