Makarska

Makarska is the main beach resort town along the Makarska Riviera in Croatia, south of Split. Behind the city the impressive Biokovo mountain range rises up to 1,700 m (5,575 ft) within a few kilometres from the sea.

Understand

Makarska is on the picturesque Croatian coast. It is recommended to visit from April until October. For younger people July and August. If you want take a rest with no crowd on the beach then September is a good time. Makarska is a good place to stay rather than visiting on a day trip.

Get in

By bus

By ferry

Get around

By taxi

In Makarska there is no single large taxi company, but many small operators provide a service with one or two cars. The taxi usually comes within 10 to 15 min from the call.

See

You can take a scenic walk around the peninsula, the marina, and the main square. The peninsula area in particular is scenic, relaxing, and some parts are not too crowded. Be warned that nude sunbathers like to relax on the southern side of the peninsula.

Do

Buy

At the southern end of the beach (near the peninsula), there is an outdoor market area. There you can buy souvenirs, beach gear, and food. In this area are other simple but fun attractions such as trampolines to jump on.

There are also several well-stocked supermarkets in town, including a branch of the German discounter Lidl.

Eat

There are many restaurants along the beach and in the main square area.

Drink

There are bars and cafes along the main strip of the beach. Most of the best dance clubs are concentrated around the marina.

During the high tourist season (July to September), the Grotta and the Deep are two popular dance bars that have been built into a natural cave along the sea.

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge


Stay safe

On the beach in Makarska, there are white beach chairs stacked along the beach. Although there is no sign to indicate that there is a charge to use these beach chairs, occasionally a money collector will come to demand that you pay for using the chair. However, the money collectors are vague about what you owe and how long you're paying for. They may also swindle you because they don't give receipts, so if another money collector comes along, you can't prove that you paid. If you refuse to pay the collector, he may threaten to call the police, but they don't seem to actually do so. Just tell in English that you thought the chairs belong to the hotel and that you thought they are included in hotel price.

Connect

Phone

The city area code is 021 (Croatia area codes)

Internet

There are several internet cafes in town. They're very close to the main town square and are within a 45-second walk of each other. All of them charge 24 kuna (~€2.86)/hr. Matrix seems to be more willing to sometimes spontaneously charge you less than what you owe.

Go next

The bus station is on Starčevića street near the intersection with Zvonimira street. It can connect you to many nearby cities. Below you may check bus timetable for Makarska as recent as August 2008.


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