Makarska Riviera attractions

Nature Reserve in Biokovo Nature Park

Kotišina Botanical Garden

Just up from the village of Kotišina, this isn't a traditional botanical garden – more a wild, 16.5-hectare expanse of mountainside filled with well-labelled indigenous flora. Ranging in height from 350m to 500m abo…
Nature Reserve in Biokovo Nature Park

Biokovo Nature Park

The limestone Biokovo massif offers wonderful hiking opportunities. If you’re hiking independently, you have to enter the park at the beginning of Biokovska – the main road that runs up the mountain – and buy an adm…
Beach in Brela

Punta Rata

Brela's best beach, Punta Rata is a gorgeous spit of pebbles and pines about 300m northwest of the town centre.
Monastery in Makarska

Franciscan Monastery & Shell Museum

There's a huge contemporary mosaic in the apse of the monastery's church and a well-presented shell museum tucked around the back (enter from Alkarska), the labour of love of a past friar.
Beach in Makarska


For a party atmosphere, head past the town beach to Buba beach, near the Hotel Rivijera, where music pumps all day during summer.
Beach in Makarska

Town Beach

Makarska's long, pebbly town beach stretches from the Sveti Petar park northwest along the bay. It's lined with hotels, ice-cream shops and beachy stalls.
Museum in Makarska

Makarska Municipal Museum

Kill time on a rainy day tracing the town’s history by checking out this collection of photos, old stones and nautical relics.
Beach in Makarska


This lovely, rocky stretch lies southeast of Makarska; it's popular with nudists.