Top things to do

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…
Dalmatian in Makarska

Konoba Kalalarga

This tavern has dim lighting, dark wood and alfresco bench seating in an alleyway leading up from Makarska's main square. It serves food the way baba (grandma) would make it, including traditional Dalmatian treats s…
Dalmatian in Makarska Riviera

Konoba Ranč

This rustic spot, away from the tourist buzz, is worth the 10-minute drive southeast of Makarska to the slopes above Tučepi; follow the sign from the highway. Dine on log chairs under olive trees, feasting on grille…
Mediterranean in Makarska Riviera

Jeny Restaurant

In this fine-dining restaurant on the slopes of Biokovo mountain, the culinary focus is Mediterranean with a French touch. There's no a la carte option, only a seven-course degustation, which can be tailored for veg…
Dalmatian in Brela

Del Posto

If you're after a treat, take a 20-minute walk to this elegant restaurant and wine bar on the terrace of the flashy Grand Hotel Slavia in Baška Voda, the next town along the coast. The prices are surprisingly reason…
Wine Bar in Makarska


Right on the main square in front of the church, this outpost of a famous winery from Imotski (the wine region directly behind the mountains, right on the Bosnian border) serves its own wine by the glass, plus tasty…
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…
Club in Makarska


Inside a cave near the Hotel Osejava, Deep attracts a fashionable set who sip cocktails as a DJ spins the latest beats. Cover charges kick in after 11pm.
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.
Dalmatian in Brela

Konoba Galinac

For a scenic meal, head above the coastal highway and follow the signs to Konoba Galinac, located in a semi-abandoned hamlet of stone houses. The restaurant has a large terrace with unobstructed views of the Adriati…