Top things to do

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…
Wine Bar in Makarska

Grabovac

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…
Club in Makarska

Deep

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.
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

Buba

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

Riva

Linger in the quiet leafy courtyard of this classy restaurant just off the main drag and feast on lamb, steak and fresh fish. There's a good wine list, too.
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

Nugal

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

Yeti

A cosy cafe-bar right on the main square. It also has a small hostel above.