Things to do

Makarska has various sports grounds. In the Osejava district, the "Sportski centar" sports complex contains football and rugby fields, basketball, handball and tennis courts, an athletic field and an all-purpose court. The Makarska Tennis Centre offers nine outdoor and two indoor tennis courts. There are a total of seven indoor and eleven outdoor pools in the hotels along the Makarska riviera, including the medical rehabilitation centre Biokovka with an indoor pool and a top-of-the-line fitness centre and full physical therapy services. 

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in extreme sports such as paragliding (sky diving and hang gliding), sport climbing, mountain climbing, mountain biking, trekking (with bikes), caving
Extreme water sports: windsurfing, diving and paragliding. The sea is the domain of: rowing, sailing and fishing clubs. 
A project to construct a premium ski resort on Biokovo is under way.

Cycling

Biokovo tour

 

The ascent to the highest top of the Biokovo mountain, Sveti Jure (St. George), at 1762 m above sea level, is a demanding and difficult route. To reach the mountaintop of Sveti Jure, you need three hours on average depending on the fitness and age of the cyclist. Cyclists should own safe, serviced and fully equipped bicycles and additional clothes and helmets. The 30-km route (one-way) passes along the entirety of the 23-km Biokovo road, which is the highest paved road in the Republic of Croatia.

 


The “Makarska Tour” cycling route

 

The “Makarska Tour” cycling route encompasses the area around Makarska. The route starts on the waterfront of the Miramare Hotel and heads west towards the Plaža Restaurant and Dalmacija Hotel, tracking the coastline up to the Makarska Tennis Centre, where the gravel promenade right next to the beach will lead you to the Cvitačka district.

Above Batinić, the route merges with the paved road leading to Makro, where a left turn at the cemetery leads to the village and heads east down a country road right at the foot of the mountain towards the village of Mlinice. From the monument in the village of Kotišina, the route takes you down a paved road to the Botanical Garden, descending to the church and finally exiting onto the Makarska-Vrgorac road.

 


Makarska Riviera Cycling Tours

Public bicycle system

Public bicycle system

Nextbike is the most entertaining, healthiest, most environmentally friendly and fastest form of public transportation. Bikes can be rented easily and quickly at one of the stops and returned at another.
The annual fee is HRK 79 and is used as credit for bike rentals.
Users have at their disposal a 30-minute free ride every day.
Each subsequent hour is charged HRK 8.


Nextbike locations:

Obala kralja Tomislava 12

Šetalište dr.Franje Tuđmana 1

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Events

Bars and Nightclubs

The nightlife in Makarska tells its own story. You need not waste much time to find a good place to have fun because Makarska is the only town in Dalmatia where the entire nightlife offer is clustered in a single street, Lištun, in the very heart of the town. Makarska boasts numerous bars and clubs with different genres of music, catering to everyone's tastes. All events are held out in the open. A few steps from the town centre you can find two of the most popular disco clubs that are open all night.

Excursions

Since Makarska is at the intersection of land and sea routes, boat excursions to the islands of Hvar, Brač and Korčula, as well as bus excursions to Split, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Imotski and Međugorje have become a staple of the tourist seasons (April-November). Daily excursions to nearby calm bays, enriched with enticing Dalmatian gastronomic offers, are also available. For bookings and information on excursions, check out tourist agencies that offer countless excursions during the summer season.