Makarska littoral has all characteristics of Mediterranean climate: hot and dry summers and mild winters with many rainy days. There are more than 2700 sunny hours per year suitable for tourism that is the main economy. During winter months, the north wind called 'bura' brings low temperatures and sometimes can make material damages especially on the north part of Makarska littoral through the mountain pass Dubci. The sea temperature is higher than 20 ̊C, during the summer it is between 23 and 27 ̊C.
Main activity of inhabitants is tourism, especially trade, agriculture, fishing and olive cultivation.
Tourism flourished in 1970s when Makarska Riviera became a brand among world's tourist destinations.
What makes Makarska Riviera special and unique place is magnificent gift of nature. Magic mountain Biokovo in its impressive size and beauty, emerges from the sea and serves as natural protector of the villages at the foot of the mountain, as well as tourist resorts along the coast that are shining pearls. Natural beauty, possibilities for an active holiday or for a relaxation, every corner of Makarska Riviera offers something magic. Kilometers long and white pebble beaches and pine trees along with the crystal clear and refreshing sea are not the only advantages of this area. Rich cultural heritage collected through centuries is visible everywhere, and during the summer there are many cultural and entertaining events. Big and small harbors, sheltered marinas and quality berths will satisfy even the most demanding yachtsmen. If you wish to enjoy peace and quiet, further from everyday life, look for rural old villages full of history and architecture sights, in the shadow of the mountain Biokovo.
Makarska – the most popular tourist destination of the coastal Croatia, with the famous, 2km long beach. It lies beneath Biokovo and consists of the old Mediterranean town core and a newer part with hotels, restaurants, shops. Makarska has travelled a long way through history and fought against many conquerors so today it could be known as one of the most beautiful destinations on the Adriatic. Regardless of the age and interests, every visitor who comes to Makarska will find something for their own interest and entertainment. Makarska is well-known for its clubbing places. The young can have fun until the early hours of the morning in popular beach-side clubs such as "Buba" or night clubs "Deep", "Petar Pan" and many others. For those somewhat older, Makarska culture summer has a versatile program.
This town is almost two thousand-year-old. Because of its natural beauties and rich tourist tradition, today Brela is a modern tourist town, with a rich tourist offer. It is proud of the Green flag, as well even three Blue flags for Dugi rat, Berulia and Stomarica beach.
According to the archeological findings, this area was inhabited 4000 years before Christ. The biggest reason for the inhabitation was the spring of drinkable water. It is famous for its white pebble beaches surrounded with thick pine tree forest. Today it is an attractive tourist destination with a rich offer for visitors of different interests.
Famous for its 3km long beach along which a beautiful promenade stretches beneath the pine trees. There is a marina for fishing and tourist boats and yachts in Tucepi. During summer, different festivities are organized in Tucepi – you can savor food, drinks and pleasant music in the late-night hours. For those who want to have fun until the early hours of the morning, Makarska is only 5km away.
A town on the Makarska Riviera located on a peninsula the southeastern side of which is reserved for a long sandy beach (1,5km). Igrane has a rich tourist offer which satisfies different tastes. There are numerous sports activities for sports enthusiasts (water sports, diving school, and miniature golf, table tennis, jogging, walking, and cycling), history lovers can see countless monuments and archeological localities.
The Makarska Riviera is protected from the breaches of the continental climate by the Biokovo Mountain. It has a rich Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate, long and hot summers with refreshing breeze.
In this area the sun shines more than 2750 hours per year, with the average temperature rising to 20°C. from June to September, and sea temperature from June to October of about 20°C.
- Number of sunny hours per year: 2620,3 h
- Average air temperatures:
- January: 7,8 °C
- August: 25,4 °C
- Maximum air temperatures:
- January: 7,4 °C
- August: 38,1 °C
- Average sea temperatures:
- January: 11,5 °C
- August: 3,5 °C