The Makarska Riviera stretches from Gradac to Brela. Makarska is the biggest city of the Makarska Riviera with more than 13 thousand inhabitants. It was named after one of the most famous tourist cities in Dalmatia, Makarska. It has received numerous awards in tourism. It is a city of youth, sports, entertainment and culture. Makarska's summer program consists of Fishermen nights, Night of Kalelarga, concerts, performances, exhibitions, holiday celebrations and summer carneval.

In Makarska you can find numerous hotels, taverns, restaurants, beer, pizza, coffee bars, pastry shops, night clubs, which complement the stay of tourists on the Croatian coast. Makarska is situated between the mountain Biokovo (1762 m) and the seaside. This position of Makarska gives special climatic conditions, mild winters, long and hot summers with mild breeze which result is a lush Mediterranean vegetation. There are more than 2750 sunny hours per year, the air temperature is above 25 C from June to September, and the water temperature is above 20 C degrees.

In the city center, near the waterfront is the largest city square - Andrew Square Kačića Miošića with his monument in the middle, raised in 1890.Various events and other manifestations are held on the city square. On the north side there is the church of St. Mark which was built in 1766. Behind the church is an old school from the 19th century with elements of classical and renaissance architecture. On the Kačić square between the church and the monument there is a Venetian fountain from 1775. This was built when the town got drinking water. There is a carving on it which prohibits washing goods and livestock. Makarska has its own sport center for football and rugby, running track, basketball,handball and tennis court and so on, with an indoor sport center. This is suitable in case of a bad weather condition which offers climatic conditions and is the host for numerous traditional sport events in the winter season. Makarska has a pebble beach with water sports (jet ski, water bicycle, banana, paragliding), boat trips, high-quality hotels and apartments, places for entertainment, the beauty of Mediterranean nature, excellent climate, everything for the perfect summer vacation and stay at the seaside.