Makarska is the main city and resort of the Makarska Riviera in Split-Dalmatia, between Split and Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. It's backed by the rugged Biokovo mountains, a national park, and looks out across a channel to Brač island. It's a popular destination for package tours, with plenty of accommodation, eating places and beach activities.
The "Makarska Riviera" means the 66-km strip of small towns, villages and beaches along coastal Highway 8 from Brela to the northwest, through Bratuš, Baška Voda and Makarska itself, continuing southeast through Tučepi, Podgora, Igrane, Mala Duba, Zaostrog and Drvenik to end at Gradac. These all have some accommodation but are much smaller and with fewer permanent inhabitants.
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