The main place to stay on the Riviera is the city Makarska, but don’t discount the smaller towns and villages too because most of them do have places to stay.
You can discover Maraskas different hotels, attractions, and other nice features of the city at the Makarska page.
Getting to the Riviera
Main reason why the Makarska Riviera is not as busy as some other destinations, is probably the lack of accessibility.
No international airport is directly serving the area, but closest is Split.
From Split you can take a transfer service to towns on Makarska riviera. It’s only around 85 minutes drive to Makarska.
Explore the coast by boat
The best way to explore the Riviera is by boat or yacht. If you bring your own boat or rent a private yacht you can see this beautiful section of coastline at your own pace.
If you have time you can sail around Croatia’s islands as well including Brac and Stari Grad.
If you don’t come by your own boat, you can take a trip on one of many boat tours along this beautiful coast.
When to Visit
Weather-wise and attraction-wise the best time to visit is during the summer.
Sunny and relatively hot weather can be enjoyed at their best in July and August, when you can expect an average high of around 30C.
These months are not always completely dry so come prepared for some light rain and you’ll still be able to enjoy the area.
Even on rainy days the temperatures stay warm though.
Outside of the summer season the villages of the Riviera will be completely different – they’re not really geared up to receive tourists off-season, so while you could visit outside of the summer you shouldn’t expect all hotels, restaurants and shops to be open.