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To the north of Makarska are the resorts of Krvavica, Bratus, Promajna, Baska Voda & Brela. All are worth a visit but one can note Baska Voda & Brela for their quiet marinas and superb restaurants, and both are particularly well known for their beautiful idyllic coves and white beaches.
Baska Voda marina
Baska Voda at night
Baska Voda is a charming little resort which, like Makarska, has the imposing Biokovo mountain as a backdrop. It has a marina, a seafront promenade lined with palm trees and a wealth of cafes and restaurants.
One of Baska Vodas biggest attractions is its beaches, which lie either side of the marina, a stones throw from the cafes and restaurants. Baska Voda is a very popular watering whole for local people as well as holiday makers so is a lively town all year round. It is well worth considering a visit here in off-peak season times, the weather being very agreeable even in February.
Baska Voda beach
Brela marina, surrounded by restaurants
Brela is the next village down from Baska Voda and is one of the oldest beach resorts on the Dalmatian Coast. The old village itself is actually very small but the resort is comprised of 7 km of uninterrupted white beaches and coves with a pine tree lined promenade running along its whole length. Despite its popularity the natural beauty of the Brela coastline has not been spoilt.
In publicising tourism in Croatia, photographs of this Brela landmark (or seamark!) below are used probably as much as those of the famous peninsular beach at Bol.
A famous Brela landmark
A small cove in Brela
Small coves like the one above are typical of Brela, which make it an enormously romantic place for a beach holiday. When the sun sets just behind the mountains, as you can see in our Photo Gallery, you are presented with a truly breathtaking sight.
To the south of Makarska are the coastal resorts of Tucepi, with its beautiful long stretch of white beach, Podgora, with its lovely quiet marina, Drasnice, Igrane, Zivogosce and Drvenik, from where one can get a ferry to the island of Hvar. Furthermost south are Zaostrog, standing amidst pine trees and olive groves, and Gradac, the largest town in the Riviera after Makarska.
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Two lovers enjoying a Tucepi beach
All of Makarska Rivieras resorts have something to commend them and all provide high quality private accommodation and cuisine. Not least, the region has a long-standing tradition for giving good service, so youll find a true domestic hospitality everywhere you go.
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