The town of Makarska grew around a natural harbor protected by a picturesque peninsula of Sveti Petar and Osejava Cape and the largest is the only port between the mouth of Cetina and Neretva.
Secure the shelter and refuge for the weather to sailors, pirates and merchants, and today tourist yachts, yachtsmen and excursion boats. This contributed to its development into a trading port, especially during the Ottoman and Venetian occupation. Today Port ferry several times a day for Sumartin on Brac.
Sandy beaches, long almost 2 km and it was, and still recognizable. The walkways are lined with pine trees are various tourist facilities, luxury hotels and Makarska apartments, catering establishments and gastronomical specialties, and plenty of fun for children and adults. Makarska is located at the foot of the mountain of Biokovo (1762 m), which protects from the harsh continental climate and a rich Mediterranean vegetation, mild winters, long hot summer with a refreshing breeze. The sun is more than 2750 hours per year and the air temperature above 20 ° C from June to September, a clear view from June to October has a temperature above 20 ° C.
During summer evenings the harbor is full of yachts and tourist excursion boats, and Kačić Square in the city center is full of youth who enjoy the entertainment and cultural events. As the night Makarska the waterfront all the population, and the bars, restaurants and disco bars any fuller.