Watertravel & Waterside Destinations Biokovo Mountain towers above the Makarska Riviera and dominates the skyline for miles around.

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Croatia’s Makarska Riviera

Scenery along the coast road south from Split toward Dubrovnik is spectacular and relatively unobstructed, easily rivaling Highway One in California for sheer beauty.

Biokovo Mountain towers above the Makarska Riviera and The highway runs along the water's edge through the "Makarska Riviera" -- offering one splendid view after another.dominates the skyline for miles around. Mouflon big horn sheep can be seen at the higher elevations. At sea level, the warm Mediterranean climate contributes to the beach-town atmosphere. 

The Makarska Riviera is also a good place to arrange a charter boat to tour the country’s more than 1,000 islands, or, simply take a ferry to the nearby island of Brač.

The town of Makarska is situated on a horseshoe bay with an abundance of pebbly beaches. They aren't quite the same as fine sand beaches, such as the one near Nin, but they’re certainly better than the rocky edges and sheer drop-offs found in some other places along the coast. The old town center has cobblestone streets, a Franciscan monastery and other architecture contributing to a charmingly old European character.

Boats at harbor on the Makarska Riviera south of Split offer another option for touring the Croatian coast and islands.
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