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Makarska is the main town 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 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.
Most facilities in Makarska itself are along the traffic-free beach strip, Šetalište Dr Franje Tuđmana. Hotels may give their address as Ul. Kralja Petra Krešimira IV but this is just a service road one block back where coaches and laundry trucks unload; another block back is the through-street and bus station. The strip runs to the peninsula of Sveti Petar where it joins the Old Town clustered around the harbour.

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