5 Cool Things to Do in Makarska Croatia
Discover 5 cool things to do in Makarska Croatia. Makarska is a Croatian beach town located south of Split. Makarska was not a destination in our original plan. We had decided to stop there to break up the bus ride from Split to Dubrovnik. I’m glad we did, it was definitely worth the look.
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5 Cool Things to Do in Makarska Croatia
1. Secluded Nudist Beach
The first thing on this Makarska what to do list is to go to the ‘secluded’ nudist beach.
There are the obvious main beaches which are quite easy to find. You only need to walk along the coast. Or, you can go to this less crowded beach. It is about a 30-minute walk from town.
You do not have to be a nudist to go to this beach. Many people wore clothes when we were there. All the nudist seem to be at the far end. It is a much nicer alternative than the main (and very crowded) beaches. Worth the hike.
Getting to the Nudist Beach in Makarska
Start from the Deep nightclub. It is the famous nightclub there that is in a cave. #2 on this list. Keep going past it and there is a path/trail that goes up along the cliff top. Follow that path. I have embedded the map to get to Deep at the bottom of this post.
2. Go to Deep Nightclub
There is a unique bar/café/nightclub in Makarska. It is in a cave and is quite easy to find. A lot of people come to Makarska to go to this bar. Its official name is Club Deep.
All the Sail Croatia tours (party boats) arrive in Makarska on Sunday, so this club is full on Sunday night. It is empty then gets crowded all at once as they all come in. Inside the local beer is 15Kuna. Outside is table service from the small bar and it is 20Kuna per beer. After midnight they start charging a cover charge, but I don’t know how much it is.
3. Climb the Mountain
This was my favorite thing to do in Makarska. The secluded beach was a close second.
Overlooking Makarska is a big mountain that you can climb.
It takes about three hours to reach the first peak and five to reach the second. If staying at Hostel Makarska, talk to whoever is at reception to get a topographical map. The path is a bit steep and rocky at the start, but then turn’s into a forest area which is very pleasant.
The trail is very well marked all the way from town, with these red and white dots and stripes. The stripes show which way you to go by angling in the way you should turn.
4. Buba Beach
The lady that rented us the apartment in Split told us that Buba Beach was better than the main beach. It’s about a 20-minute walk from the main beach. It is a little quieter, but not as good as the Nudist beach mentioned in this post. There is a bar there too, the Buba Bar. We didn’t go in but it had music pumping, even during the day.
How to Get to Buba Beach
To get to Buba Beach, go west along the coast. Going east will take you to the first beach mentioned.
5. Go Rockclimbing
The last thing on this Makarska things to do list is to go rock-climbing. On the way to Secluded Beach, there are some side paths with bouldering opportunities. Also, on the map that they gave us at Hostel Makarska, they had symbols for it.
Getting From Split to Makarska
Getting from Split to Makarska is a 90-minute bus ride and costs about 52 kunas. Putting your baggage under the bus only cost 3kuna. We took the #1000 from Split.
Cheap Accommodation in Makarska Croatia
If you need cheap accommodation in Makarska we stayed at the Hostel Makarska. Not to be confused with Hotel Makarska.
Hostel Makarska is only a 5-10 minute walk from the bus station. Free wifi, fridge, outdoor cooking facilities, and use of lockers. The people there are very friendly as is the dog. 100kuna for a dorm bed.
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Getting to Hostel Makarska
Getting to Hostel Makarska is walkable from the bus station.
The address is Prvosvibanjska 15. To get there from the bus station, head south-east on Don Mihovila. Take the 3rd right on Jadranska and then the first left to the hostel. You will see signs.
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I’m very glad we decided to spend a couple of days in Makarska. It is a very pleasant town with lots to offer, but not overrun by tourists. Except, of course, for when the Sail Croatia boats come in once a month.
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