The beaches of the Makarska Riviera have always been a major attraction to holidaymakers in Dalmatia, and with very good reason! A wide variety of stunning beaches overlooking the pristine Adriatic make it an ideal spot for a relaxing holiday.
The tourist numbers this year are going to break post-war records, with the millionth overnight stay for 2013 expected in October, according to a report in Dalmacijanews. The numbers are up 11% for the first 8 months of the year compared to the corresponding period in 2012, while August alone was up 12%.
Tonci Lalic, head of the Makarska Tourist Board told the news portal that the major tourism growth this year has come from Poland, up 36%, while Bosnian guests were second - up 6% despite an EU border now separating the two countries. Other notable increases were Germans, Norwegians, Swedes, Italians and Croatians.