Makarska (14000 inhabitants) is the largest town on the Makarska riviera and therefore its regional capital. It is beautifully located between the crystal clear Adriatic sea and the majestic Biokovo mountain range that protectively looms over the charming town quarters and long beaches. Palm trees line the streets between creamy-white houses, and prodigious Mediterranean greenery such as olive trees, bougainvillea and cypresses create an interesting contrast to the characteristic buildings.