Makarska Riviera is strip of Central Dalmatia coast widely known for its exceptional long pebble beaches, pine trees, a breathtaking mountain Biokovo behind it, and islands of Brač and Hvar, and Pelješac peninsula at the front of it. Makarska is the largest town in the series of settlements starting from the west: Brela, Baška Voda, Promajna , Baško Polje, Krvavica/Bratuš, Makarska, Tučepi, Podgora, Živogošće, Igrane, Gradac, and several smaller places in between. Few decades after the WWII tourism started becoming the main source of income and many older residents started moving from their under Biokovo houses closer to the sea. Podgora and Makarska center still managed to maintain the older town charm. With its long and windy coast full of nature monuments Brela is the most after sought place for vacationing, while Makarska is the entertainment center. The whole Riviera is dotted with small restaurants offering fresh seafood specialties.