Sport and recreation

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Makarska Sports Centre with football grounds and athletic tracks, as well as number of additional playgrounds, can be used by sportsmen for professional training and recreation.
There is also a Tennis Centre with 10 open and 2 indoor tennis courts. Being situated in a natural bay enclosed by two promontories (St.Peter and Osejava) the marina of Makarska offers a well-protected anchorage for boats, together with other facilities. Sports centre in Makarska also includes football, rugby, basketball, volleyball and handball playgrounds, tennis alley and «little sports» playgrounds.

The Yacht Club "Bura", estabilished in 1951. is primarily oriented towards the optimist and laser classes. It organises sailing schools for children and prepares them for participation in numerous regattas in Croatia.

Besides that, the club has cruiser at its disposal, suitable for training in sailing and daily charter trips and club regattas, but it has bigger cruiser for several-day cruises too. Each year, the Club organises a sailing regatta of cruisers in which foreign boats can take part as well.

Other activities include:
- Sailing on the open sea
- Diving (diving club in Makarska)
- Surfing, windsurfing
- Water sports on the  beaches
- Free climbing on the neighbouring hills and Mount Biokovo
- Paragliding
- Speleology, exploring of Mount Biokovo caves
- Hiking, walking and cycling on Mount Biokovo
- International rugby tournament in Makarska