Igrane is a small tourist resort located 15 km south of Makarska. This beautiful little village, with only 400 inhabitants, has recently become the most sought after tourist destination. The place is known for its beautiful beach and pine forest that offers natural shade.
Above Igrane there is the mountain Biokovo, where there is a small village of Gornje Igrane (Igrane Superiore) from which the inhabitants gradually moved along the coast where they had their lands, vineyards and olive groves. Today, the road Vrgorac – Makarska passes through Gornje Igrane, so much so that today the country is much more accessible than it once was.
Beaches in Igrane
Igrane has one of the most beautiful beaches on the Makarska Riviera. The beach is pebbly and is 1.5 km long. The beach has plenty of natural shade and is suitable for families with small children and the elderly. Igrane really has a rich tourist offer that can satisfy different tastes. So tourists who enjoy a variety of sports activities are offered various sports such as diving school, water sports, cycling, minigolf …
Accommodation in Igrane
In Igrane there is the Hotel Punta *** which is located near the beautiful sandy beach. The hotel has 134 rooms and 34 suites that are located near the hotel in a pine forest. In addition, there are a large number of luxury apartments, rooms and villas in the hotel.
For camping lovers there is camping Dole with a capacity of 2000 people. The campsite is located in a pine forest and has a private pebble beach. The campground has a grocery store, kiosk with newspapers, market, tennis courts, bowling alley, restaurant, fast-food shops and small shops for souvenirs and beach accessories.
Restaurants in Igrane
Since this was once a fishing village, today exclusively oriented to tourism, many cafes and restaurants are open only during the season. There is a large variety of restaurants with international and Dalmatian cuisine, pizza and pastry. For lovers of Dalmatian cuisine we can recommend the Dado and Tri Volta restaurant and Portina and Stari Ribar tavernas.
What to do in Igrane
Above Igrane, in the olive groves, there is a small church of San Michele, which dates back to the eleventh century and is one of the most important medieval monuments on the Makarska Riviera. Also, take a look at the baroque Simic-Ivanisevic palace which is located near the port.
Igrane water activities
For fans of historical sites we recommend a tour of Makarska which is only 15 km from Igrane; you can visit the Franciscan monastery, the church of San Marco, San Pietro, the city museum and the church of San Filippo.
From Makarska several travel agencies offer a large number of day trips:
day trip to Split
day trip to Ragusa
visit of Mostar and Medjugorje
different day trips by tourist boat
trip to the mountain of Biokovo
day trips to Brac and Hvar
trip to the Plitvice National Park
trip to the Krka National Park
Shopping in Igrane
Considering that Igrane is a small tourist center, you will not find a large shopping center here. However there are many small shops that have a very good offer. For larger purchases we recommend going to Makarska where you can find Lidl, Konzum and Studenac.
Nightlife in Igrane
Igrane nightlife takes place on the beach, where most of the restaurants and cafes are located. Our recommendation is to start an evening stroll with a cocktail in one of the local bars, and for those looking for fun in the night – go to Makarska with lots of night clubs.