Tucepi is one of the small towns of the Makarska Riviera, located only about 5km southeast along the coastline from Makarska itself, and about 70km from Split. It’s popular as a holiday destination – as evidenced by the choice of hotel and private accommodation here – and the kind of place where you can relax on holiday, hitting the beaches in the daytime, enjoying nice meals out in the evenings followed by a stroll on the long seaside promenade.
Getting to Tucepi
From Split, there are several daily buses to Tucepi which take about 1 hour 30 minutes. From Makarska, it’s only a ten-minute bus ride.
You might want to make the walk from Tucepi to Makarska and back (but perhaps not when you’re trying to get there in the first place!) – it will take you about one hour on a pine-shaded track by the sea.
What to See and Do in Tucepi
Tucepi Beach is a pebble beach with shallow waters making it very suitable for families. There are numerous cafes and eateries nearby for refreshments.
Slatina Beach is located towards the north of the town near some of the Bluesun hotels. Again, it’s a pebble beach with good facilities, and good for all ages. There is some refreshing shade from pine trees here too.
For something more secluded, head to (by foot) Kraljev Gaj Beach further north along the coast still. This is a very small pebble beach, surrounded by rocks, and there are no facilities – but it’s definitely where you should head to if you want a bit of peace and quiet.
Thrill-seekers will be…thrilled…to hear there’s a zipline near Tucepi on which participants of all ages (kids ride in tandem with an adult) whizz down a 1000m-long cable stretched over a canyon. Contact the TipExtreme agency to organise a go on the zipline.
Biokovo & Biokovo Skywalk
Mount Biokovo is located just above the town (you’ll certainly see it when you’re there!) and you can visit Mount Biokovo Nature Park either by car or (perhaps easier) on an organised tour. Ask a local agency for details. When in the Nature Park, be sure to make a stop at the relatively new Biokovo Skywalk (which opened in 2020), the glass viewing platform 1,228m above sea level.
We’d certainly recommend taking the short bus ride to Makarska to spend an afternoon there. (You could also walk along the coast, as mentioned above – it takes about one hour each way.)
Heading into Split to see that city’s sights would also be a great idea!
Events in Tucepi
At the end of June each year, the Hotel Kastelet hosts the Kastelet Festival which klapa groups (klapa being a type of a cappella singing from Dalmatia) perform.
As with many towns along the Croatian coastline, Tucepi holds a ‘cultural summer’ festival each year that runs (roughly) from early July through to the end of September. The festival generally includes plenty of live music and theatre performances held in outdoor venues; check locally to see what’s on.
Toochepin is a small rock festival that takes place in August.
Eating and Drinking in Tucepi
You’ll find plenty of dining and drinking options – with something for every budget – in the centre of the town, but here are some of the most popular places:
Restaurant Jeny is a fine-dining place that visitors rave about. Located above Tucepi, there are glorious views out to sea whilst you sample the seven-course tasting menu, which can be accompanied by wine pairing.
Rosos is a great option right in the heart of Tucepi; sample typical and very generously-portioned Dalmatian fish, seafood and meat dishes.
The Olive Tree Restaurant, located in the Villa Andrea Hotel, offers beautiful sea views and a comfortable, stylish setting as well as beautifully presented, inventive dishes.
Beach Bar Tamaris offers great daytime quick food (pizzas, salads, burgers) and drinks (cocktails!) when you need a break from sitting on the beach!
Head to Bistro Olea for the best pizzas in town.
Michigen Beach Bar is the place to come for cocktails and dancing til the early hours.
Accommodation in Tucepi
The town has a very good selection of hotel accommodation, including the very popular, luxury 5-star TUI Blue Jadran Hotel with its multiple pools, restaurants, secluded beach, spa and nearby sports facilities.
There are also a number of 4-star options, most run by the Bluesun group – these include the family-friendly Bluesun Holiday Village Afrodita and the Bluesun Hotel Alga, or the Hotel Tamaris. There is also the 3-star all-inclusive Blusun Hotel Neptun.
There’s a good selection of villas and private apartments for rent in the town – take a look at our Accommodation in Tucepi page for more details.
Take a look at the Tucepi Tourist Board website for more helpful information in you’re visiting the town.