Tucepi lies on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast on the Makarska Riviera between Split and Dubrovnik. Formerly a small fishing and farming community, it is now a very popular holiday resort boasting the longest beach, albeit shingle, in the area. Tucepi sits in a very pretty landscape framed by fertile hills filled with pines, olive groves and vineyards and backed by arid mountains. The sparkling waters of the Adriatic which bathe the white shingle beach make up the foreground. All in all, it is a beautiful place. The accommodation is varied, from four star hotels and apartments to small family run establishments, which satisfies most tastes and budgets. Similarly the many eateries accommodate most palates. A wide range of recreational facilities are offered on land and at sea. Tucepi is a friendly relaxed resort with a beautiful coastline and many sightseeing opportunities.
Why Go To Tucepi?
Tucepi is an ideal place to go for those who wish to combine a seaside holiday with explorations of Dalmatia’s stunning countryside and its historic towns and villages. The natural beauty of the landscape, its rich history and its proximity to Dubrovnik make Tucepi a very popular holiday destination.
Who Is Tucepi Popular With?
Tucepi is popular with a wide range of people from families looking for a relaxing beach holiday to those who wish to combine sand and sea with a little cultural sightseeing. Those who enjoy active holidays will find plenty to occupy them in Tucepi.
When To Go To Tucepi
The climate along the Adriatic coast gives long dry summers and pleasantly mild winters. The summer season lasts from April until October with July and August being the hottest months.
Tucepi - The Place
Tucepi has a very long history having had settlers in the area for almost four thousand years and, until fairly recently, its economy depended on fishing and farming. Now, it has a thriving tourist industry and it is easy to see why. Tucepi lies in an area of great natural beauty surrounded by verdant hills of terraced vineyards and olive groves. Its long shingle beach has Blue Flag status and lies to the south of the town. The beach slopes gently into the crystal clear Adriatic offering safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. A wide variety of water sports include water-skiing, surfing, diving and snorkelling are available.
Tucepi has an excellent range of hotels, apartments and studios accommodating most budgets. Its cafes and restaurants serve a variety of cuisine that caters for most tastes and pockets. Fish features prominently on menus and there are some excellent eateries both in the old town and along the waterfront. If a greater variety is needed, take a short taxi ride to Makarska. While Tucepi has a good number of shops, small supermarkets and pavement stalls supplying holiday essentials, gifts and souvenirs, neighbouring Makarska has many more.
A Tucepi holiday offers many sightseeing opportunities both in the old town, where there are several old churches, and in the surrounding area. The attractions include ancient burial grounds and Roman remains. Excursions to the wonderful city of Dubrovnik make a popular day trip.
Tucepi nightlife is fairly low-key where evenings are as relaxed as the days. There are some lively bars, but those wishing to drink and dance the night away should visit the gregarious resort of Makarska which knows how to party.
Shopping in Croatia is generally more expensive than in Britain, but the quality of goods tends to be excellent. Certainly you should be prepared to spend more on food whilst there. While Tucepi has a good number of shops and small supermarkets supplying holiday essentials, gifts and souvenirs, a greater variety is found in neighbouring Makarska. Traditional handicrafts such as wood carvings, ceramics and embroidered linens make popular holiday mementoes.
Tucepi has a many cafes and restaurants serving a variety of cuisine that caters for most tastes and pockets. Fish features prominently on menus and there are some excellent eateries both in the old town and along the waterfront. If a greater variety is needed, take a short taxi ride to Makarska where there are many more eateries. Enjoy your evening meal while watching glorious sunsets and end the day with a relaxing travarica which is a locally produced herbal brandy. Croatian wines are pleasant and inexpensive.