The pulse of our town
and the entire Riviera

Our 14,000 m2 complex is located at the eastern entrance to Makarska.

Apfel Arena is a unique project offering sports, cultural, and health establishments for the whole family. Thanks to its unique offer, it has become a must-visit destination for both local residents and tourists, or just about anyone in need of a good time!

Apfel Arena is an easily accessible establishment located at the entrance to Makarska, featuring as many as 100 parking spaces and boasting a rich offer for the entire community.


surface area of the plot


indoor space


parking spaces


seats in the multimedia hall


The desire to actively participate in the lives of the people of the Makarska Riviera community has always been one of the guiding principles of the Pašalić family.

otvorenje apfel arena

When the company Apfel d.o.o. was founded in 1996, this idea was incorporated into a business plan and implemented by promoting cultural and sports activities both as a sponsor and as an organizer of public events.

Building on their desire to participate in the sports and cultural life of the Makarska coast, the idea of the Apfel Arena – a centre uniting different public amenities in one place with the aim of enriching everyday life – was born.


Despite the COVID crisis and the unpredictability it has caused in recent years, the plan to open the Apfel Arena in October 2022 has been successfully realized.

Its 14,000 m2 complex is located at the eastern entrance to Makarska. The indoor space features over 4300 m2 and includes a multifunctional presentation hall with 360 seats intended for theatre performances, concerts, conferences, and seminars, a sports area with a parquet floor, a sports field with artificial grass, a padel court, a fitness hall (and associated service areas), a children’s playroom, a coffee shop/pizzeria, and spaces for health services on the second floor of the complex, allowing the provision of basic and specialist health services. Outdoor areas include a tennis court, a futsal field with artificial grass, and a children’s playground. Our desire to preserve green areas is reflected primarily in our Mediterranean garden featuring over 2000 m2 and boasting two gazebos with barbecues surrounded by olive trees – an ideal place for informal gatherings with colleagues or family.

apfel arena obitelj pasalic


In addition to our spaces (built in accordance with modern standards and requirements), we place great emphasis on programmes and events that will be held in the centre. Some of the programmes are designed as year-round, and others as seasonal (periodic).

Our year-round activity plan includes the following: organization of seminars, conferences, plays, and concerts, a wide range of basic and specialist health services, a daily fitness programme, children’s birthday parties, a sports school for the little ones, team sports on indoor and outdoor sports fields, organization of teambuilding activities for companies, a chess school, a children’s playroom, use of gazebos with barbecue, and much more.

Our periodical programmes include the following:

Wine & Food Festival

Sports competitions for children

Slavonia days

Christmas market programme

and many other events depending on the season.