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MONTENEGRO TRAVEL GUIDE

Nestled along the Adriatic coast, Montenegro is a vibrant tapestry of natural splendor and historical grandeur. Despite its modest size, this Balkan beauty offers a kaleidoscope of experiences that range from the serenity of sun-kissed beaches to the thrill of rugged mountain trails.


Begin your journey in the enchanting Bay of Kotor, where medieval architecture meets cobalt waters. The UNESCO-listed town of Kotor, guarded by formidable fortifications and a mountainous backdrop, invites travelers to wander through its labyrinthine streets and discover its rich maritime history.


Venture inland, and you'll find the Tara River Canyon, Europe's deepest gorge, offering exhilarating rafting and zip-lining adventures. For a spiritual retreat, the Ostrog Monastery, perched precariously on a cliff face, provides not only a place of worship but also breathtaking views of the Zeta valley.


Montenegro's coast is dotted with idyllic towns like Budva, known for its vibrant nightlife and pristine beaches, and the tranquil isle of Sveti Stefan, a luxurious haven that has hosted the likes of royalty and celebrities.


Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural enrichment, Montenegro's diverse landscapes and warm hospitality ensure a memorable escape. Discover this hidden gem where every turn is a new chapter in an ongoing tale of wonder.

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  • Capital: Podgorica
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Area: 13,812 sq km
  • Population: 622 359 (2018)
  • Language: Montenegrin (official), Serbian (recognized), Spanish, English (both used by tourists and small communities)
  • Religion:Orthodox Christian 74%, Muslim 17%
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BEST TIME TO VISIT MONTENEGRO

The optimal time to visit Montenegro falls roughly between April and September. Montenegro's climate follows two distinct patterns: the coastal region has typically Mediterranean weather, with hot summers and mild winters. The interior of the country, however, has a sub-alpine climate, typified by warm summers and freezing winters. During the winter, temperatures can drop to as low as -15 °C or -20 °C degrees, with heavy rainfall that often manifests as snow.

 

  • June - Beat the peak-season rush and prices but enjoy the balmy weather.

  • September - Warm water but fewer bods to share it with; shoulder season prices.

  • October - The leaves turn golden, making a rich backdrop for walks in the national parks.

 

The Montenegrin coast is a pleasant place to be at any time of the year, but it can get uncomfortably crowded in July and August. During this time, temperatures and tourists reach their peak. Accommodation is also at its most expensive during this period, with rates almost doubling in some places.

 

June and September are widely regarded as the optimum months for a visit when the sunshine is virtually guaranteed, and there's far less pressure on facilities. Some hotels close between late October and early April, but you may well be able to take advantage of excellent rates from those that remain open.

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MONTENEGRO WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Owing to its proximity to the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, it has a Mediterranean climate with warm and somewhat dry summers and mild and rather humid winters.

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SNOW SPORT IN MONTENEGRO

Montenegro offers a variety of snow sports opportunities, particularly in its stunning mountain ranges. 


The most prominent locations for skiing and snowboarding are the resorts of Kolašin 1450 and 1600, and Savin Kuk, which are nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Durmitor National Park and Bjelasica Mountain. These resorts provide a range of slopes suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, and are equipped with modern amenities such as heated cable cars and Wi-Fi. 


The best time to visit Montenegro for snow sports is from December to mid-April, when the mountains are typically covered in snow, offering ideal conditions for winter sports enthusiasts.

HIKING & CYCLING IN MONTENEGRO

Montenegro offers a plethora of hiking opportunities, with its rugged landscape boasting extraordinary mountains, deep gorges, and dramatic bays. 


The best time for hiking in Montenegro varies depending on the region; along the coast, the ideal period extends from mid-April to the end of October, while in the mountain massifs, the recommended time is from June to the end of October. 


Notable trails include the challenging ascents of Durmitor National Park and the scenic coastal paths near Kotor. For a blend of adventure and cultural exploration, the Ladder of Kotor provides a remarkable experience with stunning views of the Bay of Kotor.

BEACH OPTIONS IN MONTENEGRO

Montenegro boasts a variety of stunning beaches along its Adriatic coastline, with Mogren Beach, Jaz Beach, and the picturesque Sveti Stefan among the most celebrated. The best time to visit these beaches is from late spring to early fall, particularly in June and September, to enjoy pleasant temperatures and avoid the peak summer crowds. During these months, you can experience the crystal-clear waters and beautiful scenery in a more tranquil setting.

SURFING IN MONTENEGRO

Montenegro offers a variety of surfing opportunities, particularly favored for windsurfing and kite surfing. 


The prime locations for these activities are Ulcinj, Budva, Sveti Stefan, and Bar, with the season extending from mid-May to the end of September. During this period, the warm sea winds meet the cooler mountain air, creating ideal conditions for surfing. 


For those interested in learning, there are numerous schools and rental stations, especially in the southern city of Ulcinj and the Ada Boyan beach. T he best time for surfing in Montenegro is typically between late spring and early autumn, with the peak months being July and August for optimal wind conditions.

KITESURF IN MONTENEGRO

Montenegro offers a variety of kitesurfing opportunities, particularly in the town of Ulcinj, where the long sandy beach of Velika Plaza is a favorite among enthusiasts. 


The best time for kitesurfing in Montenegro is from May to September, with the peak months being July and August, thanks to the reliable side-onshore thermal winds. Beginners and advanced kitesurfers alike can find ideal conditions for their skill levels, with schools like Kiteriders Montenegro providing equipment and lessons.

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Montenegro offers a variety of snow sports opportunities, particularly in its stunning mountain ranges. 


The most prominent locations for skiing and snowboarding are the resorts of Kolašin 1450 and 1600, and Savin Kuk, which are nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Durmitor National Park and Bjelasica Mountain. These resorts provide a range of slopes suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, and are equipped with modern amenities such as heated cable cars and Wi-Fi. 


The best time to visit Montenegro for snow sports is from December to mid-April, when the mountains are typically covered in snow, offering ideal conditions for winter sports enthusiasts.

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HEALTH RISKS IN MONTENEGRO

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

MONTENEGRO TRAVEL COSTS

Montenegro might be cheap relative to Western Europe, but after visiting some of its immediate neighbours (Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo) you will find it very expensive in comparison.

 

Daily budget per person: Basic €30 / occasional treat €60.

Drink: Nikšičko Tamno beer €1 (bottle from a shop).

Food: Sarma €2.50–4. Hostel/budget hotel €20/€50.

Travel: Bus: Budva–Kotor €3; train: Podgorica–Virpazar €1.80.

 

Montenegro has some fantastic budget-friendly food options on offer. Visit the local bakery in the morning for a slice of burek, the Balkans’ answer to a meat pie. Layers of filo pastry are filled with meat or cheese and baked until crunchy and golden. Some bakeries also offer potato or spinach burek. Pair it with a tub of natural yogurt (also sold in bakeries) and you’ve got a hearty breakfast for just a couple of euros. Fresh bread from the local bakery is also one of the cheapest staples in Montenegro. A loaf of bread costs just 70 cents and the price hasn’t changed in over a decade.

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MONTENEGRO TRAVEL TIPS

GETTING IN:

To save money on flights to Montenegro, consider flying into Dubrovnik airport in Croatia, which is just 20 minutes from the Montenegrin border. If you’re really flexible, look for cheap one-way fares into one airport and out of another.

 

GETTING AROUND MONTENEGRO:

There is a local train service, operating from Bar, through Podgorica and Kolašin and Mojkovac to Bijelo Polje. It is the fastest and cheapest way (3h30min €7-11) to travel from north to south, but not as frequent as buses. For the routes and fares check the Montenegrin railway's website. 

 

Hiring a car and driving yourself can save you money on tours. Driving yourself to the Tara Canyon for a rafting trip will save around €30 per person compared to booking a tour with transport, and it will allow you to stop at some of the sights along the way.

 

If you’re not planning to do much sightseeing, take advantage of the local bus networks. Buses are the most common mode of public transportation in Montenegro. They connect major cities, towns, and villages, offering a relatively inexpensive and efficient way to travel around the country. The bus network is well-developed, with frequent services (especially during the summer) between popular destinations. Just note that ocal buses may have no air conditioning. Ticket prices within Montenegro are all under €15. Buses to attractive tourist destinations (Budva, Kotor) are generally more expensive (up to 2 times more per kilometer) than others. Minibusses at bus stations are usually slightly cheaper, potentially a faster and more comfortable option.

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SIGHTS & HIGHLIGHTS OF MONTENEGRO

Montenegro is a small country, but it boasts diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and numerous attractions. Here are some of the main regions worth visiting in Montenegro, along with their highlights:


Kotor Bay (Boka Bay):

  • Kotor: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor is known for its well-preserved medieval old town, stunning architecture, and impressive city walls. Don't miss climbing the stairs to the fortress of St. John for panoramic views of the bay.

  • Perast: A charming coastal town with baroque architecture and two picturesque islands, Our Lady of the Rocks and St. George.

  • Herceg Novi: Known for its historic old town, fortresses, and lush Mediterranean vegetation. Explore the old town's narrow streets and visit the Savina Monastery and Kanli Kula fortress.

  • Risan: Home to the Roman mosaics of the Villa Urbana, Risan is a small town with a rich history and beautiful surroundings.

Budva Riviera:

  • Budva: One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, Budva is famous for its sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historic old town with narrow streets and Venetian-era architecture.

  • Sveti Stefan: A picturesque islet with a fortified village, now converted into a luxury resort.


Durmitor National Park:

  • Zabljak: The gateway to Durmitor National Park, Zabljak is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and exploring the Tara River Canyon, Europe's deepest canyon.

  • Black Lake (Crno Jezero): A stunning glacial lake located within Durmitor National Park, surrounded by lush forests and hiking trails.

Lake Skadar:

  • Virpazar: The gateway to Lake Skadar National Park, Virpazar is a small town known for its picturesque setting and traditional stone houses. Take a boat tour on Lake Skadar to explore its diverse wildlife and bird species.

  • Vranjina: A scenic village located on Lake Skadar, offering opportunities for birdwatching, kayaking, and exploring the surrounding wetlands.


Ulcinj Riviera:

  • Ulcinj: Montenegro's southernmost town, Ulcinj is renowned for its sandy beaches, vibrant atmosphere, and diverse cultural heritage. Visit the Old Town, Velika Plaza beach, and Ada Bojana island.

These regions offer a mix of natural beauty, historical landmarks, and outdoor activities, making them must-visit destinations for travelers exploring Montenegro.

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES FOR MONTENEGRO

ONE WEEK:

Day 1-2: Explore the Bay of Kotor

  • Arrive in Kotor and spend the day exploring the charming old town, visiting landmarks like St. Tryphon Cathedral and Maritime Museum.

  • Climb the city walls to the fortress of St. John for panoramic views of the bay.

  • Take a boat trip to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks and explore the picturesque village of Perast.

Day 3-4: Budva Riviera

  • Travel to Budva and spend a day relaxing on the beaches and exploring the historic old town.

  • Visit the iconic Sveti Stefan island and enjoy the stunning coastal views.

  • In the evening, experience Budva's vibrant nightlife with dinner and drinks along the promenade.

Day 5-6: Durmitor National Park

  • Head to Zabljak, the gateway to Durmitor National Park, and spend a day hiking or biking through the park's breathtaking landscapes.

  • Visit the Black Lake, take a scenic drive through the Tara River Canyon, or go white-water rafting on the Tara River.

Day 7: Perast and Herceg Novi

  • Spend your last day visiting the coastal towns of Perast and Herceg Novi.

  • Explore Perast's historic architecture and take a boat trip to the island of St. George.

  • In Herceg Novi, wander through the old town, visit the Savina Monastery, and relax on the beaches along the Bay of Kotor.

TWO WEEKS:

Days 1-7: Follow the One-Week Itinerary

  • Follow the suggested one-week itinerary, exploring the Bay of Kotor, Budva Riviera, and Durmitor National Park.

Days 8-10: Lake Skadar and Virpazar

  • Travel to Lake Skadar and spend a day exploring the lake by boat, spotting wildlife and visiting lakeside villages.

  • Stay in Virpazar and enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, or birdwatching in the surrounding national park.

Days 11-14: Coastal Towns and Cultural Experiences

  • Spend the remaining days exploring coastal towns like Ulcinj, known for its sandy beaches and historic old town.

  • Visit the ancient capital of Cetinje, explore its museums and monasteries, and hike to the nearby mausoleum on Mount Lovćen.

  • Experience Montenegrin culture and cuisine with visits to local markets, traditional villages, and cultural events.

These itineraries provide a mix of coastal relaxation, outdoor adventure, and cultural exploration, allowing first-time visitors to experience the best of Montenegro's diverse landscapes and attractions.

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WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN MONTENEGRO

When you're visiting Montenegro, there's a wealth of experiences waiting for you. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Montenegro:

  • Explore the Bay of Kotor: Discover the charm of Kotor's medieval old town, walk the city walls for stunning views, and take a boat trip to the picturesque islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and St. George.

  • Relax on the Coast: Enjoy the sun and sea along the Budva Riviera, with its sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. Don't miss exploring Budva's historic old town and the iconic Sveti Stefan island.

  • Discover Nature: Explore the dramatic landscapes of Durmitor National Park, with its rugged mountains, deep canyons, and glacial lakes. Hike to the Black Lake, go white-water rafting on the Tara River, or tackle the challenging peaks.

  • Visit Ostrog Monastery: Marvel at this breathtaking monastery built into the side of a vertical cliff, an important pilgrimage site and a symbol of spiritual devotion.

  • Cruise Lake Skadar: Take a boat tour on Lake Skadar, Europe's largest bird reserve, to spot diverse wildlife and explore the charming fishing villages along its shores.

  • Experience Local Culture: Immerse yourself in Montenegrin culture by visiting traditional villages like Njeguši, sampling local cuisine, and attending cultural events such as folk festivals and concerts.

  • Admire Lovćen National Park: Drive the scenic road to the top of Mount Lovćen for panoramic views, visit Njegoš Mausoleum, and explore the park's hiking trails and picturesque villages.

  • Relax in Porto Montenegro: Indulge in luxury at this glamorous yacht marina, with upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment options set against the stunning backdrop of the Bay of Kotor.

  • Enjoy Outdoor Adventures: Take advantage of Montenegro's natural beauty by engaging in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and zip-lining.

  • Savor Montenegrin Cuisine: Delight your taste buds with local specialties like grilled fish, seafood risotto, lamb cooked under the bell, and Montenegrin prosciutto paired with the country's excellent wines.

  • Explore the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje: Discover the historical and cultural significance of Cetinje, once the royal capital of Montenegro. Visit museums, monasteries, and the Cetinje Monastery, which houses relics of Saint Peter of Cetinje.

  • Visit the Blue Grotto: Take a boat trip to the Blue Grotto (Plava Špilja) near Herceg Novi, a stunning sea cave illuminated by sunlight, creating a mesmerizing blue glow.

  • Go Scuba Diving: Explore Montenegro's underwater world by going scuba diving along the coast. Discover colorful marine life, caves, and shipwrecks in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

  • Attend a Traditional Event: Experience Montenegro's rich cultural heritage by attending traditional events and festivals. These may include music concerts, dance performances, and religious celebrations, offering insight into local traditions and customs.

  • Relax in Thermal Spas: Unwind and rejuvenate at Montenegro's thermal spas, such as the luxurious Žabljak Spa in the north or the thermal springs in the town of Igalo near Herceg Novi. Enjoy thermal baths, massages, and wellness treatments amidst serene natural surroundings.

  • Discover Ancient Ruins: Explore Montenegro's ancient history by visiting archaeological sites such as the Roman mosaics in Risan, the ruins of Doclea near Podgorica, and the ancient city of Stari Bar with its medieval fortress.

  • Experience Montenegrin Nightlife: Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Montenegro's coastal towns, with beach clubs, bars, and restaurants offering live music, DJ sets, and entertainment late into the night.

  • Take a Jeep Safari: Embark on a thrilling jeep safari adventure to explore Montenegro's rugged interior, remote villages, and off-the-beaten-path natural wonders. Traverse mountain trails, cross rivers, and soak in panoramic views of the countryside.

  • Visit Biogradska Gora National Park: Explore one of Europe's last remaining virgin forests in Biogradska Gora National Park. Hike through lush woodlands, kayak on the tranquil Biogradsko Lake, and spot diverse wildlife including bears, wolves, and lynx.

  • Shop at Local Markets: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Montenegro's local markets, where you can purchase fresh produce, artisanal crafts, souvenirs, and traditional products like honey, olive oil, and local cheeses.

When you're visiting Montenegro, there's a wealth of experiences waiting for you. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Montenegro:

  • Explore the Bay of Kotor: Discover the charm of Kotor's medieval old town, walk the city walls for stunning views, and take a boat trip to the picturesque islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and St. George.

  • Relax on the Coast: Enjoy the sun and sea along the Budva Riviera, with its sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. Don't miss exploring Budva's historic old town and the iconic Sveti Stefan Island.

  • Discover Nature: Explore the dramatic landscapes of Durmitor National Park, with its rugged mountains, deep canyons, and glacial lakes. Hike to the Black Lake, go white-water rafting on the Tara River, or tackle the challenging peaks.

  • Visit Ostrog Monastery: Marvel at this breathtaking monastery built into the side of a vertical cliff, an important pilgrimage site and a symbol of spiritual devotion.

  • Cruise Lake Skadar: Take a boat tour on Lake Skadar, Europe's largest bird reserve, to spot diverse wildlife and explore the charming fishing villages along its shores.


  • Experience Local Culture: Immerse yourself in Montenegrin culture by visiting traditional villages like Njeguši, sampling local cuisine, and attending cultural events such as folk festivals and concerts.

  • Admire Lovćen National Park: Drive the scenic road to the top of Mount Lovćen for panoramic views, visit Njegoš Mausoleum, and explore the park's hiking trails and picturesque villages.

  • Relax in Porto Montenegro: Indulge in luxury at this glamorous yacht marina, with upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment options set against the stunning backdrop of the Bay of Kotor.

  • Enjoy Outdoor Adventures: Take advantage of Montenegro's natural beauty by engaging in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and zip-lining.

  • Savor Montenegrin Cuisine: Delight your taste buds with local specialties like grilled fish, seafood risotto, lamb cooked under the bell, and Montenegrin prosciutto paired with the country's excellent wines.

  • Explore the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje: Discover the historical and cultural significance of Cetinje, once the royal capital of Montenegro. Visit museums, monasteries, and the Cetinje Monastery, which houses relics of Saint Peter of Cetinje.

  • Visit the Blue Grotto: Take a boat trip to the Blue Grotto (Plava Špilja) near Herceg Novi, a stunning sea cave illuminated by sunlight, creating a mesmerizing blue glow.

  • Go Scuba Diving: Explore Montenegro's underwater world by going scuba diving along the coast. Discover colorful marine life, caves, and shipwrecks in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

  • Attend a Traditional Event: Experience Montenegro's rich cultural heritage by attending traditional events and festivals. These may include music concerts, dance performances, and religious celebrations, offering insight into local traditions and customs.

  • Relax in Thermal Spas: Unwind and rejuvenate at Montenegro's thermal spas, such as the luxurious Žabljak Spa in the north or the thermal springs in the town of Igalo near Herceg Novi. Enjoy thermal baths, massages, and wellness treatments amidst serene natural surroundings.

  • Discover Ancient Ruins: Explore Montenegro's ancient history by visiting archaeological sites such as the Roman mosaics in Risan, the ruins of Doclea near Podgorica, and the ancient city of Stari Bar with its medieval fortress.

  • Experience Montenegrin Nightlife: Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Montenegro's coastal towns, with beach clubs, bars, and restaurants offering live music, DJ sets, and entertainment late into the night.

  • Take a Jeep Safari: Embark on a thrilling jeep safari adventure to explore Montenegro's rugged interior, remote villages, and off-the-beaten-path natural wonders. Traverse mountain trails, cross rivers, and soak in panoramic views of the countryside.


  • Visit Biogradska Gora National Park: Explore one of Europe's last remaining virgin forests in Biogradska Gora National Park. Hike through lush woodlands, kayak on the tranquil Biogradsko Lake, and spot diverse wildlife including bears, wolves, and lynx.

  • Shop at Local Markets: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Montenegro's local markets, where you can purchase fresh produce, artisanal crafts, souvenirs, and traditional products like honey, olive oil, and local cheeses.

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WHAT TO EAT IN MONTENEGRO

WHAT TO EAT IN MONTENEGRO

Most Montenegrin food is local, fresh and organic, and hence very seasonal. The food on the coast is virtually indistinguishable from Dalmatian cuisine: lots of grilled seafood, garlic, olive oil and Italian dishes. Inland it's much meatier and Serbian-influenced. The village of Njeguši in the Montenegrin heartland is famous for its pršut (prosciutto, air-dried ham) and cheese. Anything with Njeguški in its name is going to be a true Montenegrin dish and stuffed with these goodies.

 

Here are some local favourites:

  • Riblja čorba - Fish soup, a staple of the coast.

  • Crni rižoto - Black risotto, coloured and flavoured with squid ink.

  • Lignje na žaru - Grilled squid, sometimes stuffed (punjene) with cheese and smoke-dried ham.

  • Jagnjetina ispod sača - Lamb cooked (often with potatoes) under a metal lid covered with hot coals.

  • Rakija - Domestic brandy, made from nearly anything. The local favourite is grape-based loza.

  • Vranac & Krstač - The most famous indigenous red and white wine varietals (respectively).

LGBTQ IN MONTENEGRO

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Montenegro may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Montenegro, but households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.

 

Although the first Gay Pride event in Montenegro was held in 2013, Montenegrin society has yet to reach a high level of acceptance. Gays and lesbians may still face discrimination and harassment in Montenegro as anti-gay attitudes are deeply ingrained in society and there is widespread opposition to LGBT rights.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MONTENEGRO

When deciding where to stay in Montenegro, consider the region's attractions, accessibility, and your travel preferences, whether you seek relaxation on the coast or adventure in the mountains.


Where To Stay In Kotor Bay:

Kotor Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts breathtaking scenery, medieval towns, and cultural landmarks, offering a perfect blend of history and natural beauty. Staying in this region allows you to explore charming coastal towns, hike the surrounding mountains, and discover historic sites.

  • Budget: Montenegro Hostel Kotor offers budget-friendly accommodations with dormitory and private rooms, central location, and friendly atmosphere, ideal for budget travelers exploring the Bay of Kotor.

  • Mid-range: Hotel Vardar provides comfortable rooms, excellent amenities, and a prime location in the heart of Kotor's Old Town, offering convenience and charm for mid-range travelers.

  • Luxury: For a luxurious stay, consider Hotel Forza Mare, offering elegant rooms, spa facilities, and stunning views of the bay, providing an indulgent experience in Kotor Bay.

Tip: Visit during the shoulder seasons (spring and autumn) for better accommodation rates and fewer crowds, and don't miss hiking to the fortress above Kotor for panoramic views.

Where To Stay In The Budva Riviera:

Budva Riviera, renowned for its sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historical sites, attracts visitors seeking sun, sea, and entertainment. Staying in Budva or nearby coastal towns allows easy access to beaches, cultural attractions, and lively nightlife.

  • Budget: Montenegro Hostel Budva offers budget-friendly accommodations with dormitory and private rooms, close proximity to the beach, and a social atmosphere, ideal for budget travelers exploring the Budva Riviera.

  • Mid-range: Hotel Astoria Budva provides comfortable rooms, modern amenities, and a central location near the Old Town and beaches, offering convenience and value for mid-range travelers.

  • Luxury: Splendid Conference & Spa Resort offers luxurious accommodations, spa facilities, and beachfront access, providing an upscale retreat with panoramic sea views along the Budva Riviera.

Tip: Consider visiting in the shoulder seasons (May-June and September-October) for pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and better rates, and explore nearby coastal towns like Petrovac and Sveti Stefan for a quieter atmosphere.

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Where To Stay In Durmitor National Park:

Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcases rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and outdoor adventures, making it a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Staying in or near the park allows for hiking, rafting, and exploring its natural wonders.

  • Budget: Camp Durmitor offers budget-friendly camping accommodations with basic facilities, stunning mountain views, and proximity to hiking trails, ideal for budget travelers seeking outdoor experiences.

  • Mid-range: Hotel Soa provides comfortable rooms, wellness facilities, and a scenic location near the Tara River Canyon, offering a relaxing base for exploring Durmitor National Park.

  • Luxury: Hotel Zabljak offers luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining options, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, providing an upscale retreat amidst the natural beauty of Durmitor.

Tip: Visit during the summer months for optimal hiking and outdoor activities, and consider booking accommodations with outdoor terraces to enjoy the mountain views.

For hassle-free bookings, use platforms like Booking.com for competitive rates or Holiday Swap for unique homes worldwide. Ensure to book in advance, especially during peak seasons, and align your preferences with nearby activities such as surfing, snorkeling, or cultural exploration.

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