Budva Travel Guide

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Budva Things to Do

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  • walk around Stari Grad

    Walk early the morning- not that croudy- at the narrow streets, alleys and small squares of the old town

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  • walking path

    Another surprise of this small town was the chance to have a walk at the bottom of the mountain just next to the sea, if you have been in cinque terre in Italy, it's something similar to it. The walk is easy and the only pity is the trash you find from time to time and, basing on the smell it stays there for days.

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  • Walk on the seaside

    You can access the seaside from a small entrance in the historical center which makes it nearly a discover, or at least this is the feeling I had. Infact you arrive in the center of the town from the port and you dont expect to find this small stoney beach where people still swim and sunbath in October.

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Budva Hotels

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Budva Restaurants

  • almost everything

    In old town you will find almost anything: from pizza-places, bakeries to seafood and Chinese restaurants.

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  • a wide choice of places

    Along the entire promenade there are many fast food places, offering barbecue, giros, pancakes, slices of pizza, icecream and at the very coast, there are some fresh seafood restaurants, notably are "Jadran" and "Donna".

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  • Breakfast at the bus station

    My girlfriend and I ate breakfast at Mercur System at Budva bus station during our visit to the city in May 2012.We had just arrived on a bus from Herceg Novi and had a 20 minute wait until our bus to Sveti Stefan departed. It seemed like a good idea to grab a quick bite to eat at the station...and Mercur System, with its outdoor tables beneath a...

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Budva Nightlife

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  • Discoteque Trocadero - Warning!!

    DO NOT GO HERE!! We came in with a large group (around 15 people) and immedietly went to the bar. One of our group members gave the bartender a 100 Euro note for a few drinks; the bartender refused to give change back and ran away. He had to corner, yell and make a scene before he returned his change. Another group member gave the bartender a 20...

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  • The Old Fisherman’s Pub

    Now I haven’t really checked into this place history and how really old this place is, however, it is called The Old Fisherman’s Pub and it is right there by the promenade just outside the old town. Seems ok for a cold drink maybe but if you look for a cool party you will not find it here.

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  • Jazz Bar

    This bar is a kind of jazz bar, late at night you can see life music here which is kind of nice feeling in the old town. However, in one of the times when we got here for an early drink the service was very very slow even the place was no busy at all, but well, that is sometimes part of the culture learning here :)

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Budva Transportation

  • Bus from Budva to Tivat

    During our visit to Montenegro in May 2012, my girlfriend and I made use of the local bus network to explore the towns around the Bay of Kotor and further afield.Prior to our trip, I had struggled to find comprehensive bus timetables online. I managed to locate an online timetable for buses operated by "Blueline" from Herceg Novi, but only a few...

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  • Taxis between Sveti Stefan and Budva

    We caught a taxi from Sveti Stefan to Budva during a day trip to the region in May 2012.Earlier in the day, we had caught a bus from Budva to Sveti Stefan at a cost of 2 Euros per person (journey time 20 minutes).Ordinarily, we'd have caught the bus back to Budva as well, but on this occasion we decided to take a taxi in order to maximise our free...

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  • Bus from Budva to Sveti Stefan

    We caught a bus from Budva to Sveti Stefan during a daytrip to the Budva Riviera in May 2012.We had arrived at Budva bus station at 10am on a Saturday morning after a 1 hour and 50 minute bus ride from Herceg Novi. We immediately set about finding a connecting bus to Sveti Stefan.A quick enquiry at the ticket office told us that the next bus to...

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Budva Shopping

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  • Shopping

    As typical tourist destination there are few souvenirs shops in the old town where you can buy your items as well as there is small market square with stalls in the old town where you can find all sort of stuff dating back to the old communist time. I notice also some fashion shops around but haven’t checked those.

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  • Quality Clothes, made in Serbia and...

    I think when being abroad, one should look for the product of the local brands. Big names shops can be found anywhere. So, I am going to point to you some good shops that sell items of the domestic production. Legend is one of them. Almost everything here is made from pure cotton or wool. It is more for young people, but there is always something...

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  • Paintings with Budve motives

    Huge number of painters and paintings can be found on the streets of Budva during the peakseason. As you can imaggine, nice pices as well as the trash ones are on sail. The thing is that you can get realy good buy, the painting of the tallented man for good price. Just look hard enough. If you succeed, you will have your pice of art to remnd you on...

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Budva Local Customs

  • Local Beer

    I don’t know how much beer is traditional for Montenegro but I was happy to find out that they do have a nice local own brew beer which is called: Niksicko. There are few kind of Niksicko beer, the normal lager I had as a pint (image I) the gold lager (image II) both are good quality and taste nice when chilled well on a hot day as well as I was...

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  • The Bell (V)

    It is hard not to notice huge bell by the Budva Old Town. It is here since 1963, but most of the locals do not know almost anything about it. This bell was made of wood, so it can not make actual bell sound. It owes its existence to the movie "The Long Ships" in which it was in role of "a great bell, called 'The Mother of Voices', made of pure...

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  • cevapcici & pljeskavica

    Montenegrins love their meat; kebabs(cevapcici), hamburger steaks (pljeskavica), vegetables stuffed with meat and mixed grills of pork, liver, sausage and rissoles. You have to taste these!!For breakfast: the traditional Balkan burek is a greasy layered pie of cheese and meat.

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Budva Warnings and Dangers

  • Croatian paranoia

    Croatian guide seemed very paranoid about thiefes in Montenegro. I said this because our guide before letting us go out of the bus reccomended several times to take care of our belongings and never leave them on a table or on a chair without being able to look at them.Seing how quiet and rich Budva looked like I must think those worries were not...

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  • 2 things to watch out

    I have been living in Budva for 18 years and I am gonna be objective now. Ok so first thing you should know is that this town is danger free. Here everybody knows everybody, so don't expect from locals to try anything. It is completly violent free, well unless you are looking for trouble (attacking, insulting etc..). So there are only two things...

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  • Very safe

    In the few days in this town I haven’t notice any incident or any case that I can warn about.The city feels really safe and trouble free as you do not even see the presence of the police or any security around, so I guess that are not really needed (yet)

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Budva Tourist Traps

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    Szinte a legfelkapottabb résznek mondható, Montenegro azon városai közül, ahol jártunk. Igazi nagyvárosi hangulat, parkolóhelyet nagyon nehezen találtunk. Azonban türelmünk jutalma itt is a régi óváros fantasztikus hangulata. Itt is az 1979-es földrengés okozta a legnagyobb pusztítást, azonban nagyon szépen felújították. Nem sok időt...

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  • Tourists traps

    I can’t really define the tourists traps here, this location has been a tourist location since the old days on Yugoslavia and currently it is developing as a destination to host tourists from all around Europe. So be aware that there can be lots of tourists here, especially during the summer holiday months.

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  • Double rented beds

    We paid for 4 beds for 4 of us. My girlfriend was sleeping with me on my bed, and in the morning when we woke up, we found our stuff that we put on the bed we didn't use put down on the floor and somebody sleeping there. Explanation was that he also paid for the bed. Obviously, the owner saw that we don't use the bed and decided to rent it again. I...

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Budva What to Pack

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    by pure1942 Updated May 13, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: I don't rely heavily on guide books anyway but I do use them a lot when planning a trip and to get background information on the history of a place. The Bradt guide does well in giving background information and history of Montenegro and its towns and cities in general but the detail on what to see and do is a bit vague and hard to read. I think that's what I found to be the biggest problem with this book. It's too hard to navigate and you need to trawl through pages to find the relevant details of what you're looking for.

    Having said all that, they're aren't too many guide books dedicated to Montenegro so I suppose beggers can't be choosers and it did help me with my planning of my trip.

    Think Lonely Planet just brought out an individual guide to Montenegro...would recommend this more than the Bradt guide based on past experience of both publishers.

    The Bradt Guide Budva section supplies several useful maps of Budva City, Old Town and Budva Riviera as well as good background information on Budva's ancient hostory from it's beginnings by the Greeks and Illyrians through Roman, Byzantine and Venetian eras. Also supplies some information on places to eat and drink but is a little outdated on certain details. Let's itself down a little on budget accommodation options (Hippo Hostel is not open in April as claimed and there is no other budget accomm. advice)

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Budva Off The Beaten Path

  • Monastery Stanjevici

    Monastery Stanjevići (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Стањевићи) with church dedicated to Holly Trinity is one of important monument in Budva municipality. It is located high in Lovćen. I visit this monastery after visiting Monastery Podlastva...

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  • Monastery Podlastva

    Monastery Podlastva (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Подластва) is one of many monasteries in Budva municipality, precisely on the northwest corner of municipality in village Grbalj. It is female monastery. Monastery is located on about 43 m above see...

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  • Svetji Stefan

    Approximately 6 kilometers south of Budva there is Svetji Stefan resort.This resort initially was a vilage acquired by Yugoslavian governament when Tito was in power. History says that this fortified village was built in 15th century to defend against the Turks.Today it's a 5-star franchise hotel of the international group of Aman Resorts

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Budva Sports & Outdoors

  • Fishing

    The location is full of restaurants with fresh sea food so I assume fishing is big industry here, however, I haven’t notice any organiser of fishing trips, I assume there are some but I saw this man just by the deck trying to catch something, I didn’t see him catching anything at the time I was there.

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  • Parachuting

    I have notice from time to time of the parachuting with boat pooling you over the bay and if you are lucky to take the right boat and know how to handle yourself on the air I have notice some manage to get really over the old town for a brief view.

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  • DIVING

    DIVING ASSOCIATION OF MONTENEGROCHOICES OF ACTIVITIES· Scuba diving· Underwater orientation· Underwater photograph· Spear fishing· Underwater skills (a group of underwater games)· Underwater hockey

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Budva Favorites

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  • Unusual cave

    I enjoy in visiting Monastery Stanjevići and it was in time of reconstruction this very important spiritual center of Montenegro. Small cave behind the Monastery Stanjevići attract great attention. It is not unusual to find a cave high in mountings but here is interesting cave because of its shape. In stone and with nice and...

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  • Monument

    In front of Monastery Podlastva (Grbaljska), in Monastery cemetery, is interesting monument to fallen inhabitants of villages of Budva municipality: Budva, Grbalj, Main, Pobor and Paštrovići, killed during World War II on Zidani most nearby. Remains of victims are buried in Monasteries port. Central point of monument is big Serbian cross (It...

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  • Autobuska stanica (the bus station)

    The Autobuska stanica is the central bus station in the city center. This is probably the first place you will see here when getting off your bus but this is also the place you need to get to if you are to take the bus to another destination, I took from here the bus to Kotor as well as the bus back to Dubrovnik.

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