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The beach at Igalo doesn't look anything special. It enjoys a nice setting with a backdrop of mountains and good views out into the Bay of Kotor, but the beach itself is unremarkable; a thin strip of sand and pebbles, a few plastic sunbeds and slightly littered.
However, the attraction of Igalo beach lies beneath the sea...and I'm not talking about the crabs that scuttle by your feet as you wade into the water!
Igalo is famed as a health spa resort, boasting a huge institute that provides various treatments to local and foreign tourists. An important part of this treatment is the black sea mud that apparently contains healing properties. We had read that we could avoid paying for such treatments and simply make our way to the local beach where the sea mud was in abundant supply. So we did. And it was.
We spent an hour or so in the warm shallow waters (we could walk out for hundreds of metres without the sea getting any deeper than knee height) and liberally covered ourselves in the thick mud from the seabed.
It was good fun and, even if it didn't have any health benefits, at least it didn't cost us anything!
Igalo beach is easily reached on foot from the town of Herceg Novi. It took us around 45 minutes to walk there along the seafront promenade of Setaliste Pet Danica. Alternatively, there are plenty of local buses that make the short journey between Herceg Novi and Igalo.
Igalo beach – an abundant supply of free therapeutic healing mud!
Written Jul 28, 2012
If you go to Igalo you have to do a boat trip in the bay of Kotor. Wonderful mountains and cristal clear water.
Updated Aug 1, 2005
The Institute in Igalo and the Mediterranean Health Center is the largest and the best-known institution for Multidisciplinary and European Spa Treatment in the Mediterranean. It has been at forefront of modern Physical and Preventive medicine, Rehabilitation, Thalassotherapy, and Wellness and has become one of major international centers for pediatric, adult, and geriatric rehabilitation.
Written May 6, 2005
Borgdering Herceg Novi this town is the last one prior to Croatian border (about 40-50km to Dubrovnik). It's famous for huge villa of Yougoslavian ex-leader Bros Tito and for world wide known hospital for skin diseases (nearby there are healing mud springs, one can dig it out even on the beach (for free ;)))).
Written Oct 14, 2002
really nice place. we enjoyed sunny afternoon on the beach, looking at the sea and the entrance to Boka Kotorska bay
Written May 6, 2005
Address: Setaliste 5 Danica
Phone: +381 88 / 350 693
The best and cheapest way to come to Igalo from Tivat or Dubrovnik airport is to make reservation before, because if you take taxi from the airport you will pay them a lot of money. I have discovered on internet (www.intravelmontenegro.net) travel agency from Igalo, you can see the price list for transfers and make reservation by internet. Just visit a web site and you would see what I am talking about.
Written May 22, 2010
Phone: 00382 69 089 500