The Republic of Montenegro (Crna Gora) is situated in the Balkans, on the Adriatic Sea. It borders countries such as Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania.
Because of Yugoslavia’s civil war back in the 1990s, Montenegro’s tourism had suffered a great deal. However, due to stabilized situation in the region in the recent years, tourism in Montenegro has managed to recover and the country is now being re-discovered by tourists from around the world. As a result, many hotels as well as roads are being reconstructed and renovated as we speak.
Montenegro’s coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and mild, rainy winters.
Getting To Montenegro
Montenegro can be reached by various means of transportation.
There are airports in Podgorica and in Tivat.
Podgorica airport is the main international airport with flights to Belgrade, Budapest, Zurich, Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Paris, Rome and Vienna. Podgorica city center can be reached by minibuses or by getting a taxi, which is more expensive solution. There are also bus lines connecting the airport with Montenegro cities.
Tivat airport is situated on the Montenegrin coast. It has regular flights to Belgrade throughout the year, and has charter flights to major European destinations during the summer. Tivat airport is 20km from Budva and Herceg-Novi and 60 km from Bar.
Train may be the cheapest but not the most comfortable way to get to Montenegro. However, getting a cabin in an overnight train is an excellent idea but booking must be done months in advance.
There are many bus lines connecting Montenegro to its neighbouring countries.
European routes E65, E80, E762, E763 and E851 are passing through the country. You may choose to go through Croatia or Serbia. Serbian road is being renovated as we speak and will offer a comfortable road through the country as soon as it gets done.
There are regular ferry lines from Bar to Bari and Ancona in Italy.
Naturism or nudism
Is a practice of social nudity in private and in public. It may also be seen a lifestyle.
Nudism can be traced back to the health and fitness philosophy in Germany in the early twentieth century but also as a way of returning to nature and creating equality.
It is important to state that nudism does not include eroticism and blatant sexuality although often associated with this in the mind of the public.
Nudist beaches in Montenegro
Ada Bojana is one of the most “official” naturist beaches in the country. The island is referred to as the nudist colony. The island is situated on the southernmost tip of Montenegro, in the city of Ulcinj. It has a triangular shape and is bordered from two sides by The Bojana river, and by Adriatic Sea from south-west. It has an area of 4,8 square km. The island is artificial, created by gathering river sand around ship sunk at the mouth of Bojana river. This isle is connected to the mainland with a bridge and both its sides feature characteristic raft called “kalimera“, which are wooden platforms with nets lifted and sank into the water by levers.
Ada Bojana has 3 km long sandy beach and is covered by thick vegetation that makes it a special micro ecological world, the home of rare plants and rare animals. It is an excellent place for bird and plant safaris.
Ada Bojana still has a lot of renovating to do but if you are nature lovers, it is a good place to go to.
Montenegrins are not conservative in regards to nudity as long as it includes nude women (with or without male companions). However, they will not support gay men being open about their sexual preferences in public. Gay men do go to Ada Bojana but there are no hidden places or forests where gay men could be themselves.
Zenska plaza (Women’s Beach) is located in the wonderful centuries-old, pinewood, in the immediate vicinity of hotels ,,Galeb” and ,,Albatros”. At the beach, there is a source of healing sulphurous mineral water claimed to be miraculous. It is said that this mineral water is beneficial for women with fertility problems. This beach is reserved for female nudists alone.
Jaz Beach, Budva, a former nudist beach
Jaz is a beach located 2.5 km west of the city of Budva on the way to Tivat. It consists of two parts, one 500 m long and the other, formerly a nudist beach, 300 m long. The beach is pebbly and the sea bottom at its beginning, but it becomes sandy as the water gets deeper. In the background of the bigger part of the beach famous for its Mediterranean vegetation and greenary, there is a campsite with the capacity of 2000 sites. This beach is a protected natural area of the first category.
Unfortunately, naturists have been dislodged from this beach.
However, some 9 kilometers away from Budva, on the island of Sveti Stefan (St. Stefan), there is a nudist beach called Crvena glavica. It is a city beach, with sand and stone rock. The beach can be approached by walking or by car path. There is also an auto camp.
At the end of the Budva municipality, 2 km away from Petrovac on the way to Bar, there is a beach called Buljarica. The beach is still an untouched gem of the Adriatic coast with its unique sandy beach stretching for more than 2,250m. The hinterland of Buljarica has largely retained its natural appearance and is still very thinly populated but not for long. There are a few attractive buildings where you can find accommodation, a couple of interesting restaurants and some camp sites. Although there is no official nudist beach, the left side of the beach (when looking at the sea) is largely being used by the nudists.
Herceg Novi Municipality
Njivice is an idyllic fishing and tourist village on the south-western shore of the Bay of Herceg Novi (Boka Kotorska bay), directly above the sea, with a lovely view of Herceg Novi and the mountains of Lovcen and Orjen. The place is also well known as peaceful place with beautiful and rich nature. Igalo (a well-known health resort) is about 3 km away and Herceg Novi is about 6 km. In the summer time, the transport from Njivice to Herceg Novi is managed by minibus lines, which drive every 2 hours.
Hotel Riviera beach is an urban beach with a bar and a restaurant, playground, dressing rooms, sanitary facilities. Beach is accessible by promenade from hotel parking place. Beach is accessible also by boat. A small section of the beach is reserved for nudists. This part of the beach is separated by the folding screen from the rest of the beach. In the summer time, the beach gets really crowded, mostly by young people.
Ratac is situated several kilometers away from Bar on the highway Bar – Sutomore, in the surroundings better known as cape Ratac. The place is a favorite tourist site for camping and other types of recreation. In the recent years, Ratac has attracted nudists, because of the nude beach located on the south side of the cape, but also because of the unusually bluish color of the sea in that area of the Bar shore. Ratac has very clean seawater and ecologically natural environment.
If you decided to visit Montenegro by car, you can make a tour and visit most of the places at once.