... Budva: Fish, Beach and Party! ...
Budva Travel Blog› entry 12 of 17 › view all entries
After Kotor, our tour headed to another corner of Adriatic coast of Montenegro: Budva. My first impression about Budva was "Hmm, this town seems much dynamic than Kotor". One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic sea coastline, Budva may be considered as "The Center of the Tourism of Montenegro".
We didn't spend a long time in Budva, so I have no experience about the nightlife here. However, our tour guide indicated that this is a perfect party town. Amazing nightlife, music, dance and all kind of fun until the morning. Sounds pretty tempting isn't it? =)
Old city nucleus of Budva is like Kotor, but the ambient is much more like a Bazaar. (Think about the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, but you're outdoors). Gift stores, bakeries, restaurants, cafe/bar/pubs etc everywhere. As I said, prices are reasonable when you compare to Dubrovnik, but only in Euro currency.
There is a fortress as well, but I didn't get inside because I thought I was enough for this fortress thing. Probably it was not that different from those ones in Dubrovnik.
Some bonus info about Budva you might want to know;
- There is no airport in Budva (neither in Kotor), and it's approx. 80 km distant from Podgorica airport. It takes approix 1h30 min ride.
- There is no bus transportation between airport to Budva, so you need to rent a rar, Taxi drivers usually ask something around 100 Euro.
- However, there is bus service between Kotor, Herceg Novi, Sveti Stefan and Budva and it costs around 5 Euro.
- Also there are buses to go Dubrovnik (approx 3-4 hours), Split and Sarajevo (7-8 hours). Price for Dubrovnik is around 20 Euro, and don't forget to bring some cash with you to pass the border with no problems (Croatian police, arrrrgghhh :P)
And remember: ... Sea might be cold in Budva, but people are warm ... ;)