Budva

Budva Nature

The warm Adriatic Sea washes Budva, with a surrounding area of 122 square kilometres and 25 kilometres of coastline. The climate in Budva is typically Mediterranean, meaning mild winters and hot, mostly dry summers and an average of 2,300 hours of sunshine per year. Budva is not distinguished by large differences in temperature and this recommends it to tourists even more as a place for the ideal holiday. The bathing season starts in early May and lasts till mid November.

The Adriatic Sea is full of flora and fauna, including green, black and red algae. In the waters around Budva are many kinds of fish: gray mullet (lat. Mugil cephalus), dentex (lat. Dentex dentex), bamboo fish (lat. Sarpa salpa), granper (lat. Scorpaena scrofa), gilthead (lat. Sparus aurata) and even greater amberjack (lat. Seriola dumerini). Even on the sea floor there is an abundance of life: octopus, cuttlefish, squids, lobsters, mussel, oyster and date-shells, a real Noah's Ark.


Budva Beach

With its fauna and flora Budva is similar to other coastal places, with palms, oleanders and mimosas. There are also wild and domestic pomegranates, fig, orange, tangerine, grapes, and olive-trees. Budva and its surrounding area is also an important producer of olives. Care for the olive tree has lasted for centuries and from ancient times it has been considered a holy tree as well as tree of peace. How much it was esteemed in the past is confirmed by historic evidence that a few centuries ago a young man could not get married unless he had planted 30 young olive trees. Along the beaches of Budva, the scent of pine and cypress trees spreads far and wide. Green and colourful, many rows of cypress and pine trees can be found all over Budva, attracting many visitors who enjoy the experience of resting in the hotel, town or forest parks. Besides swimming and the beach, the joy of a holiday in Budva is complemented by such places and you encounter them at almost every step. Budva is rich in fauna and in the parks you can often see squirrels, whilst the region is also populated by other wild life: weasel, otter, rabbit, marten, wild boar, fox, even fallow deer, as well as various kinds of birds: sea-gull, swallow, eagle, sparrow