the Local's Guide To Montenegro

So You'd Like to Visit Montenegro...

But you don't just want to visit. You want to feel it, to taste it, to experience the heart and soul of it.

Welcome! You’ve come to the right place!

Kotor town

Montenegro is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world and is attracting people from all corners of the globe. It has so much to offer you - natural beauty, a Mediterranean climate and friendly locals. 

So let me show you the best to see and do in the Pearl of the Adriatic!

Here, I’ll share local secrets with you and take you off the beaten tourist track as well as give you a local’s insight into the well known sights.

No matter whether your stay will be a few days, a few weeks or even a few months, I’ll show you the best this country has to offer and give you tips to make your holiday really special.

Perhaps you’ll be like some of us and decide never to leave!

Kotor town

The Holidays

Montenegro offers you whatever kind of holiday you’d like – whether you want activity, adventure, culture or just lazing by the sea with a book. This tiny country really has it all in one place.

And with three international airports servicing it, it’s really easy to get here. In fact, this country has so much to offer and is so easy to get around, like many of our friends, you’ll be sure to start planning your next visit before you’ve even finished this one.  

After living here for more than six years and having crossed the country from top to bottom, we're still finding new ways to be surprised by this country. 

The compact size of the country means that you can travel from one end to the other, from sea to mountains and back in a day. At certain times of year you can even make a snowman in the morning and swim in the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon. 

Find out for yourself why Montenegro is number 1 on Forbes' list of top travel destinations in 2015

the beauty

Gospa od Skrpjela/Lady of the Rock in Perast

Whether you are lazing on one of the many beaches with the azure Adriatic lapping at your feet or are hiking a ridge in one of five national parks, Montenegro's natural beauty will take your breath away.

The Venetian old towns and palaces that line the coasts with imposing mountain backdrops give you stunning views wherever you go.

Every year we find a new hidden beach, a new breathtaking view or a new activity that makes the most of the country’s stunning landscape.

The People

Aside from the dramatic landscapes, the warmth of the people will draw you in. Always quick to share a joke - be it in English, Montenegrin or hand gestures, Montenegrins will leave you in no doubt that you are welcome. Their hospitality is second to none and guests are traditionally loosened up with a shot of rakija, the local brandy that is made by most families.

With an alcohol content of between 40% and 60%, you will be loosened up.

The Food

The local fare ranges from fresh-caught seafood in the coastal regions to hearty, meat-based dishes in the north of the country.

And all of it is good.

Red is the wine of choice for most and like rakija, families traditionally make their own each year.

We recommend forgetting any kind of diet and trying a bit of everything!

A typical meal in a Montenegrin restaurant

The Pulse

So come, let me show you around. See Montenegro through our eyes. You’re sure to find plenty of inspiration and all the information you need to make your holiday truly unforgettable.

Start here

Frequently Asked Questions
Coast of Montenegro
Mountains of Montenegro
Things To Do in Montenegro

Ready to book your dream Montenegro holiday? Help support Montenegro Pulse by using our accommodation search below.

Search Hotels

Check-in date

Check-out date

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

G'day and Welcome!

I'm Sarah, Kiwi expat and adventure lover. I've been booking peoples' holidays in Montenegro for years. This is the insider's guide to a fabulous holiday in Montenegro.

Grab a copy of my free trip planning guide... it'll make planning and booking your trip a piece of cake. Click here to get it.

E-mail Address
First Name

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Montenegro Pulse.

Quick Site Search

Recent Articles

  1. Hotel Princess

    Feb 26, 15 05:46 AM

    Calm, sedate, relaxing and full service - Hotel Princess is the best hotel in Bar.

    Read More

  2. Tours in Montenegro

    Feb 23, 15 05:12 AM

    Taking tours in Montenegro will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of Montenegro

    Read More

  3. Skadar Lake Activities

    Feb 20, 15 05:40 AM

    Get off the beaten track in Montenegro with these Skadar Lake activities.

    Read More