is a popular summer tourist destination, and is centrally located for exploring Montenegro's
South Coast Region. In January 2010 the New York Times ranked the south coast region as one of the “Top 31 Places to Go in 2010.”
Boasting great hotel accommodation, lodging, condo rentals and vacation rentals, the region also offers numerous adventure, historic, eco tours and an array of beaches. Although some of the beaches are rocky, at 14 Km the longest sandy beach
in Montenegro, Velika Plaza
is close to the city. At the southern end of the beach where the Bojana River
meets the Adriatic Sea is Ada Bojana
, a triangular island with wonderful beaches. The Island is a haven for Kite surfers, windsurfers, and swimmers, and has a large nudist beach for the more adventurous. Visitors can leave their hotel accommodations or vacation rentals in Ulcinj and from the market on Skenderbeu Ave take a minibus to Velika Plaza. Among the other beaches local folklore tells of Ladies beach
, a small pebbled beach that is supposed to have qualities conducive to fertility. Mala Plaza (small beach)
is located in the center of town and is very popular with tourists. Many of the beaches are more accessible from the sea than from land, and paddle boats, ferry barges or sea taxis are available to take you there. “Female Beach”
is purported to have medicinal waters and springs that will help female illnesses and cure sterility in women. Many women from around the world visit Female Beach each year. The beach, which is nudist, is exclusively for women. Sasko Lake and Ulcinj’s salt pond are popular for birdwatchers as they are a resting point for over 200 species of birds on the migration routes.
For the outdoor enthusiast a trip to the mountains near Lake Skadar
offers a chance to climb to the top peak and straddle the Albanian Montenegrin
border. From there you will be able to look out over one of the most spectacular lakes in Europe as well as enjoy a magnificent view of the Adriatic Sea. Hike to the lake and sample some of the most untouched rural villages in the Balkans. For a longer stay there are campsites offering accommodations for the more hardy.
Ulcinj offers a wonderful array of activities. Plentiful condo rental and vacation rental sites offer great accommodation for couples and families. Visit some of the many world class restaurants offering both local and European cuisine. Misko Restaurant
has a vegetarian menu while the Terra Promessa
specializes in Italian and Mediterranean fare. Numerous cafes, discos, and bars are usually filled to capacity during the summer months, offering a spirited nightlife. Leave your vacation rental at sunset and head for Mala Plaza
and mingle with the locals and visitors that gather to stroll along the Kozo
. It’s said that some of the most beautiful women in Southeastern Europe can be found strolling the Kozo. All in all, Ulcinj is a vacation not to be missed.