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Flora and Fauna

Nature has regulated flora and fauna survival. Most of Mediterranean plants has thick leaves which prevent excessive evaporation and resist hot summer sun. Riviera of Budva abounds in flowers and exotic trees: Lebanon cedar, tropical mimosa, Japanese medlar, cactus, agave, pittosporum are and other trees. Seamen brought from far away sea counties rare and exotic trees and have planted them in the Riviera of Budva: different palm trees from African florae, eucalyptuses from Australia, cypress trees, oleander and mimosa from different parts of the Mediterranean.


Up to 400m above the sea level olive tree was planted. Some of its trees are more than 1000 years old. Other evergreen trees add up to the enchantment of the area as well as citrus fruits, figs, wine tree, carob, almond, edible pomegranate and aromatic plants.


This is all in harmony with warm sea, unique beaches and clear sky - the area which is ideal for rest and reinvigoration.As to fauna, this area is no different from other parts of Montenegrin coastline. Wild animals are: rabbit, fox, marten, weasel and wild boar. From the aspect of protection of environment Montenegro is regarded as one of the richest habitats of birds in Europe. The Riviera of Budva belongs to this protected zone abounding in diverse birds species, mainly Mediterranean and high cliffs.


Rocky sea bed, which is typical of the Riviera of Budva, is rich with flora and fauna. It abounds in green, black and red alga with diverse species of fish : mullet, usate, spar, pirkka, sapa fish. Along rocky parts are: dentex, sea bass, red fish, gold fish, arbus, sarah fish. Often there are octopus, cuttlefish, squid and lobster which is the most hard working being in the Adriatic. As to shells there are: mussels, oysters and date-shell.