Many new visitors are coming to Montenegro attracted by its superb coastal and inland scenery. Dominated by its mountains, rivers, lakes, deep canyons, and stunning coastline, it also has four beautiful National Parks. Given this superb package of natural beauty, it was only a matter of time before it was discovered by the growing community of amateur explorers known as “Geocachers”.
What is Geocaching? It is a superb way of discovering the great outdoors, not only providing excitement for all adventurous people, but also a particularly valuable way of developing a love of the countryside in the hearts of the very young, something that many parents strive to achieve. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt!
Hidden all around the world are tens of thousands of cache boxes, each containing a notebook and pencil, plus a few small gifts for children to exchange, taking one object in return for leaving another. The caches can only be found using a personal GPS receiver, similar to those used for in-car navigation, but hand held. To obtain information about the exact location of the caches, enthusiasts must first visit www.geocaching.com and then search “by country” entering the keyword “Montenegro”. This will reveal a growing number of caches that have been placed in interesting historic and beautiful locations.
Bernie Sullivan and Susie Barker, new homeowners from the UK now living for half of each year in Prcanj near Kotor, launched the hobby here in 2006 in the hope that not only will it bring more visitors to Montenegro to find their caches, but will also enthuse Montenegro’s young people, encouraging within them a growing respect for their national heritage – one of the most dramatically beautiful countries in the world.
Bernie & Susie