Malta is a fantastic destination that promises white sand corners, bathed by the Mediterranean, rocky coves and unique natural pools.
If you are thinking of a destination outside the country for your next vacation and enjoy the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, Malta it’s a hypothesis you should keep at the top of your agenda.
The truth is that in recent years, Malta has been one of the favorite destinations of the Portuguese, as it offers paradisiacal beaches, adventure, farms, countryside and much more.
Despite being an island of somewhat reduced dimensions, the truth is that the region has many interesting attractions that promise to make this year’s holidays unforgettable.
Malta: small in size, big in attractions
The Republic of Malta is an island country, located in southern Europe, whose territory occupies the Maltese Islands, an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea. With a land area of 316 km², this is one of the smallest countries in Europe, with the highest population density on the continent.
Its capital is Valletta and the largest city is Birkirkara. Maltese is the national language and English is the co-official language.
Malta has around 7000 years of history and one of the best climates in Europe. As for Portugal, it is only about two hours away by plane and has a number of attractions to offer on islands such as Malta, Gozo and Comino.
In addition to the paradisiacal beaches and natural pools, there are archaeological sites, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, and landscapes that served as the backdrop for emblematic films such as Tróia, Gladiator, Munich, The Count of Monte Cristo, Vicky or Alejandro Amenábar.
Malta: main tourist attractions
This is a curious geological formation that guards paradisiacal turquoise waters. It is common for visitors to climb the cliff and jump into this natural pool, located near Marsaxlokk, in the southeast of the island. It is a must-see for snorkeling fans.
This is the largest and most popular sandy beach on the island of Malta. It is located in the northwest of the island, has a blue flag and offers various activities related to water sports. Therefore, this is an excellent beach to visit with friends or children and spend a good amount of time in water fun.
On the west side of the island, this beach is very popular, accessible and very popular to watch the beautiful sunsets.
This other beach is located northwest of Malta and is known for being very quiet, surrounded by vegetation and unique natural beauty. This is a bay much sought after by those who want to rest and find a space to relax, in contact with nature.
With a smaller sand, this beach is in the middle of an enclave of vegetation, in the north of the island. The vegetation, white sand and turquoise water make this a truly heavenly beach.
This bay of sand, rocks and cliffs is close to Golden Bay, in the west of the island. This is a very popular place, even among the Maltese, who usually visit on Sundays to have barbecues and socialize with family and friends.
These two islands are also very popular and a must visit. In them you can get to know:
- Blue Lagoon (Comino): one of the most emblematic places in this country, with its blue, clear and transparent water beach.
- Ramla Bay (Gozo): this beach is characterized by its sand with reddish, orange and gold tones, surrounded by stunning nature. It was here, according to Homer’s Odyssey, that Ulysses was held captive by the nymph Calypso for 7 years.
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