A must visit on your holiday in Malta.
To visit Comino It is for us the best to visit in Malta if you love nature and coves of turquoise waters. Located north of the island of Malta and only separated from it by a channel less than 3 km.
Comino is the smallest of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago, during the autumn and winter will find it virtually uninhabited, the fixed population is limited to a family.
In summer the population increases by the arrival of the team of workers only hotel on the island, marketers trucks Blue Lagoon, new beach bar workers in Sta. Maria bay, 2 police officers and a priest who visit Comino Sunday.
Comino Island presents a typical geography of the country, arid with little vegetation. In the summer months where high temperatures are reached and rain is almost nonexistent, vegetation withers and turns brown predominates throughout the island.
His rock formation makes the coast of Comino a maze of small coves and bays formed by limestone cliffs, where we find lots of caves and caverns we can visit.
At our excursion to Comino do not forget to visit the small island of Cominotto, it can be accessed from the Blue Lagoon to swim between clear water and sandy bottoms of shallow.
Cominotto has a small sandy beach less visited than the Blue Lagoon. We can also swim through the tunnel that crosses the island from east to west.
WHAT TO SEE IN THE Comino?
Blue lagoon, shallow bay with sandy bottom and well protected from the wind, what do we find clear water and a turquoise exceptional. In summer the influx of tourists is mainly concentrated in this bay being totally recommend going first thing in the morning if we see it without too many people.
On the west coast of Comino Creek found Cristal lagoon, less known than the first but in a similar beauty, It is protected by small cliffs in a circle, its bottom is a combination of rock and sand, on the walls there are several caves and a tunnel. As in the Blue Lagoon transparency of its waters it is amazing.
In the north of the island we find two bays not as impressive as Crystal Lagoon and Blue Lagoon but much quieter, Sta. Maria y St. Nicolas bay.
a Sta. Maria bay have the possibility to visit the cave of St.. Santa Maria Caves hermitage, a few minutes walk from the bay. This cave was the scene in the film The Count of Monte Cristo.
It has the peculiarity that allows us to walk through the wall and forth and swim and snorkel in it.
WHAT TO DO ON THE ISLAND OF CUMIN?
For its size we can think of is that few things can do it, Nothing is further from reality.
Comino offers beautiful areas where you can contemplate its seabed and its fauna without diving, If you have a tube and a mask will be enough to contemplate the beauty of its waters.
Visit the patrol boat P-31. Near Crystal lagoon is the P-31, boat sunk by the Maltese government for creating an artificial reef diving and scuba and snorkeling. It has a length of approximately 45 meters and is located on a sandy bottom at 18mtr.
Water clarity allows us to see the full from the surface.
Sta. Maria Caves, it is certainly the best place to swim with fish. Just throw us overboard join us countless castanets, damsel fishes, pejeverdes ... of all sizes and colors.
This small cove is one of the most famous dives Comino Island for scuba diving.
Cristal lagoon, for me one of the best bays, We can swim in small caves, through the wall of a tunnel, swim under a stone arch ...
Beautiful excursions around the island out of both Sta. Maria bay, Blue lagoon o Cristal lagoon.
Visit the torre de Sta. Santa Maria Caves hermitage, now a small museum where you will find explanations of the tower and its history. Open whenever we see the flag raised on it. Nice view of the three islands.
Just off the tower found the old Hospital insulation which originally were barracks for the army in time of the Knights of Malta.
Battery Sta. Santa Maria Caves hermitage, not far from the tower of the same name, on the south coast of the island, built in 1716 and recently restored. With a semicircular and located on the south Comino channel cut us offers spectacular views of the north coast of Malta. On drums we find two of the guns that were part of his defense.
Chapel of the Holy Family, a few minutes from the Sta Bay. Santa Maria Caves hermitage, usually closed.
Back to Comino, recommended for days without too much heat, It is a tour of about 4h-long spacious and comfortable roads. During the tour we will find virtually no protection from the sun places or drinking water.
The coast of Comino are ideal for the practice of this discipline which consists of climbing without ropes beside the sea where if we fall there is no risk because we fall into the water.
You can try with your friends or family, pasareis is certainly a bit of laughter and fun.
Crystal Bay lagoon, Sta. Maria Cave or stone arch found under the battery of Sta. Maria are ideal for soloing as there are areas for all levels, vertical walls, you collapsed, ceilings, you will then be able to celebrate those magical moments in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Whether you initiate in this sport you practice as if he is sure you will not be disappointed.
One of the most emblematic dives Malta It is located on the small island of Comino, Sta. Maria Caves, a set of caves along the entire wall that forms, being Sta. Maria the most spectacular of them.
the wreck (ship wreck) P-31, It is another essential dives if you dive in Comino, this boat rests on a sandy bottom at 18 meters and 9 meters its top. Its length is 45 meters, we can see it almost every day as visibility in the area is really impressive.
Other dives on the island are Lantern Point, Crystal Cave lagoon, Alex cave
In the Comino hotel is a dive center where you can hire directly dives. Also on the island of Malta or Gozo they will be offered diving in Comino in all diving centers.
HOW TO GET TO COMINO?
Most recommended if you want to learn and explore Comino is to make a private boat out as these allow us to visit all the interesting places outside the massification on the island throughout the summer.
This is achieved by knowing the arrival times of large tourist boats to different areas, small boats when there are no fixed schedules stay in the coves, allow to change places according to our preferences, ultimately to be much more individualized travel offer us the opportunity to know and enjoy more of the nature of Comino.
For a quick visit and that privacy and personalization are important can go with daily ferries leaving Cirkewwa area. Function as a bus, run every 45 or 60 minutes and leave us out in Blue Lagoon.
Ferry schedules to Comino: Cirkewwa: from 9 am to 3:30 p.m. every half hour. Blue lagoon: than 9.30 to 17h every half hour.
Visit our "Excursion to Comino"For more detailed information.
WHERE TO EAT IN COMINO?
Since last year the hotel on the bay of St. Nicolas we don't have any proper restaurant on the island.
En Blue Lagoon, We find several trucks where we offer snacks, fruit, refreshments, ice creams. Prices are higher than if we bought in Malta or Gozo.
And St.. Nicolas, where the Comino hotel is located as we mentioned above this year is closed.
Sta. Maria bay, since 3 years has installed a small bar where you will also find snacks and refreshments.
from St. Nicolas is a path in the hotel that leads to Sta. Maria bay in less than 10 minute walk.