The Blue Lagoon – One of Malta’s Jewels

The Blue Lagoon is renowned for its crystal-clear blue sea. It is located in the West Coast of Comino, a very small island that lies midway between Malta and Gozo.

The Blue Lagoon provides one spectacular sight of the Maltese archipelago, attracting hundreds of tourists yearly, during the summer months. Tourists and locals visiting the island, do not only go to the Lagoon, but also opt to take one of the cultural tours available to explore the island and its many geological features.

Swimming in the Blue Lagoon offers a unique experience as one can swim over the uninhabited islet of Cominotto and the rocky ledges around the cove which are ideal for sunbathing. Moreover, boats are prevented from entering the Lagoon to make way for tourists and locals to enjoy their surroundings and the beach. The Blue Lagoon is also an ideal place for snorkelling and scuba diving.  

Comino is indeed classified as a wildlife sanctuary and boasts many wild flowers and herbs, including cumin which inspired the name of this small island. Those visiting the Blue Lagoon may also choose to feast their eyes on St. Mary Tower, which was built by the Knights in 1618.

The Blue Lagoon remains one of the key visiting places in Comino, as the island is only two kilometres long and 1.7 kilometres wide. There is barely any space for cars and is indeed quite different from what both Malta and Gozo has to offer. Its picturesque view makes it an ideal place for photographers.

So when should you visit the Blue Lagoon? This is an important point to address, considering that the time you visit will make a big difference. If you would like to go there for a swim, you will need to visit between June and October. If you go there during certain peak times such as July and August, you will encounter swarms of people and tourists. To avoid such a crowd, it may be best to visit the Blue Lagoon in less peak times.

If you would like to simply see the Blue Lagoon and Comino as well, you can decide to go on another nice day, in March for example.

Considering that the Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s jewels and is frequently visited by tourists, the initiative needs to be taken to ensure that the area remains with the crystal-clear blue sea. When it becomes too packed with tourists, the risk that it may be dirtied increases. In this respect, appropriate monitoring and hefty fines to those who break the rules should be in place.

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