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Comino ( Blue Lagoon ), Malta




Comino is a small island in the Mediterranean sea, located on the Maltese archipelago halfway between the main island of Malta and Gozo.

It has an area of 3.5 km² (1.4 sq. mi) and it has a permanent population of only three residents.

The island is car-free and there are only a few buildings, among which a hotel, watchtower, chapel and a deserted farm.

In practice the island is almost uninhabited.



Comino is a very popular destination for a day trip and it's best known for the famous Blue Lagoon with its crystal clear and azure-colored water.

Other beaches on the island include Santa Marija Bay and San Niklaw Bay.


In summer the island is daily visited by a large number of tourists arriving on boats and catamarans. Thus, the place gets very quickly overcrowded by people.


The space around the Blue lagoon is small and limited, and the sandy beach is very tiny. The landscape is rocky and uneven. Finding a place or a free sunbed and umbrella may be quite a challenge.

Even if the luck is on your side, be ready to pay between 10-20 Euro per hour for a sunbed depending on how far is it from the water. Food and drinks at the nearby kiosks are also overpriced.








Comino is a great place for snorkeling, diving and yachting. The island boasts undeniable natural beauty with a spectacular coastline dotted with deep caves. Visitors may spend hours gazing and admiring the incredible azure colored waters.


The island provides great opportunities for photography and stunning drone footage.

Comino is also suitable for more adventurous people who love camping and hiking across the island.


You can get to Comino through the regular ferry service from Cirkewwa in Malta and from Mgarr harbor in Gozo. There are also ferry/boat services from Sliema and Buġibba in summer.








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