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Malta enjoys a beautiful Mediterranean climate with warm summers and cool and sunny winters, which allows for year-round outdoor activities. Indeed, you will be able to enjoy various leisure activities aside from the sun and sea. There is so much to see and do in Malta that you will probably run out of time.

Sports in Malta

The sea surrounds Malta, so expect many water sports. These are very popular both with locals and tourists during weekends and holidays when the weather is appropriate.

You can go scuba diving or snorkelling all around the islands. There are plenty of dive shops that can teach beginners how to dive or guide experienced divers around the World War II wrecks, caves, and other underwater sights. The water temperature rarely goes below 13°C, so you can enjoy water sports all year-round!

Other water sports include swimming, parasailing, sailing, jet skiing, and speed boating. You can also attend sports competitions such as water polo, football matches, horse racing, clay pigeon shooting, etc..

Golf amateurs can head to Valletta, not far from the airport, where you’ll find the Royal Malta Golf Club. Nearby, you will also find the Marsa Sports and Country Club.

Local culture and lifestyle

You will love discovering the different aspects of the local culture with your friends or family, especially through the numerous festivals that are celebrated across the country. Carnival, for instance, which is held at the beginning of spring, will delight you. It even varies from one city or village to another.

The fiestas of each village throughout Malta are surely not to be missed. Each village celebrates its patron saint – you could attend a fiesta nearly every weekend throughout the summer!

As culture is an inseparable part of the Maltese society, you can also enjoy theatre, ballet, concerts, and many other events that are held all year long. You can also find many cinemas and live music at bars and pubs regularly.

At night, you will be amazed by the Maltese cities' dynamism. Nightlife lovers can enjoy nightclubs, bars, pubs, and restaurants, where you can meet new people and have a drink with your new local friends. Malta also hosts a few casinos in the popular tourist areas.

Cuisine in Malta

Being surrounded by the sea, Malta provides many seafood restaurants that are ideal for local fare. Other traditional dishes include rabbit in various forms, most typically in a ragout or stew.

You’ll find a plethora of local eateries throughout the islands offering everything from pastizzi snacks to full multi-course meals. Be sure to take the opportunity to explore and learn more about local cuisine with its many international influences.

Italian eateries are plentiful, and you’ll find Mediterranean-style platters on many menus. But you can also find popular fast food chains and other cafes and bars where you can grab a bite.

 Useful links:

Visit Malta – Sports and leisure activities
Yellow Pages Malta
Segway Tours
Mediterraneo Bio Park
Popeye Village Fun Park: family leisure park
Swimming pools for amateurs

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