TRAVEL GUIDE to MALTA
This is your ultimate travel guide to Malta!
Malta is a popular tourist destination, known for its warm climate and breathtaking landscapes. Also, Malta serves as a location for major film productions. The archipelago can be found between Sicily and the North African coast. Basically, the tiny Mediterranean nation of Malta is home to some of the oldest temples in the world, such as the Megalithic Temples of Malta.
Also, Malta has the highest density of historic sights on the planet. The islands have high quality and standard of life. It has been ranked as one of the safest countries globally in terms of its vulnerability and ability to tackle natural disasters by the World Risk Report.
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Bongu = Hello, the formal way
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When in MALTA
YOUR TRAVEL GUIDE
European Union: Malta became independent from Britain and joined the Commonwealth in 1964. The country was declared a republic in 1974. The country of Malta was admitted to the European Union (EU) in 2004.
Language: The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English (only 10% use English as their primary language). Most natives speak Maltese, almost 90% speak English, while another 50% speak Italian.
Currency: Malta is one of the 19 state members that have EURO currency.
Card Payments and Cash Withdrawals:
You can pay with international credit cards, VISA and Mastercard everywhere, more difficult with Amex.
Have some cash with you as some local businesses will prefer cash.
ATM: Malta is a multi-cultural tourist industry. You can easily find an ATM in populated areas, just look around bank branches, shopping centers, and supermarkets. However, if you’re headed somewhere more rural ATM access will be more limited.
Connexion: The Internet is at a very good speed, with 5G. Wi-Fi connection in most public gardens in Malta and Gozo (like the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta), hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops is free or on demand throughout Malta and Gozo.
If you are from the EU, roaming is free of charge. You can call and connect to your mobile data as if you were in your country of origin without extra costs.
Public transport is reliable and goes to most tourist destinations. You can take a 12-trip card for 15 euros. Very useful and cheaper if you go daily on public transportation.
Ferry: To get from Malta to the other two islands, Comino and Gozo, you can go by ferry. The ferries leave at least once per hour for a 30 minutes journey. The ferry goes to both islands from the Cirkewwa port. The cost is 10 euros or less for a round-trip.
Plugs: For Malta the plug type is G, which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.
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Best Time to visit
June to August is the high season in all of Europe, and Malta is no exception. Hotels are fully booked and the beaches can get really crowded. Plan ahead if you’re coming for the high season!
Malta has a Mediterranean climate, so it’s never too cold as in mainland Europe. In the winter, temperatures are between 15 – 17 °C (50-70 F), while Summer is hot and dry with temperatures reaching 32 °C (70 to 90 F).