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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Zurrieq

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Geologic Formation
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) represents one of Malta's best-known and most beautiful sights. Every morning sun rays shine into this system of sea caves and create a breathtaking display of lights in a range of blues. The water inside the grotto is transparent, which makes the rich marine life clearly visible. This is a choice place for diving and snorkeling. On the outside, the caves feature some of Malta's most magnificent arched rock formations. The site is only accessible by boat, but several tours will take you here. With our international travel planner, Zurrieq attractions like Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The 201 bus leaves you in this tiny village and the next spend about an hour after. The village consists of a few restaurants and souvenir shops. There are also a few fishermen, who have understood the (financial) interest that represents the blue cave... For €8 for person, get together in a small traditional boat where tightly against each other, it's hard to hear the comments of the pilot, who, in broken English, presents the different and successive caves, the color of the water and the presence of jellyfish. The Ark of stone above the cave is much more beautiful view from the main road and the famous deep blue of the cave is visible only at the first rays of the morning sun. The driver is very anxious to finish its rotation, and anyway the boats follow one another every 30 meters. So, clearly, it verges on the scam most of the time. Back to the bus stop, do not hesitate to blow off all the touts for taxis, who you say that the bus won't come, as you will lose your morning... Although schedules are a bit random, it will happen!
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  • Fantastic sight from the top of the cliff, and all from the bottom of the sea in the small motorcsónakból. A 25-minute speedboat ride from the small tour. Water mosta caves rock átjárok incredibly clear blue water. Not to be missed.
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  • Spent a few hours on the hop-on-hop-off bus to get here and at first thought.. errmmmm... a bit of a tourist trap. We walked down the hill and as it was mid-week, there weren't so many people queuing ...  more »