10 Things to Do in Mgarr That You Shouldn't Miss

March 10, 2018 Brain Ambrose

Mġarr Maltese: L-Imġarr, formerly known as Mgiarro, is a small town in the Northern Region of Malta. Mgarr is a typical rural village situated in an isolated region, west of Mosta. It is surrounded with rich farmland and vineyards. Many of its 3,629 inhabitants are farmers or are engaged in some sort of agricultural activity. Maltese pop singers Christabelle Borg and Gaia Cauchi both hail from Mġarr.
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1. Kayak Gozo

Qala, Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 based on 280 reviews

Kayak Gozo

Kayak Gozo is proud to offer Malta's best kayaking tours. Experienced and beginner kayakers can enjoy a paddle along the towering cliffs of the west coast, have a snorkel in the Blue Lagoon, snap a selfie while gliding through natural arches, catch a glimpse of flying fish, go rock hopping along Comino Island, and explore caves and bays otherwise inaccessible by land. What are you waiting for?

Reviewed By Alessandro P

Probably the best day of my week holiday in Malta. Nice people and good photography. More kayak less boats! Floating right on the sea level is the experience to try. Enjoy it

2. Barbarossa Excursions

Xewkija, Gozo, Mgarr, Island of Gozo XWK 9015, Malta
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Barbarossa Excursions

Barbarossa Excursions Ltd. is a well established company that has been operating for many years excelling in personal service and quality. The company's motto has always been to compete in service and not in price, and this is what has made the company gain a good and respected name. The Barbarossa Excurions operate 3 different boats for private charters, boat parties, fishing trips, cruises and sailing trips as well as fast adrenaline trips. All boats are fully licenced and insured according to Maltese Maritime Laws. This gives our clients the peace of mind and security. Besides, we also offer all kinds of land excursions with special Jeep Safari round the island of Gozo. Each jeep is chauffer driven and the drivers speak many different languages making it more interesting for our clients. We also offer treasure hunts and tailor made excursions for the incentive conference groups. Our 40 years in the hospitality industry is the best guarantee to our esteemed clients.

Reviewed By jboyard - Astoria, New York

My sister and I initially booked the Combi Tour but decided we wanted to spend a full day in Gozo so switched it to the Full Day Jeep Gozo Tour. The communication prior to the tour was prompt and friendly.
But... the communication during the tour faltered. First, we were picked up 20 mins late (which we understood that picking up people from different locations and traffic can cause delays) but the issue we had was when we were dropped off. The driver told us to go inside the ferry terminal and there will be someone with a sign. We were on the ferry and the entire ride, we were going up and down the boat looking for a guide with the Barbarossa sign. They were not there. They were actually at the final destination port... a heads up would've been appreciated.
We were separated into mini groups for the jeep tour. My sister and I were on the tour with an Italian family who didn't speak English. Our tour guide, Mary, had to split her time translating between English and Italian, which we wouldn't have mind if we received the same time and treatment. Half the time, we were not given any explanation on what we were looking at. And when we asked her to explain what we were looking at (after her spending 10mins with the other family), she rushed her explanation with us and we were hurried back onto the jeep.
The biggest upset was when I asked about the Ggantija Temples (which was ON THEIR ITINERARY). Mary goes it is 10 euros to get in. We both said that is fine. She then proceeded to ask the other 3 jeeps to see if anyone else wanted to do it. I just didn't understand why it was up for discussion when it was ON the itinerary. Then she said maybe we can see the Cathedral instead because more people want to do that and we can't do both. My sister and I didn't want to fight for the temples if everyone else wanted to do the Cathedral so we said that's fine. After a few more discussion with the other tour guide, she came back and said we were going to Citadel instead. So we said, "Are we doing the Cathedral later?" and she replied "no" and then I asked, "ok then the temples?" and she replied "no." My sister said so we're not seeing either? And she goes "No, no one wants to go." Well - we wanted to go. We wanted to see the things that were advertised ON the itinerary. After the tour, we saw the itinerary again and noticed we didn't see other sights that were on their itinerary like the windmills.
The entire tour felt a bit rushed and I don't understand how we would've even seen much of Gozo on the Combi tour. It's a shame because I loved their itinerary and the concept of the tour seemed great. I also think Mary is very knowledgeable and knew a lot about Gozo. I just didn't think it was fair to be the only jeep with a family that didn't speak English and then our time was rushed.

3. Gozo Fun

Nadur, Island of Gozo, Malta
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Gozo Fun

GOZOFUN originates from a group of friends who lead the ideal life style filled of fun, sports, healthy and eco-friendly outdoors activities:STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS,SUP TOURS, SURF and SAIL. Gozo comes from the Spanish word "Gozar", or ''Enjoy'' and at Gozo Fun, we want you to enjoy this wonderful Mediterranean Island through all our activities.LET YOUR ADVENTURE BEGIN!

Reviewed By Andrea D - Zabbar, Malta

We really enjoyed our sunset tour with Gozo fun. Emmanuele is an excellent instructor and the tour is very well planned. The landscape is beautiful especially the caves and the SUP experience is easier than one might think, though a few splashes are guaranteed Totally recommend.

4. Ta' Cenc

Sannat, Island of Gozo, Malta
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Ta' Cenc

Reviewed By JeremyKnott - Robertsbridge, United Kingdom

We stayed here and ventured into the dining room twice. The menu was not inspiring though the staff did their best to jolly us along. The mains were expensive (c€ 20-25) and the wine also. They rely on a captive audience from hotel guests without their own transport.

5. Church of St. John The Baptist

Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta +356 2155 6793
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Church of St. John The Baptist

Come and explore the beauty that lies within this church. Learn about the history of the church and also about the transfer of another small 17th century church which was on the same site of the modern church today. Take a lift to the Terrace of the Dome to enjoy a panoramic view of the marvelous island of Gozo. "Forget your troubles and admire god's creation" It is simply a must ...

Reviewed By casgva - CH

Beautiful church & absolute must to see the church within the church. Be sure to get the story behind the building & take the lift for the views.

6. Ta' Mena Estate

Rabat Road, Xaghra, Island of Gozo 9010, Malta +356 2156 4939
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Ta' Mena Estate

Ta’ Mena Estate is the first agri-tourism complex in the Maltese Islands. This estate offers an experience with a difference where our guests will be in touch with nature and tradition, enjoying typical foods, wines and liqueurs with a touch of the Mediterranean Sunshine.At Ta’ Mena we produce typical Gozitan products, making use of traditional recipes which were passed over to us by our forefathers. These include the very popular Sun- dried Sweet Tomato Paste (Kunserva Helwa), Pickled Onions, Olives in Oil, Wild Capers in Vinegar, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, various liqueurs and dessert wines and Gozo Peppered Cheese-lets amongst others.We at Ta’ Mena Estate grow our own grapes to produce great wines with a particular Gozitan character. We are proud that ten of our blends have been certified as GOZO D.O.K. Wines (Certified Denomination of Origin) which is the highest wine certification for Maltese wines. We also have two I.G.T. wines which certify that they have been produced from Gozo grown grapes.Therefore when you are visiting Gozo come and visit us at Ta’ Mena Estate for free wine and food tastings. We promise that you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed By mskarinakay - Bugibba, Malta

Had a wonderful afternoon at Ta' Mena. Great value for the experience. Filling homemade lunch provided along with lots of wine (1 white, 1 rose, 2 reds). CASH ONLY.

7. Gozo Aqua Sports

Triq Ir-Rabat, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 9014, Malta
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Gozo Aqua Sports

A full range of diving options and PADI & TECREC, and SDI/TDI courses available all year round. As well as diving, we can organise accommodation, transfers and car hire, all you need to do is book your flights and leave the rest to us. Gozo Aqua Sports PADI 5* IDC & TECREC dive centre , SDI/TDI Dive Centre and BSAC Dive Resort was the first dive centre on Gozo, established 1981.The owner, Patrick Bugeja is a Master Instructor with over 40 years of both Military and Recreational diving. We strive to deliver the highest standards, quality service and safe diving, all whilst having fun. We pride ourselves on having one of the largest, most spacious and well organised dive centres, which is one of the reasons we have such a fantastic reputation. Our dive centre is equipped with washing and secure storage facilities for your kit. We have a very good stock of hire equipment available to rent if you don't want to bring your own. For those last minute repairs on your equipment, we have our very own on-site servicing area - run by Patrick who is renown across the Island for his skills.

Reviewed By northerndave2016 - Poole, United Kingdom

As ever good service, friendly staff, catered for every need, kit hire, guided dives, transport, airport transfers.

8. Cittadella Visitors' Centre

Castle Hill | Gozo,, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta +356 2215 6496
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Cittadella Visitors' Centre

Entrance to the Cittadella Visitors' Centre is €5 and is accessible via Castle Hill by making a sharp right and down a set of stairs or via the lift. The Visitors’ centre is located within the Cittadella’s old water Reservoir, it reinforces the historical ties that link it with Rabat and the natural landscape bringing the story of the Cittadella to life Using touchscreens, visitors can access the information in 8 languages, Maltese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. The island of Gozo is rich in history and natural beauty, resources which, woven in with local customs and traditions, were key factors in creating this new tourist attraction. Being greener, less densely populated and urbanised than Malta, Gozo boasts an idyllic lifestyle that draws inspiration from its unique island setting The visitor experience culminates in a dramatic 360° Cittadella Show, set within an impressive theatrical space created by the high arches of the former water Reservoir.

Reviewed By Mags - Nontron, France

The Citadella visitor centre with its exhibition depicting the history is worth visiting. It is a small exhibition and free to browse. There is a very well done Audio Visual show which is included in a ticket which features 3 or 4 places of interest within The Citadel. It is a very new centre and worth visiting before entering the main Citadel area.

9. St. Andrew's Divers Cove

St. Simon Street, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1302, Malta
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St. Andrew's Divers Cove

Established PADI/CMAS/FFESSM dive shop in Xlendi Gozo offering all dive services for complete beginners and for experienced divers. Our experienced staff, 10 dive trucks and purpose built dive boat 'DIVEMANIA' ensure clients do the best possible dives around Gozo, Comino or Malta. We can organise airport transfers, car hire and accommodation in hotels, apartments or villas with/without pools. Contact us for further information or to book.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Had an awesome holiday. We dived wrecks, caves and reefs. The instructors/guides were brilliant, particularly Richard Salter and Alan O Reilly. They explained the history of the site and what marine life we would see. Very helpful and professional. The contact between Diane and our dive centre was brilliant and efficient. Would definitely recommend gozo and St. Andrews divers cove to other divers and centres back home.

10. Ggantija Megalithic Temples

Xaghra, Ggantija, Island of Gozo, Malta +356 2155 3194
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Ggantija Megalithic Temples

Reviewed By Stephen F

A bit expensive but the entrance price includes access to the old windmill a few minutes walk away.
There is an interesting and informative exhibition centre that you should look around before visiting the temple. Walking along a well maintained pathway flanked by native flora and fauna you soon approach the temple complex. Unlike on Malta the temple isn’t as well maintained or covered but you have direct access via walk boards interspersed with signs explaining points of interest.
Following the path to the exit you are led into a compact gift shop well stocked to encourage you to buy souvenirs.

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