Nestled in northwestern mainland Malta
, the small rural village of Mgarr
is surrounded by fertile farmland and vineyards
and is located just a few miles from the town of Mosta
. Known as the Gateway to Gozo
, Mgarr is home to a busy ferry port and harbor, with a yacht marina within walking distance to the ferry port. Mgarr Habor
is a popular vacation destination among Maltese residents as well as tourists from abroad. There are several types of accommodation
options should your travels take you to this little village on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Accommodations include private vacation rentals
and condo rentals
, which primarily are located near the harbor. Travelers typically choose vacation rental lodging when space is needed, such as a family vacation
. A condo rental generally is a perfect accommodation option for those who do not need multiple bedrooms. All vacation rental accommodations provide a comfortable home base while exploring the village of Mgarr and the surrounding areas.
Visitors staying in vacation rentals near the harbor have wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea and the historic Lourdes Church, which was built in 1888. Adjacent to the church, travelers can visit the Fort Chambrai, which was built in 1723. Should you choose to stay in vacation rentals that are more inland, the landscape provides numerous opportunities for walking and hiking as well as other tourist sites, such as the prehistoric sites of T'a Hagrat and Skorba. The T'a Hagrat site has been well preserved and is the oldest standing temple in Malta. The Skorba site is important because it provides evidence of a prehistoric village. Skorba is not open to the general public, but visitors may schedule appointments to see the archaeological site.