It feels like the sun is always shining in Valletta, and perhaps this is why it has been a popular holiday destination for many years. There is plenty to see and do and the small size of Malta means that all the other attractions and beaches that this tiny country has to offer are just a stones throw away. Valletta is only a small city and it is very easy (and enjoyable) to get around on foot. If you do want to travel further afield Malta is only a small country and Valletta is the transport hub so it is very easy to get around and see everything with little hassle.
The city oozes with historical charm and has many beautiful places to explore for free; from getting lost in it’s narrow alleyways admiring the traditional colorful wooden balconies that hang off the buildings, to strolling up to the Upper Barakka Gardens for a fantastic view of the beautiful grand harbor. When you are ready for a break, grab a coffee and watch the world go by in Piazza Regina.
Overall, Malta is in the bargain category for summer resort areas in Europe, and with so many free things to see and do, it’s not too challenging to keep expenses low.
|Airports||Malta International Airport (MLA)|
Food in Malta has influences from many other European countries due to the influence of various rulers and empires that have occupied the island. If you want a fancy restaurant with a view of the sea then of course you will pay more, but if you head a few streets back you will find many little back street restaurants offering some great set menu deals.
|Budget breakfast||Breakfast is often included with a room or bed. If not, there are cheap restaurants serving Full English breakfasts among other things.||$3.49 - $6.45|
|Budget lunch||Sandwiches, pizza, and kebabs are among the cheapest and easiest to find lunch items.||$5.38 - $9.68|
|Budget dinner||Pasta and pizzas are cheap even in the sit-down restaurants all over the tourist areas.||$9.68 - $16.13|
|.5 liter beer in a bar||The local lager is called Cisk, but imports are usually a bit cheaper. Wine can also be a bargain in Malta.||$2.69 - $4.84|
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Valletta has a pleasant year round climate which attracts holiday makers through all the seasons although the busier months are from April – October. The best time to visit Valletta is either June or September when the weather is sunny and warm but the streets and attractions are less busy.
Malta has a predictable pattern for hotel prices that is similar to other Mediterranean islands. Places tend to be packed in July and August, while June and September have smaller crowds and marginally lower prices. October through May is the low season.
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|Hostel Bed||15.05 - 18.28|