A mixture of natural and cultural heritage complimenting a modern tourist resort
Traditionally a small fishing village, Xlendi has evolved into a tourist attraction that intertwines cultural and natural heritage. In spite of the recent developments done to cater for the tourist demands, the bay is still abundant in natural beauty. Snorkelers and scuba divers have a selection of caves and rugged reefs to explore while trekkers can walk their way up to the top of the cliffs and admire the scenic beauty on show. A coastal tower dominates the bay and, right below it, a host of saltpans are carved in the Maltese limestone. Xlendi has a rather small sandy beach and lies at the foot of a fertile valley. The combination of cultural and natural beauty has amazed tourists and locals alike and Xlendi has now become one of the economic hubs on the island. The development of numerous restaurants, flats, souvenir shops and a handful of hotels/guest houses mean that Xlendi is indeed the bread and butter for a number of Gozitans.
Gozo's Unique Coastline
Steeped in cultural and natural heritage, the Island of Gozo has a blend of characteristics that have astounded visitors along the years. The island's dramatic coastline, a habitat to thousands of species, is unique in the Mediterranean. The hot summer days are ideal for a swim in one of the Island's bays while the perfect warm climate during the winter months makes Gozo an optimal destination for those who would love an adventure along the rugged Gozitan shoreline. Gozo offers diving opportunities all year long in its stunning blue waters while trekkers can explore Gozo's idyllic country side, especially on a glorious sunny spring day. Although the island is primarily renowned for its heavenly summer days, the other nine months of the year offer a mixture of spectacular scenes with an unbelievable variety and contrast of colours each step of the way. No wonder Edward Lear - a 19th Century artist, illustrator, author and poet - ran out of words to depict Gozo's beauty and described the island's coastal scenery as pomskizillious and gromphibberous. The Englishman tailored these words specifically for Gozo's coast, just because no words can describe its magnificence.
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