Comino begs to be explored, and as you venture out and about you will be surprised by the size of the island.
It is a perfect microcosm of the Maltese landscape. A walk around its shoreline and into its heart takes visitors across sandy beaches, through copses of tamarisk and pine trees, along a fertile, cultivated valley humming with bees, and towards the soaring north-eastern cliffs. Gradually you draw towards the incomparable Blue Lagoon.
Along your walk, caves afford shelter, and battlements provide splendid vantage points. The colonnaded rectangle of the former quarantine station reminds you of former times in the now much-diminished resident community.
Allowing for occasional stops to take in the views and observe nature, you will need three to four hours to walk round the island, or indeed longer if you wish. It is important to wear stout walking shoes, especially in the cliffs area.