Marsalforn is a village on the north west coast of Gozo. The village lies between the hill-top towns of Xaghra and Zebbug and is the most popular tourist resort in Gozo. It is well served with hotels, restaurants, bars and beaches. The village has also become the premiere diving centre on Gozo, with several scuba diving schools located on the sea front. In the last thirty years the village has seen considerable urban expansion and has gradually extended along the crescent -shaped rocky bay towards Qbajjar. This expansion has been spurred by the growth in tourism in Gozo which has meant that several hotels, guesthouses and apartments have been built in the village. Moreover, the desire by wealthy Maltese and Gozitans for second homes in the village, combined with the increasingly large presence of foreign investors in the local housing market, has fuelled high demand for property in the village.