Woman snorkelling in Menorca, Balearic Islands

Some of the best places for snorkelling in Spain


Spain is a real haven for snorkelling enthusiasts. The coast is full of wonderful spots where you'll find crystalline waters and lots of marine life. Get ready to discover four coves that are perfect for trying out your skills and making your holiday an unforgettable escape from the stresses ans strains of everyday life. 

Cala Macarella, Menorca.

Located 14 km from Ciutadella, between Se Castellet de Macarella and Punta de na Xulla, Cala Macarella is known as one of the prettiest little coves in Menorca, in the Balearic Islands. Towering cliffs, pinewoods, and turquoise waters curl round in an impressive U-shape.   A ruggedly beautiful gem that can be accessed in different ways. If you fancy a walk, you can get there in just 30 minutes via Cala Galdana. There is a clearly marked path that runs through the typical scenery of the Menorcan coast. Or if you prefer to save all your energy for snorkelling, you'll also find two car parks where you can leave your car.  The colour of the water ranges from turquoise to the brightest of sky blues. When you take to the water the fish will provide a great show, and if you're lucky you might even see a sea turtle.   

Views of the turquoise water of Cala Macarella, Menorca

Cala Saona, Formentera

Cala Saona, also known as Cala Sabina, is located on the island of Formentera, part of the Balearic Islands. When you arrive, you’ll spread your towel on a small stretch of white sand surrounded by rocks and pine trees that's bathed by crystal-clear waters. An enviable experience!  Sink your toes into the fine sand and plunge into the shallow waters where you'll find shining pebbles and an endless list of aquatic species. This is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best coves in the area.  Furthermore, you can observe the traditional little fishing boats, and one of the best sunsets on the island.   

Views of the rocks and old fishing boats in Cala Saona, Formentera

Cala El Racó, Alicante

Cala El Racó is located just below the imposing rocky outcrop of Ifach in Calpe, in the province of Alicante. A beautiful cove of white and grey pebbles, it's only about 80 metres long. Never too crowded, it's perfect for immersing yourself in a sea of peace and brightly coloured fish. A natural gem, and a place that you absolutely must visit at least once in a lifetime. You'll take life as it comes, leaving all those bothersome commitments behind and lying in the sun to recharge those rundown batteries, little by little.  

Views of Cala El Racó and the towering Ifach rock in Calpe, Alicante

Cala Sa Tuna, Girona

Sa Tuna is known as one of the prettiest coves on the Costa Brava, in Catalonia.  Located in the pretty village of Begur, you’ll fall in love with this tiny beach with its varied scenery. When you get there, you'll need to choose between stretching out on the sand or losing yourself among an infinity of caves and rock formations, perfect for studying corals, crabs, starfish and a diverse range of fish. Head for the sea for a good long swim.  From the water you'll be able to see the small, well preserved, brilliantly white houses that are so typical of the area, and you can swim to other nearby coves such as Aiguablava. Another option is to go on foot, taking the Ronda pathways, from where you’ll be able to see the cove itself, Cap Sa Sal and the Cala de Destino marina.  

Views from the water of the great diversity of species to be seen snorkelling in Cala Sa Tuna, Begur, Girona
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