The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Spain.
Monday 10 September 2018 06:34 GMT
South of Barcelona off the coast of Valencia, the snorkeling on Ibiza Island is popular for its rocky coves. The best Ibiza snorkel spots are spread all around the entire island, with the northern shore dive sites being the most quiet. Overall, there are about a dozen high quality spots as described below.
On the north coast, the snorkeling at Cala Xarraca is best for seeing plentiful reef fish in their rocky seabed habitat. It is located on a rocky coastline, and has a short winding access road to a perfect cove (the access road can be difficult to spot from the main road). There are several large offshore rocks for snorkeling if the waves and winds are low. It offers very high visibility and is one of the best snorkeling spots on Ibiza with its crystal clear shallow water.
South west of San Antonio, the Cala Conta snorkel spot is a located in a very small, isolated cove, and offers exceptional visibility. It has a mixed rocky and sand bottom. From the cove, you’ll want to explore the coast to the left along the rocky promontory near the fisherman huts, and to the right along the rocky coastline. If you head futher offshore, watch out for the strong currents. Cala Conta is located west of San Antonio and just east of Cala Bassa.
Just northeast of Eivissa, the snorkeling at Platja de s’Estanyol is remembered for diverse marine life. Located within a small, scenic cove, the best snorkeling can be found on the left side along the rocks and near the water front fishermen huts.
On the northeastern coast to the northeast of Santa Eularia des Riu, the snorkeling at Aigues Blanques presents incredible water clarity for exploring the rocky outcroppings. If you can catch this on a windless, waveless day, you can explore the offshore rock mounts and enjoy the abundant marine life.
Near the village of Sant Mateau, the snorkeling at Cala d’Albarca offers crystal blue waters. There is a small sign to a viewpoint parking area above the beach, and then there is a gravel road you can use to walk down to the beach. Typically, there are very few people at Cala d’Albarca.
North of the town of San Carlos, the Cala Mastella snorkeling spot offers a rocky sea bed in a beautiful cove. It has a small parking area, so make sure to arrive early. Also, with the rocky coast, water entry can be a challenge and rock shoes are recommended.
On the western-most point of Ibiza to the north of Eivissa, the snorkeling at Cala Comte is infamous for its most torquoise blue water. But, this is not a snorkel spot for beginners. Since it isn’t really sheltererd, it is for advanced snorkelers who can truly enjoy the many small coves.
Just north of San Antonio, the snorkeling at Punta Galera is considered one of the best Ibiza snorkeling spots. It is a very long rock promontory extending offshore, so you can snorkel off either the north side or south side depending upon surf and clarity.
East of Eivissa, the snorkeling at Sa Caleta cove offers a shallow sandy seabed that are ideal for families and beginners. Also known as Es Bol Nou, the waters are usually free of boats since there are no mooring buoys. It is located on the road between Sant Josep and the airport.
In addition to the Ibiza snorkeling spots above, there are three others to the east of Eivissa on the west coast including Cala Moli, Cala Llentia and Cala Vadella. On the quiet northeast point, you’ll want to check out Cala d’en Serra for a protected cove with good water clarity.
The capital city of Eivissa makes a great base for exploring the best Ibiza snorkeling spots.
To reach the Ibiza Island snorkeling, fly directly to the Palma airport on Mallorca Island from one of many international cities. There is an inter-island ferry from Mallorca Island to Ibiza. There is also a small airport on Ibiza with limited commercial service. To explore the snorkeling dive destinations, a rental car is highly recommended and should be reserved well in advance. Alternately, it is possible to for snorkelers to rent a small boat.
Overall, Ibiza is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 21 snorkeling dives in Spain.