Best snorkelling spots in spain

Snorkelling? What’s that? I imagine that if you’ve accessed this article via Google you’ll have a pretty clear idea of what it’s all about. It’s what we mean when we put on goggles and a snorkel to explore what’s in the sea without the need to dive. This allows us to see beautiful fish species and corals of all kinds, enjoying first-hand the haunting beauty of the seabed.

There are some fantastic snorkelling spots in Spain. You don’t have to go far to experience moments that will stay with you for a long time. That’s why I haven’t had too much trouble putting together a list of places you should go if you’re a lover of this addictive hobby. Shall we get started?

Medes Islands (Girona)

On the Catalan coast, specifically on the Costa Brava, we find one of the most marvellous spots. In L’Estartit you will find the Illes Medes (Medes Islands), an archipelago made up of seven islands and some islets that are a must for those who love snorkelling. Why? Because its marine reserve is one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea. In its waters there are exotic species such as nopales, vines and lion’s claws, as well as sheltering the common stingray and red coral.


Cabo de Palos (Murcia)

We move on to a place on the Iberian Peninsula as beautiful as La Manga del Mar Menor, where year after year thousands of tourists from all over the world come to spend the summer. Its beaches are a spectacle, especially if we move around Cabo de Palos. There you will find coves with a film-like seabed that you can only explore with a permit. Where can you get one? In diving and snorkelling clubs like the ones in the port. If you get it, don’t miss the chance to explore the Islas Hormigas Reserve, as it is one of the most beautiful in Europe.

La Isleta del Moro (Almería)

La Isleta del Mor is a small fishing village located in Cabo de Gata, about 40 kilometres away from Almeria. Its marine reserve invites you to snorkel and dive. The waters are crystal clear and it is very easy to see beautiful species of fish. Guided snorkelling trips are organised in which you are accompanied by a specialist who knows the area and allows you to make the most of the experience.


Columbretes Islands (Castellón)

These are four groups of volcanic islands located about 25 miles from Castellón, east of the cape of Oropesa. It is home to an enormous number of animal and plant species, which is why it is visited by fans of snorkelling and scuba diving. You can hire excursions that leave from different points in the province of Castellón to enjoy its waters.

Berenguel Beach (Granada)

It must be said that in Almuñécar and in other towns along the coast of Granada it is very easy to enjoy a day of snorkelling. At Berenguel beach, for example, all the conditions are right for it. It is in the Bahía del Vapor, very close to the Marina del Este marina, and does not disappoint those who decide to take a dip with their snorkel and goggles. The fish that lurk here are not at all shy.

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