Your snorkeling equipment is an essential part of your holiday luggage and you love exploring the underwater world of the Mediterranean sea? 🐠 Mallorca is famous for its beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. Usually the sea is quite calm, especially in the small bays. Moreover, each beach is unique. All this makes Mallorca a paradise for snorkelling fans, from amateurs to experts.
In this blog post we will reveal you the top 5 snorkel spots on the island of Mallorca!
Cala Llombards is located in the southeast of Mallorca and is a precious large bay with white sand and turquoise water. Due to the shallow sea the bay is perfect for snorkeling beginners and children. There are large rocks on both sides of the bay with a lot of fish swimming around.
A few minutes by car from Cala Llombards you can find the wonderful little Cala des Moro. It's quite crowded during the day, especially in the high season, but it's worth it! The best time to snorkel is early in the morning or just before sunset. On the right side there is a cliff with really beautiful corals.
Maioris is about 20 minutes drive from Palma and is a real secret. It takes about 15-30 minutes to reach the sea by foot along small paths.
But the effort is worth it! Here you won't find a big sandy beach, but many small plateaus (some with more, others with less sand). The further you walk to the right (i.e. further away from the parking lot), the quieter and more secluded it gets.
Water shoes are helpful, as you have to walk over the stony ground in order to jump into the water. Maioris is not that suitable for children. Especially with strong waves it can become dangerous here, since the water bangs against the rocks. So please be careful :)
Badia Blava is a panoramic platform that is about 20 minutes drive from Palma. In serpentines it goes down to a parking lot, which offers parking possibilities for approx. 20 cars. Afterwards you have to climb down some stairs. The view from there is just amazing!
t the platform you can either jump directly into the water or search for the stairs that lead into the water. But be careful! The entrance is slippery…
The picturesque Cala Agulla is located near the popular beach Cala Ratjada in the northeast of Mallorca. Directly next to Cala Agulla are a few small bays, which are especially beautiful for snorkeling and can be reached from Cala Agulla in a few minutes by foot. The sea is very clear and under water there are big rocks with corals and many different fish. What we also liked about this beach is the view over the green mountains. 🏔
Caló d'en Monjo is a secluded, magnificent bay in the west of the island, near Peguera. It's not that easy to access, but it is totally worth it! When entering the route in Google Maps, you will arrive at a parking area near Cala Fornells, which is very sandy and rocky. From the parking you have to walk 15-20 minutes to the beach on a beautiful path.
Once you have arrived at the bay you can choose your favourite spot: on the sandy beach or in the shade of the trees around it. Because of the rocks, seagrass and corals on the bottom of the sea you will have an amazing snorkeling experience. Between the corals and rocks there are lots of fish and the last time we snorkeled there we could even see an octopus!
Do you know other great snorkeling spots? We are happy to hear from you in our comments!