Ibiza offers much more than just party and beach. In addition to cultural events, it is also a very beautiful island. The versatility of nature can be found in the landscape and the coast, both above and below water.
Ibiza has about 200 kilometers of coastline and about 70 beaches that, in combination with the pleasant temperatures, make snorkeling an excellent activity. The months from june to october are ideal, since the average temperature is usually above 20º Celsius and its crystalline waters allow visibility of more than 30 meters.
The variety of the shore and the subsoil allows them to have both sandy beaches, boulders or rock formations. Underwater life is so diverse and colorful that you can see countless fish, such as rays, crabs, lobsters, groupers, octopuses, cuttlefish, sea breams, castanets, jellyfish, mackerels, brunettes and barracudas. With luck you can see a sea turtle or swordfish, and even playful dolphins.
In the north of the island you will find the best bays and coves with rocky bottoms, ideal for your snorkeling adventure, although you will need to go by car or yacht to reach most of them.
Cala d´En Serra
A bay especially popular with locals located east of Portinatx and a great place to dive. To get there you have to drive towards Portinatx and take the exit to Cala d’En Serra. Once parked, we reach a small sandy beach. On the left are the typical wooden fishing huts and boat docks. The best places for snorkeling are on the right side of the bay.
Es Pou d´es Lleó and Cala Mastella
This bay is located in the northeast of the island. It has a sandy beach easily accessible by car. There is also a small restaurant. Here the water is very clear and, in general, it is a fairly calm place. A little further south is Cala Mastella. It is a beautiful little bay with conifers on both sides where you can snorkel along the large rock walls. Here you can also park near the beach.
Attractive cove at the foot of a small red earth cliff, with small islets in front. A fairly wide bay with a sandy beach and a rocky bottom. You can park near the beach and there is a restaurant. The landscape is very beautiful and the surroundings offer multiple lonely recesses. Its coast is equally beautiful for snorkeling.
Small small town surrounded by pine trees with some boathouses on both sides, in the surroundings of Portinatx. While the exterior is sandy, the interior is made of stone and gravel slab. There are never too many people and the rocks that surround the sides of the shore give it a special beauty. A beautiful snorkeling route is from Cala Xuclar beach to the east.
It is one of the most amazing landscapes of the ibizan coast. It is a stretch of smooth rock, which in some moments even forms flat terraces at several levels, where bathers extend their towels. It has always been a little frequented place, although it attracts more and more young people, seduced by the stillness and beauty of the picturesque landscape. The rocky terrain is not a problem when it comes to getting into the water, since the depth exceeds 2 and a half meters practically on the entire shore, with the exception of some higher submerged rocks that facilitate the exit of the sea. It is, without a doubt, a special, quiet and ideal place to practice snorkeling.
This tiny cove is located in the west of Ibiza. Its coast is dotted with small fishermen’s huts and is not very touristy, since there is hardly any sand on its shore. Porroig is a natural harbor and an excellent option to anchor the yacht and spend the day snorkeling.
Quiet beach, composed of a type of clay sand that makes it unique. Its high cliffs contrast with its turquoise waters, and around its rocks inhabit a wide variety of marine species, making it an ideal beach for snorkeling or diving.
It is not easy to reach this small cove of rocks by land. Located 3 kilometers from Sant Mateu d’Albarca, Cala Albarca is one of the most impressive natural settings of the island, great for boat access and enjoy swimming and snorkeling.
It is a pebble beach in the southwest of Ibiza and is popular with locals. This beach is easily accessible by car. The rocky ground and the existing caves make it an excellent place for snorkeling.