Snorkelling in Ibiza is one of the favourite activities of tourists who come to visit the island all year round. Here you will find crystal clear waters, a perfect climate and spectacular underwater flora and fauna. Are you going to miss it? Let’s take a look at the 10 best snorkelling beaches in Ibiza.
These are the best places for snorkelling in Ibiza, Spain
Cala Conta (or Platges de Comte) is one of Ibiza’s most famous beaches and dozens of tourists and locals come here every day to enjoy its beautiful views and turquoise waters. However, don’t worry about the crowds – it’s the perfect place for snorkelling in Ibiza. Take your diving goggles and immerse yourself in an underwater paradise like no other. We assure you that it is a unique experience.
Cala Xarraca is said to be Ibiza’s beach with the most crystal clear waters, and we totally agree. In addition, this beach is different from the beaches you usually find in Ibiza, as it has a significant slope. This makes snorkelling in Cala Xarraca one of the favourite activities for snorkel lovers. In addition, you will also be able to take care of your skin thanks to the natural clay that you can find in this cove.
S’Illot des Renclí
S’Illot des Renclí is on the way to Portinatx, next to Cala Xarraca. It is a small cove and here you won’t find fine sand like in other places. It is an ideal place for snorkelling in Ibiza as the waters are very clear and you can get a wonderful view of the islet that the beach is named after. After diving, remember to visit the boatyard houses and the restaurant above the cliff, where you can taste a spectacular fish under the shade of the pines.
Punta Galera is one of the most special places on Ibiza, as there is no sand or gravel for sunbathing here. In Punta Galera you will find smooth rocks at different heights where you can leave your towel while you dive in its turquoise waters. This is a difficult place to reach that has become one of the most famous nudist beaches around here. Definitely one of the best snorkelling spots on Ibiza.
If you want to snorkel in Ibiza, don’t forget to visit Cala Codolar. Here you won’t find hundreds and hundreds of people looking for a tiny place to leave the towel. If you visit Cala Codolar, you can enjoy the calmness of a beach where you can dive among the rocks of the sea floor. In addition, this beach is usually visited by local people. Remember to bring food for you! There’s only one beach bar here, so you won’t have much choice.
In S’Estanyol we find one of the closest beaches to the capital for snorkelling in Ibiza, although that doesn’t mean it’s full of people. In fact, it’s a pretty lonely cove. Use the wooden footbridge to reach the water (the terrain is somewhat uneven) and start swimming. You’ll have to get some distance from the shore, as this is a shallow beach, but with a spectacular seabed.
In Es Canaret we will find one of the least frequented coves of Ibiza, so it is a must if you want to live a moment of relaxation to rest from the frenetic rhythm of the Balearic island. Once upon a time the beach could not be reached, as it was only possible to enter through a private house. However, now there is a path that takes you to the shore, where you will find the typical boatyard houses of Ibiza.
The bay of Porroig is full of boatyard huts that give this place a typical Ibizan atmosphere. It is an area that has always been used as a natural port for fishermen, so you will not find any beach bar or restaurant. Here you can dive in its crystal clear waters and visit the small coves that make up this magnificent bay. If you decide to come by boat, it is also a good place to anchor it.
Aguas Blancas beach (known in Catalan as Aigües Blanques or s’Aigua Blanca) is one of Ibiza’s traditional nudist beaches. From here you will be able to observe the small island of Tagomago and you will be able to enjoy one of the best beaches for snorkelling in Ibiza after sunbathing on the shore, with sand of a darker colour than normal on the island.
Pou des Lleó
Pou des Lleó is a cove located in the northeast of the island, a few kilometres from Santa Eulària. Although you will find sand on the shore, it is perfect for snorkelling in Ibiza, as it has a rocky sea bed and crystal clear waters. You can also discover an old Phoenician wharf, according to legend. There are several restaurants around if you would like to try some of the island’s typical food.
Visit the best places for snorkelling in Ibiza with Float Your Boat
In Float Your Boat we give you the opportunity to snorkel in Ibiza in one of the best beaches of the island: Cala Conta. Cala Conta is an obligatory stop at our Ibiza Beach Cruises: we will stop for one hour – you will have enough time to snorkel, swim or paddlesurf.
If you want to hire our cruises, make your booking on our website. Contact us if you have any questions: our team will help you with everything you need. We look forward to seeing you!