Discover a new world – snorkeling in Mallorca!
The favorite island of the Germans? Mallorca! No question. The Mediterranean lifestyle, the annual 300 days of sunshine and the fantastic vacation scenery attract countless tourists to the Balearic island year after year. Not to forget: The breathtaking bays and beaches with their at least equally diverse underwater world! In addition to its appeal to nature and party lovers, Mallorca is thus an equally interesting mecca for all lovers of water sports.
Snorkelers, in particular, get their money’s worth in the crystal-clear and warm bays. Mysterious grottoes, colorful coral reefs, legendary underwater caves and the great diversity of species make Mallorca an incomparable snorkeling hotspot in Europe. We have collected for you all the tips and tricks that will guarantee you maritime happiness on our favorite island!
Your first time? This is what you need for snorkeling in Mallorca!
Expensive equipment, weeks of instruction courses and elaborate tours with the local diving school? Far from it! To explore the crystal clear bays around Mallorca with the snorkel, you need nothing but a simple ABC equipment. This usually consists of fins, mask as well as snorkel and is usually available in any tourist or even souvenir store.
To fully enjoy the snorkeling trip alongside fascinating fish and colorful coral reefs, we recommend purchasing equipment from the mid-price segment. For example, a snorkel with a blow-off valve also allows you to easily dive below the water’s surface if you’ve spotted a particularly beautiful shell – and without any salty surprise! Alternatively, you can rent high-quality equipment from the local diving schools for your excursion into the cool water.
Safe snorkeling in Mallorca: safety first!
Just because neither snorkeling nor diving license are required for diving in Mallorca, self-protection from injury is more mandatory than optional. Thus, the golden rule “never dive into the cool water without a buddy” also applies to snorkeling in Mallorca. Only in pairs can one intervene if something should happen to the other. And let’s face it, it’s much more fun to explore the underwater world together anyway and share about the adventure afterwards….
Furthermore, water shoes offer the best protection to keep your feet from injuries caused by sharp rocks and shells. If, despite all the anticipation, you are accompanied by an inevitable feeling of unease as you plan your snorkeling excursion, you can take a short crash course at one of the many diving schools. Furthermore, they offer regular snorkeling tours to the island’s secret underwater hotspots that are not easily accessible to the average tourist. If you prefer to explore the underwater flora and fauna of Mallorca’s coasts “on your own”, then study below …
… the three most beautiful beaches for snorkeling in Mallorca
In Mallorca there are countless places where barracudas, monk fish, octopuses and – if you are lucky enough – maybe even a turtle or two are just waiting to be spotted by you. So grab your scuba gear and explore our three favorite beaches for snorkeling in Mallorca:
Snorkeling in Mallorca’s bay “Caló des Moro
Are you looking for a true picture book? In the southeast of Mallorca you will find it! For many, Caló des Moro is considered the most beautiful and at the same time the most spectacular bay in all of Mallorca. Nestled between two rocks, a world of deep blue water, countless sea creatures, mysterious crevices and as a special highlight: two caves that invite brave tourists to snorkel through!
Snorkeling in Mallorca’s bay “Cala Pi
Away from mass tourism, the steeply sloping and in some corners lushly overgrown bay inspires with its idyllic and quiet atmosphere. Cala Pi also enjoys a reputation as one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca and can rest on wild vegetation and turquoise – almost crystal clear – water. Since the sea slopes shallowly and waves are rarely encountered, the bay also offers the perfect environment for families and “fresh snorkelers”.
Snorkeling in Mallorca’s bay “Cala Tuent
The wildly rugged northwest coast of Mallorca holds a true jewel hidden for all snorkeling fans: Cala Tuent surprises as an enchanting sea bay with a fantastic backdrop – and that both above and below the water surface. Thanks to the clear visibility, this spot of Mallorca is ideal for snorkeling, swimming and relaxing among colorful corals, isolated schools of fish and exciting rock formations. In view at every emergence: The spectacular scenery of the Tramuntana mountains, which in addition to the bathing pleasure invites you to take a hike or two. Therefore, our insider tip: Stretch your feet on the famous hiking trail “Sa Costara” while you enjoy the fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea and then get your well-deserved cooling during a breathtaking snorkeling tour in Cala Tuent!