Snorkeling in Menorca
Menorca is a beautiful island with ideal seaside weather and more than 100 beaches to explore. In this post, we'll go over everything you need to know about snorkeling in Menorca.
You can snorkel from any beach on Menorca. The water is usually clear and tranquil. On the southern aspect, the beaches are mostly sandy, with rocks and algae sprinkled in here and there. The beaches on the north side are a bit rockier, with the rocky seabed.
If you're a beginner, make sure you start off on the easier side of things. It's important to always be cautious and aware when snorkeling, no matter which beach or area you choose.
You'll find beautiful bays and inlets all across the island. Please keep in mind that not every beach, particularly on the north side, is accessible by car.
Some beaches may require you to walk for half an hour to get to your location or hire a boat.
Best time to Snorkel in Menorca?
July, August, September, and October are the best months for snorkeling since the seawater temperature is at least 22 degrees during these months.
The coldest period of the year in Menorca is from December to February, with temperatures averaging 8 to 14 degrees Celsius. The water temperature is around 12 to 14 degrees during that time.
From April to May, the island and the water gradually warm up. The summer months of July and August have an average temperature of 28 degrees and a water
Try a 'SEA SCOOTER'
This is a great way to go snorkeling without too much work. A unique idea that you may or may not have heard of... You're pushed forward by a propeller in each hand, which you grasp with both hands. Ideal for individuals who can't swim for an extended period of time as well.
These sea scooters may be rented in Son Xoriguer at Big Foot, Cala Galdana at Audax Sports, and of course at other snorkeling outfits on Menorca. The hourly rate is about €45. You can also do a variety of water activities with these!
Sea creatures found around Menorca
There are many and varied species of marine life. Sea anemones, sponges, starfish, octopuses, moray eels, groupers, mullets, scorpionfish, wrasses, sea bream, mullet, and turbot are just a few of the species you'll encounter.
Best Snorkelling Spots in Menorca
The most stunning snorkeling locations on Menorca are the tiny bays with rock sides and waters. The greatest snorkeling sites for you are listed below. In the summer, the beaches in the south may become crowded (start early or late).
Cala Blanca (just south of Ciutadella)
Caló Fondo (not far from Ses Olles)
Cala en Porter
Calas Coves (east of Cala en Porter)
Cala Macarella & Cala Mitjana
On the North side of the island:
Cala Tamarells (found near Es Grau)
Cala Viola de Ponent
Marine Reserve Minorca
The Menorcan Natural Park
The Menorcan Natural Park is located in the north of the island. This reserve extends from Fornells Bay to Cap Gros. Because you will discover a lot and a wide range of aquatic life here, the beaches in this park are perfect for snorkeling.
This reserve has fifteen beaches in it, all of which are part of a protected nature preserve. There are several zones in the reserve, with zone A being the most protected and zone C the least so.
This does not make one beach more beautiful than another.
When visiting Menorca, go to the northern portion of the island to discover this unique area for snorkeling.
Here is a list of the 15 beaches:
Macar d'Alfurinert (Zone A)
Cala Pilar (Area A)
Cala Moragues (Area A)
Cala en Calderer (Zone A)
Cala Barril (Area A)
Cala Pregonda (Zone C)
Cala Binimel la (Zone C)
Cala Cavalleria (Zone C)
Cala Mica (Zone C)
Cala Torta (Zone C)
Cala Viola de Ponent (Zone C)
Cala Viola de Llevant (Zone C)
Cala Tirant (Zone C)
Caló d'en Sintes (Zone C)
Calo d'Alfurinet (Zone C)
The following tour operators and diving businesses provide top-rated snorkeling trips.
Blue Islands Diving
This diving school is located near Cala Galdana in the south of Menorca. It is possible to do a snorkeling safari here. For €35, you may take a two- or three-hour snorkeling trip.
With a very pleasant 'crew,' you leave the lovely bay of Cala Galdana. Ideal for snorkeling visitors who have never done it before, with children or just having fun with the family.
Everything you'll need is included in the price: snorkeling gear, a wetsuit, and even a life jacket.
It is possible to book online for diving and other activities:
+34 633 563 526
Binibeca Diving Menorca
Carrer Platja de Llevant s/nBinibeca Logo
Cala Torret, Local 5 07711 Sant Lluís
Tel: (+34) 617 68 51 93
Dive Center Cala Blanca
Avinguda de Cala Blanca Polígono B, Parcela 1-D
07769 Cala Blanca Ciutadella de Menorca
(+34) 642 682 659 (+34) 642 682 704
Bring an underwater camera or a waterproof phone cover. You may capture stunning images of the fish and other amazing things you encounter beneath the surface!