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The small seaside resort of Cala Sant Vicenç, in the north of Mallorca, is set in a narrow rocky cove. Its calm and transparent waters make it an ideal snorkeling location. In the rocky areas and along the cliffs that border the cala, you can see many fish such as seabream, mullet, wrasse, and sometimes small groupers.

Group of striped red mullet at Cala Sant Vicenç
Small groups of striped red mullet are found in Cala Sant Vicenç sandy beds.

How to go snorkeling at Cala Sant Vicenç

Cala Sant Vicenç is a small seaside resort in the northeast of Mallorca. From Palma, the driving time to the spot is about 50 minutes. There are several car parks in the village.

Cala Sant Vicenç snorkeling map, Mallorca

Water entrance for snorkeling Cala Sant Vicenç

Cala Sant Vicenç is home to several smaller coves. We recommend that you get in the water either from Cala Barques beach or from Cala Clara, where 4 or 5 stairs are carved into the rock in different places.

Cala Sant Vicenç snorkeling exploration tips

You can snorkel all over the cove, where the water is calm and transparent. The snorkeling area is edged by rocky cliffs, and therefore generally well sheltered from waves and currents, which makes it a good spot for beginners. In addition, boats cannot access shallow areas.

Rocky beds at Cala Sant Vicenç
The creek rocky areas are full of small outcrops and caves.

Near the shore, the seabed is sandy, but by kicking a little (about 70m from the beach) you can reach rocky areas. You can also swim along the cliffs that border the creek.

The seabed is great, with a lot of life. Many species live in the area, such as two-banded seabream, sargo, and grey mullet. Around the rocks, ornate wrasse and rainbow wrasse are easy to see.

If you are lucky, you might also spot a small dusky grouper or a Sally Lightfoot (a colorful, flat exotic crab) in the rocky crevices. In sandy areas, many red mullets are busy searching the substrate for small worms and crustaceans on which they feed.

Two-banded seabream at Cala Sant Vicenç
The two-banded seabream is one of the creek’s most common fish.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

There are around ten hotels and vacation rentals in Cala Sant Vicenç, most of them located a few hundred meters only from the shore. Hotel Hoposa Niu, TUI BLUE Don Pedro, and Grupotel Molins are set by the sea, overlooking the turquoise waters of the cove.


  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth10ft/3m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach or rocky stairs
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersMedium
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyYes

MAP Spot

These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.