Free shore access
This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
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