Best Snorkeling Spots Near Barcelona: Illes Medes & More (With Maps)

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While the Mediterranean is not the best place for diving or snorkeling, it has some nice spots. Let’s talk about the best snorkeling spots near Barcelona!

Snorkeling Near Barcelona: Les Illes Medes

Where’s the best snorkelling near Barcelona? In the Medes Islands (aka Illes Medes or Islas Medas)

Les Illes Medes (Medes Islands) are a small archipelago of seven islets about 1 km from the coast line.

The highest hill is 74 metres above the sea level, with a combined surface of 21.5 ha.

The area is protected within the Parc Natural del MontgrĂ­, les Illes Medes i el Baix Ter.

Where Are The Illes Medes?

The nearest coastal town is L’Estartit, not too far from Girona or Barcelona.

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The best way to get there is by private transportion.

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