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


The Mediterranean is what it is, not the best place for diving or snorkeling. Anyway, let’s talk about the best snorkeling spots near Barcelona!

Snorkeling: Les Illes Medes

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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