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

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 Montgrí, 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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