Secret coves of Jávea for snorkeling

Do you know where the best places are in Jávea to snorkel? Jávea has multitude of beautiful beaches for all tastes, but if you are looking for secret corners, do not miss this article. We have asked Carlos Serrano, freediving instructor and owner of Free Diving Jávea for advice: you can find them at Aventura Kanaloa, where they also do scuba diving, canyoning or psychobloc (consists of climbing cliffs and jumping into the water).

Strangely, there are still hidden paradises to discover which are perfect to enjoy in low season from the sea. All you need are goggles and a snorkel.

In Jávea there is no limit, practically everything that can be done by sailing can be discovered by snorkeling“, Carlos tells us. The freediving expert tells us about his favorite places to practice this activity:

One of the ones I like the most is Cala del Portitxol, you can go to the island and go to Cabo Negro. Did you know that this beach is one of the areas of the Mediterranean with the most Roman anchors? And the oldest anchor in the world is in Jávea!. Before the dive, we recommend a visit to the Soler Blasco Archaeological and Ethnological Museum to explore the history of Xàbia, which is closely linked to the sea: you will discover a multitude of curiosities and you will be surprised by the number of finds that have taken place in Jávea.

The Neptune pools in Portitxol are another of the places worth discovering. The first one can be entered on foot and the second one by apnea or diving.”

“Bellow Cabo de la Nao there are several caves that can be accessed by motorless boat or by kayak. Passing the cape in its own foothills, is the Cova del Llop Marí“. Sea caves are a curious and common element on the coast of the Marina Alta and in Jávea we have several that deserve to be explored, although always with caution and with the advice of an expert.

La Cala d’en Caló is another one of those treasures to discover, it has an island with four outlets perfect fro snorkeling”. They say that it is one of the most paradisiacal coves in the area, perhaps because of its inaccessibility, since it cannot be reached by land. You will find it between La Granadella and Cap de la Nao, just below the Mirador de Ambolo.

“In the Moraig fault (Benitatxell) there is a perfect carved stone and just below there is a cave where you can get into and go out to another natural pool.”

And after this route guided by Carlos Serrano, what are you waiting? Discover all the nooks and crannies of the Xàbia coast line that you haven’t yet heard of.

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