Cala Codolar

Snorkel Routes

Cala Codolar

Snorkel Routes

On the west coast of Sant Josep, near Cala Llentia, we find Cala Codolar, another magnificent spot that is a perfect destination for snorkelling or water hiking, as we also like to call it.

As is usually the case with these coves, there are several options for a route, but as there is a channel for boats on the left side, it is best to avoid it and head for the right side. You already know that the access channels for windsurfing boards, jet skis, sailboats, motor boats, etc., are prohibited areas for bathing and are intended to give water sports users access to the beach.

As we enter the water, we find a shallow seabed dotted with medium-sized rocks, generally covered with brown algae and others of a whitish hue, such as Padina pavona.

As we move away, leaving the wall to our right, the seabed appears as a stepped platform on which the rocky strata are perfectly distinguishable, clearly reproducing the geological phenomenon that occurs on the surface, while in the rest of the cove the seabed is sandy.

Next to the platform there are large stones that concentrate abundant fauna such as bream, ornate wrasse and gobies that, if they have the chance, will devour the sea urchins with relish.

The water here is limpid and the rock is whiter, which contributes to the brightness of the seabed.

On the outside, the coast shows folds and hollows and, in front of one of them, there is a rocky reef that emerges slightly and is the top of a large rock that rests at -5 metres. Around it there are many others that are completely submerged and full of life, which will delight advanced snorkellers who enjoy free-diving.


The westerly orientation means that it is affected by westerly winds, in which case we should not enter because the water gets cloudy and swells form.