Bays At Los Cancajos Best Snorkeling La Palma

Los Cancajos Swimming And Snorkelling

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For a swim and a snorkel in the Santa Cruz area the main bay at los Cancajos is a good plan. We have visited this spot in two different years, one year it was calm the other it was too rough to swim, it is the luck of the draw here. When it was calm the water was clear and deep quite quickly making it a great place to snorkel. There is lots of life down there; unfortunately I have no pictures as I forgot my camera.

Diving down and disturbing the bottom you can make the fish follow you around if you feel so inclined. On the volcanics rocks and the breakwaters there are numerous large red crabs, these are well worth a look.

We visited an January and the water is a little cold, I can stand 20 minutes in the water, swimming to keep me warm, but if you are snorkelling and in the water for longer I would suggest a wetsuit. I managed 50 minutes messing around in the water with my wetsuit on to give you an idea.

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