Swim the stunning Baja peninsula, alongside sea lions and other incredible marine life in warm, clear waters
Discover pristine beaches and isolated coves on the uninhabited island of Espiritu Santo
Camp in style in a UNESCO protected area of unspoilt natural beauty
Relax at the end of each day with cocktails, freshly-cooked meals and truly spectacular island sunsets
Explore an island paradise with open turquoise waters, incredible marine life and warm sunsets over the bay on this unique and unforgettable swimming holiday in Baja, Mexico. With water temperatures of around 26°C, this late-season getaway provides the perfect opportunity to discover the unspoilt beauty of one of Mexico’s natural wonders.
From the white sand beaches and dramatic cliff faces to the countless hidden bays that we’ll explore throughout the week, this is a swimming adventure like no other. The area is part of the UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve and offers the opportunity to discover this pristine natural environment.
Based on the uninhabited island of Espiritu Santo, our base camp is located right on the beach, just a few steps from the inviting waters we’ll spend our days exploring. The camp is completely ‘off the grid’ and includes glamping-style tents with camp beds and solar-heated showers. It also offers kayaks and stand-up paddle boards which can be borrowed for your own use between our scheduled swims.
Our food for the week is prepared by our very own chef and cocktails are available for all guests to enjoy as we watch the sun go down at the end of each unforgettable day.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who are looking for a remote escape from everyday life and experience a combination of coastal swims, crossings and circumnavigations. Guests should be comfortable being ‘off the grid’ throughout the duration of the trip, with no access to Wi-Fi or mobile reception on the island.
Swimmers should also have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of around 3km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 6km (split over a minimum of two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Baja, Mexico
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice
- One night's hotel accommodation in Los Cabos on Day 1
- Five nights' cabin-style camping on Isla Espiritu Santo
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners (except Day 1)
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Dinner on Day 1
- Conservation fee of US$25 (payable on Day 1)
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
We've done this SwimTrek twice now and could see doing it again! The water, the geography, the sea-lions and the sunsets do not disappoint. Magical.Christina C, USA - 2022
A magical experience that transcends the actual sport of open-water swimming!Jennifer K, USA - 2022
Baja Isla Espíritu was in equal parts empowering, relaxing, interesting and enchanting. Pack light and get ready for a magical, unplugged week of challenging swims, highly supported beach camping, terrific local food, beautiful sea life and stunning vistas. This trip was easy for a solo swimmer. You can engage with the group or find solitude on the beach or under the stars. I spent the entire week barefoot. We had a great range of swimming speeds and the guides made sure we all got correct level of challenge.Julia R, USA - 2022
Before my trip, one comment that stood out to me on the Swim Trek website was that going on a swim adventure once a year is non-negotiable. I understand now why that's the case. I most certainly now believe the same thing! I had one of the best weeks of my life on the Baja Mexico trip in all aspects - great swimming, great people, and great off the grid adventure! Thank you to Jamie and the team.Janine G, Canada - 2022
This trip far exceeded my expectations and I would pinch myself to make sure this was in fact real and not a dream.Karen, 2021
It was an amazing week. I can't wait to do it again.Sophia, 2021
I feel like I just came home from summer camp. Camping on the beach with no internet is a great way to relax and unwind.Elizabeth, 2021
It was so relaxing! I got a chance to read some good books!Colette, 2021
In addition to the natural beauty including tropical fish, sea lions, coral, and unparalleled sunsets, it was wonderful to be free of the internet and phone service for nearly a week!Judy, 2021
This was the best vacation ever! The location was stunning, the staff was incredible, the swimming was awesome, the fish were glorious, the weather was perfect, the food was great, and the facilities were perfect for those of us who like living an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Very well organised, and zero stress! I loved every aspect of the experience.Anne D, 2019 - USA
Great trip. Go with the flow!Ian R, USA - 2019
Baja California Sur is more perfect than you can imagine and Swim Trek is the best way to enjoy it. I will return each and every year that I can.Jeremy H, Mexico - 2019
Such a great adventure! Warm, clear waters for swimming. Sleeping with the sea at your tent door, the brilliant stars and the Milky Way above. Watching the never-ending movie of the pelicans diving near the shore, good friends, great food, it was heaven on earth.Kelly M, Canada - 2018
If you have a chance to go on the Baja SwimTrek, GO! You won’t be sorry!Marcia M, USA - 2018
Great swimming! Great food! Top notch staff! Left my heart with a green turtle that I swam along side, and the beautiful Isla Espirito Santo. Quite a trip!Cynthia S, USA - 2018
Baja was the best Swimtrek I have been on so far! The swims, the water, the wildlife, the guides and crew, the food and cocktails, the location and the other swim trekkers were all fantastic and made it a wonderfully unique and memorable experience which will be hard to beat!Sarah, R. USA- 2017
Swimming around Espiritu Santos Island was like swimming in a crowded aquarium full of rainbow colored fish and sea life.Laurie, R. USA- 2017
The Baja trip surpassed all my expectations. Every swim was like swimming in a beautiful aquarium and the scenery amazing. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and enabled us all to enjoy swimming at our own abilities. I loved every moment.Nina. C. UK- 2017
This is one, I would suggest THE one, not to miss on the Swimtrek calendar.James, J. USA- 2017
I met a great bunch of people, had some amazing swims and was looked after by extremely knowledgeable and entertaining crew. I felt very privileged to be in such a completely unspoilt and special locationRuth B - 2016
A once in a lifetime experience I would do again in a heartbeat!John T, 2016
Go to Baja. Unplug. Unwind. Swim. Experience the beauty of this place and the people that make it possible.James J. 2016 - USA
This was a trip of a lifetime for me. My paradigm of pool swimming shifted and I am now an open water convert! The staff, the location, every swim - were perfect! Being off the grid was an unexpected bonus. I highly recommend going on this trip!Catharine S. 2016 - Canada