|15 Oct - 18 Oct||
|19 Oct - 22 Oct||
Escape to a tropical paradise and plunge into warm, blue-green waters, edged by white sand beaches
Share your swims with sea turtles and shoals of reef fish as you explore the local coral gardens and thread between more than 20 cays, which surround Culebra
More than 20% of Culebra Island is preserved by the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge – discover the abundance of marine life in this tropical paradise
Relax after your days in the sea at the relaxed, family-owned Villa Boheme, swinging in a hammock and watching the sunrise
Welcome to Isla Culebra! This tropical paradise is part of the Spanish Virgin Islands (also known as the ‘Passage Islands’) in Puerto Rico. It’s here you’ll find those white-sand beaches and warm, blue-green waters that swimmers’ dreams are filled with. Get ready for a truly unforgettable swimming experience as we wind our way to idyllic Caribbean beaches with powdery sands brushed by calm tides as they ebb and flow. The island is surrounded by over 20 cays and numerous coral gardens that host an abundance of marine life, including sea turtles and shoals of reef fish. Snorkelling and diving are popular activities on the island as well, with numerous natural creeks and bays to explore during your time on the island.
More than 20% of Culebra Island is preserved by the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, which results in a diverse ecosystem and plenty of wildlife for you to meet as part of your adventure. The island is also home to Mount Resaca, which offers stunning views across the island and the surrounding waters of the Atlantic, Vieques Sound and the Caribbean Sea.
Culebra Island is also home to a vibrant local culture, with a range of restaurants serving traditional Puerto Rican cuisine.
Who is this trip for?
This swimming short escape is ideal for those who are looking to combine interesting swims with exploring a relaxed island.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 2.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 5km (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 Puerto Rico
- Three nights' accommodation at the beachside Villa Boheme
- Full safety escort and support from expert swim guides
- Three breakfasts
- Two lunches on day two and three (swimmers only)
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.