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7 days
SwimTrek Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the many caves, tunnels and swim-throughs that are spread along Ibiza's dramatic northern coastline

  • Swim beneath the cathedral-like towers at Xamena and through the stunning natural tunnels of Murada Island

  • Experience the turquoise waters of Calo Des Porcs and the isolation of Punta Muscarté, Ibiza's northern-most point

  • Arrive into Benirras under the hypnotic beat of the village's iconic drums

  • Soak the island's laid-back, bohemian atmosphere and take in some of the most famous sunsets in the Mediterranean from the island's west-facing beaches

  • Enjoy full board with all breakfasts, lunches and dinners included in your trip price

Join us on an incredible swimming holiday in Ibiza as we explore some of the most rugged and isolated parts of this beautiful Balearic Island. With a mix of cliff-side coastal swimming, exploring of craggy caves and hopping between nearby small islands, this trip gives you the opportunity to discover a side of Ibiza that most visitors will never have the chance to experience.

This secluded coast of Ibiza that you’ll experience on this trip is a world away from the nightclubs and all-night parties that the island has become so famous for. Our base in northern Ibiza is well known for its laid-back, bohemian lifestyle and gorgeous coastline which is generally inaccessible by land. With remarkably clear waters and a relaxed and warm atmosphere, this SwimTrek trip is the perfect way to discover the hidden beauty that Ibiza has to offer.

Who is this trip for?

This trip is designed for swimmers who are looking for beautiful coastal swims in a remote location. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5km prior to the start of the trip.

What's included?

  • Fully guided swimming holiday in Ibiza, Spain
  • Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
  • Six nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All lunches
  • All dinners

What's not included?

  • Travel to and from the start of the tour

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Daily Itineraries

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.

Day 1

We meet at our beachfront hotel in the late afternoon and kick off our trip with a welcome meeting and safety briefing, in which we will discuss in detail the plan for the week ahead. Following this, we have a short acclimatisation swim in the sea before dinner.

Day 2

Today marks the start of our northern Ibiza coastal swim. We start out from directly in front of our hotel and swim out from the bay. Our first target point is the Torre de Portinatx, built in 1763 to warn of invasion from the sea. We’ll journey along the coast, passing a stunning stone arch at Cala Aubarca. This section of coastline has a series of caves along the way which make ideal stopping off points. We then finish our swim at Cala Xarraca, a wonderfully tranquil bay.

After time on the boat to have lunch and relax, we head to the island of Sa Mesquida, from where we carry on our westward journey to Calo des Porcs. This quiet rocky area which lies on the far side of the craggy and isolated Cape Blanc enjoys several naturally occurring swimming pools. The swim ends at Calo des Porcs, acknowledged as one of Ibiza’s most magnificent beaches.

Day 3

Today we carry on heading west, starting off from where we finished the day before. This section features tunnels and swim throughs between offshore islands and Ibiza island itself. Keep an eye out for the quaint fisherman’s huts in some of the most isolated areas. We finish at Moon Beach, named after its close resemblance to the moon, with its small craters of salt crystals which cover the ground.

In the afternoon we will complete a fabulous coastal swim between Moon beach and Benirrás alongside a series of cliffs. Watching the coastline plunge far below the surface is a truly wonderful sight. On arrival into Benirrás Bay we swim around the iconic island of Cap Bernat famous from the many sunset images that have been captured here, before arriving at Benirrás itself in time to catch the iconic sunset.

Day 4

From Benirrás, we swim again due west aiming for the seaside port of Sant Miguel. We may stop for a drink on the port’s beach before heading off again, this time heading for the isthmus that divides the main town from a small peninsula. After a short walk across the land bridge, it’s back into the water, where we head towards Illa Murada, an island roughly 200m long which sits opposite the Torre des Molar, a defensive watchtower. Steep underwater cliffs come into view as we reach Murada, as well as piled up boulders which dot this stretch of coastline. We take lunch onboard our boat in a nearby bay and there’ll be time to snorkel and swim some more if you wish to explore the surrounding waters during our break.

The afternoon takes us to Cap de Balansat which is an isolated promontory overlooking the Mediterranean. Here we’ll swim along some of the most dramatic coastline anywhere in the Balearics; swimming underneath the cathedral like tower of Xamenain particular is a truly spectacular experience. We finish the swim in the near perfect circular cove of Es Portixol, which is surrounded by pine trees and fishermen’s huts. It’s a very special place to mark the westernmost point of our Ibiza adventure.

Day 5

This day marks the commencement of our eastern exploration heading towards Cala D’en Serra. During this coastal journey, we pass Ibiza’s most northerly point at Punta Muscarté. The swims this morning feel somewhat more open than the previous days and the water here seems to be more turquoise than before. Lunch is taken onboard the boat in the bay of Cala D’en Serra, with ample time for snorkeling or exploring the local countryside on foot.

The afternoon is spent exploring the cave systems that lie between Cala D’en Serra and Cala Ses Caletes. It’s a popular spot for freedivers and a great location to do something a bit different in the water.

Day 6

The last full day of the trip involves a coastal swim which finishes at the stunning Cala de Sant Vicent. We pass sea caves, islets, promontories and a wonderful assortment of underwater topography. A highlight will be swimming through the channel separating the island of Punta Grossa from the Ibiza island.

On arriving into Cala de Sant Vicent there will be plenty of time to relax and get a drink to celebrate the achievements of the week.

Day 7

On our final day together, there is time for a relaxing swim on the beach just outside our hotel before the trip finishes at 11:00.

Trip Schedule

Start Point: Hotel La Cigueña, Portinatx, Ibiza

Start Time: 17:00 on Day 1

Finish Point: Hotel La Cigueña, Portinatx, Ibiza

Finish Time: 11:00 on Day 7

Trip Information

Equipment Checklist

In addition to your daily non-swimming clothes, we also recommend that you bring the following items:

Item Item
Swimming Costume (x2) Towel
Swimming Goggles* (x2) Sweater / Fleece
Sunhat and Sunglasses Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Sun Cream Walking Shoes
Small Daypack Long Sleeved Rash Vest / Swim Leggings

*Try to bring one clear lens and one tinted lens for different light conditions.

Please note that SwimTrek will supply swim hats and provide water and electrolyte drinks in shared water bottles on your safety boat. If you prefer to use your own drink bottle, please feel free to bring one along. If you would like to use a wetsuit, rash vest or fins during your swims, please ensure that you bring these with you.

Swimming Distances

Swim Distance
Portinatx-Cala Xarraca 3km
Calo des Porcs – Moon Beach 2½km
Benirrás – Illa Murada 3km
Portinatx – Cala D’en Serra 3½km
Aigua Dolca – Punta Grossa 2½km
Illa de sa Mesquida - Calo des Porcs 2km
Moon Beach - Benirrás 2½km
Cap de Balansat – Cala Portixol 2½km
Cala D’er Serra 1½km
Punta Grossa – Cala de Sant Vicent 2km

*Please note that these swims are an example of what may take place during the course of your trip and should be used as a guide only. Actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions.

Swimming Conditions

Swimming in the sea is a fantastic experience, however you should be aware that certain marine life such as sea lice, jellyfish, sea urchins and coral could be present during the swims. In all cases we will work on reducing your contact with these creatures, however if you suffer from anaphylaxis, please consult the office prior to booking.

Please note that Ibiza can experience a higher influx of jellyfish in the summer season. Most jellyfish you may come into contact with will not hurt you however some can leave a mild sting. We advise bringing an extra swim layer such as a rash vest or swim leggings to protect yourself from irritation.

Walking Distances

Most walks take place on recognised paths and tracks, however there may be cases where we walk along trails or other unsealed surfaces and care should be taken in these areas.


Month Water Temperature* Air Temperature*
September 24-27°C / 75-81°F 25-28°C / 77-82°F
October 21-25°C / 70-77°F 22-26°C / 72-79°F

*Please note that these temperatures are indicative and should be used as a guide only.

Weather Caveat

For safety reasons, we rely on decent weather conditions when carrying out our swims. As a consequence, open water swimming holidays require a certain degree of on-trip flexibility which can result in changes to the planned itinerary. These changes often add a touch of uniqueness to your trip and will be communicated to you by your SwimTrek guides as quickly as possible.

Group Size and Boat Support

This trip has a maximum group size of 15. The group will be split into two groups, based on speed, with each group being accompanied by their own safety vessel/escort. 

Boat support on this trip includes one main boat and two support boats to be piloted by your SwimTrek guides and a local boat pilot. Please note that this boat support is subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed.

Getting There

Flights into Ibiza Airport (IBZ) are available from many international destinations. While we have outlined various travel options below, they are subject to change and should be used as a guide only. We suggest that you use Skyscanner to search for alternative flight and ferry options for this trip.

Whichever route you choose to take, we recommend confirming your flights and other travel arrangements as early as possible in order to avoid price rises and availability issues.

Flights to Ibiza

To search for available flights into Ibiza International Airport, please visit Skyscanner.

From Ibiza Airport to Hotel La Cigueña

The easiest way to get from the airport to your hotel is to pre-book a local transfer to meet you at the airport upon arrival. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes and can be booked for up to four people for approximately €60-70. For comprehensive information about Ibiza airport transfers, as well as a range of other travel options, including taxis, public transport or local car hire, please visit: Ibiza Spotlight or Ibiza Tourist Board.

Practical Information


Our accommodation for the week is at the small, family-run hotel La Ciguenya, located right on one of Portinatx’s three beaches, Cala Portinatx. The hotel is located just a few minutes away from the island's white sandy beaches and offers air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and use of the hotels bikes. Our accommodation is based on twin-share rooms with en suite facilities. There are a limited number of single supplement rooms which can be reserved during the booking process, subject to availability.

If you would like to extend your stay in Ibiza and need to book additional nights’ accommodation before or after your trip, please visit La Cigueña or call +34 971 320 614.


All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included on this trip as part of your package price. Buffet-style breakfasts and dinners are served at the hotel, while lunches are provided for you between your swims.

Extra Expenses

You should bring extra money with you to cover such items as drinks, entertainment, souvenirs and any dinners that you decide to eat out of the hotel. The local currency in Spain is the Euro (€).

Passports and Visas

Ibiza is part of Spain, which is part of the European Union. Non-residents of Spain require a full passport to enter the country, which should be valid for six months beyond the expected length of stay. Citizens of all E.U. member states, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not require a visa to enter Spain. Please note that visa regulations are subject to change and we advise that you check your own visa requirements prior to travel.

Health Information and Recommended Vaccinations

For comprehensive health information for people travelling to Spain, including all recommended and required vaccinations, please visit Travel Health Pro. Please note that this information is subject to change and you should re-check this site regularly prior to your trip.

Travel Plugs & Electricity

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  • Thanks to the guides, this trip has not only been fabulous but super fabulous!

    Yvonne M, Switzerland - 2019
  • A wonderful week with beautiful water, great guides and new friends.

    Josh S, USA - 2019
  • When the week ends you may return home with sore shoulders, but the fantastic memories last you through the long winter months and the friendships made, a lifetime.

    Aedin C, Switzerland - 2019
  • The trip exceeded all my expectations, the swimming in deep water around majestic cliffs was truly awesome, the guides were outstanding, safety was paramount and the camaraderie between the swimmers made it all a brilliant and great fun week.

    Kate G, UK - 2019
  • As somebody who is confident with lake swimming but nervous about the sea this trip was a personal challenge for me. Ricky and Amy went over and above to make sure I was always happy with what I was doing and never made me feel bad if I decided I needed time out but then celebrated with me when I did achieve. I can’t thank them enough for making my first (not last) SwimTrek holiday an awesome one.

    Amanda H, UK -2019
  • Our guides John and Laura and boat captain Emilio worked their socks off to ensure we had a fantastic week of swimming despite some challenging weather conditions. An excellent all round adventure in great company!

    Richard C, UK - 2018
  • Wonderful water, fabulous new friends and aching sides from so much laughter. Definitely the best medicine!

    Virginia S, UK - 2018
  • Exhilarating!

    Trudi B, UK - 2018
  • Excellent way to take in the northern coast of Ibiza. Fantastic guides (thanks so much for the front crawl technique tips), food, accommodation and company. Really enjoyable trip - wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Jill M, UK- 2017
  • I wouldn’t change anything about this trip. Stunning location, perfect sea, new friends for life and, the icing on the cake, John, Ricky, Alessandro and boat captain Emmy – the perfect Swimtrek team

    Ross S, UK-2017
  • It's an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone. I loved the challenge and would book again in a heartbeat!

    Karen W, UK- 2017
  • Spectacular underwater landscapes teeming with life.

    Jez G, UK- 2017

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