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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a luxury swimming holiday in the warm waters of Mallorca in Spain's Balearic Islands

  • Experience swimming in the protected waters of the Migjorn Marine Reserve

  • Relax and unwind using the Wellness Centre and Spa facilities at the 5-star Resort Blau Porto Petro

  • Swim through one of Europe’s most striking natural archways, Es Pontas

  • Improve your swim technique with a video analysis of your stroke

  • Marvel at Cala Marmols, an isolated 40-metre stretch of white-sand beach

This short escape swimming holiday in Mallorca is the perfect opportunity to take part in some spectacular swims in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, while also enjoying a little luxury and relaxation away from home at the 5-star Blau Porto Petro Hotel, complete with its very own Wellness Centre and Spa.

The south-east coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca is dotted with beautiful coves, bay and inlets which offer a wide range of fantastic swimming opportunities. The waters of this area form part of the protected Migjorn Marine Reserve, while we will also swim along the coastline of Mondrago National Park. From stunning cliffs and rock formations to pristine beaches, this is no shortage of beautiful scenery to enjoy, both above and below the water.

With an average daily maximum of 24°C in October and water temperatures hovering above 20°C at this time of year, Mallorca is the perfect location for a little late season open water swimming. Combine this with your full access to the complementary Wellness Centre and Spa facilities, including fitness classes such as bodypump and zumba, and you have a fantastic way to hold on to the summer months for just a little longer.

Who is this trip for?

The stunning location and luxurious hotel facilities make this swimming holiday ideal for those who are looking to combine some late season swimming with a chance to relax and unwind for a few days. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of 4km prior to the start of the trip.

What's included?

  • Fully guided swimming holiday in Mallorca, Spain
  • Three nights accommodation in 5-star resort
  • All Breakfasts
  • Lunch on Day 3

What's not included?

  • Travel to and from the start of the tour
  • Evening meals and lunches (excluding lunch on Day 3)

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Day 1

We meet in the afternoon for our pre-trip briefing in which we discuss in detail the days ahead. Following this, we hold an acclimatisation swim on the hotel’s own beach in Porto Petro. In the early evening, we will have time for our welcome drinks on the hotel balcony where we can watch the sunset.

Day 2

Our first swim today is along the coast towards the stunning Mondrago National Park. The rocky coastline and bays dotted along the swim route are beautiful and the final bay at Cala Mondrago is an explorer’s dream with its myriad of caves. Following time to relax and recover, we head back to Porto Petro where the afternoon is free to sign up for some stroke analysis, or to enjoy the hotel’s spa and sports facilities.

Day 3

We head south for our swims today, starting at the isolated beach of Caló des Moro, where there is a fabulous 40-metre wide beach. We swim north along the coast to Cala Llombars where we stop for a well-earned lunch. The beach here is sheltered and offers lovely views along Mallorca’s east coast.

In the afternoon, we continue heading north to the tranquil fishing village of Cala Figuera. The highlight of the day is undoubtedly swimming through the giant archway of Es Pontas, one of Europe’s most striking natural features. Following this we swim past Cala Satanyi and then follow high cliffs until we reach our destination of Cala Figuera.

Day 4

For our final morning, we head out early to the section of coastline between Cala Figuera and the Mondrago National Park. The bays and cliffs dotted along the coast are some of the most stunning anywhere in the Balearics. Following time to relax and recover we head back to Porto Petro where this trip comes to an end.

Trip Schedule

Start Point: Resort Blau Porto Petro, Mallorca

Start Time: 16:00 on Day 1

Finish Point: Blau Porto Petro Hotel, Mallorca

Finish Time: 12:00 on Day 4

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) Small Daypack
Swimming Googles* (x2) Waterproof Jacket
Sunhat and Sunglasses Sweater / Fleece
Waterproof Sun Cream Walking Shoes
Towel Aqua Shoes / Sandals

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

SwimTrek will supply swim hats. We will have a limited supply/range of flippers, rash vests and wetsuits available on the trip, however we cannot guarantee sizes for all. If you have your own flippers, rash vest or wetsuit, we would recommend you bring these with you in order to maximise your enjoyment of the trip. Please note that SwimTrek will 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.

Swimming Distances

Swim Distances
Calo de sa Torre 1km
Es Pontas - Cala Figuera 3km
Cala Llombars - Caló des Moro 2½km
Calo de sa Torre-Cala Mondrago 3½km
Figuera - Cala Mondrago 4km

Walking

Walks are not a major part of the trip and are generally paths from the bays and beaches that we finish and start on. Appropriate footwear should be worn for these walks.

Temperatures

Month Water Temperature* Air Temperature*
October 20-22°C / 68-72°F 23-25°C / 73-77°F

*These temperatures are indicative and should be used as a guide only

Group Size and Boat Support

This trip has a maximum group size of 11. The group will be split into a maximum of three 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 inflatable 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.

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.

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.

Getting There

To get to Mallorca, you will need to fly into Palma de Mallorca International Airport. There are numerous flights operating to Palma de Mallorca from various British and European cities. 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 www.skyscanner.net to search for alternative flight 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 Palma de Mallorca

A small selection of the airlines which fly into Palma de Mallorca are included below.

Airline Depature Airport
Easy Jet Bristol, Gatwick, Glasgow, Stansted
Euro Wings Dusseldorf
Iberia Brussels, Heathrow, Munich, Paris
German Wings Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Monarch Gatwick, Manchester
Ryan Air Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Manchester, Paris, Stansted
Vueling Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart

From Palma de Mallorca Airport To Resort Blau Porto Petro

The fastest way from the airport to the Blau Hotel is by taxi costing approx. €65 (up to four people). This can be booked via: Taxi PMI.

A cheaper shared shuttle service is offered by Shuttle Tranunion for approximately €15, however please note that this option will result in longer travel time and potential delays while waiting for your departure. Please also be aware that bookings for this service need to be made at least 72 hours in advance.

Practical Information

Accommodation

The 5-star Resort Blau Porto Petro is our luxurious home away from home and offers our guests the chance to relax and take advantage of the complementary Wellness Centre and Spa facilities, as well as enjoying other sporting activities or fitness classes throughout their stay.

All rooms are based on twin share, however a limited number of single supplements are available during the booking process.

Please note that the non-swimmer rate for this trip includes bed and breakfast at the hotel, along with full use of the complementary facilities.

Meals

All breakfasts are included throughout your trip, as well as lunch on Day 3, however other lunches and all dinners are at your own expense. This gives you a fantastic opportunity to explore and experience the local cafes and restaurants of your choice over the course of your trip.

Extra Expenses

You should bring extra money with you to cover such items as lunches, dinners, drinks, entertainment, souvenirs, etc. The local currency in Spain is Euros (€). You can exchange currency at the hotel or withdraw money at ATMs in Porto Petro.

Passports and Visas

Spain 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 most countries, including all E.U. member states, U.S., 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.

Vaccinations

There are currently no essential vaccination requirements for Spain, however it is advisable to re-check this information eight weeks before you travel. You should also ensure that your immunity to tetanus and polio is up-to-date.

  • Absolutely loved loved loved it - had a total blast and completely fell in love with open water swimming!! Thank you so much.

    Amy T. UK - 2016
  • Ultimate blue mind experience that combines physical activity, challenge and relaxation in a fab location.

    Lynne W. UK - 2016
  • Enjoyed everything; you will have a wonderful time on this no pressure swimming holiday.

    Gill W. UK - 2016
  • SwimTrek is the best thing I've ever done in my life!

    Jenny L. UK - 2015
  • Still feel elated and can't wait to come on a SwimTrek again. [The Guides] were amazing coaches and looked after us so well. Simply loved it!

    Charlotte H. UK - 2015
  • We had a ball!

    Alla M. UK - 2015
  • All I had hoped for and more for my first experience with SwimTrek! Great swims, beautiful scenery, amazing hotel, wonderful staff, lovely fellow guests. I''ll be back!

    Sally T, October 2014
  • Thanks for a good trip. Swimming was challenging but safe, and enjoyed the coaching tips too. Lovely location and peaceful hotel.

    Simon B. 2014 - UK
  • I'd recommend the SwimTrek Mallorca Luxury Escape to all my swimming friends in Australia as a great addition to any trip to Europe.

    Rob H. 2014 - Australia
  • I have loved all three of my SwimTreks and am looking forward to many more! Keep up the good work!

    Melissa M, October 2014
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