Dive deep into the tropical waters of Puerto Rico and discover astounding variations of scenery, from crumbling karst outcrops to reef-encrusted islands and stunning dry forests
Experience escorted swims with expert guides and journey out to the island of Cayo Real, directly in front of Esperanza village - a haven for a diverse variety of sea life
Stay on the island of Vieques at the unique El Block Hotel, head to the incredible Bioluminescent Bay and discover hidden wonders with fellow swimmers
Puerto Rico boasts an astounding diversity of landscapes, from misty rainforests, crumbling outcrops of karst country, to reef-encrusted desert islands and withering dry forests. Add in the breathtaking scenery, unparalleled beauty, unexplored spaces and the laid-back lifestyle and it is a great place to explore and swim on this short swimming escape.
We are based on the island of Vieques, home to a pristine wildlife refuge and one of nature’s most mind-boggling spectacles - the glowing waters of the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay. We swim on three of the four coastlines and get a great sense of what a special place the island of Vieques truly is.
COVID UPDATE: As part of our ongoing review and update of our COVID-19 protocol we are asking that all guests booked on our Vieques Escape - Puerto Rico trip are 100% fully vaccinated against Covid-19, at least 2 weeks prior to departure. This is now a requirement for all guests travelling to the hotels on Vieques Island, with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis for those who are not eligible for a vaccination where regular testing may be an alternative. Furthermore, proof of vaccination or a PCR test no older than 72 hours needs to be presented to enter most, if not all, bars and restaurants on the island. Vieques, by mayoral edict, has more stringent rules than Puerto Rico mainland due to the fact that they do not have medical facilities on the Island that could cope well with a widespread outbreak.
By joining the trip you agree to make your SwimTrek guides aware if you test positive for Covid-19 or show symptoms at any point whilst on the trip. If you are uncomfortable with accepting these terms and would prefer to defer your travel to another trip or later dates as a result, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make these arrangements for you. For more information, please consult the Travel Safe website.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for swimmers who want to explore both extended reefs and lagoons in a protected environment, where you can see the sea bottom most of the time. This remote location is ideally situated to discover both exciting swims and unusual wildlife and offers the chance for swimmers to disconnect and enjoy an uninterrupted swimming holiday.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of 3 km, prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 5½ km (split over two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Puerto Rico
- Three nights accommodation at the unique El Blok Hotel
- Full safety escort and support from expert swim guides
- All breakfasts and two lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
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 pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.