Swim Camp Sesimbra

Sesimbra, Portugal

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3.5 km/day


Water Type


Trip Type


6 days


29 May - 3 Jun. 2022
7 - 12 Aug. 2022
28 May - 2Jun. 2023
20 - 25 Aug. 2023


Water Temperature
15ºC - 19ºC (59ºF - 66ºF)

From 1.155€/person

What you'll do

This swimming holiday was prepared, in detail, so that you can enjoy Sesimbra in a way that you never had the opportunity to experience. In our company, you will be taken to swim in the most beautiful places in the region. The Arrábida Natural Park, Cabo Espichel and Ribeira do Cavalo Beach are just some of them.

Over 6 unforgettable days you will swim in the most different panoramas that this tropical island has to offer, far from the crowds.

A great trip for enjoying swims in the turquoise sea and exploring the caves and archways of the Marine Park Luiz Saldanha, this swimming adventure is perfect for those who want to discover a quiet, beautiful part of Portugal.

Our accommodation is located in the charming and traditional village of Sesimbra, whose bay also provided another great swim spot.

Are you ready to embrace this adventure by the pearl of the Atlantic?

Your itinerary

Day 1


Arrive in Sesimbra
We will meet you at Lisbon Airport. Then we'll drive you to to the fishing village of Sesimbra, where you will check-in at the hotel.

During a pleasant lunch in a typical village restaurant, you will meet your swim guides and other swimmers for a safety briefing and a Q&A session about the adventure we are embarking on.

Then, we will do an acclimatization swim in the bay of Sesimbra to feel the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2


Walk to an Authentic Paradise
This day marks the beginning of our expedition along the Atlantic coast, heading to one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, the Ribeira do Cavalo Beach. An excellent and exciting way to start our journey, as we are surrounded by the imposing cliffs that dominate the landscape of this area.

In the morning, we will take a swim along the coast, passing by the impressive caves that characterize this region.

This first swim starts and ends on the beach.
In the afternoon, take the opportunity to relax and discover the surroundings, with a short walk along the iconic Cabo Espichel.

Day 3


Swim between the breathtaking sea caves and arches of Espichel
We leave the hotel, heading to the extreme southwest of Sesimbra, to swim in the area most exposed to natural variables. As we get closer to Praia da Baleeira, we will start our emblematic adventure, where you will become one of the few swimmers who will have the unique opportunity to swim in this location. We will finish in the bay, which was once an old fishing port.

A pleasant and traditional lunch after this swim will be followed by an interesting visit to Sesimbra Castle.

We will then return to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

Day 4


Discover the Abandoned Cape
We will start exploring the southeast coast of Sesimbra, with a long walk to Armação Bay, where we will explore the Abandoned Cape that was forgotten here in time. This area is known as a treasure for expressing the size of the steep cliffs, as well as the rocks piled up that dot this stretch of coast. In this unique place, far from everything and at the same time close to the most important, the silence and tranquility that represents its isolation, you will experience an unforgettable swim.

After a typical lunch in Sesimbra you will have the rest of the day free to relax and recharge batteries for the next adventures.

Day 5


Swimming in the Arrábida Natural Park
On the fifth day of our expedition we will explore the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park. In the morning we will swim at Portinho da Arrábida, a beach integrated in the stunning biogenetic reserve located on the Setúbal peninsula. The waters here are even calmer and more crystalline than in previous days, which makes our crossing to Praia dos Galapinhos Beach seem magical, as we swim around Ilheu da Anixa.

Lunch will be served in Setúbal, the cuttlefish capital.

In the afternoon we will visit some of the places that make part of the region's history, with the best view of the ocean.

Day 6

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Goodbye Sesimbra!
Your wild swimming odyssey had to come to an end eventually.

After breakfast, your host will transfer you to the airport at Lisbon in time for your return flight home.

What's included


  • Personal Accidents Insurance

  • Accompanied by experienced guides

  • Open water sessions are accompanied by one boat and 1 kayak


  • Breakfasts

  • Lunches (Only waters included. Other drinks with extra cost. NOTE: Vegetarian option included)

  • Waters bottles, dry fruits and bananas during swimming moments


  • 5 nights at Hotel do Mar (The accommodation is subject to availability and may change to a similar alternative)


  • During all trip in a 9-seater van or similar


  • Photos

What's not included

  • Equipment

  • Flights

  • Dinners (If you want to have dinner at the hotel, there is an extra cost of 20€/dinner. Includes a full menu with one drink. NOTE: Vegetarian option included)

Trip photos

Swimming in California's white sand beach in Sesimbra surrounded by palm trees and nice weather
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Swimmer wearing an orca wetsuit and a SwimSecure buoy training on the coast of Sesimbra to cross the
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Daily sea swim in portuguese coastline surrounded by breathtaking cliffs
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A swimmer conquering an abandoned cape in Sesimbra
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A group of swimmers swimming around stunning rock formations along the Serra da Arrabida Natural Par
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An ultramarathon swimmer swimming in the Atlantic Ocean by the rocky shore of Sesimbra
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