The BEST FEST (Bestfest or Best Fest Open Water Swimming Festival) is is a week-long open water swimming 10-race competition held in Colonia Sant Jordi on Mallorca, Spain. It is one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
Sprints, marathons and relays for swimmers of all ages and abilities take place in the beautiful and protected waters between the Cap de Ses Salines, the protected marine environment island of Cabrera, Es Trenc beach and Colonia Sant Jordi. The stunning beaches on Colonia Sant Jordi are the most famous destinations in the Balearic Islands. Es Trenc, on the west side, is the most well-known of all the beaches in Mallorca because of its shoreline of golden sand, crystal clear water and national marine park.
The 2014 BEST FEST is held between 24 May - 1 June.
The 7-day, 10-race schedule has something for everyone. It will feature 12 swimming events and stand up surf and kayak races in Colonia Sant Jordi in Mallorca from May 25th to June 1st, 2013.
May 26th - Colonia Classic 1: 5 km Town to Town Super Points Race at Sa Ràpita Beach
May 26th - Fresh Water Relay: 4 x 500m starting and finishing at Es Dolc
May 27th - 4 km Round Town Swim starting at the Marques beach and ending at the Port beach
May 28th - Colonia Classic 2: 7 km Es Trenc Beach Race
May 29th - 2.5 km Tell Your Time starting and ending at the Marquès Beach
May 30th - 7.5 km Ses Salines Lighthouse Challenge starting at the Ses Salines lighthouse and finishing at the Port beach
May 30th - Phoenician Trading Point Swim: 3 races of 300m (kids) and 1.5 km and 2.5 km for the older swimmers
May 31st - 1.5 km Es Carbo Italian Volcano Race from Es Carbo beach to Colonia Sant Jordi port beach
June 1st - 25 km Cabrera Challenge from Cabrera Island to Sa Ràpita
June 1st - Aquathlon of 5 km run + 2.5 km swim + 3.5 km run around Es Marquès Beach
June 1st - 16 km SUP and Kayak Races around Ses Salines lighthouse from Port Beach
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