Kevin Guyan gives hot tips for those who don’t mind losing all their clothes
MOST people are happy to reveal a bit more flesh when they are abroad, usually in a desperate attempt to boost your tan before returning home.
However it is one thing to bathe topless on a Spanish beach and another altogether to take the brave step of holidaying in the nude.
Not adverse to showing some skin? Then why not take the leap and spend a few days at one of the country´s many nudist resorts.
Here are some of the best in the South:
Costa Natura – Estepona, Málaga
Opening in 1979, Costa Natura was Spain’s first naturist resort. Its history helps guarantee its success as a firm favourite with UK visitors.
Set in what resembles a tropical garden, this resort look more like an Andalucian village than a Costa del Sol holiday retreat.
Visitors can take part in a range of sports, leisure facilities, a restaurant and cafe. For the brave, nude yoga and flamenco classes are also on offer.
If your only experience of public nudity is at the doctors or on the beach, Costa Natura is a brave yet memorable break from the norm.
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El Portús – Cartagena, Múrcia
The El Portús camp-site is set across a sprawling 100-acre site and has its own private beach and ample seclusion for 24-hour nudity.
Visitors can enjoy an ultra-modern spa, swimming pools and two excellent restaurants.
When it comes to accommodation, visitors can bring their own caravan, stay in one the site’s mobile homes or enjoy one of El Portús’s new apartments.
For the brave, it is possible to escape the relative safety of the camp-site and head towards La Ermita, an ideal hiking route. Be warned, however, any excursion on a Sunday runs the risk of being spotted by surprised (and fully dressed) locals enjoying the region´s spectacular views.
Finca los Etera – Alora, Málaga
If the thought of a nude hill-top ramble is too big a leap for a beginner, the Finca los Etera, is a less daunting option. The all-inclusive naturist hideaway prides itself on the provision of luxury, evident from the moment you arrive when even an unsure nudist is tempted to strip-off and enjoy the chic surroundings.
Accommodation follows a modern, yet rustic style, with stone-tiled floors and wooden beams. Visitors can also enjoy air conditioning throughout, the spacious shower rooms and hydro massage.
Tempted? Any visit to a nudist resort will guarantee a few days-away with a difference, just remember to pack the factor 30 sun tan lotion.