20 Jul, 2009 @ 00:00
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A day out in the nude

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.

For information and reservations visit:


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.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. And don’t forget that going nude will expose areas even less used to the sun than normal, and these will require extra protection!
    So, slap on the cream, wear a big hat, and go and enjoy it. You won’t regret it.
    Liz Egger
    “The Complete Guide to Nudism & Naturism”

  2. Umm, there seems to be a lot of articles on nudism this summer, all over the place. It might well be the fashionable thing to do! But, one wonders, is the Economic Crisis that bad that no-one can aford a swimsuit this year?

  3. Not many people know that nudism is not illegal in Spain. I mean anywhere!. Another story is that you may be bothered by an over-zelous policeman ot other authorities, but a judge has no alternative but to let you free.Check the page for ADN (Asociación para el Desarrollo del Nudismo), a member of the International Naturist Federation, for information about Nudism and the Law.

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