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A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

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A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

Lanzarote is the most northern and eastern of the larger Canary Islands and the fourth largest.  The landscape was formed by many volcanic eruptions and there are still large areas of lava fields.  The island tends to be greener in the north.

There are many interesting places to visit, some of which are:

Timanfaya, the fire mountain - entry at N29.0101° W13.7346°,

Jardin de Cactus - N29.0803° W13.4770°,

Mirador del Rio - N29.2137° W13.4815°,

Cueva de los Verdes - N29.1603° W13.4385°,

Castillo de Santa Barbara - N29.0576° W13.5540°,

Caleta del Mojón Blanca - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

Playa de Famara - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

Charco del Palo - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

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Charco del Palo - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

One pleasant walk that we found was along the Tenegüime Gorge.  It was there that we saw our first bee eater and our first Eleonora's falcon, and also picked, with great care, our first prickly pears.  To get to the gorge, leave Charco del Palo and drive past the supermarket in Guatiza.  Take the next turning on the right - very sharp - and follow the road ahead until crossing the new Guatiza bypass. Immediately after the bridge turn right onto a track and then after about 150 yards turn left into an area of rough land between two fields - N29.0776° W13.4907° - where you can park.

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Snorkelling at Caleta de Mojón Blanca

Paddling at Caleta de Mojón Blanca

From there head away from the track and bear right into the gorge. To the end of the gorge is a walk of just under a mile and a half. We visited the gorge twice during our 2008 visit and the first time we decided to strip off for the walk back. On the second visit we stripped off at the car and walked the whole way nude, carrying only light 'emergency' clothing. The one couple of other holidaymakers that we did encounter didn't seem very surprised to see us in our skins.

 

All around Charco del Palo are fields full of prickly pear cactus. These are cultivated, not for the 'pears' but to allow cochineal insects to grow on them.

Playa de Famara is a long, wide sweep of level sand when the tide is out and almost nothing when the tide is in.  Much of the beach is backed by a bank of pebbles and behind this is a flat area that has many stone corrals built on it.

 

Unfortunately the access track to the naturist part is now so bad that we advise against using it.  The best place to park is with everyone else at around N29.1152° W13.5543° and then walk along the beach until you see other nudes or until you feel comfortable stripping off. About three-quarters of a mile should get you there. If you do decide to follow the track beside and then behind the white semicircular houses then the naturist area begins soon after the track turns right to run parallel with the beach.

 

The sea often has large waves and also a strong sideways current so if swimming be aware of your capabilities.

Playa de Famara - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

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Caleta del Mojón Blanca - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

This beach is quite small, but is our favourite on this part of the island. It is about ten miles north of Charco del Palo along the LZ-1 on the way to Orzola. There is a small car park at N29.2073° W13.4312° and the beach is on the other side of the road.

 

There is a small curved sandy beach but at low tide the underwater rocks are exposed, making access to the sea difficult. This beach is certainly best at high tide. On the beach there are several stone corrals. The underwater rocks make this an ideal snorkelling beach as there are several species of fish living near the rocks.

 

Once we saw an octopus swimming across the bay and landing on a rock, where it instantly changed its colour to that of the rock - and disappeared.

Jameos del Agua - N29.1579° W13.4324°,

The house of Cesar Manrique - N29.0019° W13.5475°,

Museo Al Campesino - N29.0149° W13.6152°,

El Golfo, the green lagoon - N28.9734° W13.8313°.

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We have spent four holidays staying at Las Piteras in the naturist village, Charco del Palo, in the north of the island.

 

The location of Las Piteras is N29.0808° W13.4527°. Those coordinates will take you to the swimming pool and Las Piteras is to the north of the pool.  The block to the south of the pool is called Evanatura and is administered by the same local people as are two blocks nearby.  From Las Piteras you can explore the area along the coast for about a mile and a half northwards, nearly a mile southwards and about half a mile inland before coming to any other buildings or well-used areas. The few people that we did meet when exploring seemed to take no notice of the fact that we were nude.

 

Charco del Palo has a small shopping area which includes a grocery shop, which - bizarrely - has a notice outside in Spanish, English and German, asking shoppers to dress before entering; a hairdresser; and a clothes shop. There are also several bars and restaurants.  We can thoroughly recommend the Jardin Tropicale, with its indoor swimmimg pool. Las Piteras has its own swimming pool, a brick barbecue and a boules court. The nearest supermarket is in the village of Guatiza at N29.0759° W13.4794°.

Unfortunately there is no beach at Charco del Palo. On Google Earth what appears to be a large beach just north of the village is, in fact, a large area of sand with many, many, very sharp pieces of lava in it. There is no access to the sea from any of this area. At Las Piteras there is a tidal swimming area with rock terraces around it. Elsewhere in Charco del Palo there is a flat rock, called Monkey Rocks, protruding into the sea where people sunbathe and swim and also a tidal swimming pool.

 

One day we noticed people rushing to the edge of the cliff in front of Las Piteras and pointing down to the sea. We followed their lead and saw a pod of around a dozen, or maybe more, pilot whales swimming to and fro a hundred yards or so off shore. At other times we also saw bottlenose dolphins and Risso's dolphins both close to the shore.

 

During our four holidays we visited several beaches in different parts of the island. Details of some of these are given below.

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There are several markets across the island.  The biggest is on Sundays from 0900-1400 in Teguise - not to be confused with Costa Teguise, where there is a Friday market.

 

Other markets can be found in:

Arrecife - Saturdays - 0900-1400

Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca - Wednesdays & Saturdays - 0900-1400  

Uga - Saturdays & Sundays - 0900-1400

Details of these and other places can be found by clicking on the Lanzarote website button, below.

Costa Teguise - Fridays - 1700-2200

Haría - Saturdays - 1000-1400

Mancha Blanca - Sundays - 0900-1400

Playa de Famara at low tide

Boules at Charco del Palo