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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°,

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°.

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

Playa Blanca - Wednesdays & Saturdays - 0900-1400  

Uga - Saturdays & Sundays - 0900-1400

Costa Teguise - Fridays - 1700-2200

Haría - Saturdays - 1000-1400

Mancha Blanca - Sundays - 0900-1400

More about the island can be found at the following website.

Charco del Palo - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

We have spent four holidays staying at Las Piteras in the naturist village, Charco del Palo, in the north of the island. The village has a small shopping area which includes a grocery shop, that - 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 swimming pool.

Access to Las Piteras is from the car park at N29.0806° W13.4531°. The building between the car park and the sea is Evanatura and Las Piteras in on the other, north, side of the adjacent swimming pool. Besides the pool, Las Piteras has a brick barbecue and a boules court.

In spite of what you may read on other websites there is no proper 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 in the open sea. There is also a tidal swimming pool with a small beach next to it at the northern end of the village. There is no access to the open sea from this beach.

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.

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, without the need to dress, 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.

Our first three holidays were packages arranged through Peng, which no longer offers holidays in Lanzarote, and the fourth was through Chalfont, which has now been taken over by another company which does not offer naturist holidays.

However it is possible to book directly with Las Piteras through their own website.

The nearest supermarket is in the village of Guatiza at N29.0759° W13.4794°.

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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Playa de Famara - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

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 during our 2017 visit to this lovely beach the access track to the naturist part was 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 half 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.

Caleton Blanco - 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.

Each time that we have visited, other people there have been wearing some form of swimming costume, but no one objected to us paddling and swimming in our skins.

The button below the map links to the tide times at Orzola, about three miles along the coast, so should be fairly accurate for Caleton Blanco.

Caleta de Mojon - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2017

This beach is adjacent to Caleton Blanco - see map above - and it is possible to walk from one to the other along a path that follows the shape of the coast. Access to the sea is often difficult, but there are several stone corrals on the beach for sunbathing in.

One prominent feature of the beach is the huge spiral of stones, some hundred and fifty feet across.

There is a car park opposite at N29.2041° W13.4251°.

Playa de Janubio - 1998

This beach is in the south of the island and is composed of half a mile of black coarse sand. We only visited once, towards the end of the day, and the stiff breeze persuaded us to stay dressed, although we did see some hardy souls in their skins. One of them appeared to be a model as she was moving around the beach followed by a photographer, complete with a camera on a tripod.

As the beach faces west some spectacular sunsets can be seen.

There are two car parks: one is to the north of the beach and just off a road at N28.9384° W13.8313° and the other is at the south end and down a bumpy lane starting at N28.9273° W13.8239°.

La Caleta - 2000

This is a small beach north of Las Piteras. We only visited it once, just to see what it was like. At high tide there is a little sand and access to the sea is over rocks, but at low tide about a hundred and fifty yards of sandy beach is revealed.


There is a car park at N29.1956° W13.4221° from where the beach is a short walk northwards.

The button below links to the tide times at Orzola, about three miles along the coast, so should be fairly accurate for La Caleta.

Barranco de Tenegüime - 2008

Barranco de Tenegüime is a dried river bed near the town of Guatiza. It is not a designated naturist area, but is quiet enough to be able to enjoy a nude walk there. Robust footwear is recommended, as the river bed is rocky in places. We had a very pleasant walk up the valley and saw our first bee eater and our first Eleonora's falcon. We 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.

From there head away from the track and bear right into the river bed. To the end of the valley is a walk of just under a mile and a half.

More about the geology of the ravine can be seen

at the following website.

We visited here twice during our 2008 holiday on Lanzarote 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 at all bothered at seeing us in our skins.

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

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

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

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

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