The clothing optional (nude) beaches in Cuba !
Welcome to our website dedicated to « Au Natural » lovers on the beautiful beaches in Cuba.
The purpose of this site is to inform you about the options available to you for an « Au Natural » vacation in Cuba. As we have many web sites on this beautiful Caribbean country, it is much easier for us to gather all the information about clothing optional beaches in Cuba in one site. Click the links above to know more about nude beaches of these destinations. These islands in Cuba have a high rate of repeat customers, mainly due to the existence of these beaches. Returning guest is always a great asset for the hotels ... and staff!
Naturists know very well that it is difficult to find affordable places to enjoy a relaxing « no bathing suit » vacation. In a peaceful and respectful environment. Of course, there are the French West Indies (St. Martin & St. Barts), Superclubs in Jamaica (Hedo & Breezes) and few resorts in the Dominican Republic (Eden Bay) and in Mexico (Desire & Hidden Beach). It is then necessary to significantly increase your budget, and yet, the atmosphere in some of these hotels is definitively not for everyone.
We visited Playa Sonrisa in Mexico, and this is a great place, but forget about the all inclusive and it is mandatory to rent a car to get there (located in Xcalak in the Costa Maya). The future of nude beaches at Tulum is uncertain with the real estate development. We stayed at the Cabanas Copal in 2006. At that time there were 47 cabañas, now they only have eight and naturism is only allowed inside the premises, not on the beach anymore.
We tried naturism for the first time in 1998, during a stopover in St. Martin. We were on a two weeks cruise on the Flamenco ship (people will remember this cruise ship as the Love boat). After this experience, we decided that from this day, we will alternate between adventure trips and « Au Natural » vacations. It is important to note that we are not « fanatic naturists ». If the opportunity arises, then it's perfect, if not, it does not matter. We will never hesitate to discover new places, even if we must endure this piece of rags! After the cruise, we discovered Cayo Largo in 1999. This small island located south of Cuba is well known to naturists since its beginning in the 80s.
In November 2001, Cayo Largo was badly hit by Hurricane Michelle. The Villa Capricho hotel (the "Mecca" of the naturism in Cayo Largo) was totally destroyed, as well as the Villa Iguana. The beaches of Cayo Largo have never fully recovered from this unfortunate event, especially Playa Lindamar, the beach where all the hotels are located. November is a very popular month in Cayo Largo. In 2001, many naturists have discovered a new destination in Cuba, Cayo Santa Maria during the recovery of Cayo Largo after hurricane Michelle.
This « migration » was good for naturism, because since 2002, the west end beach of the hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria still has its nudist section, and it is very popular! Of course, there are some other secluded beaches in Cuba where naturism is possible, but they are not as well established as Cayo Largo and Cayo Santa Maria. There are other places like Playa Pilar in Cayo Guillermo (west end), beaches outside the hotels area in Cayo Coco, the beach near the hotel Brisas Covarrubias hotel (Playa Covarrubias, Las Tunas province), but far from the hotel's services.
It is important to mention that naturism in the destinations mentioned above is limited to beaches only. There are no nudist hotels in Cuba. Nudism is « officially » banned in Cuba, but tolerated for many years on some beaches.
We are always looking for new hotels in Cuba, with its thousands of small islands. Cayo Largo and Cayo Santa Maria are the two places considered as « Naturist friendly », it would be great to add other Cuban destinations to the list. Who told you had to be dressed for a swim? Revisit us to be inform about for the latest developments of naturism on the beaches in Cuba.
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It is important to realize that naturism in Cuba is made possible and continue to exist thanks to a policy of tolerance by Cuban authorities, but also due to the respectful behavior of naturists. That is why it is of the highest importance to adopt a responsible attitude in the mutual respect of everyone. Naturism is only on the beach and NOT on the hotel grounds. Please respect these instructions to avoid losing this privilege.
Definition of naturism according to INF (International Naturist Federation)
" Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment. "
Normand and Lily