Clothing Optional beaches in Cuba !
Welcome to our website about naturism on the beautiful beaches of Cuba!
The purpose of this site is to inform people about naturism in Cuba. As we have many web sites on this beautiful Caribbean country, it is much easier for us to gather all the information, relating to clothing optional beaches in Cuba, into one site.
Click the links above to know more about nude beaches in Cuba. These islands have high rates of repeat customers, mainly due to the existence of these beaches. Returning guests are always a great asset for 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 Hedonism II in Jamaica, few resorts in the Dominican Republic (Eden Bay) and in Mexico (Desire & Hidden Beach). You have 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 in 2009. This is a great place (not 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 Cabañas 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. Zipolite in Mexico is a great place for naturism and a real down-to-earth place to discover. We have been there in 2008 and 2010. We plan to return for a longer stay in a near future.
Recently we discovered one of the best place we had the chance to visit, the hotel Paya Bay Resort on the island of Roatan in Honduras. It is a small remote hotel with a gorgeous beach called « Bliss Beach » with its stunning plunge pool. A gem! You must contact the hotel to book and pay by PayPal in USD. At your request it is possible to pay for a transfer from the airport to the hotel. It is important to note that naturism (Bliss beach with its beautiful plunge pool) is only possible during the nude weeks. Visit the Paya Bay Resort website for more information.
We first experienced naturism 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 trip, we decided that from this day, we will alternate between adventure trips and clothing optional 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 hotel 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. The month of November is a very popular 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! Since 2002, the west end beach of the hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria still has its nude beach area. 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. The neighbor island Cayo Ensenachos has its unofficial clothing optional beach near the Suites Grand Village in Playa Ensenachos.
It is important to mention that naturism is limited to beaches only. There are no nudist hotels in Cuba. Nudism is « officially » forbidden in Cuba, but tolerated for many years on few beaches.
We are always looking for new destinations 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.
Revisit us to be informed about for the latest developments of naturism on the Cuba beaches. We have an extensive collection of websites about Cuba. This is a beautiful country and its people very friendly. It is a safe place to be in the Caribbean. Click HERE to access the summary page of all our Cuba websites. You should find what you are looking for.
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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 & Lily