The great thing about Lanzarote and especially the area around Charco del Palo is that nudity is okay. Not just ‘not frowned upon’, it’s really okay. I walked around for over 30 miles during my vacation; along the coast line and through the mountains, each mile naked, and no one had a problem. I met plenty of people, most of them dressed. Many of them greeted me and just walked (or drove or cycled) on. It’s an amazing experience to be able to do that.
If you’re ready to experience total freedom, walking around nude 24/7, it’s there. Even walking naked through the village of Charco del Palo is fine, I’ve seen plenty of people do it. You’re not allowed to be naked inside restaurants (or the supermarket if it’s open), but I walked to restaurants naked with clothes in a bag, put those on before going in for dinner, and after that I took my clothes off to walk back to my apartment while feeling the evening wind on my body. Talk about relaxing…
As you may have picked up here and there, I’ve been on vacation. It was a veritable nakation, a vacation as naked as possible. Where?
In a small town called Charco del Palo on Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands. (It’s on the right at the top in this map.)
Charco del Palo is about 25 minutes driving north of Arrecife, the capital of the island. It’s gorgeous.
I had booked an apartment at Casa del Sol Siempre, which is run by a Belgian lady and her team. No worries, all languages are supported. It’s a beautiful place to spend time, and they haven’t seen the last of me there.
The views are stunning, the apartments are clean and very well furnished. If the staff there can do anything to help you or make your stay more fun, they will jump through a burning hoop to make it happen. I strongly recommend Casa del Sol Siempre (which mean ‘House of eternal sun’, by the way.)
From the apartment complex you can walk onto the rocky coastline immediately, and walk for miles to either side if you want. And all of that undressed, because Spanish beaches are all clothing optional unless marked differently.
Make sure you wear something decent on your feet when you take a hike there. The rocks are many and most of them are very sharp; they will go through your thin slippers like a sharp knife through warm butter. And your feet will be the butter. Be warned.
Here is a video that I made during a few of my walks along the coastline, to give you an impression of this amazing place:
Next week I’ll try to post some more about my vacation.