Why Maspalomas in Gran Canaria is the ideal Nudist Holiday.
Whilst nudity is generally permitted around many beaches in the Canary islands, there are sometimes strange looks directed at lone nudists from holiday makers travelling in the Canaries for the first time, who are unused to seeing naturists.
Most seasoned nudists would not be bothered, but some might feel slightly intimidated and may feel more comfortable within the company of a group of other fellow naturists.
In the south of Gran Canaria, There are an eclectic array of superb sandy beaches, some of which are man made but still delightful, such as Anfi beach, which adjoins the Anfi Beach Hotel, or the beaches that start and stretch along from Puerto Rico which is about a mile further along from Anfi. Puerto Rico seems to have been adopted by the English, and this is reflected in the negative attitudes towards total nudity on their beaches.
However, there are dedicated nudist beaches in Gran Canaria, on the southernmost tip of the island lay the beaches of Maspalomas.
These are natural beaches that stretch for a few kilometres round to Playa del Ingles (Roughly translated as Beach of the English ) which are mostly frequented by German people, and is heartedly recommended for British holiday makers also.
Gran Canaria is one of a group of islands known as The Canary Islands also known as “The Canaries” which feature other holiday islands such as Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Along the beaches of Maspalomas, you will discover hordes of recumbent naked bodies, soaking up the hot Canarian sun, and you also find a couple of dedicated nudist beaches, where there are sun beds and parasols for hire.
Both beaches offer a beach bar selling alcohol, soft drinks and snacks; and one of the beaches have toilet facilities. The beach with the facilities is predominantly a gay beach, but not exclusively.
Gran Canaria’s weather can be quite varied throughout the island, some inhabitants have even called it “The country of four seasons” but for some reason, the beaches of Maspalomas seem to attract the sunshine.
On a cloudy day from the high ground at nearby San Augustin, which is the other side of Playa del Ingl s, you can look down towards Maspalomas, and nearly always you will see a break in the clouds and sun streaming down on the beaches below.
When you have had enough sun, you can then venture along towards the lighthouse and beyond and enjoy one of the many restaurants that stretch along towards Playa de Meloneras. Or, if you are broad minded, navigate northwards over the sandy dunes and observe some of the intimate entertainment for which the dunes of Maspalomas are famous.
In the evenings you can experience the delights of the areas of the Jumbo centre with its many eateries and its tongue-in-cheek adult entertainment.
You can also enjoy its market style shopping and get presents for home, especially if you like haggling!
For a complete Nudist Holiday, the south of Gran Canaria is hard to beat. You can get some great hotel deals, but before you book, map out how far the hotel is from Maspalomas nudist beaches. Public transport can sometimes be a problem, however, plenty of taxis are available.
Make sure that you and the driver agree on a price before you get into the taxi..