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Review: Samonatura in south Alentejo, Portugal

Review: Samonatura in south Alentejo, Portugal

Our visit to Samonatura, in the very south of Portugal’s Alentejo region, had quite some emotional value. Not only would this be our last stop in the country, the moment when we would leave Samonatura would also be the end of our huge nude European road trip. Well, all good things have to come to an end eventually and as soon as we walked into Samonatura we knew that we couldn’t have picked a better spot to end our journey….

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Naturalis 2019: More Than Naturism and Yoga

Naturalis 2019: More Than Naturism and Yoga

We have to admit, the first moment when we walked into naturist camping Quinta Do Maral was something many might call… ehm… a bit awkward. We had parked our car, walked to the reception and in the distance we spotted a group of about 25 naked people. Nothing particularly strange for a naturist place, except that all of them were in an intimate embrace.   There is a reason why we didn’t mention this in our review of Quinta Do…

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Review: Quinta Do Maral in North Alentejo, Portugal

Review: Quinta Do Maral in North Alentejo, Portugal

Names like Lisbon, Porto or Algarve often even ring a bell for those who haven’t even visited Portugal before. These are the tourist highlights of the country. The pages of the Lonely Planet guide between which everyone puts a Post-It. But of course Portugal is much more than that. Those who take the time to get off the beaten track are rewarded with wonderful landscapes, hills and forests, sleepy towns and historical villages. And best of all, beautiful naturist campings….

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Review: Monte Naturista O Barão in south Alentejo, Portugal

Review: Monte Naturista O Barão in south Alentejo, Portugal

When you travel a lot, your mind tends to play a trick mixing up different locations into one. It’s like those weird dreams in which you realise that something is just not right. If only you could put your finger on it. Like that time when we woke up from an afternoon nap in one of our lounge chairs at Monte Naturista O Barão. Still a bit hazy from sleeping under the afternoon sun, we wondered how we ended up…

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Review: Cabanadelsol in Algarve, Portugal

Review: Cabanadelsol in Algarve, Portugal

When choosing Portugal as the destination for a nude vacation (or any vacation actually), it’s important to know which part of the country you want to visit. The green north, the warm centre and the long coastline are all very different. Today we’ll take you to the very south of the country. The Algarve region is a preferred destination for both local and foreign tourists. It’s warm weather and impressive landscapes can be enjoyed year-round, even by the naked visitors….

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Review: Limanature in the North of Portugal

Review: Limanature in the North of Portugal

Meanwhile we’ve used the words “this is not an average naturist camping” probably so many times that we start wondering whether there’s even such a thing. What is average anyway? Maybe that’s another reason why we’re so much attracted to naturist places? Because they’re not average at all. It’s too early in the day for philosophical questions like that. We just want to say that Limanature in the very north of Portugal is not an average naturist camping. That much…

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Nude Vacations near Alicante in Spain

Nude Vacations near Alicante in Spain

Our visit to Spain this year was quite short. There was only one region which really caught our eye and which we definitely wanted to include in our Big Nude Europe Trip. The Alicante region in southern Spain doesn’t only have year round pretty great weather and lots of interesting places to visit. It also has an abundance of nude beaches from where you can skinny dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. And most importantly, this year…

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Review: Finca Pura Clothing Optional Guest Rooms near Alicante, Spain

Review: Finca Pura Clothing Optional Guest Rooms near Alicante, Spain

If there’s one concept of naturism which we didn’t really find in Europe (until today) it’s clothing optional. It’s a difficult subject altogether, especially seen from a global point of view. In the Americas, “clothing optional” is used to point out nudist resorts and clothing is most often not really an option. In Europe on the other hand, clothing appeared to be an option at most naturist places. At least in some parts or at certain times. In Alicante we…

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Review: Lavinia Naturist Resort near Alicante, Spain

Review: Lavinia Naturist Resort near Alicante, Spain

Naturism in Spain has known its ups and downs over the years. Quite honestly, we had our doubts when we were planning this Big Nude European Trip. Which region should we pick? Which type of accommodation should we aim for? Should we go to Spain at all? The news that a new naturist place, Lavinia Naturist Resort, would soon be opening in the Alicante area drew us over the line. Their first photos looked very promising and we just had…

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Our Nude French Road Trip Part 2: The South-East

Our Nude French Road Trip Part 2: The South-East

Oh France, you naturist paradise! It almost feels like we should start a separate blog, just about naturism in France alone. Even then we would probably not be able to explore everything the country has to offer for the naked traveler. During this summer we decided to travel through the southern regions of France and search for the best naturist vacation destinations. Because we found so many places to talk about, we decided to split our experiences in two blog…

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