J and D were only just back from Lanzarote when they wrote
this report on the Charco del Palo naturist village.... it makes it
sound good to us!!
We have had 2 weeks on Lanzarote at the
naturist village of Charco del Palo.
The village is in the north of the island
about 25/30 mins drive north of Arrecife airport. The village is
naturist , but you do have to wear clothes when shopping at the
supermarket / small shopping centre, a towel or sarong is
If you hadn't been given directions to the
village you would be struggling to find it , as there are no
road signs indicating actually where it is ! Drive to Mala
village and turn right at the medical centre and follow your
nose for about 3 kms ,eventually you will find it, next to the
coast. We use the apartments
www.casadelsolsiempre.com and the guy who runs it is
Belgian ,Eddy , we have known him for about 14/15 years. However
Peng Travel , Canarian dreams also have apartments and villas
to rent there.
The coast is rocky and there is a sea pool
where you can swim twice a day or you can walk along the
cliff top to the other end and it is possible to swim off the
large rock as there are 2 lots of steps going down into the sea.
It is possible to walk naked throughout the village and along
the cliff tops ,southerly about 45 mins to the next village , or
northerly about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to the next village.
At the present time there are 3 restaurants
in the village. The small supermarket is ok for everyday things
but for a larger shop, if you want to, it is better to drive to
Arrecife and go to Eurospar. It is quite a large supermarket and
has fresh meat, fish, veg etc. For really cheap booze (spirits)
and ciggies, if you smoke , then go to Costa Teguise. There is a
Sunday morning market at Teguise, which does get quite busy.
If you wish to sightsee, which is nice on
not so sunny days, then there are the caves at Jameos del Agua ,
or Cuevos de los verdes. The small fishing villages of Arrieta
and Orzola have some excellent fish restaurants Also
Mirador del Rio a view point overlooking Isla Graciosa at the
top tip of the island, to which you can get a ferry. Beware
though , if the sea gets too rough the boats stop! The Cesar
Manrique museum is also an excellent place to visit as is the
Timanfaya National park where the volcanoes are, and it is
possible to have a meal with the meat cooked over the volcano
Going further down the island there is the
Green Lagoon at El Golfo and the old salt pans and working your
way round to the Papagayo beaches, well known naturist beaches
on the south , although more and more clothed people are going
there. When you travel north you can come back through the
winefields, yes there is wine produced on the island and
possible to have tastings.
We arrived 2nd October and the temperature
was about 25C and apart from a couple of wettish days we were
blessed with temperatures reaching 29 C wonderful sunshine
,sometimes cloudy, but watch out you can still get caught out
with the rays through the clouds.
The crunch is, would we go again ? This
was, we think our 23rd holiday there, so yes we would !
J and D