Clothing optional beach in Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria is a small island of thirteen kilometers long and two kilometers wide, located north of the island of Cuba in the « Jardines del Rey » or King's Garden. This sector of Cuba is part of the Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO. To reach the island, they built a forty-eight kilometer long causeway (dike) in the sea or « pedraplen ». The beaches of Cayo Santa Maria are located north of the island.
The six sectors (not connected) of beaches (10 kilometers long) are perfect for walkers and also for those wishing to relax in the sun. Most of the rooms on the island are located on the longest beach of the island (6.2 km) called Playa Santa Maria. The only virgin beach is located west, between the hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria and the Melia Buenavista.
The history of naturism in Cayo Santa Maria is closely linked to Cayo Largo. In November 2001 the hurricane Michele hit Cayo Largo and closed this destination for few months. Cayo Largo lovers discovered a new destination ... Cayo Santa Maria. We saw in this new destination an opportunity to create an alternative to Cayo Largo. After discussion with the director of the hotel (Krister Esteban), an area was designated as the nudist beach, starting from the west sector of the hotel beach (west footbridge) down to the eastern tip of the island (presently the hotel Melia Buenavista).
The naturist beach of Cayo Santa Maria is about 1.5 km out of the 6 km of the main beach « Playa Santa Maria ».It is the second longest naturist beach of Cuba, after Cayo Largo.
There are no naturist hotels (nor lifestyle) in Cayo Santa Maria. Naturism (nudism) is strictly permitted on the beach of the Sol Cayo Santa Maria (not on the hotel's ground). Please respect this policy to avoid losing this privilege.
There are three hotels under construction in the eastern area of Cayo Santa Maria. Access of this area is presently restricted to workers. There are few kilometers of beach in this area. It would be great to have a clothing optional beach in this area of Cayo Santa Maria!
The nude beach of the Sol Cayo Santa Maria...
Click the thumbnail to see an aerial picture of the clothing optional beach of the hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria. There are two types of palapas in this sector ... The conventional palapas and the shelters. It is a good idea to bring an umbrella in your luggage, because there is no natural shade and palapas are not enough for all the people going to this sector.
On that beach, there are naturists, topless, people in bathing suit and sometimes mixed couples (naturist and textile). HOWEVER, because there are not many beach chairs and palapas, it is courteous to leave this area to the nudists and, of course, please do not use your camera (or smartphone) when there are naturists on the beach!
It is important to realize that no one is forced to be naked in this sector of the beach. People in bathing suits may pass through the nudist area without having to get naked! It is highly recommended to stay at the Sol Cayo Santa Maria to enjoy this great asset.
If you stay in other hotels of Cayo Santa Maria and want to go to the clothing optional beach, click to see a satellite image with information on the distance from the hotels. Please do not use the services of the hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria.
Hoping these informations about naturism will answer the questions you have about this subject, and, who knows may be try it. Many people immediately loved the experience and return to Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Largo to relive the feeling of freedom. The Sol hotel is very popular by naturists.
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