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Q. Does EVERY hotel has nude beach?
A. No. In Cayo Largo: Villa Iguana, Cayo Largo del Sol, Hotel Pelicano, Bella Isla Resort and Villa Bellarena (none at the Italian Clubs). In Cayo Santa Maria: Sol Cayo Santa Maria and Melia Buenavista.

Q. Does the entire beach of the hotel naturist?
A. No, only in designated areas EXCEPT for the Villa Iguana in Cayo Largo which there is no division (whole beach is clothing optional).

Q. Are there other "official" nude beaches in Cuba besides Cayo Largo and Cayo Santa Maria?
A. Currently no.

Q. Is there a place where one can be nude on the hotel's ground, and walk nude from the room to the beach?
A. No, naturism is limited to the beach only. Before it was possible to walk nude from your room to the beach at hotels Villa Capricho and Villa Lindamar in Cayo Largo, but it's no longer possible. Villa Capricho has been destroyed by hurricane Michelle in 2001 and Villa Lindamar is now an Italian exclusive club where naturism is no longer tolerated.

Q. Can I wear my bathing suit on the nude beach?
A. Yes. They are "Clothing Optional" beaches; It's common to see mixed couples (textile + naturist). However, as a courtesy, it's best not to use the palapas and loungers in the nude area, if you are not naturists.

Q. Do I have to be naked to cross the nudist area?
A. No. The textiles who want to walk along the naturist beach are not required to undress. It's normal to be intrigued by the presence of a nude beach, the curious (perhaps future followers!) are welcome, but voyeurs are not, and those taking pictures even less! Please be respectful.

Q. Are there lifestyle (swinger) hotels in these destinations?
A. No. And it's important not to confuse or associate naturism with swinger, voyeurism or exhibitionism. Solicitation is not welcome on these beaches.

Q. If I want to book the naturist catamaran tour. What should I do?
A. A minimum of people is required to book this excursion. You can either ask your tour operator representative so he/she will try to find other naturists interested or you can politely approach other naturists on the beach to see if they would be interested to participate. The nude catamaran cruise is very popular in Cayo Largo (8 to 10 people catamaran).

Q. Can I walk naked from the nude area to the beach bar?
A. No. You have to get dressed when leaving the naturist area.

Q. Can I take nude walks, and swim in the nude?
A. Yes, but only in the designated naturist areas, and virgin beaches.

Q. In Cayo largo, can I walk naked from the hotel zone down to the western beaches?
A. Yes, from hotel Cayo Largo del Sol you can walk nude on over 3 km of virgin beaches, but bring something to cover-up when passing just in Playa Sirena where there are bars, restaurant, watersports, etc.

Q. Can I take pictures?
A. Only of yourself or your friends, be respectful of other people (check who's in the background!). People who indulge in naturism on the beaches of Cuba certainly don't want to see pictures of them on websites or social medias without their knowledge and permission.

Q. Is there natural shade (trees) or palapas in naturist areas?
A. There is no natural shade. There are palapas, but in short supply. During the high season it's wise to bring a sun umbrella. However there's usually a sufficient amount of loungers.

Q. What is the best place in Cuba for a first naturist experience ? The best resort?
R. Cayo Largo for its kilometers of virgin beaches. The remote, secure and natural environment of this island provides a unique sense of freedom which is very appreciated by all naturists: couples, families, singles and also newbies. The proximity to several miles of virgin beaches is ideal for those seeking a more private place for a first experience! The Cayo Largo del Sol is considered to be the best hotel in this destination.

Q. Is there non-smoking areas in naturist sections?
A. Unfortunately No. Hope to see the day!

Q. Is there a bar service in naturist areas?
A. Sometimes yes, it depends on the bartenders. It's not easy for them to walk in the sand all the way to the naturist area.

Q. Is there a guard or surveillance camera on the naturist beaches?
A. No.

Q. Is there an adult-only resort with a Clothing Optional beach in Cuba ?
A. Yes, the Melia Buenavista in Cayo Santa Maria, but their naturist section is limited to 2-3 palapas at the eastern end of their beach, and it appears to be little frequented and the Villa Iguana at Cayo Largo.

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Lily & Normand
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