Charco del Palo
Mild and temperate the year round, sunny Charco del Palo is a naturist’s paradise. Summer temperatures average around 24 degrees Celsius. The resort village is situated at the end of a three-kilometre-long private road surrounded by fields of prickly pear cacti, which helps to maintain the privacy of the resort’s guests. The village itself is a holiday haven for those who embrace the naturist lifestyle. Well-kept buildings sport a coat of white paint, the terrain is covered with soft sand and palm trees provide welcome shade.
Although the population of Charco del Palo as of 2011 was only 229 people, the community supports a supermarket, hair salon, boutique and coffee shop. There’s great food to enjoy from three restaurants as well. La Tunera features delicious seafood, steaks and pizza. Wednesdays finds many visitors gathering at Peter’s Pub for the restaurant’s weekly all-you-can-eat ribs extravaganza. Jardin Tropical is a popular night spot that often features live entertainment.
Those who can bear to tear themselves away from naked fun in the sun in Charco del Palo will discover plenty of sights to explore throughout Lanzarote, from the shark tank at the Lanzarote Aquarium to the Museo de la Pirateria housed in the 16th century Castillo de Santa Barbara. The Timanfaya National Park offers visitors a close-up look at the some of the islands 300 volcanic cones. Clothing-optional Famara attracts visitors looking for a wide stretch of sandy beach. The beach is a famous surfing spot too, and there are several surf shops that rent surfing equipment.
Lanzarote is served by the international airport in the capital city of Arrecife located to the south of Charco del Palo. Buses, taxis and car hires are available for transportation around the island. Charco is visited by people from all over the world, but the residents and visitors are predominately German, British, Dutch and Spanish. The resort village has a broad range of bungalows and apartments that visitors can rent as accommodation.
Safe and secluded, Charco del Palo offers you a seaside holiday that won’t soon be forgotten. With its black volcanic rock coastline, crystal blue water and shimmering sunlight, Charco del Palo is travel destination that’s perfect for those who embrace the naturist lifestyle.