Sun, sea, sand and perhaps an exotic cocktail – there’s nothing quite like a Mexican beach holiday. You can feel all your cares wash away with the waves and marvel at how fun and relaxing life can be when you’re on a sun lounger all day and in the beachside bar all evening.
And it’s official, we finally have the solution to a swimming costume filled with sand: just don’t wear one! It’s the ultimate step in relaxing, getting rid of all those restrictive clothes.
Whether you’re just dipping your toe into the world of naturalism and would prefer a clothing-optional resort, or are looking to go the full monty with a totally nudist hotel, we have some excellent suggestions for places in Mexico where you can let it all hang out.
It’s worth noting that these are not gay resorts, unless specifically noted, but it sadly cannot be assumed they are open to same-sex couples. Times are changing, but in most cases they are more suited to free-spirited bisexuals at the most. Read on for some of the best nudist resorts in Mexico where you can get birthday-suited-up.
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A truly luxury naked experience, Heven in Zipolite is a completely chilled out clothing-optional resort where you are welcome whether you want to go au naturale or not. Nearby Zipolite beach is also one of the best-known nudist beaches in Mexico. You’ll love the spacious apartments with taverna-style décor and tiled stairs. All of them have stunning views of the ocean and fully-equipped kitchens.
As a gay-owned property, you can imagine this it a totally gay-friendly resort; although as we mentioned, everyone will be made to feel at home here. Take the scenic walk to the beach or get naked in the swimming pool. With only 8 apartments on the hillside, it feels intimate and relaxed.
This is definitely for those who want to dive in at the deep end! This four-pearl resort just outside Puerto Morelos on the Caribbean coast is famous for its sexy, adults-only atmosphere. It is aimed at nudist heterosexual couples, so for solo travel, this isn’t the place for you, but there is one month a year where couples can take an extra female. Same-sex couples are not allowed. There’s an X-rated whirlpool where sexy time is permitted and a ‘Sin Room’ next to the nightclub.
Aside from all the naughty areas, it’s a well-equipped resort with great amenities, including four restaurants to choose from, a pleasant pool area, a fitness center and a spa with couple’s treatments. The beach is stunning as well and it’s definitely a place you can let your hair down in beautiful surroundings. If you’re prepared for the raunchiness, then head here for a holiday you certainly won’t forget!
It’s worth noting that there is another Desire Resort and Spa, the Desire Pearl, in the same area. It’s also known among the nudist resorts in Mexico for its wild parties, sexy areas and free feel, although the Pearl is definitely more calm and sedate with the clientele being a bit older than the big sister.
From the sexy side of naturalism, to the side where partakers just want to remove their clothes to get closer to nature, Azulik in Tulum, a small town on the Caribbean coast of the peninsula famous for its Mayan ruins, is a rustic and authentic resort. The views are beautiful and you can enjoy them in total relaxation from sun loungers and hammocks on the stripped-down, wooden terraces.
Rooms are candlelit and baths are open to the elements, making for a romantic getaway for couples, although it’s also a great place to go on your own if you need to escape the rat race for a while. We love that Wi-Fi is limited, stopping the regular intrusion of your beeping phone. There are only ten villas, which makes it a peaceful naked holiday.
It’s true; some of the best nudist resorts in Mexico are in Tulum, and the Hidden Beach Resort is no exception. It’s only an hour away from Cancun as well, so if you want to head there to party you can, although we’re not sure why you’d want to when you can have all the naked fun your clothes-resistant heart desires here. Your room has a hot tub and an ocean view, so no wonder it’s popular with older couples!
Hidden Beach is clothing-optional but you’ll find that everyone here is in the buff for the whole stay, meaning people are nude in the pool, at the beach, in the nightclub and in the restaurant. You don’t need to feel under pressure to do the same, though, as the hotel is totally non-judgemental. Remove as much or as little as you want!
Close to downtown Cancun, this is a fun, adults-only environment where you can shed your inhibitions along with most of your clothes. Bottoms must stay on. It’s a huge resort, with 430 rooms, multiple restaurants and lots of options for after-dark partying. For over-21s only, you’ll find the other (mostly single) guests are younger and keen to have a good time. It has a serious spring-break vibe for ’20s-’40s and mainly heterosexual with the exception of girls that like everyone.. The pools, hot tubs, and fitness centers are well-equipped, but it’s the evening entertainment that really makes Temptation stand out among the nudist resorts in Mexico.
There are rather racy live shows every evening and plenty of chances for guests to get involved as well, from competitions like Miss Temptation to sexy karaoke (we know, who thought karaoke could be sexy?!). When you do want to retreat to your room, you’ll find it comfortable and modern with sleek décor and rainfall showers. Restaurants do require covering but otherwise, you can be as bare your top-half by the pool and beach.
Clothing-optional places can be tricky to find in Puerto Vallarta as it’s traditionally a very religious town, so luckily we came across Casa Cupula, an LGBT boutique hotel with clothing-optional areas. It’s an absolutely beautiful 19-room hotel in a secluded spot on top of a hill overlooking the bay. Here you’ll find everything you need to completely unwind, from a spa offering extensive treatments, to rooftop infinity pool, to some truly excellent cocktails.
The Pool Club is clothing-optional, so you can chill out in the swimming pool with complete freedom. The whole atmosphere of the place is welcoming, friendly and non-judgemental, so enjoy the indulgence of being completely yourself.
One of our favourite things about this lush nudist resort in Mexico is the free-form pool that forms the focal point for the resort. Here you can float in the water surrounded by palm trees and tropical gardens, feeling for all the world as if you are in the middle of the jungle – which, in a way, you are! Intima is in a walled complex right in the Caribbean Jungle.
Despite this luxurious feeling of isolation, you are actually quite near the Tulum town centre, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied if you do want to leave the resort. The rooms are simple and elegant with wooden furnishings and clean, white décor. Swim-up bars, semi-private pools, private hot tubs and rooftop splash pools means there are plenty of areas to retreat to and enjoy the sun on your body, while chatting with like-minded travellers.
On Mexico’s Pacific coast you’ll find this gem, one of the very few clothing-optional resorts on the area. Set on top of a cliff looking out over vast ocean, this adult-only resort is all-inclusive (which is great if you’re embracing naturalism as you don’t have pockets to carry money it!). As well as a clothing-optional swimming pool and two outside hot tubs with views there is also a private beach.
An extra touch that we love is the massages included in your booking. While there aren’t many facilities in Punta Serena itself, guests can use the ones at the nearby Los Angeles Locos resort which has tennis courts, restaurants, stables and a disco. If you want to try a nudist resort away from the crowds, try here!
This is a lovely, relaxing clothing optional resort on Mexico’s Costa Maya. With only six rooms, it is a lot more intimate and peaceful than some of the mega-resorts you find here. No hustle and bustle for Playa Sonrisa, just an empty beach where you can sunbathe naked with no hassle and the stunning surroundings of a National Marine Park.
Four of the rooms are in villas and there are two private bungalows; no matter which room you choose, you’ll have a gorgeous sea view. It’s a bit more rustic than other resorts, with batteries and solar panels providing electricity, so you have to avoid using it up with hairdryers and other unnecessary electrics. Perfect if you want to get away from the stress of daily life.
Until you try it, you won’t know how freeing it is to be able to remove your layers – so give one of these nudist resorts in Mexico a shot!
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