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Fuerteventura naturist beaches map: Nudism in Fuerteventura & Fuerteventura’s Best Naturist Beaches

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10 Best Beaches in Fuerteventura You’ll Love in 2020 [+MAP]


Just northwest of Africa, the island of Fuerteventura sits among Spain’s Canary Islands like a jewel in the azure Atlantic.

It’s a sandy, tropical paradise with tons of bright sunshine and some of the most spectacular beaches in the world.

In fact, Fuerteventura boasts over 150 beaches that ring the island’s 340 kilometers of coastline.

With sparkling sands and clear waters, Fuerteventura’s beaches attract millions of visitors each year. Therefore, if you are planning to travel to Spain, you should definitely not miss that!

10 Best Beaches in Fuerteventura

  • Esquinzo-Butihondo Beach
  • Playa de la Barca
  • Caleta de Fuste
  • Playa de Cofete
  • Playa del Viejo Rey
  • Playa Blanca
  • Playa de Gran Tarajal
  • Sotavento Beach
  • El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
  • Grandes Playas

What’s the best beach in Fuerteventura?

Playa de Cofete and Playa Blanca are the most popular and considered as the best beaches in Fuerteventura island, loved by locals and tourists.

Which is the best part of Fuerteventura?

The best parts and places to stay in Fuerteventura are Caleta de Fuste, Corrajelo or El Cotillo.

Is the sea warm in Fuerteventura?

The temparature of the Ocean in Fuerteventura is lower than in Europe but you can swim. It’s usually between 18 and 22 °C, depending on the season.

10 Best Beaches in Fuerteventura 2020

Esquinzo-Butihondo Beach

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In the southeast of Fuerteventura, this beach stretches between these two towns and is a great place for singles, seniors or families with kids.

The long, sandy beach is very clean, has clear, calm waters and a resident lifeguard. The northern end of the beach has a water sports rental center and is a designated water sports zone where you can windsurf, paddle board or sail.

Water sports are prohibited in the middle beach area, so it is safe and ideal for swimmers. There is plenty of space for walkers and runners or those that want to relax in one of the two beach bars, which have international, eclectic menus. Sun worshippers can rent one of the loungers to top up their tan or head to the north, natural area where nudism is accepted.

The beach has two parking lots with easy beach access and public restrooms with showers.

Playa de la Barca

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Located near Costa Calma, this is the perfect beach for water sports enthusiasts.

It’s one of the most popular on the island for windsurfing and kite surfing due to two world-famous water sports centers that offer rental equipment, courses and snack bars.

La Barca beach is popular with couples and families, has a lifeguard, restrooms, showers, and miles of soft, golden sand, making it a gem of a family, beach vacation.

At high tide, every two weeks, the fine, sandy beach turns into a shallow, calm lagoon making it extra safe for children to swim and kite surf or surfers to practice their skills. There is plenty of space for sunbathing and beach furniture is available to rent.

The beach is easy to find due to it being well signposted. There is parking at both ends of the beach, which is accessed by steps from the parking lot.

Caleta de Fuste

Also known as “El Castillo” or more colloquially as “Shank’s Shark”, Caleta de Fuste is one of Fuerteventura’s most popular beaches thanks to its proximity to the airport as well as the city of Puerto del Rosario — the island’s capital.

Over 800 meters long, Calete de Fuste beach is popular with families and offers an exhaustive array of activities for all age groups. Caleta de Fuste provides safety and security to its guests with a lifeguard patrolling its sun-strewn sands and separate areas for swimming and water sports.

Caleta de Fuste is also a haven for thrill-seekers. It offers jet skis, canoes, pedalos, and kayaks for rent. If you crave even more excitement, head south to the windsurf center. There you’ll find surfers of all skill levels, beginners and pros riding the waves.

Visitors can also opt for something a bit more chill. Explore the shores in a glass-bottom boat, or take a tour and view dolphins, whales and sea turtles!

Playa de Cofete

The beautiful Playa de Cofete in southern Fuerteventura is an impressive 11 km long and offers truly breathtaking scenery. The beach sits within Cofete National Park on the Jandia Peninsula. Cofete is known as the “king of beaches”, but still remains relatively uncrowded.

Even in the midst of tourist season, there are typically only a handful of sightseers. The drive from Morro Jable takes about an hour and a half along a winding road through rough terrain, but once you reach the beach, you’ll find unmatched beauty that was worth the trip. The mountains which surround the beach are simply gorgeous the Playa de Cofete is the perfect spot to escape the bustle of fast-paced modern life.

Since Playa de Cofete is isolated off the beaten path, facilities such as showers and toilets are not available. Also, there are no lifeguards patrolling the beach. It’s also advised that you bring a picnic lunch with you as there are very few food options available. There are no restaurants on the beach, however in the nearby village, a small local eatery offers regional delicacies.

If you’re adventurous and a lover of nature, be sure to add Playa de Cofete to your list of must-see beaches in Fuerteventura.

Playa del Viejo Rey

It’s impossible to visit Fuerteventura and not want to take an excursion to Playa del Viejo Rey. Sheer cliffs and crashing waves provide an idyllic setting, and surfers frequent the beach finding the conditions perfect for their sport.

But Playa del Viejo Rey isn’t just for surfers. Anyone looking for beautiful scenery, will want to spend some time in this rugged landscape of mighty cliffs.

This beach has been left completely natural and you’ll find no amenities on Playa del Viejo Rey itself, however the nearby village of La Pared offers restaurants, surfing instruction, accommodations and more.

Playa del Viejo Rey is especially magical in the evening as unforgettable sunsets tinge the sky above the Atlantic with pinks, oranges and reds. From the tops of the cliffs onlookers have a magnificent view of the rugged coastline and beaches below as the sky puts on its colorful display. Playa del Viejo Rey sunsets offer visitors an unmatched sight which often leaves them feeling inspired and overwhelmed.

Playa Blanca


Playa Blanca, on the eastern side of the island, is a short walk from the center of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura’s capital city. This stunning, fine sand beach stretches for one kilometer and is known as an environmentally friendly, visitor-safe beach.

Playa Blanca has lifeguards on duty during busy times and is a popular spot with locals looking to get away from the city for an hour or two.

The beach is also frequented by surfers looking to ride the waves which can be found here most of the time. No doubt, it’s recognized as one of the best places to surf in Europe.

Although Playa Blanca attracts many locals, plenty of tourists find their way to this beach. Visitors consist of families and couples alike. Tourists should note that although Playa Blanca is not a nude beach, there may be topless bathers taking advantage of the sun’s golden rays.

All in all, you can’t go beat a relaxing day at Playa Blanca!

Playa de Gran Tarajal

Gran Tarajal is Fuerteventura’s third-largest city and is located on the southeastern shore of the island. Playa de Gran Tarajal is the city beach, located near the harbor and fronted by a beautiful bay. At approximately one kilometer long, the beach is set against the beautiful backdrop of the city’s pastel-washed houses and is a perfect spot for relaxing. A lively promenade lines the beach and offers visitors their choice of cafes, restaurants and bars.

Gran Tarajal is an enticing destination for swimmers and divers as well as kiteboarders and windsurfers, luring them with clear, shimmering water and golden sand. There are also sporting facilities available on the beach for active visitors including a football field and a volleyball net. An extensive children’s playground is also present.

Playa de Gran Tarajal reflects the laid-back city from which it derives its name. This sleepy town has not yet been the subject of heavy tourism, and most of the beach’s visitors are local residents. If you’re searching for a quiet getaway, and a low-key alternative to some of Fuerteventura’s busier beaches, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to unwind than Playa de Gran Tarajal.

Sotavento Beach

Sotavento Beach is located in Costa Calma in Feurteventura’s southeastern shore. Spanish for “calm coast”, it is an exceptionally pristine beach spearheaded with jagged outcrops of volcanic rock. No surfers will be found here as the beach fronts some of the calmest waters on island. Only the gentlest waves lap the shore, making Sotavento a truly amazing choice for swimmers.

Occasional strong winds make this a favorite spot for windsurfers and kiteboarders, and visitors may be tempted to join in the fun as courses and equipment are available for rent at the nearby windsurfing school.

There’s plenty of room along the beach for kids to play and for couples to enjoy a romantic stroll at the water’s edge. Just offshore, jet-skis and boats rule the water and are also available for hire to visitors.

Sotavento Beach truly is fun in the sun!

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

El Cotillo beach sits on Fuerteventura’s west coast and consists of white, clean sand and rocky outcroppings. Sheltered from breaking waves, this fabulous beach is picturesque and stunning. Visitors enjoy impressive ocean views and miles of sandy beaches to explore. You will not find rows of sunbeds and umbrellas at El Cotillo, as you would on many of Fuerteventura’s other beaches. Instead, beach goers enjoy wonderful, natural beaches with fine sand and clear water.

The beach is clothing optional and nude sunbathers are prevalent, so bear this in mind when planning your visit. You might even consider joining the fun!

In addition to the beach, El Cotillo is known for its tranquil lagoons which are protected by a natural reef from the Atlantic’s thunderous surf. Visitors can snorkel, swim or paddle in these calm, shallow areas. As with many other of Fuerteventura’s beautiful beaches, windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular activities. If you’re spending time on Fuerteventura, you could do far worse than enjoying a day at El Cotillo!

Grandes Playas


Soft white sand, warm waters and lots of sailboarding and kite surfing make Grandes Playas a simply incredible place to visit, and indeed many visitors claim Grandes Playas is their favorite of all of Fuerteventura’s beaches.

Found on the island’s northeastern coast, this beach is huge and spotlessly clean with beautiful rolling dunes. It is regularly patrolled by lifeguards, so swimmer’s safety is not an issue. And the best part? It’s really close to Corralejo! Close enough so visitors can walk to this lovely beach if they choose.

Grandes Playas offers amazing views of the neighboring island — beautiful tropical Isla de Lobos. If you wish to visit Lobos, you can catch a ferry from Corralejo.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more exotic, Grandes Playas offers camel rides! This unique, fun attraction takes both visitors — adults and children — on treks lasting roughly thirty minutes for very reasonable rates.

Grandes Playas offers free parking for autos and sports a charming promenade brimming with restaurants, cafes and bars which offer international and local fair. Don’t miss this amazing beach!

Beaches, Beaches and more Beaches!

While this list of eight of the best beaches in Fuerteventura is extensive and will give you lots to consider as you plan your trip to this Canary Islands paradise, it is by no means complete. Fuerteventura is home to over 150 stunning beaches with enough variety to suit every traveler’s tastes.

In addition, the island offers an abundance of activities, both on water and on land, and pairs them with world-class accommodations, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

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Discover the most inviting coves to strip off on, from Cabo de Gata in Almeria to Son Real in Mallorca

Bathers at Cantarriján beach in Almuñécar (Granada). @Nanyfotografia

The sea breeze, the invigorating heat from the sun, and the sound of the waves – everything about these well-kept beaches makes you want to strip off and enjoy feeling the elements on your bare skin.

From a total of around 3,000 beaches in Spain, there are around 450 nudist ones, which are more exclusively so before the second half of June when high season kicks off. The Spanish Naturist Federation’s website has a map of their locations along with tourist information centers and a list of associations.

Shedding inhibitions is trending, even if the use and abuse of the cameras on our ever-present cellphones is somewhat off-putting.

1. Near the railroad tracks

Savinosa, Tarragona

Racó del Conill in La Vila Joiosa

Authorities in Vila Joiosa, in Alicante province, has embraced naturism with a municipal regulation in 2017 promoting nudism on two of its beaches and saying nothing about dress codes in the rest.

Apart from the l’Esparrelló beach at the foot of Montíboli hotel, the Racó del Conill, or Rabbit’s Corner, is the most popular. Before you make your way down, take a look at the sign at the top by the viewpoint, which lays out the ground rules. From there, you hike 20 minutes to the 16th century Aguiló tower.

The water here is of glorious shades of blue and green, perfect for snorkeling. It seems incredible that this paradise, with its summer beach bar, is so close to Benidorm

The huge parking lot by the Sant Jordi roadside hotel that looks over Savinosa beach marks the start of your walk to the cove below the train tracks. This is an urban area that caters to both clad bathers and those who prefer to dispense with swimwear under pine trees and palm trees and the mastic trees typical of the Mediterranean. The sand on this 350-meter stretch of the Costa Dorada turns almost white under the water.

2. Pines and dunes

Los Tusales, Guardamar del Segura, Alicante

This straight stretch of beach has a kilometer of pine trees running behind the dunes that were planted a century ago to avoid Guardamar being buried in sand. The Marjal Guardamar Camping & Resort will help to guide you as you drive parallel to it to reach the last kilometer of the Segura riverbed. A walk from the fish farm along the walkway takes you to the “free” beach. Once you leave the walkway behind, naturists abound, though there are still those in swimwear crossing from El Rebollo in Elche to the jetty.

3. A view of Cape Cope

El Charco, Águilas, Murcia

Thanks to lobbying from environmentalists, Marina de Cope is still a development-free zone which helps to bring naturists to this sandy and pebbled area that is part of the regional park of Cape Cope and Puntas de Calnegre. Walk 1.4 kilometers from the Cope tower and, just after passing a house hidden among the trees, you’re there. There is no lack of infrastructure near Charco, but the cement is compensated for by a small forest of tamarisks, otherwise known as salt cedars. And a stone’s throw away is the beach bar Tortuga Mora while the Mayarí hotel in Calabardina makes a charming place to stay.

4. With loving care

Aiguadolç in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona

Aiguadolç beach in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona).Consuelo Bautista

For the last four years, the Naturist Beach Association of l’Aiguadolç has been improving its services and promoting naturism. From the parking lot, you take a tunnel under the train tracks – a typical feature of many Catalan beaches – and to the right of the Sant Gervasi stretch of sand, you can see Aiguadolç – 150 meters of fine sand and a gentle sloping shoreline which is protected from the wind by an embankment. The naturists mostly come in the morning and on weekdays, when bathers in swimwear account for 20% of the total– considered the maximum if the beach’s nudist character is to be preserved. Good value rice dishes can be had at the Xiringuito Miramar.

5. Below the volcano

Montaña Pelada, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife

Only the view from a drone would tell you that this strangely colored escarpment is a volcanic cauldron a full kilometer in diameter, one of the biggest in the south of Tenerife. Classed as a natural monument, high tide leaves a black sand beach while low tide allows naturists to tuck themselves into the angled coves, which reflect the explosive collision of the magma with the Atlantic. Tuna is the main dish on El Ancla’s menu and Twister bar has a great selection of homemade tapas typical of the Canary Islands.

6. Rural and virgin

Balieiros, Riveira, A Coruña

Balieiros in Riveira (A Coruña).óscar Corral

On the side of the isthmus that leads to the Corrubedo lighthouse, there is a great, open, windswept stretch of sand with rocky nooks perfect for naturists that few but surfers and bass fishermen frequent. Part of the Corrubedo natural park, the sand does however shrink to a tiny strip at high tide. The refurbished Balieiros hostel has a snack bar with razor clams and Iberian ribs and a new restaurant has just opened with a gourmet menu cooked up by chefs Jesús Crespo and Lara del Río.

7. Sky-blue sea

Son Real, Santa Margalida, Mallorca

The road to the beach in Son Real, Santa Margalida (Mallorca),tolo ramón

The four kilometers of coastline belonging to the Son Real public estate can still be enjoyed in pristine condition. First stop, the information center in the property’s old buildings. Armed with leaflets, we are ready to set off on foot along the wooded blue route or alternatively drive the long way round and park at Son Bauló. You will still have two kilometers to walk from there until you reach the imposing necropolis from the Talaiotic period and are facing the Porros islet that marks the point where non-nudists meet nudists. The beach is a little rocky and it’s hard to get comfortable lying out but the majestic hues of Alcúdia bay more than make up for it.

8. Seafood paradise

Muriola, Barrika, Biscay

Along with golfer Jon Rahm, the village of Barrika along the Basque coastline is known for its beach at Gorliz bay. With a little fine sand and a lot of gravel, you reach it by steps that have been naturally carved into the slope behind. Being a sheltered spot, it is an obvious place for naturists to congregate, despite the invasion by non-nudist bathers on weekends. Also known as La Cantera, there is a seafood restaurant called Ipar Itxaso II (+34 946 76 32 96) where customers choose their dinner fresh, then wait for it to be cooked and served up on a platter.

9. Sand galore

Vinyeta, Calella, Barcelona

La Vinyeta beach in Calella (Barcelona).Dino Geromella (getty)

With its steep cliffs and the Montnegre massif’s islets, this beautiful beach might appear to belong to the Costa Brava but is actually part of the Costa Maresme. Strike out from the recently enlarged parking lot and make your way under the train line on foot. Just after the Rocapins beach bar and the climbing wall, the naturist stretch of beach begins, with plenty of sand this year and deep clear water.

10. A trio of secret coves

Binimel·là, Es Mercadal, Menorca

One of Menorca’s best-kept secrets are three coves that are tucked below the Binimel.là restaurant (+34 971 35 92 75) where chef Eduardo Pascual has spent no fewer than 23 years making paellas. It might look as though the east end of the beach is nothing but rock, but this is actually not the case – there is in fact a trio of coves here far from the famous Pregonda cove.

11. Natural Park

Chicré, Níjar, Almeria

Coves of Carbón and Chicre, in Cabo de Gata Natural Park (Almería).José Arcos Aguilar (getty)

Try to go before mid-June, when there are restrictions on the number of private vehicles that may enter the natural park of Cabo de Gata. Alternatively you can take the bus from San José. Several kilometers along the dust track, Chicré cove can be found beyond Monsul and is reached on foot from the barrier that prevents cars from driving up to the lighthouse. With a combination of rock and 50 meters of fine sand, it is the twin to Carbón cove, one of the locations used in the film El Niño. From Chicré, there is a path that takes you to the Media Luna cove, which is also worth a visit.

12. Surfers’ last resort

Jarugo, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

This remote beach is almost always deserted, but is used by surfers when the waves in the rest of the north of Fuerteventura fail to get high enough. Here, the Atlantic pounds the west coast, which makes for dangerous bathing, though the light-colored sand is a delight to laze around on. The best way in is from Tindaya, La Oliva. Most naturists come at low tide to a cove at the south end. The hotel Mahoh, which has named one of its rooms after the beach, can be found a 25-minute drive away, near La Oliva.

Food in the nude

Eating naked is one of the pleasures of being a naturist, though hygiene does dictate that you sit on a towel or something similar. La Barraca restaurant on Cantarriján beach in Almuñecar, Granada, has just provided eight tables for 50 naturist diners, encouraged by Friends of the Cantarriján Nudist Beach. The roasted snapper is recommended and don’t forget to ask about their themed meals and Cuban parties on Wednesdays. Access is by bus from the highway during the summer months.

Another naked dining option can be found at El Portús naturist campsite in Cartagena, Murcia. If you’re not staying here, you pay a fee of €5 a day, which allows you to use the pool, the showers and the washrooms.

Other establishments catering to naked diners include the Torimbia beach bar, (+34 687 03 00 23) in Llanes, Asturias, that serves paella and barbecued steaks, tuna and sardines; and L’Estel on Torn beach in Hospitalet de l’Infant, Tarragona.

English version by Heather Galloway.


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    Amazing wild beach. Although there are minor flaws (no lifeguards, no toilets and a poor road to Cofete), everything is redeemed by the extraordinary beauty of wildlife. As with many beaches in Fuerteventura (all non-urban beaches), naked body is not only acceptable but also welcome. Fuerteventura is a true nudist paradise, encompassing the beautiful Cofete Beach. There are not many people on the beach and everyone is practically at the entrance / parking lot, so you can travel completely naked on the beach for about twenty kilometers, meeting only one person or another.

    What could be more wonderful than liberation from stereotypes, peace of mind and soul, naked and blissful body and hot summer sun, clean Atlantic water and warm fluffy sand. Wonderful feeling and complete bliss.

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Sotavento Beach – Fuerte Guide


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  • This is a naturist beach. It is ideal for first timers because there are many rocks and plants to hide behind for privacy.
    A beautiful white sandy beach that is well tended; it is cleaned daily.
    It is part of Jandia beach that stretches for 20 km from Costa Calma down to Morro Jable in the south of the island. Sotavento is a windy beach and windsurfing and kite boarding championships take place here. Not to be missed!

    You may park in the car park at the beach.

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    Sotavento Beach is located in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura.

    Costa Calma has become a very popular tourist resort on Fuerteventura. and is located in the south of the island in the municipality of Pajara, on the outskirts of the National Park area of Jandia. Costa Calma is mostly geared up towards German speaking visitors, although there are quite a few English speaking organisations in the area. There are many hotels, villas, apartments, bars and restaurants along with the very long white sandy beach of Playa Barca, very popular with beach lovers and wind surfers resulting from strong off shore winds during the summer.

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    Great nudist beaches on Ibiza and Formentera

    Julian Heathcote

    Ibiza and Formentera both have many nudist beaches where an all over body tan is easily achieved. That and the freedom of being clothes-free, swimming and feeling the sea touch your entire body plus the ultimate in liberation. Try it once and you’ll never go back to clothed bathing.

    Here are some of our favourite nudist spots for you to try out.

    Aguas Blancas

    Close to San Carlos, Ibiza

    Aguas Blancas is a nudists’ paradise. Walk to the left, perhaps wading through shallow waters, dependent on the time of day and tide and you will find three stretches of sand and lots of fellow naked bathers. The third stretch, reached by clambering over rocks, is totally nudist.

    Also try the far right of the beach, for more total nudity as well as semi-naked bathers. Here , there is also a small and popular beach bar.

    Aguas Blancas literally means “white waters” and refers to the sweet water springs which well out of the cliffs at the left far end of the beach: it is a very fitting name, as it applies beautifully to the tender curving lines of creamy spray generated by the sea here.

    In common with Ibiza’s beautiful beaches it is possessed of sparkling crystal-clear waters. Snorkelling here is a must as is going early in the day as the sun disappears mid-afternoon.

    The first stretch of sand you will reach via the wooden stairs will reveal mostly clothed visitors. Do not let this put you off, unless of course you don’t want to be as nature intended. In this case stay at the bottom of the steps or walk right for more non-nude possibilities

    Protected by cliffs and facing east, this beach is the perfect safe haven away from it all in this island’s north east, just outside of San Carlos.

    Ibiza Spotlight tip: Go and watch the sunrise here as it’s spectacular.

    Playa Illetes/Playa Levante – top end


    Your writer enjoying Formentera, modesty guaranteed. All pics: Playa Illetes and Cala Saona by Julian Heathcote and Isabelle Sonntag

    Definitely the best of Formentera’s nudist beaches is the part above the enchanting Caribbean-like Playa Illetes and Playa Levante. Here you can feel a real escape. There will be a mix of naked and clothed beach goers and the further north you venture on this stretch of sand, the more the beach clothing will be shed.

    Here you will see the most beautiful waters, shallow rock pools, tiny little bay-shaped areas and a wildness that awakens your primordial spirit. It is truly both breathtaking and liberating to be there. Being free of sunbeds is a boon too. You can walk to one of the pricey beach restaurants, though we’d suggest taking a cooler filled with enough food and drink for the time you’re there.

    Get there by car, scooter or bike as it’s a long walk from La Savina or even from the beach entrance when going by bus. Note that the car park fills quickly and that two-wheeled transport is usually allowed in freely with no restrictions.

    Ibiza Spotlight tip: Walk north to go and see from afar the pristine private islet of Espalmador. Note: Do not attempt to swim over there as it is very dangerous.

    Es Cavallet

    South Ibiza

    This beach is half gay and half straight. From the car park, you’ll be in the “hetero” part of the beach, where there are two beach restaurants. Continuing on down, after turning right, will take you directly to the gay part with a gay chiringuito at the end.

    Close to Playa d’en Bossa, Es Cavallet, an official nudist beach, is very popular with those that love to bare all. Its waters are beautifully transparent and in the gay area, snorkelling is a dream as underneath the water, it’s all rocky and teeming with marine life.

    Walk via the sand dunes and make sure to stop and drink in the vistas of Ibiza Town’s walled citadel, Dalt Vila, by looking to the left or turn to the right and see Ibiza’s magical sister island, Formentera.

    Ibiza Spotlight tip: Go to the gay end for the most marvellous snorkelling experience.

    Punta Galera

    Close to Cala Salada, Ibiza

    Mainly a nudist area rather than a beach, Punta Galera is a place of natural wonder and is an essential item for your nude bathing days. Its lack of sand means it’s less visited, so even more reason to go there, tear off what you are wearing and salute the sun gods.

    An old quarry, its stone terraces have been worn by time and the elements and take you to an almost prehistoric world of wonder and beauty. Its waters are as crystalline as you’ll see anywhere and with lots of little enclaves you can find a spot to bathe nude without fear of being disturbed. Take food and drink to this isolated spot.

    Ibiza Spotlight tip: Stick around for the glorious sunset.

    Las Salinas

    South Ibiza

    The long beach of Las Salinas is not entirely nudist, though fear not as there are places where you can go and strip off. Walk past the Sa Trinxa beach bar and you will come to some small bays that are very popular amongst nudists.

    You will also see nude bathers on the sand close to the bar, near a small stretch of sand where the water is met with a rocky entrance. This section seems to be nude mainly in the mornings, though really any time of day is good.

    You can explore the entire long crescent-shaped beach at your leisure. This is a very trendy beach, beloved by celebrities. This beach, in the main, cannot be called quiet in the summer. This is more than compensated for by the large number of excellent beach bars and restaurants, into which you can slip and chill out with background Balearic beats.

    Ibiza Spotlight tip: Find the small bays for the utmost in privacy.


    Ibiza and Formentera

    Many other beaches on Ibiza and Formentera allow nudity. On Ibiza Sa Caleta beach’s extremities are good, in the shape of small sandy coves and rocks to the right and on the rocks going left. Cala Nova has a nudist section in the middle too. If you venture to the far left of Cala Llenya, Cala Boix or Es Figueral there will be bare flesh too.

    On Formentera, Playa Migjorn is nudist around the centre and there are a good number of small beaches where people lose all their clothing too

    Some of the above mentioned beaches are not officially nudist; however, nudity is tolerated. If you are unsure, simply look around and see if there are fellow naked bathers, so you feel assured that you can do the same.

    For the complete low-down to beaches on Ibiza, see our comprehensive guides.

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    Today we will discuss one thin and scrupulous theme. In Spain today there are more than four hundred beaches where you can relax without clothes. We will look at the best nude beaches by region.
    Beach for naturists, Fuerteventura
    In Spain today there are more than four hundred beaches where you can relax without clothes. We will look at the best nude beaches by region.
    The philosophy of naturists is based on the desire for unity with nature, naturalness and harmony. Sunbathing and swimming naked is much more pleasant and comfortable than in bathing suits. Personally, I don’t mind sometimes lying with my whole body on the sand, feeling the energy of the sea and feeling the perfect streamlining of our body without swimming trunks. Lena does not share my enthusiasm, but this is not a problem: it is not necessary to completely undress, everything is strictly optional.
    We have compiled for you a selection of nude beaches in Spain with a map. It’s time to try new sensations!

    A true center of naturism has been created in Andalusia – the Vera Playa Club 4*. This is a residential complex consisting of an Andalusian-style hotel, a beautiful park, several bungalows and apartments. It is located on the Costa de Almeria, next to a three-kilometer nudist beach. The hotel has regular rooms, studios and beach suites with exclusive services. The territory of the naturist center is fenced, so that strangers do not bother the guests. Here they go naked all day: visit the dining room, relax. In clothes, the guests of Vera Playa appear only after eight in the evening. The atmosphere is very calm, even families with children have a rest here.
    Playa Nueva Umbría is located in the town of Lepe in the southwestern province of Huelva. The nudist area is located in the central part of the beach and is fenced off by dunes from common recreation areas. The coast of the lagoon has white sand. People come here on foot or by boat.
    Castilnovo (Playa de Castilnovo) – a spacious beach with untouched nature, one of the best beaches in Cadiz for naturists. It is located on the beach area of ​​Conil de la Frontera.
    The Playa de Bolonia beach in Cadiz near Tarifa is known to nudists all over the world – they relax on the El Chorrito stretch. This virgin stretch of the Spanish coast is closest to the African continent and on fine days you can see the North African coast from here. And here you can also look at the ancient Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia.
    Cabopino Beach (Playa Cabopino) is called the “secret gem” of Marbella. The beach is located on the protected stretch of Dunas de Artola. There is fine golden sand and a picturesque landscape. Nearby is the port, and along the coast there are restaurants and bars.
    Los Alamos or El Canuelo is located off Torremolinos and stretches to the mouth of Guadalhors. The beach is covered with golden sand, the waves here are moderate.
    Torre del Mar (Playa Torre del Mar) – a beach near the town of La Acharquia, in Malaga. This is a resting place for naturists who come with families.
    El Playazo (Playa El Playazo) with a length of 1.5 kilometers is located in the northern part of Vera beach near the town of the same name in Almeria. The sand here is dark and thin, the temperature is moderate and comfortable. The beach is popular, so in the high season there are many vacationers.
    El Ruso (Playa El Ruso) – a clean beach in Granada. Here the coast is covered with gray sand and pebbles. Access to the beach is difficult, but no one interferes with the rest of naturists.
    Nudist beach Roquetas (Playa Roquetas) – part of the vast protected beach of Cerrillos (Playa Cerrillos). The naturist zone is located on a site remote from the built-up area.
    The most famous nudist beach in Murcia is El Portús near Cartagena. Access to the rocky coast is partially equipped. The beach area is covered with pebbles and boulders and is divided into two parts. Nudists are located on the eastern section, where there is a large campsite – Camping naturista El Portus.
    The rocky virgin beach of La Solsida (Playa de la Solsida) is also located in Alicante, near the town of Altea. You can get to it on foot – along the steps descending to the water.
    The secluded bay of La Cala is located in Denia, in the Valencian province of Alicante. To get to this hidden corner of the coast, you need to go along a narrow path. The nudist beach is 180 meters long and overlooks the Montgo Natural Park. The water in the bay is very clear and ideal for diving.
    Playa De L’Ahuir is located north of Gandhi. In front of him, inhabited city blocks end, then dunes, palm trees and a strip of wild beach begin. A huge number of naturists come here.
    Another naturist beach is located near Mareny de San Lorenzo, not far from the resort town of Cullera. The beach is located within the Albufera Park and stretches for 3 kilometers. This is a calm wild and not crowded beach.
    El Saler (Playa Nudista El Saler) is a beautiful white beach on the border of the Albufera Natural Reserve. From the west it is surrounded by a pine grove. El Saler is located half an hour from the center of Valencia. The beach is well equipped: there is a rental of sun loungers, umbrellas and sports equipment, there are cafes and restaurants. El Saler is the official nudist beach, doctors and lifeguards are on duty here.
    Pinedo beach (Playa de Pinedo) is remote from the city. It is located south of the sailing club and port near the mouth of the Turia River and the village of Pueblo de Pinedo. This is a small cozy and quiet recreation area with fine sand, closed from the north wind. Along the coast there are Valencian restaurants.
    Cala Arsilaga is a calm secluded beach in the municipality of Peniscola in the province of Castellón. The sandy beaches of Peniscola are famous for their white sand and stunning views of the rock fortress.
    The best nude beaches in the Valencia region:
    In Tarragona, on the outskirts of the resort town of L’Hospitalet del Infante, there is a nudist beach El Torn. This is a well-groomed clean sandy beach with a restaurant, a shop, a shower. From its territory there are beautiful views of the mountains. There is a naturist camp nearby.
    Cala Morisca is a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by lush greenery. It is located quite far from Sitges, so it is better to get there by your own transport.
    La Mar Bella – Barcelona’s 500-meter beach with a naturist area. The naturist site is hidden behind an elongated hill covered with bamboo thickets. The beach is equipped: showers with fresh water are built, there are drinking fountains, rental of sunbeds and umbrellas, wooden decks leading to the sea through the sand. The embankment stretches along Mar Bella. The beach is accessible for the disabled.
    Cala del Pilar Photo by Alcaudique
    Cala del Pilar is located in Menorca, twenty kilometers from Ciutadella. The length of this wild beach area is 250 meters. It is not crowded and there are small waves. The beach is surrounded by rocks, and there is a drinking spring on its inner territory.
    In Ibiza, naturists relax on the beach of Es Cavallet (Playa Es Cavallet), located 10 kilometers from the island’s capital. This is a narrow strip of coastline 1160 meters long, covered with white sand, surrounded by pine trees and shrubs. The water here is calm, the bottom is sandy and gently sloping.
    Playa de ses Illetes beach
    In Formentera, nudists have chosen the Playa de ses Illetes beach, 460 meters long. This is a white virgin beach in the area of ​​the Salines Nature Reserve.
    The white beach of Figueiras (Playa Figueiras) is quiet and calm even in high season. It is located in a conservation area, on the Cies Islands. In addition to convinced naturists, divers and snorkelers come here – the water in the coastal zone is cold and very clean.
    Playa Bascuas on the outskirts of the town of Sanxenxo is almost completely given over to nudists. This secluded corner of the coast is separated from the busy neighboring beach areas by rocks and thickets.
    The best nudist beach in this region is half a kilometer long Torimbia (Playa de Torimbia) in the municipality of Llanes. The beach is surrounded by low cliffs and covered with white sand. The water is cold here. Torimbia can only be reached on foot. Nearby there is a bar, parking.
    The beach of Covachos (Playa de Covachos), located on a cape, from neighboring Arnia can only be reached on foot along the coast. The coast is covered with fine golden sand; the descent into the water is steep. There is a small island near the shore, which adjoins the beach at low tide.
    The rocky wild beach of Barinatxe (Playa de Barinatxe), a kilometer long, located in the seaside town of Sopelana, can be reached by bus and metro from Bilbao. The beach is located on the north coast of the Basque Country. There are strong winds and not always warm, but it is here that the annual nudist marathon is held. Barinatxe is covered with golden sand and is covered by high cliffs.
    There are several nude beaches in Tenerife, but only La Tejita (Playa de La Tejita) in the south of the island is equipped. The beach is 1.5 kilometers long and 100–300 meters wide. The coastal zone is covered with golden-gray sand. Mount Montaña Roja protects the beach coast from the east wind.
    The spacious beach of Maspalomas (Playa de Maspalomas) in Gran Canaria is bordered by sand dunes. It is a crowded place, however the nudist area is marked and isolated.
    Cofete (Playa de Cofete) in Fuerteventura stretches for 12 kilometers along the ocean coast. This is an absolutely wild beach with strong currents near the shore. Therefore, you can relax here almost alone.
    Everything is very simple – look not only on I prefer the RoomGuru search engine. He searches for discounts simultaneously on Booking and 70 other booking sites.
    In Fuertoventura, Satovento beach, a great place to sunbathe without textiles!
    I myself like to go naked at home, I haven’t been to nudist beaches yet, I’m just planning, but I can imagine what the reaction will be to naked girls)) and what will happen next ??) Does this happen to men or does no one pay attention to it?)
    On such on the beaches, usually girls are over 60 years old, so it is unlikely that there will be problems with the reaction)))
    Oleg, hello! On nudik it all happens very calmly. I can give advice where to go and how things are on nudiks. [email protected]
    Formentera is a whole island of nudists: pristine nature and a small number of people doing their job
    Just returned from Norway, on the museum island of Bygdøy in Oslo, a little away from the main museums, there is a magnificent nudist beach. True, there is not much sand, mostly smooth large stones that were once rocks, but it is very convenient to sit on them. The stones heat up, the feeling is like lying on a heated lounger. The water is clean, transparent, a little further in the water there is a special pontoon for jumping into the water.
    If you write about Bulgaria, then don’t forget a town like Primorsko, there is an ordinary beach, and on the other side of the peninsula, a nudist one, closer to Zhivkov’s former dacha. Many, I think, know who I am, there was such a Bulgarian Brezhnev.
    In 1990, in July, I appeared there, I had a stupor, mostly Germans, the water is clean, I advise.
    I was in Spain 2 times, but I didn’t notice such beaches, I didn’t see them in Tossa, in Torremolinos either.
    In general, I envy the Germans, they have no complexes at all.
    About the Canaries and nudism. Almost the entire coast of the island of Lanzarote (Lanzarote) can be considered nudist.
    The most famous beach in the south of Playa Papagayo is just a mecca for nerds.
    In the west, they freely nudity on Famara, but there are not purely nudists there, but whoever wants it … no one cares.
    In the east, wild places and many secluded bays have been chosen by nudists. Just go and choose where you like best. We liked it there most of all … very intimate and relaxed.
    I am currently in Barcelona. The city beach is full of nudists. Mostly women. I saw one guy.
    tell nudists from topless sunbathers
    Well, in general, in Spain, topless is allowed on the beaches of Gorda. This is quite normal.
    In Tarragona (an hour from Barcelona) there is a great nudist.
    “I haven’t been”, but “I’m convinced” is familiar…
    I haven’t been and I’m not going to. I am convinced that the people hanging out in these places are either perverts or not quite normal. Not only do they themselves irradiate where necessary and not necessary, they pick up all the dirt and infection from the sand and stones with their genitals, they also drag children there. Idiots, in a word.
    Sergey, shorts cover a very small part of the body. A lot of sand and debris clog in them, and then you sit in them and rot. And under the ass you put a clean towel.
    Sergey, perverts are those who are afraid of their own bodies and love to spy on nudists through their holes 🙂 And nudist beaches are usually very clean, cleaner than usual ones. And then there is such a thing as sunscreen, umbrellas, and yes, there are, you know, clean towels under the ass.
    Okay, let’s say everything is as wonderful as you describe. But who can guarantee that only lovers of the natural look of their bodies visit such beaches? And the perverts? What about maniacs? It’s fun for you that someone will stare at you, your loved ones, at your children, damn it !!! And not only to stare, but also to shoot you secretly, and then upload these videos and photos somewhere to the delight of all sorts of moral freaks! Doesn’t it bother you? It would definitely stress me out. And most importantly: children. Why do they have to watch all these pussy boobs from an early age? Do they need it? For example. A boy must grow up in such conditions that a woman is a MYSTERY for him, that he does not see a piece of flesh in the faces of the opposite sex, that he grows up and sees a naked female body in an intimate setting, and not on a beach, some kind of collapsed carcass that can cause its appearance is only disgust. And such pictures, as I guess, are not uncommon on nudist beaches. Sorry for the confusion, but I write what I think.
    Sergei, look, you write: “And the perverts? What about maniacs? Which will be filmed and uploaded somewhere to the delight of moral freaks “and right there:” A boy must grow up in such conditions that a woman is a MYSTERY for him “
    Can’t you catch the connection? After all, it is the conflict between the child’s knowledge of the world and the taboo of nudity that often leads to sad consequences.
    Read: -Slova-psychologa.
    I will add – and there are few people there, so that the sand and stones have time to be irradiated by the sun, you will not find infection there. I now disdain clogged city beaches.
    The opinion of a notorious person. You can only sympathize.
    We are going to Costa Natura in September. This is a nudist complex near the town of Estepona, 60 km from Malaga.
    In our previous trips we visited the beaches: Sa Boadella (Lloret de Mar), Mar Bella (Barcelona), in the nudist bays of Calella, on El Torn beach (in the naturist complex El Templo del sol). In Bulgaria, they were on Nirvana (Golden Sands), Harmanite (Sozopol).
    The coolest beach we’ve been to is El Torn! They say it’s very cool in Vera, but we haven’t been yet 🙂
    I see you know your way around Spain well. Can you tell me a good beach and hotel, where with children and feeding, and not expensive? (The hotel is better textile, and the beach is bare with sand).
    Lloret de Mar, of course. There was a typo.
    Rest with my wife only on nudist beaches. Therefore, where they are not, we do not go, well, except for purely sightseeing tours, of course, or skiing.
    Spain and Croatia are the most suitable countries for such a holiday. In Croatia were several times, now it’s time to spud and Spain. Many thanks to Michael for the collected information. As far as I know, in the direction north of Barcelona there are 6-7 more such beaches, almost at every railway station, that is, at every town. The most famous of them are Calella and Lloret-le-Mar. Information about them can be found on the site, in my opinion, in the section “Vacation Reports”
    Inmi, write where I made a mistake. Unfortunately, I don’t know Spanish.
    Yes, this is not Spanish, Basque. So don’t worry, the Spaniards are also wrong 🙂 The beach is called Barinache.
    And Spanish is an easy language and easy to learn. Well, since you’ve been here often. And I’m advertising the entire north coast very heavily. Summer. In winter I don’t even stutter, the cold is enough for you even in Moscow 🙂
    Going out to sunbathe, my husband and I always look for the presence of nudist beaches. By the way, naturism and nudism are different from each other. I don’t really like to dine in a restaurant naked, I’m still a girl 🙂 – I want to wear a dress, but sunbathing and swimming naked is super! Of the Canary Islands, we have been only to Fuerteventura several times, we love it very much, our favorite beach is Playa del Salmo, Playa Las Coloradas I liked less – long strong waves and, most importantly, the presence of a cemetery and a villa behind, and no one around, only the wind, like – that was creepy! Lobos is also a great opportunity to lie naked in stone baths. It’s so great to sunbathe and swim without anything, to feel the sun, the wind, the movement of water around you with every cell of your body! I haven’t even had a swimsuit for a very long time, so, just in case, I carry a sports one for the pool. When my kids were little, they sunbathed and swam naked all together. I have 2 girls, now adults, married, but they never had surprise or rejection of someone else’s naked body or some kind of painful craving for it. We also often travel to Bulgaria, near Varna there is a small town of Byala, a 40-minute walk through the vineyards is the Kara-Dere reserve. The beach is drop dead, clean white sand, great sea, behind the pine trees. The Bulgarians come there with houses for the whole summer; We already have permanent friends there, also nudists. And in general, it’s so cool – a tanned body without any stripes and triangles! By the way, nudists do not consider their brothers at all and do not evaluate bodies according to the criterion “Apollo or Venus – you can undress, you don’t meet the standard – march in a veil to wrap yourself up”
    Fully support! As we say in Odessa – “Odessites are not nudists, but just sunbathe naked.” It’s really convenient and nice! Swimsuit – only for family – country bathing! and when you see your body tanned “without stripes” – this is a guarantee that in the future you will “avoid” those in the future :))) thanks to Mikhail for the article! Yesterday, according to your guide, I discovered a nudist beach in Vienna
    There are three nudist beaches in Calella (in bays) 😉
    Yes, I visit nudist beaches. The first time I was shy, but then I sunbathe only on such beaches.
    By the way, Michael, there are also many nudist beaches on Palma, as I understood from the map, you missed the beaches of Mallorca. There are such beaches as Es trenc (south-eastern part of the island) Alcudia (northern part of the island), Mago (south-eastern part of the island, etc.) interesting and useful Thank you
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    Summer, it seems, has decided to enter into its legal rights, and Muscovites are drawn to the beaches. One of the favorite forests among the townspeople is the natural monument Serebryany Bor. Unfortunately, in recent years he has not only this status. The beautiful coniferous forest is now also called the lair of masturbators.

    Every day, dozens of perverts hide behind vegetation near hiking trails and at the right moment appear before passers-by, proudly demonstrating their manhood. Among the victims are women of all ages, mothers with children, teenagers. As well as nudists who have been resting in a specially designated place since Soviet times. Such a neighborhood causes double damage to them: the public accuses nudists of attracting masturbators with naked bodies. Meanwhile, lovers of getting a naked tan, on the contrary, help unenlightened guests avoid an unpleasant meeting: they show safe routes, escort them to the beaches and to the exit …

    “MK” would not have known about this story if our correspondents had not themselves become victims of a pervert. He not only engaged in masturbation, but tried to hit the girl in the face and break the camera, after hiding his face under a hood and dark glasses. We decided to find out what is happening in our favorite summer vacation spot.

    At the arena bush-entertainers: outsiders are allowed to enter

    It was Tuesday, and my friend Sasha and I decided to go for a walk in Serebryany Bor. At the same time, look for a decent beach where you could take the children on the weekends. We have loved this forest for a long time – we used to spend a lot of time on local beaches, Sasha regularly swims here on a boat. By the way, there is something to do here even without water procedures: many rare birds live in the forest, a real paradise for amateur ornithologists.

    We took a trolleybus from Polezhaevskaya metro station and entered the forest. It is ennobled, everywhere there are well-maintained paths and paths, and by no means impenetrable jungle. We passed the playground, the bridge and moved on. Despite the weekday, there are enough people around. About seven minutes after entering, we turned onto the right path to bypass the famous nudist beach. And almost immediately they noticed in the bushes, literally two meters away, an obese man in sunglasses. He looked at us and masturbated, lowering his pants, while pretending to be talking on the phone. We turned away and walked on, and Sasha remembered that she had recently heard from a friend that there had been a lot of such divorced here lately. And we had to make sure.

    As we moved forward, we noticed that men were hiding behind the trees. Dressed. But with pants down. Their main location is a grove opposite a nudist beach. However, perverts themselves are no longer interested in nudists. Only if there are no other visitors at all, they settle down not far from the fence of the “naked” beach and engage in self-satisfaction. But much more attention goes to ordinary passers-by, who are frightened by these subjects, appearing from the bushes.

    According to the observations of the regulars, the perverts in Serebryany Bor are divided into three types. Some prefer not to leave the dusk of foliage – it is enough for them to demonstrate “dignity” to passers-by because of the tree trunk and hide back. Others need more. They hunt down the prey by darting through the bushes along the path, and then run across the road in front of you, masturbating as they go. While a person comes to his senses from surprise, he is already hiding in the greenery. The third is the effect of surprise. They sneak up from behind or from the side and draw attention to themselves with a harmless question.

    “Just a week ago I was walking through the forest to beach number 3,” recalls Muscovite Liza. – I didn’t take the bus on purpose, I wanted to breathe pine air. The places here are not deserted, someone is constantly passing by. I hear a call from somewhere behind: “Girl, can you tell me what time it is. » I turned around – and there a man without pants is engaged in self-satisfaction. I quickly turned around and walked on. And he, as if nothing had happened, went the other way.

    Such stories, told by someone else, often cause a smile. It is generally accepted that exhibitionists are harmless people and will not touch a fly. Alas, it is not. Try to record them on camera and you will be unpleasantly surprised how aggressive they become in the face of the threat of exposing their shameful tendencies.

    “Crazy walking around here! Do you know how many freaks are here?!”

    …Sasha and I were walking back through a sparse grove and noticed ahead of us a tall, stocky man in a tracksuit and black glasses making his way towards us. There were no other people around, so out of harm’s way, we decided to go to the path that runs along the nudist beach – there were vacationers. The man walked quickly across from us, his pants down. Wanting to scare him off, Sasha pointed the camera at him, and I – the phone in the “video” mode. But the man behaved unpredictably: he instantly pulled up his sweatpants and rushed at us, simultaneously pulling his hood over his head. It was impossible to see his face behind dark glasses.

    “Bitch, she quickly deleted the photo! I told whom. ”- the masturbator tried to grab Sasha by the shoulder with one hand, and with the other he aimed at the face and at the camera.

    Luckily, right in front of us was the entrance to the nude beach. We ran into his territory and began to beg the naked sunbathing men to help us. The attacker stood at the entrance and shouted threats, the nudists watched this scene with concern. The pensioner who turned out to be closest to us asked, firstly, to stop screaming, and secondly, to remove the camera as soon as possible: “You shouldn’t have brought it, it provokes people like him to aggression. ” Another man, young and evenly tanned, approached our offender and with a few succinct phrases asked him to go to hell. He walked away about ten meters, but then stopped and waited for us to go back.

    — You girls are crazy walking around here! Do you know how many freaks are here?! These are sitting under every second bush … They have already screwed everyone up, – the savior reassured us quickly. He volunteered to walk us to the bus stop.

    It turned out that our new acquaintance is a regular visitor to the nudist beach. Since the beginning of the 2000s, he has been coming here to take a break from the bustle of the city and get an even tan.

    — But in winter there was news that they decided to close your beach, — I ask my guide. – They promised to improve, put sunbeds and umbrellas …

    – Not closed, as you can see. Apparently, some of the rich liked this place for building, but something went wrong. The nature here is beautiful and the beach is wonderful.

    By the way, some landscaping was done: wooden flooring was laid. True, this caused only a condescending smile among the regulars: few people use the flooring – they prefer to bask on the hot, crumbly sand.

    While we were walking back, the nudist acted as an unofficial guide along the route.

    — Do you see this piece of land? – points to the protruding bank of the river, which is literally a five to seven minute walk from the entrance. – On weekends, a lot of people gather there, and on weekdays – few, and they (masturbators) use it with might and main. Today I was walking – I see a girl lying alone, sunbathing. And around her, six men are playing around in the bushes! I approached her and asked if everything was all right. She nodded. I don’t know, maybe I haven’t seen them…

    Among nudists there are those who are ready to warn ignorant guests of Serebryany Bor about the kind of danger that might lie in wait for them. Our superman volunteer turned out to be one of them, and we were not the first to whom he opened his eyes to the outrageous things that were happening. After all, not all adults calmly perceive meetings with onanists, and what can we say about teenagers who ride bicycles here, and kids walking with their mothers among the pines?

    Another side of the path also turned out to be a “surprise”.

    — It is better not to go into these thickets: gays arrange orgies there. As a rule, they are friendly people, but there are some rednecks among them, who can easily punch an uninvited guest in the face…

    Representatives of non-traditional orientation sunbathe and swim together with nudists. Alas, modern Moscow society cannot yet free itself from prejudices, which is why minorities prefer to stick together.

    — Conventionally, our beach is divided into two parts: on one – gays, on the other – nudists. If you want to sunbathe naked and go without a man, then I recommend staying among the gays: it is calmer there and there will definitely not be extra people. A lot of girls do that.

    It turns out to be interesting: how can an ordinary, uninitiated city dweller who came to Serebryany Bor guess that “you don’t go here, you go here”? There are no indications of orgies and the dominance of onanists (thank God, by the way). If you’re lucky, you’ll meet a responsible nudist on the way, who will lead you along a safe path…

    Let’s note once again that we are not talking about a deserted wilderness, but about an area inhabited by vacationers very close to the beach. Another thing is strange: this sex bacchanalia in the forest is not the first summer, and no one is trying to stop it. Maybe you don’t know the scale? Then we enlighten.

    However, as it turned out, the police are aware of what is happening.

    “You are not the first with such a complaint: there are a lot of calls, we know very well about these people, but the police department is physically unable to comb the forest 24 hours a day,” the district police officer opened up. Is that where the nude beach is? So many complaints about them! And they won’t close it anyway… But we are trying to solve this problem. In a good way, it is necessary to ensure that the territory is combed by mounted police during the day.

    I had to clarify that people’s claims are not against nudists, but against very well-dressed citizens.

    So it turns out that nudists – both gays and straights – unwittingly became the culprits for the appearance of nude hunters in the forest. However, is it really their fault? Or maybe, after all, those who have been trying by hook or by crook to squeeze nudists off their beach for decades, but do not notice more dangerous subjects nearby? Or, perhaps, those who replaced the solid fence enclosing the territory of the “pebbles” with a fully visible lattice fence are to blame? It’s hard to even imagine what guided the person who decided that nudists would be happy if every passer-by could see them on the way to remote beaches.

    It would seem that the answer is on the surface: enclose the beach with a solid fence, and everyone will be fine. And nudists who can relax in peace, and ordinary visitors who will not be shocked by the sudden accumulation of naked bodies. Only onanists will feel bad: then they will not be able to cover up their pestering passers-by by the proximity of a “special” beach. And also lose the opportunity to spy on naked bathers.

    — By the way, there used to be a map of the area in front of the lifeguards’ house, on which our beach was marked. The sign has now been removed. Who is better off for this? Definitely not for us, say the nudists.

    Of course, it’s much easier to blame nudists for all the troubles than to admit that the problem is much wider and needs to be tackled on a large scale. Catching masturbators one at a time is unrealistic. Until the victim calls the police, until they arrive, there will already be no one to catch. And lovers of “sex with themselves in a public place” know how to disguise themselves so that they are not identified. Even if one person is detained, the rest will not be deterred. But the guards patrolling the forest can do it. After all, this is how the security service works in Moscow parks now. The security guards comb the area on bicycles or on foot – any pervert will fall into their clutches sooner or later.

    Nudists explain the accumulation of perverts by the fact that in the forest they feel absolutely unpunished. Because even if they are recognized, they have a lot of excuses on this score: “Yes, I just walked a little, what are you!”, “I just sunbathed and did not have time to get dressed to the end”, etc. Meanwhile, masturbation in a public place qualifies quite determined by the 135th article of the Criminal Code – “Indecent acts.” And in order to prove the fact of these actions, it is enough, for example, to equip the “sexually dangerous” territory with video cameras. It is not so huge that the state budget will seriously lose weight because of such spending.

    A query on the Internet on the topic “Onanists in Serebryany Bor” on the first page gives a lot of information. While the victims on some sites warn Muscovites of the danger, the perverts themselves communicate on other portals. And, judging by their messages, the forest for them is the meeting place that cannot be changed. They know every bush, and every girl who appears on the route instantly becomes an object of surveillance. Over the years, the local people have become enlightened about the characteristics of the bush and prefer to walk exclusively in areas near the highway. But it shouldn’t be like that.

    On the territory of the city of Omsk there are 5 municipal public beaches and many so-called “wild” beaches – places of spontaneous recreation of citizens near water bodies.

    All city municipal public beaches are located on the Irtysh River, four of them are on the right bank, one is on the left. The names of the beaches correspond to the names of the administrative districts of Omsk, which were called so before the change in the administrative-territorial structure of the city of Omsk in 1997.

    The swimming season usually opens in the middle of June, when the water in the reservoirs of Omsk warms up to +18 … +20°C, and lasts until the end of August, but in some years it can last until the second decade of September.

    City municipal beaches

    There are 5 public beaches in the city of Omsk: Central, or Central I, Kuibyshevsky, or Central II, Pervomaisky, Sovetsky and Kirovsky.

    Central, or Central I

    – a beach on the right bank of the Irtysh in the Central District of Omsk; located parallel to the embankment. Tukhachevsky, opposite the Dynamo stadium. By area, this is the smallest beach in Omsk, its length is 100 meters. The beach is equipped with parasols, changing cabins, a footwashing device, mobile toilet cabins, garbage containers, a rescue station, a first aid station, a lifeguard tower. During the swimming season, lifeguards are on duty from 10 to 19hours.

    Kuibyshevsky, or Central II

    – a beach on the right bank of the Irtysh in the Central District of Omsk; located between the street. Chkalov and Congress street. The beach is 250 meters long. The beach is equipped with parasols, a children’s bathing area, changing cabins, a shower, a footwashing device, mobile toilet cabins, garbage containers, a rescue station, a first aid station, a rescue sailor tower. In close proximity to the border of the beach there is a sports ground, playground, cafes and other facilities. During the swimming season, lifeguards are on duty from 10 to 19hours.

  • Under Soviet rule, this beach was within the boundaries of the Kuibyshev administrative region, united in 1997 together with the Central region and part of the territory of Pervomaisky region into the Central administrative region.

    – a beach on the right bank of the Irtysh in the Soviet district of Omsk; located parallel to the embankment. Tukhachevsky, a hundred meters northwest of the junction of the embankment. Tukhachevsky with Kemerovskaya street. The beach is 200 meters long. The beach is equipped with parasols, a bathing area for children, changing cabins, a footwashing device, garbage containers, a lifeguard tower.

    This beach got its name from the name of the Pervomaisky administrative district separated from part of the Soviet district on December 27, 1973.

    – a beach on the right bank of the Irtysh in the Soviet district of Omsk; located opposite the park of culture and recreation of the Soviet district. The beach is equipped with parasols, changing cabins, garbage containers, and a lifeguard station. The beach is 250 meters long.

  • – a beach on the left bank of the Irtysh in the Kirov district of Omsk; located parallel to Granichnaya street. The beach is 100 meters long. The beach is equipped with parasols, a bathing area for children, changing cabins, a foot washer, mobile toilet cabins, garbage containers, a rescue station, a first aid station, a rescue sailor tower. In close proximity to the border of the beach there is a sports ground, playground, attractions and entertainment equipment, cafes and other facilities. During the swimming season, lifeguards are on duty from 10 to 19hours.

  • It is believed that the public beach of the Kirov District is the cleanest of all the five city beaches of Omsk, since it is located upstream and on the other side of the main wastewater outlets into the Irtysh.

    Places of spontaneous recreation near water bodies

    In addition to municipal public beaches intended for mass recreation, there are 56 (according to the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Omsk Region) places of spontaneous recreation of citizens near water bodies in Omsk. Basically, these are more or less large sections of the sandy coast of the Irtysh within the city, as well as the shores of large lakes; see Lakes of Omsk.

    As well as municipal beaches “wild” beaches are used by Omsk residents for recreation, swimming and sunbathing and air bathing. Wild beaches are not equipped with recreational equipment, and also do not have rescue stations and first aid points. Nevertheless, such places are popular with residents of a particular nearby area.

    – a place on the right bank of the Irtysh opposite the Avangard ski base. It is a small backwater of the former boat station. Located next to the recreation center “For the Soul”. Entrance fee.

  • — sandy dam of the backwater of the river port on the right bank of the Irtysh, next to the railway bridge. The name comes from the sand embankment of the dam, resembling a banana in its shape.

    • – recreation area by the pond in the park. 30th anniversary of the Victory, opposite the recreational complex Nika (former dispensary Shinnik). The name came from the release into this pond of water coming from a well with thermal mineral water located on the territory of the health complex and functioning until 2019of the year.

      – a hundred-meter sandy area on the right bank of Kirovsky Island, hidden from the side of the river by willow bushes.

      Beach on Tukhachevsky

      – sandy shoreline along the embankment. Tukhachevsky, between the bridge to them. 60th anniversary of the Victory and Kemerovo street. The beach itself is a level below the city’s pedestrian promenade.

  • – a long sand dam of the backwater of the former Omsk shipbuilding and ship repair plant on the right bank of the Irtysh near the Green Island park. In the eighties of the last century, the backwater was a protected zone of the SSRZ; it was separated from the KSK “Green Island” by a fence, and the territory was patrolled by the guards of the SSRZ. Over time, there was neither a fence nor a guard, and among the people the dam is perceived as part of the Green Island park. An asphalt road was laid along the dam for 800 meters.

    A friend went to rest in the Crimea with her samovar. Samovar’s name is Vadim, they have known each other for half a year. The process of rapid recognition of each other was transferred on the male initiative to the Black Sea coast: the sun, sand, churchkhela, everything. And suddenly it turns out that “all things” include a visit to a nudist beach. And not for the sake of curiosity, but because Vadya was a regular guest there and invited a new girlfriend to share his naked religion with him.

    And now she calls: what to do? To go or not to go? Love or test? And how do you behave in general?
    And, you know, I’m calling the sexologist Timofeev. A connoisseur, so to speak.

    – Whether a man provokes his girlfriend or really wants them to become closer, we will not know from a distance. But if you stick to the second option, your girlfriend can be advised not to complex. Those who believe that a nudist beach is an endless garden with “strawberries” are mistaken. Believe me: there are no more sexually preoccupied and looking for a mate there than on the next street or in your office, in general, in any other social group.

    A nudist club, which is perhaps the name of a community that settled in order to bask in the sun without bathing suits and complexes – this is not at all a bunch of perverts and not a bunch of exhibitionists. However, in fairness, we note that a certain amount of exhibitionism is present among members of this community, but it has nothing to do with the desire to see someone else’s fear and aggression.

    So, today’s naturists are not outcasts, but rather intelligent people who have replaced white office shirts with “Adam’s suit”. In the nudist culture that came to us from Europe, the main “trick” is a healthy lifestyle, and not at all erotica, as many people think. We can say that today it is even fashionable. From the series “I do yoga, drink goat milk, take Thai massage sessions – and, by the way, “my” on a nudist beach.

    This makes sense. Nudist beach can be a great cure for both men and women. And it’s not just about sunbathing, but about “cleansing the brain” and getting rid of complexes: where else if not in such a community to overcome the fear of exposing your body? Many naturists admit that their ideology is an excellent cure for anxiety and stress.

    Supporters of full nudity have their own “code of honor”. Since naturism is a kind of spiritual practice, you will most likely not see any alcohol or garbage on the beach. People who simply sit down and watch are politely asked to leave: any such community has its own “ringleaders” who will not give offense. As a result, no one points a finger at anyone here, there is no place for evaluating glances and sex aggression. What is there: you are unlikely to meet a man with an erection here. Considering that not every (even tenth) Hugh Jackman is here, the nudist beach can safely be called the most asexual place in the world.

    — What to do if you were invited to sunbathe nude? Take it as an opportunity for an adventure that, for all its piquant nuances, is absolutely safe. And then decide whether the new experience is useful or not, advises Dr. Timofeev. – In the end, those three ropes that are called “bikini” are just a symbol, a kind of “fig leaf”, which makes you “think out” the details. On a nudist beach, you don’t have to think of anything, you can just enjoy life, the sun and freedom.

    “Baltic History”: How we arrived at the nudist beach at the wrong time

    One of the main advantages of traveling by car is the ability to take off at any time. During the Baltic History expedition, organizers from the Community of St. Petersburg Bloggers came up with the idea of ​​alternating long journeys with relatively long stops. And if on the second day the participants moved only around Tallinn and mostly on foot, then on the third day we were waiting for about twelve hours on the road in cars with short stops: we were driving from Tallinn to Riga.


    Beautiful view under your feet. Photo: Ekaterina TOLMACHEVA

    The first point after leaving Tallinn was in Paldiski. We wanted to get to the lighthouse on the cliff of the Pakri peninsula. The distance is about 50 kilometers, during which there are incredible yellow fields, cozy households and a whole park of windmills. We stopped at them and took a few photos and videos – already a familiar activity. Our “Lexuses” in comparison with the windmills seemed quite tiny.

    When we got to Pakri, an incredible view opened up to us: a steep cliff with the sea raging from below, bright wildflowers on the slope, a flock of birds and an 80-meter lighthouse. Bloggers took turns sitting on the edge of the cliff and taking photos “at the edge of the earth.

    You can also climb the lighthouse itself, it costs five euros. The view from there does not differ much from the view near the rocks, in some ways even inferior to it. But the spiral staircase there is very beautiful, it was appreciated by Pasha Prokofiev, the captain of our expedition.

    Bloggers love to be photographed. In any conditions. Photo: Ekaterina TOLMACHEVA

    Almost 75 kilometers of road were waiting for us. The clouds parted over this area, the sun came out, which significantly affected our mood. We drove to the resort town of Haapsalu. At the old railway station, which was built in 1905, retro trains are now lined up. The station itself looks very nice: a long covered platform with wooden columns and a hundred-year-old imperial pavilion seem to plunge into the atmosphere of old films.


    Travel time passes unnoticed when you often stop to look at local sights and landscapes. But our “imperceptibly” stretched out a lot: you need to understand that bloggers are very fond of taking pictures and recording videos, so we were going to the cars for a long time. In addition, you won’t stop everywhere: so we jokingly called our rally “an expedition named after“ drove ”, because this is the word that sadly sounds in the car when the column passes by another picturesque point.

    On the way to Pärnu, we came across an abandoned airfield with a long runway – an ideal place for staged shooting from a quadcopter. There were also huge aircraft garages. And if the word “abandonment” is usually associated with dirt, bad smells and devastation, here there was almost nothing to remind you that people live nearby. Around the hangars there is no garbage and trodden paths. And even strawberries grow on the hills.

    Then on the way we came across a ruined estate. Only the façade and some walls remained of it. This once beautiful house was built by a man for the sake of his beloved, because her father would not otherwise allow them to marry. Unfortunately, the bride died without settling in the estate, and soon the groom also died. He dreamed of spending at least one night in the house, so he was brought there after his death. Such a beautiful legend lies behind these collapsed walls.


    We made our last stop before Riga in Pärnu, where we came to the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Riga. As a friendly team, bloggers walked along the sandy beach without noticing the sign warning that it was “female”.

    As it turned out, on this beach it has historically developed that girls sunbathe exclusively naked, and men are not allowed to enter. What is strange is that the road from the parking lot leads to this part of the coast. Apparently, women often catch the eye of curious tourists.

    “It’s already evening, you can go,” the girl leaving the beach warned, “but in the morning and afternoon you can’t come here.

    There were no naked women on the beach, which, frankly, upset part of our expedition. But there were warm waves and a beautiful beach. Small children fired at each other with water pistols and built sand castles. Some of our team even managed to swim, however, we had to go at least 100 meters to a depth of at least “chest-deep”: the bay is very shallow.

    Once again, we packed up our cars and set off for Riga. 180 kilometers non-stop is almost stressful for bloggers. During this time, the annoying “we drove through” sounded dozens of times – there were many beautiful corners around, which I definitely wanted to capture. But in any case, while traveling by car, it is much easier to do this than if you travel with organized tours.


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    Rest on a nude beach to nature and the enjoyment of everything natural – whether it is the simplicity of architectural forms, the cut of clothes or a passion for physical activities in the open air, nudist beaches today boast a short but very rich history.

    Only a century has passed since the formation of the first public organization of nudists in Berlin in 1910 (among students, of course) to the current world-famous parties on the beach of Las Salinas in Ibiza, and the number of broken copies and spewing curses against straight people is more than enough for many years of “moderate use”.

    Today, nudism is not only not banned, moreover, it is quite popular among beachgoers, and the number of “naked” areas reserved for its adherents is constantly increasing. However, it does not exceed the number of “conservative” beaches, which is quite understandable – there are still much more “backward” adherents of lycra shorts and bodices in the resorts of the world.

    The concentration of nudist beaches per unit area of ​​the resort coast is greatest in the wildest corners of our planet – the Canary Islands, the coasts and islands of the United States, the carefree Cote d’Azur and the hedonistic Caribbean countries. In other cases, the rule “you need to know the places” applies, and, knowing those, it is quite possible to swim without panties even within the capital. By the way, despite the apparent lack of rules in everything related to nudism, there are still certain norms of behavior – more on that below.

    Nudist beaches – almost a scientific classification

    In addition, there are mixed, so to speak, puritanical-nudist beaches, where you can stay either completely or partially naked, and even carefully pulled up in a swimsuit-leotard. They are called “clothing optional”.

    The territory of nudist beaches, if we are not talking about those located in remote wilderness, must be preceded by a sign “nudist / topless / free beach” (be careful: the latter is often mistakenly translated as “free beach”), “plage nudistes / naturistes / au naturel ”, “FKK-Strand” (after the name of the German movement “Free Body Culture” – Freie Korper Kultur).

    Also nudist beaches are official and unofficial, which in turn are divided into “with sanctions” and “without sanctions”. On the official ones, you can walk around in the costume of the forefather Adam with your head held high, and even with a whoop and mocking remarks, expel “costumers” who decide to enter from your territory. On unofficial ones, in order to avoid misunderstandings, it makes sense to stick to the majority (often such beaches are divided by a conditional line into “dressed” and “naked” zones). Staying on the beach “with sanctions” is completely comparable to the activities of the pioneers during the dark Middle Ages – it is quite possible that you will have to hotly explain your ideological nakedness to unenlightened law enforcement officers.

    On the pros and cons of naturism

    When talking about nudist beaches, you always come to the question of pro and contra. Both fans and opponents of naked swimming pour out a whole bunch of arguments in support of their position, and apparently both sides are right in their own way. We list only some of the positive and negative aspects of nudism.

    One of the most frequently mentioned advantages of being naked on the beach is the positive effect on the psyche of getting rid of often tight and uncomfortable clothing (in our case, swimsuits) and a peaceful unity with nature. It is undeniable that swimming in a warm, calm sea without a swimsuit is really very pleasant. According to psychologists, this awakens the subconscious memory of the carefree days spent in the mother’s womb and gives an incomparable feeling of security, peace and happy serenity.

    Among other things, a wet bathing suit (until it dries there in the sun) can provoke or aggravate various diseases of the urogenital area, or simply cause a cold if the air is not too hot, while taking a sea bath without clothes completely removes this problem.

    There are also many disadvantages of public exposure. Let’s start with the canonical ban on exposing the genitals to ultraviolet radiation – a whole range of bad diseases are just waiting in the wings to pounce on an unprotected body: from banal sunburn and premature skin aging to benign and, alas, malignant tumors. In addition, the exposure of gender without reference to sexual desire can cause classic cognitive dissonance that can lead to a number of mental disorders. And finally, it’s not very hygienic – to rush along the beach in the rapture of pristineness, sit on the sand, where, perhaps, the dog was noted the day before, and swim in what the mother gave birth to in the depths of the teeming with various inhabitants of the reservoir invisible to the human eye, but not to the microscope.

    Swimming naked – a brief educational program

    There is nothing complicated about visiting a nudist beach. First of all, you need to decide on the category of the desired section of the coast: you can choose the “clothing optional” option, if you are still tormented by the pangs of choice – in shorts or without, or immediately go to the no-clothes-beach. Do not forget that in the second case, additional sanctions may be applied to you if you still try to stay in swimwear.

    An important rule for nudists is to exclude any meaningful looks and sexual allusions towards the soakers – just like Adam and Eve before the fall.

    That is, they came to the beach, neatly undressed. and let’s read a book, exposing the usually pale parts of the body to the sun. Having mastered, you can take part in naturalistic sports entertainment: play volleyball or petanque, join a bike ride (all this, of course, also in the nude) or let the activists paint their bodies with water-based paints.

    Don’t forget to bring high SPF sunscreen, sanitary napkins and clean towels on which you can sit in all the splendor of your liberated body.

    Among other things, it would be useful to find out in advance whether vacationers on the beach you have chosen are being persecuted by the outraged local population or law enforcement agencies. On the one hand, this, of course, can spice up the impressions of the rest, on the other hand, there is a risk of hearing a lot of various nasty things from the indignant backward “natives” (imagine if there is a holiday village nearby) or, in the worst case, be brought to administrative responsibility. Be that as it may, experiments with nudity are best done in a close company of like-minded people.

    By the way, coastal areas popular among nudists have a very well-developed infrastructure, especially foreign beaches. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay for straight people – from bars and restaurants at the edge of the surf to entire hotels and entertainment centers, on the territory of which nude clothing is welcome.

    The best nude beaches in the world.

    Resort abroad, unlike domestic beaches, is advanced in matters of recreational “nudity”. In any of the famous resort destinations, there are almost guaranteed to be several nudist beaches, and the most famous of them are completely separate destinations. Here are some of the planet’s most popular nude coasts.

    Let’s start with liberal France. “Freedom, Equality, Fraternity” perfectly describes the atmosphere of the largest nudist beach of the Republic, and almost the whole planet – Cap d’Agde (Cape d’Agde). More than 350 thousand naturists from all over the world come here every summer, and the beach has been leading its history since 1956. You can be naked on the territory of the resort town from check-in to check-out – while walking around naked in shops and restaurants, playing in a casino and shaking whoever can at a disco. “Nudite obligatoire” – signs placed everywhere warn. Other popular nudist resorts in France are Montalivet, La Genie and Euronat on the Atlantic coast, Ile du Levant, Pampelonne beach near Saint Tropez, Du Lyaye beach near Cavalières and others.

    Fast forward to the New World. The most famous nudist beaches in the USA are the largest Blacks Beach in San Diego (unofficial, with optional exposure), the official Gunnison Beach in New Jersey with a great bonus – a breathtaking view of New York Harbor and Manhattan (more than 5,000 nudists daily at high season), the wide, sunny Haulover Beach in blooming Miami, and the historic Little Beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui, sheltered from indiscreet eyes – it is from here that the modern history of nudism is believed to have begun in the 1970s.

    Spain has a crazy number of naturist beaches, both on the mainland and in the island part of the country. The championship, of course, is held by Ibiza – which is worth at least the “state of freedom” Las Salinas, as well as nudist resorts on other islands – Fuerteventura, Menorca, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, etc.

    Well, of course, you can’t to mention the nude exotic – the nude resorts of the Caribbean, where the atmosphere of a lost paradise is felt as realistically as possible. Among the most popular are Hawksbill Bay on the island of Antigua with a well-developed infrastructure, the unofficial but often visited by nudists beaches of Freyes Bay and Orient Bay on the island of St. Martin, which consistently enters the top 10 best naturist beaches in the world.

    The choice of domestic nudists is not as wide as that of their European “colleagues”, but it is still possible to find a place to your liking. The resorts of the Krasnodar Territory can offer a number of options for those who like to swim naked. Among the most visited are the nudist beaches of Divnomorskoye, Loo, Sochi (there is even a nudist gay beach here), Kiselev Rock near Tuapse, several sections of the Adler coast and the nudist beaches of Anapa. Of the features – a pebble coast and the frequent absence of sunbeds, mattresses, which makes sunbathing a little uncomfortable.

    Naturists who plan to have a rest in the Crimea should make their way, first of all, to the notorious Kazantip, where everything and even more than everything is possible. Other options are nudist beaches in Lisya Bay and in the vicinity of Foros, in the village of Ordzhonikidze, on Cape Meganom and in Koktebel. The infrastructure often leaves much to be desired here, but the seclusion of the beaches and magnificent nature more than make up for this shortcoming.

    They are located in Serebryany Bor, in the Stroginskaya floodplain and on the Lyubertsy quarry, of which Serebryany Bor is the oldest and most well-equipped with cafes and restaurants. The shore of the Istra reservoir near the village of Malye Berezhki is also popular.

    Residents of the northern capital, who are oriented towards exposure, mainly swim on the Duna beach near the village of Solnechnoye (by the way, it was included in the American rating of 1000 best nudist beaches in the world). In addition, in the vicinity of the city there are several unofficial corners for lovers of healthy bathing and laid-back naturalism. In general, cowards – in the trash, and go!

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    GF GRAN COSTA ADEJE features 3 swimming pools surrounded by a sun deck and tropical gardens, and a rooftop pool for adults with panoramic views of Costa Adeje and Fañabe Beach. In addition, 2 exclusive areas have been allocated for naturist recreation. The hotel’s spa includes a sauna, hot tub and Turkish bath. There is also a gym, mini golf course and tennis courts.

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    Free! Wi-Fi is available in public areas free of charge.

    Free! Wi-Fi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.


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    Nearby attractions

    Plaza del Duque

    0. 3 km km

    Gran Sur Shopping Center

    1 km

    La Pinta Beach

    1.5 km

    San Eugenio Shopping Center





    Las Americas Golf Club

    3.6 km km

    Safari Shopping Center

    4.2 km km

    Piramide de Arona convention center

    4.3 km km


    4.6 km km

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    Guests are required to present the credit card used to make the booking upon arrival. This requires the presence of the owner of this credit card.If the number of guests at check-in differs from the number indicated at the time of booking, guests will be charged an additional fee. Guests are required to pay the difference in room rate if they change their room category. There is a dress code for dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. Men are required to wear trousers.Infants aged 1 and under can stay free of charge in a baby cot (limited to 1 small child per room).Children aged 2 to 12 years old are subject to an additional charge. Only 1 child can be accommodated in a double room with 2 adults.Double room maximum occupancy is 3 guests.Full board includes meals at the buffet restaurant.Half board, full board board and all inclusive on December 25 includes a gala dinner. All bookings for 31 December also include a gala dinner.Special requests are subject to availability and additional supplements may apply.Maximum occupancy cannot be exceeded.Please note that photo identification and credit card is required upon check-in. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed and additional charges may apply.Drinks are not included when booking Half Board.

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    Nudist tourism. Services of the company “VELIKA PODOROZH”

    If you love beach holidays without smarts – this one is for you.

    In the rest of the hour, more and more popular resorts are becoming more popular, where it is not fenced off to walk a goal. Nudists and naturists, as they propagate the idea of ​​a cure without clothes, try to find a trick in different directions. A lot of them are supported and divided by reconciliation, that’s why nudist swing hotels appeared.

    We’ll prepare for the grown-up allowances, so that you will walk without clothing, so we’ll cook up some furnishing. If you weren’t in such places, then you’ll say for yourself: are you ready? You don’t just marvel at other people, but show your body to those who are reassured.

    There are two categories of people: naturists and nudists. It is not enough to understand the difference between them. Naturists are people who want to get closer to nature, they want to rise up with light, giving life to all living things. For representatives of naturalism, the body is not a ganebne, but it invokes sexual desire. The body of a person is only what nature bestowed on you and no more than that. If you do not follow these daily glances, then you have no way in the ranks of naturists.

    It’s easier for nudists to put themselves up to the bare body. This category of people is given simply to love, to sleep and sunbathe without clothes, not to dabble in anything nasty, but a high spiritual sense in which there is nothing.

    Since ancient times, people have been embracing walking naked – a normal phenomenon. Nobody tried to hang their thoughts against the other. For example, the pharaoh of ancient Egypt, Akhenaten, appreciated that the body of a person brings one to the Son of God.

    Therefore, all the family of the ruler and his entourage went to the palace without clothing, and in public they appeared in the open spaces, covering the bare parts of the body of the cloth.

    Nudist hotels are a real relief for people, so as not to become completely relaxed, being stingy in clothes. It’s too much to walk naked around the booth, then why is it necessary to hide oneself in the masses, near the towns?

    In hotels where children are not allowed, there are several rules that please customers. For example, any visitor is a confidential individual. The staff is not at liberty to tell anyone about your stay at this hotel. All the needs and wishes of the guests are taken into account and fulfilled as soon as possible, and the culture and traditions of naturists are sacredly honored.

    If you want to relax not only with your soul, but also with your body, welcome to hotels where everyone goes without clothes!

    If you love a beach getaway without cleverness – this one is for you.

    In the rest of the hour, more and more popular resorts are becoming more popular, where it is not fenced off to walk a goal. Nudists and naturists, as they propagate the idea of ​​a cure without clothes, try to know the trick in different directions. Too many їх podtrimuyut and podіlyayat perekonannya, that i z’єdnannya were nudist swing hotels.

    Remedies for grown-ups to tell you that you will go everywhere without clothes, we will cook that varto buti to the point of any furnishing. If you weren’t in such places, then you’ll say a little for yourself: are you ready? You don’t only marvel at other people, but show your body to those who are reassuring.

    There are two categories of people: naturist and nudist. Chi is not rich who knows the difference between them. Naturists are people who want to get closer to nature, they want to rise up with light, giving life to all living things. For representatives of naturalism, the body is not ganebne, but it calls out sexual intoxication. The body of a person is only what nature bestowed on you and no more than that. If you don’t follow these daily glances, then in the ranks of naturists you won’t have a path.

    Nudity is easy to see down to the bare body. Given a category of people just love to sleep and sunbathe without clothes, don’t drink anything nasty in it, but a high spiritual sense doesn’t shudder in anything.

    Since ancient times, people have been embracing walking naked – a normal phenomenon. Nobody tried to hang their thoughts against the other. For example, the pharaoh of ancient Egypt, Akhenaten, appreciated that the body of a person brings one to the Son of God. Therefore, the entire family of the ruler and his neighbors went to the palace without clothing, and in public they appeared in the open space, the trochs covering the bare parts of the body of the fabric.

    Nudist hotels are a real fix for people who don’t show total relaxation when they’re skimpy in clothes. It’s too rich to walk around the booth completely naked, so why is it necessary to hide oneself in public places, in places of worship?

    In hotels where children are not allowed, there are rules that make customers happy. For example, be a kind of guardian of confidentiality. The staff is not in the right to tell anyone about your stay in this hotel. All the needs and favors of the guests are protected and valued in the shortest terms, and the culture and traditions of naturists are holy.

    If you want to wake up not only with your soul, but with your body, we kindly ask you in the hotel, where everyone walks without clothes!

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    About the country

    Spain is undoubtedly the most popular tourist destination in Europe. According to the most current estimates, more than 60 million tourists visit it every year! This far exceeds the population of Spain itself. There is nothing to be surprised about – the resorts of Catalonia (Costa Brava, Costa Dorada), Canary (Tenerife, Maspalomas) and Balearic (Mallorca, Ibiza) islands are distinguished by a really high level of infrastructure and excellent climatic and natural conditions. Most of the beaches there have a Blue Flag certificate for maintaining ecological cleanliness and order, and a wide selection of water activities attracts both divers and those who like to swim on a yacht or just go fishing. The abundance of coastal hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and shops only adds whist to these resorts.

    As for historical sights, what is Barcelona alone with the outstanding masterpieces of Antonio Gaudí and grandiose temples, or Madrid with the Royal Palace, the Prado Museum and the central squares of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol! Not to mention the smaller, but no less interesting cities – Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza … In a word, if you get the opportunity to spend your holidays in Spain, grab it with all your hands and feet! Unforgettable impressions are guaranteed for a long time!

    Geographical location

    Geographical location

    The Kingdom of Spain is a state in southeastern Europe and partly in Africa. Includes the predominant part (82%) of the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic and Canary Islands, as well as several small sovereign territories in northeast Africa near Morocco, which have the status of semi-enclaves (Ceuta, Melilla, Peñon de Vélez de la -Homer). The total area is 504,783 sq. km (4th largest in Europe). It has land borders with Portugal in the west, Gibraltar in the south, France and Andorra in the northeast. From the west it is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, from the northwest by the Bay of Biscay, from the east by the Mediterranean Sea, and from the south by the Alboran Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar.

    The natural border between Spain and France is the chain of the Pyrenees, which stretch for almost 450 km from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea. In general, Spain is an extremely mountainous country: the entire central part is occupied by the vast Meseta plateau, where practically nothing grows, the Sierra Nevada mountains stretch along the southern coast (the highest point of mainland Spain is located here – Mount Mulasen, 3478 m above sea level), and on one of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, is the highest peak of the country as a whole – the active volcano Teide (3718 m). By the way, speaking of the Canary Islands themselves, one cannot fail to note their common volcanic origin, although they all differ significantly in landscapes and natural features.

    The only large lowland is located in the very south of the country, in Andalusia. The deepest, the only navigable, and perhaps the most important river in Spain, the Guadalquivir, flows in the valley. The remaining major rivers – Tajo, Guero, Guadiana, Ebro – begin in Spain, and flow through Portugal into the Atlantic Ocean.



    Spain is considered one of the warmest European countries: the annual number of sunny days is, on average, 260-280 days, and the average annual temperature throughout Spain is + 15-19°C.

    The climate in the country is extremely heterogeneous and depends, first of all, on the features of the relief. So, in the north and northwest, a temperate maritime climate reigns, with a lot of precipitation. Atlantic winds in winter bring fogs and drizzling rains, but there is almost no snow. In summer, the air warms up a little, but remains just as humid and refreshing. This region is characterized by a slight temperature change during the calendar year – from +9-12°С in January to +16-23°С in July-August.

    In the interior of Spain, far from the water, the climatic conditions are completely different. Thanks to the plateau, an arid, sharply continental climate has formed here. Precipitation is scarce and temperatures vary considerably with the seasons: winters are cool (sometimes frosty) with gusty winds, while summers are hot and fairly dry. Temperatures in summer can exceed +40°C.

    Finally, on the southern and southeastern coast, not surprisingly, the climate is Mediterranean. There is very little precipitation (up to 300 mm per year), the temperature in winter rarely drops below + 10 ° C, and in summer – almost always + 23-26 ° C.

    In general, the best period of the year for a trip to Spain can be considered the end of April – the end of September.



    Spain is in the GMT+1 time zone. Madrid time is 1 hour behind Kyiv time in both winter and summer periods.



    Since Spain is part of the European Union, the national currency is the euro, which consists of 100 cents. There should be no difficulties in exchanging your national currency: this operation can be performed immediately upon arrival at the airport, in banks, exchange offices, ATMs, hotels. Remember that airports and banks charge the highest fees. Almost all banks in the country work on weekdays from 8:30 to 14:30 and on Saturday from 8:00 to 13:00, exchange offices – daily from 8:30 to 19:00, ATMs – around the clock.



    As of the beginning of 2016, the population of Spain is 46.442 million inhabitants. The most populated city is the capital Madrid (3.37 million). In percentage terms, the population in the autonomous communities of the country looks something like this:

    • Andalusia (main cities – Seville, Malaga) – 17.86%
    • Catalonia (Barcelona, ​​Tarragona) – 15.97%
    • Madrid (Madrid and its suburbs) – 13.76%
    • Valencia (Valencia, Alicante, Elche) – 10.83%
    • Galicia (Vigo, La Coruña) – 5. 93%
    • Castile-Leon (Valladolid, Leon, Salamanca) – 5.41%
    • Basque Country (Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastian) – 4.64%
    • Canary Islands (Las Palmas, Tenerife) – 4.52%.

    The remaining autonomies are less populated.

    Indigenous people – Spaniards (Castilians), Catalans, Galicians, Basques. Many Spaniards are of Gypsy or Jewish origin.



    Electric networks in Spain have a traditional voltage – 220 V. Sockets – the European standard.



    The Spanish constitution declares freedom of religion. Almost 80% of the population professes Christianity (Roman Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox), less than 3% – Islam. A small proportion are Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and adherents of other religions.

    National cuisine

    National Cuisine

    Without a doubt, the national cuisine is one of the main cultural assets of Spain, one of the main “lures” for guests from all over the world. But each of the 17 autonomies has its own culinary traditions, formed by historical, climatic, cultural and ethnic features! Therefore, the concept of “Spanish cuisine” is extremely diverse and complex.

    In general, the culture of food and the development of the restaurant industry in Spain have been raised to a completely cosmic level: more than 150 restaurants across the country are included in the most prestigious Michelin restaurant rating, and the Mediterranean type of food itself (known as the “Mediterranean diet”) is listed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Register!

    Olive oil, garlic, rice, wine and mixtures of herbs and spices are the backbone ingredients for all areas of cuisine. But, as already noted, each province has its own authentic culinary traditions. For example, on the northwestern Atlantic coast, in Galicia and Asturias, a variety of sauces and soups (especially fabada – a thick, rich soup based on beans and several types of ham and sausage), octopus dishes and whiting fish are held in high esteem. To the west – in the provinces of Cantabria, Basque Country, Navarre and Rioja – they actively consume seafood and fish dishes (trout, sardines, salmon), rice with meat and fish, as well as vegetable sauces and side dishes. In Aragon, they love meat dishes with tomato, chili and onion sauces.

    Let’s dwell separately on the cuisine of Catalonia. Due to the close proximity of this area to the Mediterranean Sea, it is not at all surprising to borrow some elements from the Italian and French national cuisines. The “calling card” of the Catalan culinary tradition is considered to be 4 sauces, without which it is impossible to imagine most of the local dishes:

    1. Picada (prepared on the basis of garlic, herbs and roasted almonds)
    2. Sofrito (ingredients – garlic, onion, tomatoes, peppers and herbs)
    3. Samfaina (tomato, peppers and eggplant)
    4. Aioli (traditional sauce for the whole Mediterranean region based on garlic and olive oil).

    With these sauces, the people of Catalonia especially willingly eat fried pork sausages with beans, stew from the same pork, and a rich fragrant fish soup made from exotic fish – anglerfish.

    The central regions of the country – Madrid, Castile, Extremadura – are famous for a wide variety of thick stews and roasts. Among them are cocido (rich soup with beans or chickpeas, meat, vegetables and spices) and pea soup with authentic morcilla black pudding.

    Finally, in the very south of Spain, Andalusia, they produce what is reputedly the best olive oil in the country, and perhaps as a result, deep-fried or grilled dishes are preferred here.

    And now it’s time to take a closer look at the favorite dishes of the Spaniards by category!

    • Snacks

    The most common snack in Spanish cuisine is called “tapas”. Actually, tapas is not a dish, but a generic name for any cold and hot appetizers that are served with beer or wine. These are nuts, chips, snacks, and olives, and a variety of sandwiches and sandwiches, and marinated fish or seafood with lemon sauce, and fried meat, and jamon … In a word, tapas is a concept that cannot be fit into any specific framework. Each institution in each autonomy offers its own options for snacks, and it is extremely difficult to predict what awaits you in the next restaurant.

    In addition, many types of pies are in great demand among cold starters. Each region is famous for its pies: for example, in Galicia they prepare a closed empanada pie stuffed with meat or fish and mushrooms, in the Balearic Islands coca is popular – a kind of analogue of pizza, and in Catalonia they like to stuff pies with lobster.

    • Soups and salads

    A traditional Spanish meal often starts with a salad and/or soup. Most salads are based on tomatoes, garlic, fish, seafood and olive oil. Other ingredients vary by region and season.

    Soups, in general, can be divided into 2 types: hot, fairly liquid (olla podrida), and – much more often – cold puree soups (gazpacho, salmorejo, ahoblanco).

    • Meat dishes

    Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to meat in Spanish cooking is jamón. You yourself can often see in the meat department of large supermarkets a dry-cured pork ham of impressive size, fixed on a special stand. This is the jamon, and the stand is called the jamonera.

    Jamon, without exaggeration, is the main national culinary treasure of the country. The delicacy comes from Iberia, and its name means “ham” in Spanish. From the very first steps, the preparation of jamon is an extremely scrupulous process and requires strict adherence to norms and rules: do not overdo it with salt, do not overdry and do not dry out, leave to dry in strictly defined conditions of temperature and humidity … In a word, ready jamon is the result of hard work and long waiting . But the result is worth it – it is not for nothing that this meat delicacy is so revered all over the world!

    And yet not a single jamon. In all regions of Spain, various sausages are prepared – morcilla (blood), butifarra (also blood, typically Catalan), chorizo ​​(raw smoked pork), sobrassada (pork made in Mallorca). Many dishes are inconceivable without poultry meat – chicken, rooster, duck.

    • Fish and seafood dishes

    There is nothing strange in the fact that the basis of the Mediterranean diet is fish and other inhabitants of the aquatic environment. Here they are prepared not only for the festive table, but also on completely ordinary days. Needless to say – statistics say that in terms of consumption of fish and seafood, Spain is second only to Japan from all countries of the globe! The most consumed fish is tuna: it is smoked, dried, fried, canned, and an amazing dish “mohama” is prepared from dried tuna. Smaller fish (sardines, anchovies) are salted and fried on coals. This delicacy is especially typical for sultry Andalusia. Together with sauces, fresh vegetables and bread, fried fish is considered the most popular beer tapas.

    In addition, the Spaniards cannot imagine their life without mussels, oysters, shrimps, scallops, lobsters, octopuses. Seafood (including much less known to us) is part of many soups and sauces, separate dishes are prepared from them (zarzuela, bouillabaisse), sometimes served as “tapas”.

    • Rice based dishes

    The main and most famous product of Spanish cuisine is, of course, paella. According to the inhabitants of the country themselves, there are no less than a couple of hundred recipes for making paella, with varying ingredients and their doses. The base is rice, saffron and olive oil. Seafood, fish, meat, spices, beans, olives are added … The list can be continued for a long time! And in general – it’s pointless to talk a lot about paella, it’s better to try and evaluate it yourself!

    The most “rice” province is Valencia. Here rice is eaten constantly, with any additives – vegetables, meat, fish, seafood.

    • Desserts

    Let’s move on to the sweet. The main Spanish delicacy for the sweet tooth is turron. The basis is nuts of different types, honey, sugar and egg white. The result is nougat, which is flattened into flat rectangular tiles. In earlier times, turron was a traditional Christmas sweet in Spain and some other Western European countries. Now it is made all year round, since the locals have gradually introduced turron into their daily diet, and thousands of tourists really want to enjoy the famous dessert.

    No less popular in Spain are polvoronas – crumbly shortbread biscuits, an indispensable attribute on holiday tables. It is cooked on pork fat from flour, sugar, milk and nuts. Cinnamon, ground sesame seeds and roasted almonds are often added, and flavorings and fillers can be very different. The birthplace of polvorons is Andalusia: more than 80 specialized enterprises for the production of this biscuit operate here.

    In addition, each region has its own authentic desserts: Catalan cream, Canary almond cream, Navarre rice pudding, baked apples with various additives, Valencian orange pudding, roasted chestnuts in sugar glaze and many other delicious sweets!

    • Drinks

    Spain doesn’t really drink tea. What can not be said about coffee: this drink is at a premium here. It is prepared in different ways. Spaniards also actively consume freshly squeezed and chilled juices, as well as “granizados” – frozen juice.

    From alcohol, in addition to traditional Spanish strong drinks – sherry, sangria and numerous liqueurs – wine, beer (only light varieties are produced – Mahou, San Miguel, Cruzcampo, Alhambra), Asturian and Basque cider are popular.



    Spain is generally not a very criminal country. The main share of crimes is connected with the drug business and rampages of immigrants. You can be calm for your health and life – be more afraid for your wallet and other important personal items. In major tourist centers (and especially in Barcelona), the number of pickpockets and scammers is off the charts! When walking in crowded places, do not lose control of your pockets for a second. In general, it is better to hide everything important in distant inner pockets, or not to take it with you at all without unnecessary need. If you are wearing bracelets or large rings on your hands, it is better to take them off and do not wear them in such places. The same, of course, applies to large amounts of cash.

    In restaurants and cafes, do not put your phone on the table, and bags and personal belongings on free chairs: criminals run so fast here that it is utopia to keep up with them!


    Canary Islands

    Canary Islands

    The Canary archipelago is located at a considerable distance from continental Spain (almost 1500 km), off the northwestern coast of Africa near Morocco. For a long time there has been a well-known misconception among the people that the islands were named Canary Islands in honor of the canaries that are widespread here. In fact, everything is exactly the opposite – just the yellow bird got its name due to its habitat, but the word “Canarian” is rooted in the era of Ancient Rome and literally means “dog”: according to legend, a lot of dogs lived on the islands .

    The Canaries archipelago consists of 7 large inhabited islands and 6 miniature and uninhabited ones. The largest islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. It is curious that the capital of the Canary Islands changes every 4 years – Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria alternately replaces Santa Cruz on Tenerife as the main city of the archipelago.

    Gran Canaria is undoubtedly the most developed island in terms of tourism. In its very center rises the extinct volcano Nieves – the highest peak of the archipelago (1951 m above sea level), because the island itself from afar looks like a giant mountain. Gran Canaria, with a relatively small area (1560 sq. Km), is distinguished by significant climatic differences on its territory: for example, a hot arid climate reigns in the central and southern regions of the island, while the north is dominated by trade winds, bringing with them heavy rainfall in the form of rain and fog. In many ways, this contrast is due to the presence of a massive mountain range that separates the north from the south. You can explore the entire island in just 1 day, and at the same time visit several climatic zones at once! The hottest months of the year are July and August (+26-30°C on average), the coldest months are January and February (+14-18°C). The water is warm all year round, the average temperature is +20.2°C.

    Of course, under such climatic conditions, Gran Canaria simply cannot but be a tasty morsel for numerous tourists, especially from more northern latitudes. First of all, people come here for an unforgettable beach holiday, but the popularity of other types of resort pastime is growing every year: water sports, cycling, parachuting, fishing. Someone is interested in shopping in local shops and markets or going to restaurants and discos. In short, everyone will find suitable entertainment for their holidays here.

    The most popular resort of the island – Maspalomas – is located on its southern tip near the Atlantic coast. The project to create a fashionable resort was introduced in 1961, 18 km of the coastal strip were allocated for this. According to the majority of people who have been there, Maspalomas looks more like American resorts like Palm Beach – isn’t this the best compliment to the authors and creators of the planned project? Maspalomas is considered the reference resort of the Canaries, the highest bar that other resort centers aspire to. There are hotels and bungalows to suit all budgets, plenty of bars and restaurants, an amazing coastline and a huge range of activities – from meditative contemplation of stunning landscapes alone with nature to joining active water sports.

    Here, in the south of the island, is the resort of Playa del Inglés (“English beach”), the creation of which approximately coincided in time with the creation of Maspalomas. But, unlike the “big brother”, Playa del Ingles is a more driving and party place, with an abundance of dance floors, restaurants and shops. There are much more hotels and all kinds of apartments than in all other resorts in the south.

    The complete opposite – San Augustine. This resort is ideal for lovers of a measured and unhurried vacation, which in Playa del Inglés can only dream of. San Augustine has the best private clinics and spa centers in the Canaries, as well as sanatoriums with healing mud and algae treatments.

    Actually, these three resorts are the largest tourist center in Spain (albeit at some distance from it). In addition to them, the main attractions of Gran Canaria are the beautiful highly developed beaches of Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogan and Meloneras, the luxurious Jardin Canaria botanical garden, Pico de las Bandama – the crater of an extinct volcano, where an observation deck with an unforgettable panorama of the central parts of the island, the mountain village of Artenara at an altitude of 1280 m above sea level, all as if grown into the rocks, and Cueva Pintada – the largest archaeological complex in the Canaries, which consists of six spacious ancient caves.

    The island of Tenerife is less popular with tourists, although there are wonderful resorts Los Cristianos and Las Americas, so loved by European adherents of nightlife, parties and drinking. But Puerto de la Cruz, on the contrary, offers a cozy, relaxing holiday, but there are no beaches – the coast is quite rocky and steep. Therefore, the local guests bathe in the pools of numerous hotels. Well, or swim savages on an undeveloped shore. At the same time, the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are just as quiet and sparsely populated, but there are no problems with the beaches – they stretch for many kilometers along the coast, snow-white, endless and virtually undeveloped by civilization!

    Balearic Islands

    Balearic Islands

    Another archipelago belonging to Spain – the Balearic Islands – is much closer to the “host” than the distant Canaries – a couple of hundred kilometers from the east coast of the country. The total area of ​​the archipelago is 4993 sq. km. The main islands are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza (Ibiza) and Formentera. The administrative center is Palma de Mallorca.

    The climate in the Balearics is temperate Mediterranean and more uniform than in the Canaries, but varies markedly with the seasons. In summer it is hot and dry (less than 10% of annual precipitation), the temperature reaches +29-32°С, 70% of precipitation falls in autumn and winter, and the temperature at night can drop to +5-7°С. Just the amazing climate attracts travelers here, coupled with beautiful beaches, which are considered one of the most environmentally friendly in Europe, stunning nature and well-developed resort infrastructure. And, of course, the Balearic Islands are famous for their loyal prices for goods, services and housing. Tourists are not profiting beyond measure here: all goods are sold to guests at the same prices as to local residents. This is another, if not the main, Balearic trump card in the eyes of people planning their vacation.



    Mallorca is the main island of the archipelago and the largest island in Spain. It has long been loved not only by ordinary tourists, but also by celebrities: for example, Michael Schumacher and a couple Michael Douglas – Catherine Zeta-Jones bought real estate here. The relief of the island is rather heterogeneous: the northeastern and eastern parts are occupied by the Sierra de Tramontana mountain range (the highest point is Mayor Peak, 1446 m). Here is perhaps the main attraction of Mallorca – the most beautiful stalactite Dragon Caves. The central part of the island is flat, as you approach the south, rocky areas with cliffs appear.

    Mallorca has a coastline of 557 km. There are 76 beaches here, of which 24 have the Blue Flag award, awarded to the most environmentally friendly and well-groomed beaches. This is even more surprising when you consider that absolutely all the beaches are under the authority of the municipality and are free and public. The most popular of them are Playa de Palma, Vinas, Palma Nova, Cala Mayor, the pebble beach of Son Caliu, the bays of Cala Gran, Cala Ferrera, Cala Llonga and Cala d’Or. Perhaps it would be superfluous to say that all these beaches offer a huge choice of active pastime on the coast and in the water. Everywhere there are sun loungers, umbrellas, showers and other attributes necessary for the beach. Mallorca is of indescribable interest for diving enthusiasts: in May-June and in the first half of autumn, a huge number of divers from all over the world come here to enjoy the amazing pictures of the seabed. In addition, everything here seems to be created for beginners to comprehend the basics of diving: the picturesque bays are perhaps the most colorful and safe place for a person who has not had experience in deep diving before, but really wants to finally try it. In addition, renting the necessary equipment will cost significantly less than in other popular resorts – this, again, is a consequence of the price loyalty in Mallorca, as mentioned above.

    In addition to diving, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and boat trips are actively practiced here. Mallorca has large water parks (Aqualand, Western Park, Marineland), a dolphinarium, several national parks and reserves. In addition to sea sports, cycling, horseback riding and hiking are highly valued here. But golf is especially worth noting – there are more than 30 high-quality golf courses on the island, which are constantly used by lovers of this game.

    The second largest island of the Balearic archipelago – Menorca – is more interesting for connoisseurs of ancient architecture and cultural attractions than a beach holiday. The capital of the island, Mahon, is famous for several ancient buildings (Church of St. Mary, Columbus Square, Reial Square), and in the southwestern part of Menorca, the remains of buildings were discovered, presumably XV-XIV centuries BC! However, here the resort life is by no means frozen. Menorca is the calmest and most peaceful of the main Balearic Islands. Created in the deltas of dry rivers, the beaches of Kaya Anna and Kaya Galdana are quite famous, although not crowded. On the southern coast of Menorca, sand dunes stretch for several kilometers, in which nudist beaches are equipped. In general, the island of Menorca seems to be an ideal option for those who wish to spend their holidays not in the hustle and bustle, but in unity with wonderful nature.

    Ibiza (Ibiza)

    Ibiza (Ibiza)

    Another Balearic island that everyone is talking about is Ibiza. It so happened that almost all over the world it is known under the name “Ibiza”, which is completely incorrect from the point of view of transcription: the original name is not only pronounced and spelled differently, but the stress is on the second syllable, unlike “Ibiza”. However, everyone has long given up on this incident, and the island is famous throughout the world as Ibiza. It is famous, first of all, as the dance capital not only of Spain, but also of Europe, and, perhaps, of the whole planet! The number of nightclubs, discos and dance floors here is off scale, and the best DJs and dance groups in the world are honored to perform at local venues. There is no need to talk about what kind of excitement begins in Ibiza in the summer season – just imagine the scale! The most famous resorts on the island are Talamanca, Cavallet, Cala Salada, San Salinas, Playa de Canalle, Playa de la Salina. All these beaches are noisy, active day and night, there are no problems with restaurants and hotels. However, even in incendiary Ibiza there are cozy and calm resorts – for example, the bays of Cala de Portnat, Cala d’Ort and Benirra. But it is important to understand that if you are looking for a peaceful holiday, then Ibiza is extremely poorly suited for this.

    All the resorts and the benefits of civilization lie off the coast of the island, which occupies only 800 square meters. km. On the territory of the capital, which bears the same name, there is a historical architectural ensemble included in the UNESCO cultural heritage register: the Sas Taulas fortress gates of the Renaissance period, Cathedral Square with a whole cathedral complex, and the grandiose Castel Castle, the first mention of which dates back to the 12th century. The castle is located on the highest point of Ibiza and offers amazing views!



    The smallest of the four main islands of the archipelago, Formentera, is quietly located 7 km south of the dancing capital of Spain. This is where you can completely move away from the hateful fuss and excessive crowds. On a tiny island (only 80 sq. Km of area) there are only 4 more or less settlements (the administrative center is San Francis de Formentera), and the rest of the territory is a rocky flat area almost untouched by man with rare patches of vegetation. In fact, the very name “Formentera” in Latin means “wheat valley”. The ancient Romans wanted to develop a rich agricultural activity here and make it an important agricultural center, but nature was against it, rewarding the island with a climate completely unsuitable for this business: on the one hand, the island is constantly blown by strong winds of different directions, and on the other hand, it suffers from lack of water and rather high aridity of the air. Of course, what kind of wheat is there? So only fig trees, rosemary and several types of herbs grow in Formentera.

    This island is considered one of the cleanest and most comfortable resorts in the entire Mediterranean. In principle, there is no highly developed resort infrastructure as such here – untouched natural beauties are already enough for an unforgettable pastime. It is not for nothing that Formentera and its water area are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Fund. The coastline is covered with gentle golden sands, and the extraordinary transparency of the water makes it easy to see the bewitching landscapes of the seabed. The most popular beaches among tourists are Playa Illetes, Cala Saona, Playa de Puyols, Playa de Levant, Playa de Millon. Some beaches have the status of nudist beaches, the main one among them is Karambu.

    If suddenly during your vacation in Formentera you want to return “to civilization”, then there is only one way – to the town of Es Puyols. It is there that the vast majority of hotels, restaurants and shops of the island are concentrated. There are even 2 nightclubs that are not at all typical for these places.

    Pineda de Mar

    Pineda de Mar

    Pineda de Mar belongs to the Maresme area. This resort has a long well-groomed beach with a wide variety of services and an abundance of souvenir shops, shops, hotels and coastal restaurants. Also of interest is the well-preserved Old Town of the 15th-17th centuries with the Church of St. Mary, the Can Halpi Palace and several defensive structures. The remains of the Can Kua Bridge, built in the era of Ancient Rome, have also been preserved here. The most crowded and lively places in the town are the central square of Plaza de les Melis and the Paseo Maritimo promenade, where all the main restaurants and tourist locations are concentrated.



    A few kilometers southeast of Pineda de Mar is the resort of Calella. All three local beaches – Garbi, Playa Gran and Playa de les Roques – have been awarded the Blue Flag certificate. They are great for all kinds of water sports – diving, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing – and fishing. Despite the miniature size of this town, cultural life is in full swing here: festivals, holidays, exhibitions and festivities of various directions are regularly held – from film festivals to exhibitions of works by Catalan artists. In addition, there is an art and cultural gallery, which contains the most complete archive of cultural and art objects, tools, photographic materials that are directly related to Calella.

    Costa del Maresme

    Costa del Maresme

    A little to the north there are two more famous resort areas – Costa del Maresme and Malgrat de Mar. The Costa del Maresme resort stretches for 18 km along the Mediterranean coast and is famous for its wonderful clean beaches with highly developed infrastructure and mild climate. In the old days, the local small population was engaged in growing grapes and fishing, and several fishing villages that have survived to this day remind of this. There was almost nothing here, except for them, until the middle of the last century. But first, the amazing coast was chosen by the Catalan rich and representatives of the aristocracy, who built summer villas here, and from the 80s. The Spanish government also actively took up the matter, allocating substantial funds for the development and beautification of coastal areas. As a result, the Costa del Maresme has become one of the country’s most revered resorts.

    Malgrat de Mar

    Malgrat de Mar

    As for the town of Malgrat de Mar, it is located on the very border of the provinces of Barcelona and Girona. This resort area stretches for 5 km and consists of three beaches: Astillero, Playa de Central (awarded with the Blue Flag) and La Conca. Here are some of the largest natural parks in Catalonia – Castell and Francis Macia, which not only host many species of animals and plants, but also host various festivals and cultural events.

    Costa Brava

    Costa Brava

    In the province of Girona, the coastline of the Costa Brava begins, which stretches 170 km north, to the very border with France. It is characterized by a rocky relief with low mountains, overgrown with abundant dense forests – mainly coniferous (Pyrenean pines and firs). Mountains and hills stretch almost to the very coast, which is dotted with picturesque bays and bays with charming golden beaches. The climate is temperate Mediterranean with an average annual temperature of +17-19°C.

    It so happened historically that the Costa Brava turned out to be the first Spanish resort, which citizens of the former USSR began to actively visit. This is largely due to the fact that a tour package there is much cheaper than most other resorts. In return, the tourist receives a rich selection of beaches with a Blue Flag certificate (Loret de Mar, Fanals, Rozasa, Calonge, Playa de Aro), cities of interest from the point of view of resort recreation and cultural attractions (Tossa de Mar, Blanes , Palamos), active water activities (diving, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing) and other types of physical activity (hiking, horseback riding, cycling, golf). In addition, all kinds of festivals, ethnic-style holidays and whole folk processions are constantly held in the Costa Brava, and mass fairs are organized here every weekend, where they sell handicrafts, souvenirs, clothes and much more.

    Costa Dorada

    Costa Dorada

    Finally, we move south from Barcelona, ​​to the province of Tarragona. Here, along the coast of the Balearic Sea, the resort region of Costa Dorada stretches for more than 200 kilometers – wide and long, with an abundance of golden sandy beaches. Due to the presence of the nearby Pyrenees and Catalan mountains, a special climate has formed here: cold winds and cyclones from the north and west practically do not reach the coast, and fresh sea breezes do not allow the air to stagnate and dry out. In many ways, it is the excellent climate that makes the Costa Dorada so beloved by thousands of holidaymakers from all over the world, in addition to the large selection of water and land-based physical activities, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.



    The main tourist oasis of the Costa Dorada is Salou. This town is famous far beyond the borders of Spain, first of all, for the grandiose amusement park “Park Aventura” – the second largest in Europe (area – 117 hectares). Both adults and children are filled with unforgettable emotions after visiting it! The city has several beaches with a Blue Flag certificate – Llevant, Playa de Ponet, Playa del Capellans, Playa Llarga, and the most crowded and lively place is King Jaume I Avenue with a beautiful fountain in the center.

    La Pineda

    La Pineda

    The neighboring village of La Pineda acts more like a habitat for tourists from Salou: there is a much larger selection of hotels and apartments for any budget than in the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada, and can be reached by any transport minutes. But it would be wrong to say that La Pineda is just a place to sleep for the guests of the more popular “neighbor”. There is no less charming nature, high-quality beaches and a lively promenade with restaurants and souvenir shops, and various festivals and holidays are held in summer.



    Another interesting town in the Costa Dorada is Cambrils, which is considered the main culinary center of the region. There is even authentic Cambrilian cuisine here. It is based on fish and seafood, fresh vegetables and olive oil. In coastal restaurants you will certainly be offered to taste amazing local dishes with a glass of excellent wine or champagne. And on weekends, fairs begin in the city, where you can buy souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes, food and much more!


    From 06/11/2017, a visa-free regime began to operate. To travel to 34 European countries, Ukrainian citizens should only have a biometric passport. In all other cases, a visa is required, the requirements for the package of documents are below. ..

  • Alcoholic drinks with a strength of up to 22 degrees – no more than 2 liters, over 22 degrees – no more than 1 liter, sparkling wines – up to 4 liters, beer – up to 16 liters. The import of alcohol is allowed only to persons over 18 years of age.
  • Coffee – no more than 500 g, tea – no more than 100 g.
  • Perfume – up to 50 ml, eau de toilette – up to 250 ml.
  • Radio, photo and video equipment – with mandatory declaration.
  • Miscellaneous goods and items for personal use up to 430 euros for those entering the country by sea and sky, and up to 300 euros for those entering by land.
  • Foreign currency. If the amount exceeds the equivalent of 10 thousand euros, it must be declared. You can also export the same currency, but the amount should not exceed the one indicated in the declaration.
  • Pets. Be sure to have a veterinary certificate or passport of the animal, and a certificate of vaccination against rabies. In addition, you need a certificate stating that the pet has been owned by its owner for at least 3 months, as well as a notarized copy in Spanish.
  • It is strictly forbidden to import:

    • Drugs and medicines containing drugs.
    • The vast majority of medicines.
    • Weapons, ammunition, explosives.
    • Literature and videos of a pornographic nature.
    • Plants.
    • Meat and milk based products. The exceptions are infant formulas made from powdered milk in the original container, as well as products required for medical reasons.

    It is forbidden to export antiques, historical monuments, jewelry, weapons and ammunition from the territory of the country without appropriate permits.

    Visa processing

    Citizens of Ukraine for a trip to Spain can open multiple tourist visas for a stay of up to 30 calendar days (at the same time, the Spanish Consulate reserves the primary right to reduce the number of visa days without explanation).

    The standard processing time for an application at the Spanish Consulate in Kyiv is 5 working days. For urgent consideration – 3 business days. In the visa centers of Kharkiv, Lvov and Odessa, this period is sometimes extended for another 2 working days.

    The cost of a visa is 65 euros for an adult and a working pensioner, 35 euros for a child from 6 to 18 years old who has his own travel document, a child entered in the passport of a parent with a valid visa, and a pensioner with a pension certificate. For a child under the age of 6 years and a child who fits into the parent’s passport with a visa not yet open, registration will be free.

    The cost of an urgent visa implies a twofold increase in the cost for the first two categories: 130 and 70 euros, respectively. Those for whom the standard registration procedure will not cost anything will have to pay 35 euros for urgent registration.

    Documents for a visa are submitted a maximum of 90 calendar days before the intended date of travel. Each tourist, except for children included in the passport to their parents, submits a separate package of documents. Now more about the documents themselves.


    Document package includes:

    • Consulate Questionnaire

    You first need to register on the consulate website and create a personal account. After that, following the example, fill out the electronic questionnaire IN ENGLISH AND CAPITAL LETTERS!

    • Applicant’s written agreement

    “Agreement of the subject of personal data” is signed by hand at the consulate. After reading the provisions of the document, indicate your full name and sign. For children under 18, the parent in whose passport the child will be entered signs.

    • 2 color photographs 3.5 x 4.5 cm on a light background

    The photo must be taken no earlier than 3 months before the submission of documents. It is not allowed to use photos from previous visas in the passport.

    • Passport

    Both the original passport and photocopies of all pages, including blank ones, are provided. Copies must be legible and clear, on A4 sheets in the order of pages. Passport must have at least two blank pages marked “visa”. The passport itself must be valid for at least 9 more0 days after the end of the trip. Extended passports are NOT ACCEPTED by the consulate!

    • Photocopies of all pages of the internal Ukrainian passport, even empty ones!

    Persons living in Ukraine, but not having Ukrainian citizenship, in order to obtain a visa, must submit to the consulate the original and a copy of the residence permit in Ukraine, with a translation into Spanish or English.

    Now we list the list of additional documents, depending on the age, social status and professional activity of the applicant.

    1.Employed workers

    • Statement of employment

    The “header” must contain truthful and legible data about the location, telephones and electronic contacts of the enterprise. The certificate itself must contain information about the position and salary of the employee, salary for the last 6 months. Mandatory presence of the signature of the director and the “wet” seal of the enterprise. If the tourist is the director of the enterprise, the certificate is signed by the deputy director and the accountant or and. about. deputy director and accountant. If the position of an accountant is not provided for in the state of the enterprise, this must be mentioned in the certificate.

    • If an employee has not opened a Schengen visa in the last 3 years, he must provide a copy of the first page of the work book and the page with the last entry. Both of these pages must be certified by the “wet” seal of the enterprise.
    • Documents confirming the financial security of the applicant for the entire period of the trip.

    In accordance with the existing diplomatic legislation, for a trip to Spain for a period of 1 to 9 days, a tourist must have 600 euros. Even if you need to spend only one night in the country! Each subsequent day of stay will “cost” 70 euros.

    You can guarantee that you have these funds in several ways:

    1. If the funds are stored on a personal bank card, you must provide a photocopy of the front side of the card and the original receipt from the ATM on the account balance. At the same time, the validity period of the check at the time of submission should not exceed 5 working days.
    2. If the funds are in the bank, you must provide a certificate IN ENGLISH on the status of a cash or card account (in no case a credit or deposit account), which will indicate the account number and the amount of the balance. If the account is a card account, a photocopy of the front side of the card is required.
    3. Provide travelers checks worth at least 70 euros per day per person for all days of the trip, as well as a copy of the receipt for their purchase indicating the name and surname of the tourist.

    If the applicant is not ready to provide documents on the financial support of the trip, then it is necessary to arrange sponsorship.

    If the sponsor of the trip is one of the family members who is also traveling, he must write a handwritten application for sponsorship, as well as provide the standard package of documents discussed above.

    If the sponsor of the trip is a family member who is not traveling, or not a relative, then he must notarize a sponsorship letter and, again, provide the necessary package of documents.

    2. Private entrepreneurs

    • A copy of the certificate or extract of registration of a private entrepreneur, sole proprietorship, SPD, certified by the seal of the enterprise
    • A copy of the certificate or extract of the tax payer, certified by the seal of the enterprise
    • Original statement from the tax office on income for the last 6 months, or copies of the latest income tax returns with the seal of the company
    • Documents on the financial support of the trip.

    3. Founders of the company

    • Copies of the first page of the Charter of the company and those pages where the name of this founder is mentioned. All copies must be certified by the “wet” seal of the company.
    • Documents on the financial support of the trip.

    4. Private notaries

    • Copy of the certificate of registration of private notarial activities
    • Copy of the certificate of the right to conduct private notarial activities
    • Copy of latest income tax return or income statement from tax office
    • Documents on the financial support of the trip.

    5. Seafarers and marine workers

    • Certificate from the crewing agency with a “wet” seal
    • Copy of last contract
    • Copy of the first page of the sailor’s passport
    • Documents on the financial support of the trip.

    6. Students

    • Copy of student card
    • Certificate from the place of study on company letterhead, indicating true contact details and addresses, certified by seal and signature
    • Documents on the financial support of the trip.

    It is important to make a clarification here. For full-time students under the age of 21, opening a visa will cost 35 euros only if there is a notarized sponsorship letter from the parent (s), in which he (they) guarantees the full financial support of the trip. In this case, you must also provide a copy of the birth certificate.

    7. Pensioners

    • Copy of pension certificate
    • Original certificate from the pension fund on the amount of pension for the last 6 months
    • Documents on the financial support of the trip.

    8.Children under 18

    • Copy of birth certificate
    • If the child is already 16 years old and has received a passport of a citizen of Ukraine, then it is necessary to provide copies of EVERY page of the passport, even if it is blank
    • Children’s travel document with at least 2 blank pages marked “visa”. The document must be valid for at least three more months after returning from the trip. A child under 16 years of age fits into the passport of one of the parents, with the obligatory gluing of a photo.
    • Certificate from the place of study on company letterhead, indicating true contact details and addresses, certified by seal and signature
    • Sponsorship Documents

    If the child is traveling with one of the parents, you must submit:

    • Original notarized travel authorization from the other parent
    • Copy of all pages of the second parent’s Ukrainian passport
    • If the parents do not maintain close relations or the second parent is far outside Ukraine, a notarized copy of the certificate from the registry office is required, confirming that information about the father (mother) of the child is recorded from the words of the mother (father) in accordance with Art. 135 h. 2 of the Family Code of Ukraine
    • If the other parent is deceased, a notarized copy of the death certificate is required
    • If the other parent is deprived of parental rights, then the original and a copy of the court decision on deprivation of parental rights, or a notarized copy are required.

    For tourists who have not opened a Schengen visa in the last 3 years, it is mandatory to provide additional documents on wealth and economic establishment:

    • Copy of marital status certificate (marriage/divorce/death)
    • A copy of the birth certificate of children who are under 18 at the time of submission, whether they are traveling or not
    • Copies of documents on the presence of own movable and immovable property.

    Tourists who have had Schengen visas in the last 3 years can provide the listed documents upon request.

    In addition, a copy of the insurance policy is submitted if the tourist has already taken out insurance, and air tickets, if they are already on hand.


    Embassy of Spain in Ukraine

    01901 Kyiv, st. Khoreva, 46

    Phone: +38 (044) 391-30-24 (-25, -26, -27)

    Visa department: +38 (044) 391-30-14 (-15, -16, – 17)

    Fax: +38 (044) 492-73-27

    Fax of the visa department: +38 (044) 492-73-26

    Working hours: Mon. -Fri. 9:00-14:00, except weekends and national holidays in Spain.


    Consular Section of the Embassy of Spain in Ukraine

    Address: Kyiv, st. Ilyinskaya, 22/13-D

    Phone (reception): 501-06-00

    Phone (visa department): 501-06-01 (-02, -03, -04)

    Fax: 501-06- 07

    Phone (secretariat): 501-06-08 (-09)

    Consular Section of the Embassy of Ukraine in Spain

    Phone: +34

    9378 (-79, -80, -83)

    Fax: +34 9175

    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You must have JavaScript enabled to view.


    Spanish emergency numbers

    • State Police – 091
    • Local police – 092
    • Fire Service – 080
    • Ambulance – 061.


    Resort in development…


    Resort in development



    countries. Barcelona is located on the very coast of the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the largest and most important ports in the Mediterranean. The population of the city for 2016 is 1,618,217 people, and taking into account the suburbs – more than 5 million.

    The rapid economic and cultural flourishing of Barcelona began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in 1888 and 1929. Grandiose World Exhibitions of Achievements of Culture and Art took place in the city. In 1992, Barcelona was the host of the Summer Olympic Games, in 2004 – the World Cultural Forum, and in 2010 the city received the status of the capital of the Mediterranean Union – an association of 43 countries, created shortly before.

    Barcelona is home to great monuments of history, architecture and art. At the same time, with the majestic centuries-old cathedrals, ultra-modern skyscrapers perfectly organically “get along”. The historical center of the city (Old Town) is centered around the grandiose Cathedral, which is an art monument of national importance. Its full name, by the way, is the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. From the cathedral begins a dense network of cozy narrow streets, known as the Gothic Quarter. As the name implies, it belongs to the Middle Ages, representing a wonderful example of the Gothic architecture of medieval Aragon. The quarter overlooks the spacious St. James Square (Plaza de Sant Jaume), where the buildings of the Government (Generalitat) of Catalonia and the city hall (ayuntamiento) proudly rise opposite each other. In addition, it was in the Gothic Quarter that the famous Four Cats cafe wormed its way, where such famous representatives of Catalan bohemia like Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudi periodically spent their time. Along with the Gothic Quarter, the Old Town includes the quarters of La Ribera and Arrabal.

    The conditional border between the old and new centers of Barcelona runs along Plaza Catalunya, which occupies more than 50 square meters. km. On the square there are many flower beds, bushes and trees, two huge fountains and several monuments. Several of the city’s busiest and most popular streets originate from here, including the famous, all-pedestrian Ramblas. In fact, it is 5 long boulevards, passing into each other. Along the way, there are countless merchants, street musicians, artists, magicians, artists everywhere, not to mention a scattering of all kinds of shops and stalls. Day and night, the excitement on the Ramblas is extraordinary!

    Now we are in the New Town or, as it is called, Eixample, the most populated and popular area of ​​Barcelona. The main transport “artery” of the city passes through it – the 14-kilometer Avenida Diagonal Avenue, crowded with cars, public transport, shopping and business centers. In general, the Eixample district is characterized by “square” buildings with fairly straight, mutually perpendicular streets. At the same time, the corners of all intersections are not straight, but characteristically cut, smoothed: this was the original idea of ​​​​building, due to ease of travel for transport and the desire to use additional space for flower beds and lawns.

    Once in Eixample, do not miss the chance to see the local architectural sights, led by the outstanding masterpieces of the incomparable Gaudí – the Sagrada Familia and the Parc Güell. Sagrada Familia or La Sagrada Familia (contrary to popular belief, it is not a cathedral) is certainly one of the most famous churches not only on the European continent, but throughout the world. In many ways, this celebrity is due to the fact that the construction of the temple, as it began in 1882, has not been completed so far. The main reason is that the work is financed exclusively through private donations from parishioners. This was the decision of the initiators of the creation of the temple. In addition, after the death of Gaudi at 19In 26, the construction process stalled significantly: the great architect often worked without preliminary projects and drawings, and those of them that Gaudi nevertheless resorted to, for the most part, burned down due to a big fire in the creator’s workshop, after his death. The ensuing Spanish Civil War and the Second World War “mothballed” construction work even more, but from the beginning of the 50s. the active construction of the temple continued according to the surviving projects of Gaudi, with the feasible participation of his students and associates. It is expected that the entire La Sagrada Familia will be completed no earlier than 2026. In general, this grandiose building carries a tourist and visual semantic load rather than a religious one. It was this argument that led groups of political and cultural activists who, in 2008, vehemently called for a stop to further construction of the temple, because, in their opinion, Gaudí’s great idea was distorted and spoiled by poor workmanship for the sake of tourist popularity. However, this initiative was not successful, and, obviously, La Sagrada Familia will still be fully completed.

    Another famous creation of Antoni Gaudí in the Eixample area is the Parc Güell, a unique combination of gardens and extensive park areas with exquisite pieces of architecture. Although it is more correct to consider them sculptures: small houses, a mosaic salamander, a medallion with the flag of Catalonia and a snake’s head, and, of course, a winding bench in the form of a sea serpent – all this will appear to your eyes on the way to the spacious “Hall of a Hundred Columns”.

    In fact, there are not 100, but 86 Doric columns. The walls and ceiling of the pavilion are finished with amazingly beautiful ceramic cladding, and the excellent acoustics of the room attract street musicians to arrange a small “jam session” here. The architectural ensemble of Park Güell belongs to the national heritage of Spain, and in 19In 84, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Register.

    At the end of Antonio Gaudí’s theme, it is worth mentioning another remarkable work of the master, based in Eixample – Casa Batlló. Gaudi undertook to rebuild the profitable house of the textile magnate Josep Batllo, and applied a technique of curved, wavy lines, completely unprecedented for those times (1904-06). Thanks to this, the facade and interior of the house look quite surreal, like in a fairy tale. The external partitions of the balconies and the vaults of the windows seem to float from side to side, although the whole thing is a banal optical illusion, which resulted from the ingenious innovative solutions of Gaudí. Like Parc Güell, this creation of the great Catalan is listed as a UNESCO heritage.

    However, not only Gaudí. The Palace of Catalan Music, a monumental Art Nouveau building built for the Catalan folk choir, and the Hospital of the Holy Cross, a composition of several beautiful buildings and a garden, also deserve special attention. The pavilions of the buildings are connected by underground tunnels.

    Now let’s move to the city embankment, which stretches for almost 5 km! When darkness falls and thousands of large and small lanterns are lit, which are reflected in the Mediterranean waters, you really want time to stop and this moment of bliss lasted longer! It is not for nothing that the embankment is crowded and dynamic almost at any time of the day or night. Nearby, on the Portal de la Pau square, there is a monument to Christopher Columbus. According to legend, the monument was built near the place where the great navigator set foot on Catalan soil for the first time after returning from the American expedition that immortalized him. A full-length bronze Columbus is hoisted on a high column, and the total height of the monument is 60 m. Nearby are the surviving fragments of the fortress walls and shipyards of the 14th-15th centuries. In those ancient times, ships came to the water from here, which took an active part in epic battles. At the present time, inside the surviving part of the shipyards, the Maritime Museum operates, where reproductions of those same old ships are presented.

    Don’t be too lazy to climb the famous Montjuic mountain, from where you can enjoy an absolutely stunning view of magnificent Barcelona! The height of Montjuic is 173 m. In the valley of the hill there are parks with colorful fountains and a wide variety of flora and fauna, a museum of the outstanding Catalan artist Joan Miro and the fortress of Montjuic. Nearby is the Olympic Stadium, which was reconstructed specifically for the 1992 Summer Olympics. During that tournament, the park areas adjacent to the stadium became the Olympic Village.

    If we move on to the topic of sports, it is impossible to ignore another legendary stadium – the Camp Nou. It is the largest stadium in Europe in terms of capacity and area, with a capacity of 99,355 spectators. It hosted matches of the European and World Football Championships, the competitions of the aforementioned Olympics, the finals of European football cups and many concerts of first-rate stars – from Jose Carreras and Frank Sinatra to Sting and U2. But the main purpose of the Camp Nou is to host the home matches of the Barcelona football club. Now the team has so many masters of the highest level that it can be considered perhaps the most popular in the world. Hundreds of fans from all over the world dream of getting into the stands of the great stadium and seeing with their own eyes the game of exquisite ball magicians – Leo Messi, Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Neymar. The names of these outstanding athletes are known even to the inhabitants far from football.

    Naturally, in such a large metropolis, there simply cannot be enough cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and shopping centers. Shopping lovers will first go to Plaza Catalunya to visit the huge El Corte Ingles shopping center. Hundreds of shops of any orientation are located there on 9 floors. That’s what should not be a problem upon arrival from Barcelona, ​​so it’s with souvenirs – there really is plenty to choose from, so that the future “owner” likes each gift. Do not fail to buy some souvenir for yourself and your loved ones, which will warm you with memories of a trip to fabulous Barcelona for a long time to come!



    Madrid is the capital of Spain, its most populated city (about 3.3 million inhabitants), as well as the main administrative, cultural and economic center. Unlike the same Barcelona, ​​Madrid has no access to the sea, being located in the heart of the country. True, the lack of proximity to the sea is compensated by the Manzanares river flowing through the city. In the north-west of Madrid begins the high Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range (the highest point is Peñalara, 2429m above sea level).

    Barajas Airport, where your plane will land, is located outside the city and is one of the world’s top 20 airports in terms of traffic and passenger traffic. In Madrid itself, the transport system is well developed: the whole city is cut up by lines and branches of the subway, second only to London in length in Europe, city trams and electric trains run regularly. Therefore, getting to the right place will not be a problem.

    Madrid is rightfully ranked among the most beautiful and highly cultured capitals in the world. The abundance of architectural and historical sights make it a tasty morsel for thousands of tourists. Let’s talk about the most significant of them.

    Perhaps the main “visiting card” of the Spanish capital is the famous Prado Art Museum, one of the most visited museums on the planet. The Prado galleries house grandiose collections of fine art from all over Europe, from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from Titian and El Greco to Goya and Picasso. For connoisseurs of high art, visiting the Prado Museum is one of the desired goals. Interestingly, this museum is part of the so-called “golden art triangle” of Madrid. In addition to the Prado, it includes the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

    Opened in 1986, the Reina Sofia Museum specializes in exposition of works by Spanish artists of the past and present centuries. It is within the walls of this museum that the outstanding masterpiece of Pablo Picasso, Guernica, is kept. The fate of the picture, however, was not easy: painted by Picasso in 1937 under the impression of the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica, the picture was not understood by admirers of the artist’s talent and caused an extremely ambiguous reaction. In 1939, the canvas was transported to New York, and Picasso himself wanted to place it in the gallery of the Prado Museum, but only after the establishment of democracy in Spain. Much later – at 1981, when the democratic regime came into force, and Picasso himself was no longer alive, the master’s desire was fulfilled, and Guernica was brought to the Prado. However, in 1992, the work, along with many other paintings of the 20th century, was moved to the Reina Sofia Museum, where it is kept to this day.

    The third “participant” of the “golden triangle” – the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – until 1993 was one of the largest private art galleries in the world, but then the Spanish government bought the entire collection and gave the museum the status of a state art gallery. Here are the works of non-Spanish masters – Italians, Dutch, Germans, British, Americans. The main directions are impressionism and expressionism. Concluding the topic of Madrid museums, it is worth mentioning three more in one line: the National Archaeological Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Museum of America, which covers in detail the history and life of the American continent before Columbus discovered it.

    Let’s move from the museum corridors to the open air, since there is something to see in Madrid! The main square of the capital and, accordingly, the whole of Spain is the Plaza Mayor; in fact, translated from Spanish, this literally means “main square”. The architecture of the square is made in the Baroque style and refers to the beginning of the 17th century, to the era of the reign of the powerful Habsburg dynasty in Spain. A monument to one of the representatives of the dynasty – King Philip III – is installed in the very heart of the square. There are 146 separate buildings in total, forming an architectural rectangle. Plaza Mayor is always filled with people, as befits the largest metropolitan squares.

    But the status of Plaza Mayor as the central square of Madrid is not so simple. Many scientists, politicians and ordinary people are sure that Puerta del Sol (“gate of the sun”) should be considered as such. And there are a couple of good reasons for that. Firstly, this area is the zero mark for counting road distances in the country. Secondly, it was built a whole century earlier than the Plaza Mayor, and, according to many, has a greater historical significance. In addition, it is the tower clock of the Post Office House, located on the square, that notifies the whole country of the New Year! It is logical that in the minds of the Spaniards, Puerta del Sol probably occupies a dominant role in comparison with the Plaza Mayor. By the way, now the government of the autonomy of Madrid is based in the building of the Post Office. In general, the architectural ensemble of Puerta del Sol is created in the shape of a crescent, and in its very center there is a monument to King Charles III.

    One of the undisputed dominance of Madrid is the Gran Vía. Now it is the largest transport vein of the capital, the focus of a large number of shops and business centers. The status of the main street of Gran Via fully justifies.

    Equally famous are Cibeles Square with the grandiose fountain of the same name, Plaza de Oriente (East Square) with the Opera House and the monument to King Philip IV, as well as Plaza de España. Its main tourist attractions are the monuments to the famous writer Miguel Cervantes and his two main characters – Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, as well as two skyscrapers – the Tower of Madrid with a height of 132 m and the 26-storey Hotel Spain with a height of 118 m.

    While in Madrid, be sure to visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish monarchs. Its construction lasted from 1738 to 1764. By the time the work was completed, the country was ruled by King Charles III – it was he who first occupied the new palace. Nowadays, the building is used only for official and solemn royal ceremonies, and all other days it is open to guests.

    The Royal Palace is a true masterpiece of Baroque architecture, perfectly preserved to this day. The outer façade of the palace is already capable of instantly captivating – you can admire it for more than one minute. What can we say about the interior. As soon as you enter the first floor, you will see the royal library with a grandiose collection of old books, manuscripts and manuscripts, and a little further away – the Armory Hall, where armor and armor of royal knights are exhibited, as well as dozens of varieties of hot and cold military weapons. An impressive staircase leads to the second floor, but the ceiling deserves even more attention, more precisely, the frescoes with religious subjects by the Italian masters Giacinto, Giordano, Tiepolo and Caravaggio. The interior of the second floor is decorated with paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Bayeu and Maella, crystal chandeliers, luxurious wall hangings, chinaware, antique furniture… In a word, sheer chic and brilliance! Each room on the second floor is completely unique and deserves a closer look. The throne room was created in the Rococo style and decorated with Tiepolo frescoes, numerous statues, chandeliers and mirrors. The Matthias Gasparini Hall, in general, is similar to the throne room – the same style, approximately the same interior decoration, only more silks and velvet. The porcelain hall is equipped with grandiose porcelain panels, also created in Italy. The dining room was built specifically for the celebrations and festivities of the nobility, and could accommodate up to 150 guests. The interior features Flemish tapestries, crystal chandeliers, porcelain and frescoes. The chapel is based on the shape of a Greek cross, and its ceiling is decorated with frescoes by Giacinto. The hall of mirrors contains dozens of completely different in size and degree of distortion mirrors. And, of course, you cannot pass by the unique collection of Stradivari violins: 3 violins and 1 cello by the great master are stored here.

    Not only the Royal Palace itself is beautiful, but also the surrounding park areas. The complex itself was erected on a hill, near the banks of the Manzanares River. From the river to the west stretches the Campo del Moro park with abundant thickets of trees, narrow paths, fountains and the Museum of the carriages of the Spanish rulers. In the opposite direction, even more beautiful Sabatini gardens, planted in the early 30s, go. last century.

    The Royal Palace is open to the public daily from 9:30 to 17:00 in winter (in Spain this is the period from October to March), and from 9:00 to 18:00 – in summer (respectively, from April to September). The opening hours of the museum on Sundays and holidays should be specified in advance.

    And at the end of the story about the Spanish capital, a little about the main sports entertainment in Madrid. Bullfighting is very popular here – a gambling spectacle, but prohibited in many autonomous regions. The largest bullring in the city (and in all of Spain), Las Ventas, was built in 1929, and since then it has been considered the place where any self-respecting bullfighter wants to go. The history of bullfighting is going on here, and in the event of a successful fight, the bullfighter can become legendary in one moment. On the square in front of the Las Ventas arena, there is a monument in memory of the fallen bullfighters, as well as a monument to Dr. Alexander Fleming, the inventor of penicillin, which allowed many matadors injured during the battle to survive. The arena also houses the Bullfighting Museum with an extensive collection of personal belongings and costumes of famous bullfighters, posters and photographs from past tournaments, and other interesting thematic exhibits.

    Of course, football is also loved in Madrid. And no less than in Barcelona. And the confrontation between Real Madrid and Barcelona is considered perhaps the most irreconcilable and principled in world football. Millions of fans around the world follow every match of these two great clubs. The largest stadium in Madrid is the Santiago Bernabéu, where Real Madrid plays its home games. However, even inside the capital there is a long-term enmity between Real Madrid and Atlético. “Athletes” over the past few years have managed to impose real competition on the two flagships of Spanish football, becoming a true “third force”. Therefore, the confrontation between the two Madrid teams has acquired additional importance and entertainment, and the whole city is looking forward to these matches. For more than an hour and a half, fans forget about their daily worries and affairs, completely immersing themselves in the atmosphere of a great sports festival!



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    Motor race around the Canary Islands. Lanzarote – Graciosa- Fuerteventura (end of September 2011)

    My first encounter with the Canary Islands started with takeoffs and landings, ferry loading and unloading, fueling and parking, all in a week! I wanted to embrace the immensity and see Lanzarote and Fuerteventura to the maximum.

    Having booked everything in advance (tickets for Rumbo, hotels at BookingCom, ferries directly to Naviera Armas, car in plus car/5cars) we arrived at Tenerife North Airport, out of habit, 2 hours beforehand. Waste of time! It would be enough for 40 minutes with all the procedures and breaks for tea-coffee-toilet. You can only guess how much of the above scheme we had to endure for such a long wait.

    Didn’t like the size of the plane from the very beginning. Indeed, it turned out to be a turboprop, which was later confirmed by shaking and humming. But I was struck by the impeccable service, and water-nuts on a 50-minute flight. Moreover, that during the flight a / to Islas, that on the way back a / to Binter.

    Then self-loading on the plane with a walk around the entire runway. Indeed, why drive a bus for 20 people.

    Soon Lanzarote appeared in the porthole, and after a short time we received our luggage and, accompanied by a representative of 5cars, went to get our car.

    Searching for a vehicle on the Internet is another story! We can lead tours of car rental sites. Who would have thought that an automatic transmission could be THAT much of a problem. We were lucky to find a Mercedes A-class and not at the price of an airplane, as in other companies. 130 euros per week – such a price was not offered even for a lower class with a pen.

    The goal of the Navigator was to take us to the hotel, and after 40-50 minutes we arrived in the resort town of Playa Blanca (the very south of Lanzarote).
    We booked a one bedroom bungalow, but the addition to the booking that it was my husband’s birthday resulted in another bedroom. It would be better, of course, chocolate cake, but still nice.

    This type of accommodation is good for large families, companies or long term. We took it upon ourselves that next time we will choose simpler places, because after a whole day of rides, all we want is a shower and a bed. The rest of the frills in the form of a kitchen, a terrace, a barbecue area are redundant, especially the second bedroom.

    Deciding not to waste a minute of free time, we set off towards El Golfo. On the salt fields purchased local salt.

    Further – green lake. The first photo is not my doing, but albeit with embellishments, it conveys the panorama of that place.

    After a walk, we accidentally discovered a wonderful restaurant – Mar Azul. No menu, very simple entourage, but fish! Shrimps in garlic! No words! Homemade wine is beyond praise!

    The first day is coming to an end, we go to our apartments.

    We plan to spend the next day on the east coast, where the main resorts of the island are concentrated.

    Puerto del Carmen – the first town on our way.

    We move further along the coast to the north and enter the capital of the island – Arrecife.

    One of the sights of the city – the fortress of San Gabriel (16th century), impresses with its architecture, but without signs of tourist cultivation.

    The city deserves a few hours of walking.

    In the capital there is the only high-rise building on the whole island – a 5* hotel.

    We only missed the house-museum of Cesare Manrique, a designer known not only in the Canary Islands.
    If we talk about his creations, they did not touch our souls, but in any case, he deserves respect for the expansion of his work on the island and beyond. Photos with his works, which we met on both islands, have accumulated for a whole album.

    Garmina is paving the way further north, but suddenly an ill-trained navigator (i.e. me) sees an unplanned “interesting view” on the map, completely away from our route. We decide to make a “small” detour.
    On the way, we are still exposed to the harsh volcanic landscapes of the island and small settlements.

    We drive to the observation deck Mirador del Rio. At first, apart from the parking lot, we did not notice anything, but it turned out that the wooden door in the stone wall is the entrance to a wonderful cafe with a stunning view of the nearest island of Graciosa.

    Manrique, mentioned above, worked on the design of the cafe without preliminary projects.

    After (ooh, finally) coffee and chocolate cake, it was decided to sail to Graciosa.

    At this moment, Garmina, apparently tired of the changes in our route, began to pave the way with “goat paths”, sometimes even in a cheerful voice announced a turn to the right, at a time when there was nothing on the right except for a steep cliff from the serpentine It was! Obviously she wanted to get rid of us, but we did not give in.

    Quite by chance, the road led us to the place where aloe cosmetics are made, and in 30 minutes we were in the port of Orzola. This is a small village, where once again we were imbued with the compact dimensions of our car when we were looking for a place to park.

    We were lucky with the schedule, and we immediately boarded the ferry, and in 30 minutes we arrived at Graciosa.

    The bird’s eye view of the island, as we saw it from the observation deck, looked much more impressive.
    The complete absence of roads, almost people, only locals greedy for earnings, ready to take you around the island for only 50 euros per person on a 1812 papelats, or in a water taxi, the same age as the previous one, to the neighboring island for 300 euros, though we they did not understand who provides the guarantee of taking us back to the small land. The decision was made – coffee, walks and a civilized way back to Lanzarote.

    Upon arrival back at the port of Orsola, we make a route through the open caves of James del Aqua. And if in the case of the morning mirador we were the first visitors, and nothing violated the idealistic perception of the beauties of nature, then arriving in the caves in the afternoon, we encountered:
    1. Crowds of tourists
    2. Unbearable heat
    but this is already a given, and not the cost of a delay, pardon the pun.

    The cave, and the lake, and the inhabitants of this lake – small, barely visible to the eye, white crabs, made an impression. It was insanely sorry for the deep-sea inhabitants, because hundreds of tourists are trying to throw coins into their habitat.
    Cesar Manirique worked on this miracle of nature, making it part of a tourist complex – bars, restaurants, an amphitheater in one of the caves for concerts, a pool with imitation white sand.

    Another discovery on the trip was the weather forecast, which, fortunately, did not come true. Cloudy rainy weather was promised, but for 3 days now we have been melting in the sun without a single cloud.

    Hiding from the sun in the museum of volcanology, although the exposition is not very strong.

    The day is drawing to a close, and we are heading south for home, and we have no doubt about the restaurant to dine – Mar Azul!

    In the meantime, there is another resort, Coste Tegueste, on the way.

    Despite the positive emotions from the trip, it would be fair to note the weak transport network, heavily advertised bike rental, which does not solve the movement around the island due to strong elevation changes on the serpentines, lack of vegetation, which in this case is a big minus for the island and many abandoned buildings. In the architecture of the skeleton, the influence of Africa can be traced – low houses with flat roofs, high fences, loophole windows.

    And in the evening we took a walk along the Playa Blanca promenade, like true tourists.

    The next day we go to the Timanfaya National Park, volcanic mountains, a riot of colors, shapes and shapes.

    Apart from pseudo-scientific legends about volcanic eruptions, priests who stopped the lava, and so on, then Timanfaya is certainly an interesting place. Erases the impression of a bus inspection, walking routes, in my opinion, would be much more memorable.

    One can say without much thought who was the designer of this place, inscribing a tourist complex with restaurants in the creation of nature. Here, in front of you, they cook chicken on the heat from the bowels of the earth. Bon appetit, so to speak.

    If you decide to stay longer, the park staff will show you many more tricks. But be prepared that there are a lot of tourists, so you have to make your way through their crowds. This is the first time I’ve seen a line in the GENTLE ROOM.

    Moving towards the house through the village of Yaiza. According to legend, it was here that the priest lived, who refused to leave his house during the eruption, and data about those events are based only on his records.

    Next a short stop at the port of Marina Rubicon. The floors in the cafe are glass and hundreds of fish swim under you.

    And in the evening we celebrate a family holiday in the Brisa Marina restaurant, where we roast meat not from the bowels of the earth, but on a stone grill. Two budgerigars live their lives as an animation team, and as the logical end of the day – fireworks!

    In the morning after check-out from the hotel we go to the port of Playa Blanca for loading onto the ferry with the car. The contract with the transport company states that we do not have the right to ship to other islands, but hoping for a positive outcome of the case, we still load.

    Two equal companies compete here – Armas and Fred Olsen. We checked the first ferry, we can’t say anything bad. You drive up following the signs for Armas and get into one of 2 queues for loading (it is enough to arrive 30 minutes before departure). While you are standing, the staff checks the tickets, and, in accordance with the height of your car, allows loading immediately or you wait for your turn, falling into the category of not small cars. Frightened by the British neighbors, who were required to pay an additional 20 euros for car insurance, we waited for this moment to come, but it never came.

    Comfortable ferry with open and closed decks, toilets and buffets. On the way, we watched how flocks of flying fish plan. After some time, Lobos Island first appeared on the horizon, and then Fuerteventura.

    This island made a very cozy impression at first sight. The age of the mountains is much older than in Lanzarote, and this makes Fuerta look more sedate, pure classic! This is an island of beaches, and, moreover, the most diverse, from equipped to wild, from white to volcanic black, with a gentle slope and with stone cliffs. Some of the beaches were chosen by surfers and kite lovers, and some by naturism lovers.

    In the north, the landscape resembles the Sahara desert with white sand and a little interspersed with thorns, all this against a massive mountain range and white sand dunes! As you move south, more and more greenery appears.

    Districts are marked with monumental white gates, as a rule, there are no signs of life around, which makes it look extremely surprising – the gate in the field.

    The road from the port of Corralejo (north of the island) to our hotel in the resort area of ​​Caleta de Fueste took 50 minutes. We pass neat settlements, somewhere unfinished, but there is no feeling of desolation.

    Check-in at the hotel. In Russian guidebooks, our resort was listed as the least popular. Apparently, this was the main factor why we liked it so much.

    Only English people lived in our apartment complex, and a Russian girl worked at the reception.

    In addition to the bedroom, the apartments also have a living room and a kitchen, but as in Lanzarote, there was no need for them.

    The first hotel in my experience that charges for TV, but apparently as compensation, a bottle of water, tea and coffee.

    There is still half a day ahead, and we decided to go to the center of the island. The first settlement on our way is La Antigua.

    A cozy town, more like a village, but with wide avenues and amazing road surfaces. This, by the way, is typical for the whole of Fuerta. The central square is occupied by the state. institutions, a library in one of the old buildings, and a 14th-century temple, partially restored from the outside, services or tours are not held.

    Chipmunks run in packs on the streets, not afraid of people at all! Just in the animal world! First flying fish, now this.

    On our way, another mirador – an observation deck, and once again a most picturesque picture below us.

    A minimum of tourists (perhaps cloudy weather affects), very tolerable coffee, and we go down the serpentines to the ancient capital of the island – Betancuria.

    At an altitude of 600 meters, statues of the two founders of the first settlement on the island, the local Guanches, were found.

    We drive into Betancuria, located in the crater of a volcano, which served as a natural defense of the city in the 15th-18th centuries. Fairy-tale town, small, ancient, cozy.

    I was struck by the building of those times, which served as a restaurant for local residents.

    Many houses are well preserved, and only wall-mounted toilets according to the designs of those times when there was no sewerage give out their age.

    The temple of the 15th century deserves special attention. It is real, without reconstructions, with a worn-out stone floor, with barely noticeable wooden carvings and dull colors, and most importantly, with the presence of epochs. Unfortunately, photography inside the cathedral is prohibited.

    An abandoned, unrestored 15th century Benedictine monastery has been discovered on the outskirts of Betancuria.
    He retained only the arches, the outlines of the altar and the burial place of the founder. Its antiquity delights to goosebumps!
    And the only inhabitant of the monastery is the hoopoe bird (another subject in the treasury of discoveries).

    Another amazing fact. Moving along the serpentine, where there is not a single settlement for tens of kilometers, we found an abandoned villa with a swimming pool.

    The road passes through deserted areas, around only goat pastures. At one of the turns we realize that the road is over! But how many times have we seen a picture when a private house is in an open field and nothing else around, but the road leads to it, and that’s it, a dead end. There’s nothing to be done, we rebuild the route.

    In the evening in our little town we were looking for a decent restaurant with an open terrace. We settled on Italian.
    The fish dish that was listed as “for two” on the menu turned out to be a huge tray for at least three.

    Evening walk around our neighborhood today was difficult because of the amount of food eaten.

    Noticed another oddity – the love of local men to stand like a certain kind of women on the Leningrad highway.

    The territories of local hotels do not have a single fence, so every time we were surprised how we ended up among those reclining on sun loungers.

    One of the attractions of the resort – a small fortress – is located just on the territory of one of the hotels.

    We start the next day with a drive towards the south. First stop is the port city of Gran Tarajal. Low houses, wide avenues, green and cozy, a wide strip of sandy beach and almost no people on the streets, apparently, a cloudy Saturday morning had an effect. But another small discovery awaited us – a tortilla – an omelette with potatoes, very tasty.

    Next stop is Tarajalejo resort. Despite its compactness, there are two large comfortable chain hotels for vacationers. Judging by the winds and the undeveloped beach for a relaxing holiday, this resort was chosen by surfers.

    And as a complete opposite to the previous resort, Costa Calma, a respectable place, immersed in greenery, with good hotels and a huge park area.

    Playa de Sotavento is a wide and about a kilometer long sandy spit, stretched along the coast, but at a decent distance from it. There is only a kiting center and a few buildings of the Melia Hotel.

    Further, curiosity made us turn at the Mal Nombre sign, but the road suddenly ends with an abandoned construction site and a dead end.

    Having got out on a civilized road, we almost got stuck in a traffic jam due to a bike ride.

    Punta del Motoral flows smoothly into the southernmost resort of Morro Jable. There are many hotels, bars, restaurants, tourist attractions.
    Local attractions – a lighthouse, a huge hi-tech church and a fish skeleton on the beach, which, by the way, local tourists have to walk not 5 or 10 minutes, especially back up the slope.

    Having wandered around the streets of Morro Jable, we are on our way to the center of the island, but closer to the western coast.

    La Pared is a surfer’s paradise, small apartments, houses for rent, the beach, but that’s not what attracted attention. One of the houses has a huge statue of a seated man. It is a pity that there was no opportunity to stop to photograph this oddity. But there is a photograph of another oddity – several figures of children looking at the sky.

    We are moving inland, but not along the coast, as the military base stretches for several kilometers, and we can only admire the mountain landscapes.

    The main attraction of the town of Pajara, where we stop for a short walk, is the 17th century Senora Regla temple. They say that you can follow the Aztec motifs in the interior decoration, but we didn’t happen to. Although the temple was not locked, they did not find the light, how to turn it on.

    Passing Tiuneje, we stopped for coffee in front of the Catholic Church, the decoration of which spoke of the upcoming holiday, and definitely San Miguel, but the strange thing was that off-road races were timed to coincide with the Catholic holiday! We never cease to be surprised.

    There are two more small villages on the way, Agua de Bueyes and Valles de Ortega.
    The first was struck by the small number of buildings, and half of them are long abandoned villas, but there is a church and a huge football field.

    There is clearly something Mexican in the name of the second village, and what was our surprise when the first inhabitant we met on the road was a Mexican girl. On the outskirts of this settlement, almost in an open field, there is a church and a playground. I can understand the desire to pray in solitude, but leave the children in a deserted place …

    Surprised, sharing impressions and enjoying the journey, we arrived in our town. An English place was chosen as a place for dinner, which is always crowded. And this time there was a full house, but we were lucky. What was the surprise of the waiters when they found out that we were from Russia. Only English people go to this restaurant. The food and service were very good.