Nude beach in Tulum, Mexico
Published at www.mytulumtravel.com
Tulum beach, in the Riviera Maya has been selected the world´s top beaches for their immense beauty and free-spirit ambience; which are also wonderful natural scenarios were many women sunbath topless, and adults choose to go nude and skinny-dipping. Tulum beach has been traditionally known for years as a nude beach, and there are many hotels, cabanas and resorts that promote “clothing optional” policies which allow nude sunbathers, topless and “fully dressed” people in swimsuits to enjoy the beach and hotel facilities.
Tourists who look for solitary beaches along the Riviera Maya where they can enjoy a naturist environment find Tulum´s beach the idea place where to swim nude, sunbath and even enjoy a whole nude vacation in Riviera Maya. Although nude bathing is illegal in Mexico, it´s usually tolerated at Tulum, in the Riviera Maya.
In fact, a couple of years ago some hotels in Tulum promoted themselves as clothing-optional. Of course there are no signs anywhere in Tulum that say it is OK, but nudists do it though, and no one seems to give a care or raise an eyebrow about it. There are only two nude hotels in Tulum that actively advertise optional clothing, which are owned by an Argentinean company and include Copal and Azulik Resorts.
On balance, nude sunbathing in Tulum beach is possible in a few areas that stretch from the Akumal resort zone to the beaches around the ruins of Tulum archeological site. No one else on the beach really cares how much or how little clothing one wears. It’s all part of the Tulum beach environment.
Although it may be possible to drop your clothing in many spots in Tulum´s Hotel Zone and get away with it, plan to limit your nudity to the villa or hotel and beach, since you run the risk of complaints from local residents or from other guests and families with children at villas or resorts nearby that may be offended and claim respect.
For nude-friendly adult-only hotels in Tulum, your choices are the following:
1) Renting a private villa with pool and beach access, there are many beachside villas for rental from Akumal to Tulum available for rent on a daily, weekly and even monthly basis. Most rentals are located near Akumal to the south, then on several secluded beach areas including Soliman and Tankah Bays.
2) Staying at one of those small, simple resorts in Tulum that invite optional clothing in the facilities and beach. They feature a minimalist, holistic atmosphere, with a relaxation approach including yoga and other spiritual services available. These are not a choice if you’re looking for lots of active night life.