"So Wendy, what did you do on your day off" This is always the first question I am asked on a Tuesday lunchtime by most of my regular visitors. Yesterday I tell them "We visited the new Marina in Arrecife to have a nosey around and later had drinks and dinner in Costa Teguise. We couldn't make the opening of the new Marina because I work on Saturday evenings at Reiners Pub.
The new marina is looking good, although a little empty when it comes to the shops, bars and restaurants. I would say that 90% of the vacate units are spoken for but there was a lot of work still going on inside a lot of the units which were very close to opening. The infrastructure is looking good and I think when everything is finished it will be well worth a visit when you next come to Lanzarote.
So after a stroll round a a bit or retail therapy we headed to Costa Teguise and had a little drinkies at Bar Chispas and then dinner at Asian Fusion.
Just before launching the new web site we asked people to have a look and give us your feed back and any suggestions that you think should be included within the site.
Well one that certainly warranted a couple of days investigation was checking out the naturist beaches on Lanzarote. As most people know being nude on any beach is acceptable in Spain but common sense does play a part.
The closest nude beaches from Charco del Palo are along the main road that leads to Orzola, there are a number of small pull off points to park, have a look around and you will generally find a number of people stripped off. There are a couple of stunning beaches close to Orzola one in which we have been naked on but the day I visited to get some pictures there was not a soul stripped off. The beach on the far side of Orzola Playa Peligrosa is not one I would recommend, the name says it all Dangerous Beach and a sign has been put up Do Not Swim, the day I went to get pictures there were people in the water!!
Famara Beach is one of those places that made us fall in love with the island. The road down to it and the cliff face back drop are awesome. From Charco head to Teguise Village then take the road through signposted San Bartolome at the large roundabout turn right there are signs for Calleta Famara. The beach is huge and very popular with Surfers, Kite & Wind Surfers but they stay mainly on the main beach. The nude beach is the other side of what is commonly known as the Norwegian Village. When entering Famara take the beach road heading towards the cliffs where you enter the Norwegian village, drive up the hill and keep a look out for a sign Supermarket/Bar, turn left and if you park a little past the Bar, a good place to stop on the way back, then walk to the far end of the road and this will take you onto the sand dunes at the back of the beach. Work your way down to the shore and you will see lots of the stone circles people have built, you have arrived. The best time to visit Famara is when the tide is going out, then a huge beach is exposed and you can walk for a very long way totally naked. Just a warning be very careful about swimming and getting out of your depth there are some bad rip tides that can quickly get people into trouble so take care.
most naturists who have visited Lanzarote end up on Papagayo beach during their stay, its a bit of a slog getting there but when the weather is right its a stunning place to visit. If you are uncertain about directions either find one of us or send a mail and I will forward comprehensive directions to you.
Papagayo Beach is set on the left side of Playa Blanca, its beaches are accessible by either road track or walking over the headland to the first of four beaches and a couple of small coves. A word of warning to people taking a car into the park many hire companies stipulate not taking the car off road. If you fancy walking make your way to the Papagayo Arena Hotel its the last building, find a parking spot and follow the people over the headland and soon you arrive at Playa Mujeres, all the times we have been to this particular beach the naturists seem to gather at the far end. Its a fantastic sandy beach with easy gentle access into the sea. If you like snorkelling then take some gear and head around to the left where there is a reef running into the sea. If you fancy a longer walk head up and over the headland again and you will soon see plenty of other beaches and all had naked people on them in certain spots. all the beaches are safe and easy for swimming and at the weekends they are very popular with locals and visitors alike.
Other beaches where you can often find people stripped of are, Playa Quemada, walk out of the village and over the hill where you will find a black beach, can be rough so take some care.
Playa Honda and the beach that runs along the side of the airport was always a popular naturist spot but its now rare to see many people there stripped off.
Tinajo and head towards Tenesar, this tiny spot may not be on everybody's map so if you fancy a trip out to the wilds then ask me for directions. Can be very wild and rugged out here but its a place where you will find amazing stones.
As I stated at the beginning you can get naked on most beaches and there are lots of quiet spots along the coast that without causing offence to anyone you can get that all important all over tan.
Don't forget to ask if you need any further driving directions.
Not everyone wants a Hire Car for the total period of their holiday, so what are the choices if you are one of these people? Well, we can organise transfers from the airport and a Hire Car delivered to your villa or apartment at a time and day to suit your needs. That sounds like a great idea I hear you say. Not everyone wants the hussle and bussle of driving from the airport especially with the road works as they still are at the moment around Arrecife. Contact me in the usual way if you are interested in this service.
Friends Mel & John who arrived in Charco del Palo over the weekend asked if I could organise the hiring of two bikes for them and having had dealings with a company based in Puerto del Carmen for a previous client it was an easy task achieve. The bikes were duly delivered to Centro Comercial, Charco del Palo on Monday morning at 10am as arranged.
They choose the Trekking bikes and having spoken to them yesterday they were very happy with the choice they made. John is a keen cyclist in the UK but his wife Mel only does a little bit, but they had already cycled to Orzola and Ville de Teguise, now that seems like a long way to me but they found it ok. John said "Had they chosen mountain bikes it would have been heavy going on the roads especially for his wife". So we are talking here about first time cyclists in Lanzarote and they are already planning their next trip. Next time said John "We will probably hire a bigger car so we can drive down to the south of Lanzarote and then have a good cycle around that area".
The bikes they hired cost 68€ for the week each, this included the pump, puncture repair kit, helmet, rack on the back of bike, water bottle holder and lock and chain. Contact me in the usual way if you want me to organise a bike for you during your stay.
I am looking forward to hearing all about your cycling adventures, so please give me some feedback about your first cycling holiday in Lanzarote. Looking forward to reading your story.........
My name is Wendy and I live in Charco del Palo with my husband Alan. We created Nudelanza -