All the news from Charco del Palo
All the news from Charco del Palo
Date of visit January 2016
First: thanks a lot for your work with the Nude Lanza site! It really helped us before and during our 2-weeks on the island in January.
We stayed at Alondras in Puerto del Carmen, with private garden and pool, so of course we spent and enjoyed a lot of "bare" time there. But since we are naturist's for ages, we also like to spend time together with other like-minded people.
We visited a lot of beaches around the island in search for clothes-optional ones, but we became quite disappointed.. The beaches were surely not crowded, but we only saw textiles and more textiles everywhere... With two very nice exceptions:
The beaches at Papagayo which is on the outskirts of Playa Blanca - the south east side of the island. A beach easy to reach, there is a wide pathway leading down to the beach, starting almost from the parking place. Hundred of visitors - no "textilers" at all. Due to the tide, the beach became narrower and narrower, so it´s necessary to "regroup" during the day. Really a beach to visit for all naturists!
And then we went to Charco, and that was a relief..
We found Charco relaxed, easy-going, wild, wind-protected (!) but anyhow organised: we enjoyed good meals in the sunshine at Reiners, and of course made our shopping in Supermarket.
Unfortunately unable to meet you - we were there two Fridays, but only during daytime...
We are certainly interested in spending a week or two in Charco del Palo. We´ll be contacting you regarding that.
(Photos: Bo Cravell)
Pirjo & Bo
in Stockholm, Sweden
Thick black smoke was spotted over Charco del Palo early yesterday afternoon and the source was found to be the kitchen of the Oböna Cafeteria. The whole thing was quickly brought under control with no real damage. When I spoke with Mel (who works in the office) this morning we both looked through the cafeteria window and it looked like the clean up was complete but she couldn't say for sure that all was back to normal. I will try and catch Ute today on my way to work and find out if it is open for dinner this evening or not.
There is a meeting of the Charco del Palo Community on Sunday the 8th March, I am hoping that something will be said about the damage and a possible plan to get it fixed. We will have to consult with the Costas and the local government offices to get permission to rebuild and like all things Spanish when its comes to making decisions there are to many chiefs and not enough indians !
If you have been checking the weather in Lanzarote, Charco del Palo over the last two months you would have seen that the weather has been very, very windy. Yes we have seen the sun but the wind has had a real chill to it. We have been on Red, Orange and Yellow Alert for high seas and strong winds at various times over the past three months and I am sadden to say that the sea has taken its toll on the Duck Pond. It was inevitable that this would or could happen, after all, the sea always claims back what is his......
Today is the 30th anniversary of Anita (Casa Austria) arriving in Lanzarote for the very first time. All those years ago Anita was running her own restaurant in Germany and it was when she asked two very regular customers why she had not seen them in such a long time that they told her all about Lanzarote and Charco del Palo the land and house they were building, so Anita decided to check it our herself.
So it was 30 years ago today that Anita travelled to Lanzarote on her own. She told me this morning that it was very scary not knowing where the Taxi was taking her and travelling alone down what was then a dirt track to Charco del Palo, you can imagine how nervous and scared she must have felt. Anyhow she made it safely to La Tunera where she was welcomed by Helmet and this is where she stayed for one week while she had a good look around Charco del Palo for some land to build what is now Casa Austria.
After the week was up Anita flew back to Germany to speak with her partner and tell him that she had found the perfect parcel of land. So in 1985 it was all action stations, with architect drawings and planning permissions and by 1987 they were ready to start building and in August 1989 Casa Austria was finished.
One other anniversary coming up for Anita is on the 6th April and this time she celebrates living in Charco del Palo for 25 yrs.
What a nice story, Well done Anita, I for one think that Casa Austria is still one of the nicer properties to rent if you are planning a holiday in Charco del Palo.
The Oböna complex is now under "New Management" and a little birdie told me this morning that the Cafeteria by the office will re open early March !!
Yes..... you saw it here first. More info as and when ...............
Sunday 1st March 2015 - We were invited to the opening of the Cafeteria at the Oböna complex last evening and enjoyed a nice glass of wine and some tapas courtesy of the new owners. Ute was extremely busy so I did not get the chance to speak with her about opening times etc. All I will say is that the Cafeteria is OPEN TO EVERYONE not just Oböna clients. More to come ...
Update Wednesday 4th March 2015
There will be live music every Friday night from 7pm between now and Easter.
Update Saturday 7th March - The Oböna Cafeteria now renamed "Cueva Paloma" held its first live music evening last night and by all accounts it was a huge success. Along with the daily menu, see details below, there was Paella and Albondigas at 5€ a plate. The music starts at 19hrs and finishes at 22hrs and this will take place every Friday until Easter when it will be reassessed.
Cueva Paloma opens every day at Midday till late, Closed all Day Wednesday.