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Introduction
  Mexico & Central America 
The Caribbean
Mexico & Central America
Mexico
Central America:   Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama


COSTA RICA      MAP

NATURIST RETREATS

     B&B Tranquilo    10.2661N, 85.7576W     E
          Tamarindo

PLACES TO STAY—GAY

     Casa Rainbow Canyon    9.9346N, 84.2399W     E
          Santa Ana (San José)

     Hotel Villa Roca    9.4031N, 84.1540W     E, G, S
          Quepos

PLACES TO STAY—ADULTS ONLY (not suitable for minors)

     Copacabana Desire Hotel    9.6172N, 84.6336W     E
          Jaco (Pacific Coast)

     Hotel Desire Costa Rica    10.0507N, 84.1467W     E
          Heredia (near San José)


HONDURAS      MAP

NATURIST RETREATS

     Paya Bay Resort    16.4283N, 86.3135W     E      beach * 
          Roatan (island in the Caribbean near the mainland)


MEXICO      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Mexico's most popular nude beach is Playa Zipolite [2] 15.6631N, 96.5232W  in Oaxaca, on the far southern Pacific coast. The nudity culture dates back to the 60's when hippies flocked to Zipolite. The beach retains a counterculture aura, and nude bathing remains nearly half a century later. There is no other place in Mexico like it.

      The only other area of the Mexican coastline where nudity is known to occur regularly is on the Yucatan Peninsula facing the Caribbean Sea. Nudity has long been associated with the Tulum area, about 130 kilometers southwest of Cancun, but the question "Where is the nude beach?" is one that defies a succinct answer. The situation has changed considerably as Tulum has gentrified from a counterculture haven to a more mainstream center of tourism, and nudists have fewer options as the genuinely funky pre-millennial Tulum has been usurped by the self-consciously trendy post-millennial Tulum. There is a tiny nudist niche at Azulik / Maya Luum Beach [2] 20.1781N, 87.4455W  , and there are ample opportunities for discreet nudity along the mostly empty beaches of Sian Ka'an [3] 20.1049N, 87.4716W  , a large biosphere reserve south of Tulum.

NATURIST RETREATS & OTHER PLACES TO STAY—Pacific Coast & Interior

     Amigos Casa    20.3014N, 103.2636W     E
          Ajijic (near Guadalajara, Jalisco)

     Casa Sol Zipolite    15.6632N, 96.5257W     E, S      beach 
          Zipolite (Oaxaca)

     Heven Residence    15.6632N, 96.5250W     E, I, F, S      beach 
          Zipolite (Oaxaca)

     Hotel Nude Zipolite    15.6637N, 96.5217W     S      beach 
          Zipolite (Oaxaca)

     Paraiso de los Angeles    15.6598N, 96.4964W     E, F, S
          Puerto Angel, near Zipolite (Oaxaca)

     Punta Serena    19.3076N, 104.8312W     E, S      beach * 
          Tenacatita (Jalisco)

     Villa Aikia    15.6630N, 96.5255W     S      beach 
          Zipolite (Oaxaca)

NATURIST RETREATS & OTHER PLACES TO STAY—Yucatán Peninsula

     Azulik    20.1789N, 87.4454W     E, S      beach 
          Tulum (Quintana Roo)

     Hidden Beach Resort    20.4537N, 87.2722W     E      beach * 
          Kantenah (Quintana Roo) [between Playa del Carmen and Tulum]

     Intima Resort    20.2035N, 87.4698W     E
          Tulum (Quintana Roo)

     Playa Sonrisa    18.3353N, 87.8168W     E      beach * 
          Xcalak (Quintana Roo) [far southern Quintana Roo]

     Villa Dolce Vita    20.2807N, 87.3809W     E      beach * 
          Tankah (Quintana Roo) [north of Tulum]

     Villa Verde Merida    20.9711N, 89.6197W     E, S
          Merida (Yucatán)

PLACES TO STAY—GAY—Pacific Coast

     Casa Condesa    16.8593N, 99.8705W     E, S
          Acapulco (Guerrero)

     Casa Cupula    20.5994N, 105.2347W     E, S
          Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco)

     Vallarta Cora    20.5990N, 105.2379W     E
          Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco)

     Villa David    20.6090N, 105.2328W     E
          Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco)

PLACES TO STAY—GAY—Yucatán Peninsula

     Bears en la Playa Bed & Breakfast    21.2693N, 89.7512W     E
          Chelem (Yucatán)

PLACES TO STAY—ADULTS ONLY (not suitable for minors)

     Desire Resort, Riviera Maya    20.9026N, 86.8485W     E, S      beach * 
          Puerto Morelos (Quintana Roo) [between Cancún and Playa del Carmen]

     Desire Resort, Riviera Maya Pearl    20.8628N, 86.8698W     E, S      beach * 
          Puerto Morelos (Quintana Roo) [between Cancún and Playa del Carmen]


PANAMA      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Panama's only nude beach is not on the mainland but rather on Contadora Island about 60 kilometers offshore. Playa de las Suecas [1] 8.6272N, 79.0310W  is set aside for nude bathing. Contadora Island is a resort destination for the wealthy. However, if you happen to find yourself in Panama City, day trips to the island by air or boat can be arranged.






































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