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Mexico is a great place for a vacation in the buff. While taking fewer clothes might make packing easy, don't forget the sunscreen and be sure all the areas that have never seen the sun before are sufficiently protected. We have the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
All beaches in Mexico are federal property and nudity is not officially sanctioned, however, in practice you will find that there are many beaches where topless and nude sunbathing and swimming take place. There are some nude and clothing-optional resorts or, if you prefer, you can find remote and secluded spots where you can sunbathe and swim in the nude with nobody the wiser.
Topless sunbathing along the beaches of the Riviera Maya is not uncommon and there are a few resorts where topless sunbathing is openly accepted.
Temptation Resort in Cancun is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort with seven outdoor Jacuzzis and three swimming pools. Completely revamped and renovated in 2018, Temptation promotes their resort as "The Playground for Grown-Ups."
One of the swimming pools is where most of the fun takes place, with sexy games and activities. All pools are topless-optional. The resort offers seven specialized restaurants, providing cuisine from more than 15 countries as well as a selection of 24-hour bars.
Temptation Resort is located twenty minutes from the Cancun airport on the fourteen mile-long island between the hotel zone and downtown Cancun.
Topless sunbathing is generally accepted at The Golden Parnassus. At this adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Cancun, you'll find private balconies, adult-themed entertainment, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a full-service spa.
This more intimate resort is located on an undeveloped beach between Laguna Nichupté and the Caribbean Sea, away from the noise of the hotel zone. Some reviews indicate the hotel could use some updating.
El Dorado Royale in the Riviera Maya also tolerates topless sunbathing. This adults-only luxury resort boasts private in-suite Jacuzzis, beachfront suites, and six swimming pools.
This luxury resort is known for its culinary offerings. Twice a month, guests can watch chefs at work in the resort's Culinary Theatre as they host the "Culinary Series," featuring renowned chefs and sommeliers from around the world.
The resort has a full-service spa for additional pampering.
A town situated on the Pacific coast in Oaxaca state, not far from Huatulco, Zipolite is popular with a hippie and backpacker crowd and is also known for its drug use. This beach town hosts a yearly nudist festival in February.
The beach at Zipolite is known as a nude beach, although most who go bare will stick to the far ends of the beach. The waves are very strong on this beach and swimming can be dangerous.
Restaurants and bars, many with thatched roofs, line the main drag. The Mexican Turtle Center in nearby Mazunte is an aquarium and research facility dedicated to Mexico's ocean turtles. Going east along the coast, you'll find Huatulco National Park, with its protected coral reefs.
Located in Kantenah on the Riviera Maya, approximately one hour south of Cancun, Hidden Beach Resort is an upscale, luxurious, all-inclusive nude resort.
Here you will find a completely uninhibited environment where guests participate in a wide range of activities nude, from sunbathing to dining and dancing. There is nude sunbathing on the beach as well as a variety of beach activities and games. Naturist etiquette is expected.
The resort has 43 beachfront suites and is one hour and a half south of the Cancun Airport.
The motto of Playa Sonrisa is "All you need is your smile." Located on the Costa Maya, south of the Mayan Riviera, in Xcalak, Playa Sonrisa is a casual clothing-optional paradise, a good choice for couples who want to unplug and get away from it all.
Accommodations are in beach-front bungalows and apartment-style rooms. Activities in the area include fishing, snorkeling, and diving. The reefs of Xcalak National Marine Park are steps from the beach.
An adults-only eco-resort, Azulik is located in Tulum. Accommodation is in beachside villas with no television, telephones, or air conditioning.
Having said that, the resort is luxurious in a natural sort of way. 48 wooden-crafted villas are designed to allow guests to feel in harmony with the Mayan jungle and the Caribbean Sea, and enjoy 360- degree views.
The seaside Maya Spa offers specially designed treatments using organic products and Maya-themed purification rituals. Several restaurants offer traditional Mexican cuisine, farm to table dining, and even sushi.
This is one of the few clothing-optional resorts on Mexico's Pacific coast. Located in Tenacatita, Jalisco, about 45 minutes from the Manzanillo airport, Punta Serena is an all-inclusive resort with a peaceful, unhurried vibe. There is a 1/4 mile secluded clothing-optional private beach, topless-optional swimming pool, sun lounge and two outdoor clothing-optional hot tubs overlooking the bay.
Massages are included with your stay. Guests staying at Punta Serena can use the facilities of nearby Los Angeles Locos Resort which includes tennis courts, riding stables, restaurants, bars, and a disco.
The Desire Resorts are all-inclusive luxury resorts that go a step beyond nude or clothing-optional: these are couples-only "lifestyle" resorts offering an erotic, sensual atmosphere, and open displays of sexuality.
The Desire Pearl on the beaches of Puerto Morelos in Riviera Maya offers 88 villa-style rooms and erotic signature game nights.
Another all-inclusive, couples-only, luxury resort from Desire Resorts, Desire Riviera Maya invites couples to enjoy the game of seduction. The resort provides provocative entertainment and signature theme nights.
The resort offers a seductive menu of gourmet restaurants, exotic cocktails, Bali beach beds and sensual activities. The 114 guest rooms are in a village-style setting, with views overlooking lush gardens or the Caribbean Sea.