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airbnb cottage, Barão de São Miguel, Algarve

Saturday, 3rd September, 2016

A rustic wooden cottage for two in a private valley at Barão de São Miguel, between Luz and Budens, Western Algarve. Situated in a private water-side setting and ideal for naturism. There’s use of a sauna and swimming in the lake. Within 10 km of the beaches, including nudist ones. The house is completely off grid and has a solar system. So there are not many electric devices (there is a fridge and tv). Cooking is on a gas hob.

Casa da Palma, Algarve

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016

Casa da Palma is a Dutch-owned naturist holiday home on the eastern Algarve, close to the seaside town of Tavira. There are sea views and an attractive swimming pool. Accommodation is available for 2 to 4 guests. It is a smoke-free environment and dogs are welcome. (Dutch website) Also, convenient for the renowned naturist beach at Island of Tavira (World’s Best Nude Beaches page 214).

NaturViana Naturist Park, northern Portugal

Monday, 14th December, 2015

A rural family naturist guest house and camping ground – NaturViana – is set  382 meters above sea level on the north coast of Portugal, in a natural area at the top of Serra da Padela. There are three bedrooms in the guest house with six beds, and the site has room for about thirty tents and a small number of caravans and motorhomes (advance booking required). The property  – which has a pool and pretty gardens –  is located at Largo de Agros, Geraz do Lima.

Cabana del Sol Chambres d’Hotes, Algarve

Saturday, 9th May, 2015

French naturist couple, Serge and Patricia, let out their modern property (built 2011) - Cabana del Sol – for couples who prefer to ‘holiday au naturel’. Four bedrooms are available, and guests can use the  fully fitted kitchen and spacious lounge-dining area. Breakfast is provided. Wi-fi is available, and the grounds boast an attractive pool with far-reaching views. The chambres d’hotes is situated approx 25 miles from Faro. According to Serge and Patricia,  ‘Living naked in the sun‘ is their philosophy.

Pool Houses Naturist Lodge, Lisbon

Wednesday, 1st April, 2015

Three en suite rooms set beside an attractive swimming pool and solarium at Sesimbra, near Lisbon, provide a welcome haven for naturists and skinny-dippers escaping the city at this rural retreat. Owners, Luís and António, provide massage and naked yoga at their Pool Houses Naturist Lodge, as well as bicycle hire and photography sessions. Spa facilities include a Jacuzzi and steam room, and self-caterers can share a communal kitchen and lounge. The nearest naturist beach is a cycle ride or short car journey from the property.

Maison Africain, Algarve, Portugal

Thursday, 26th June, 2014

Dutch naturists, Dick and Helma, have lived in southern Portugal for 25 years. They are now offering B&B accommodation at their small nudist resortMaison Africain – on the Algarve, 10 km to the north of the mountain village of Monchique. There are three ensuite bedrooms for guests, with more accommodation being developed. Not surprisingly, the rooms and bungalows have an Arabic feel. There are also facilities for pitching tents.

Quinta das Oliveiras, northern Portugal

Thursday, 22nd August, 2013

This intimate Dutch-owned rural naturist centre offers a small campsite – with caravans available for rent – together with a fully equipped holiday chalet for 4 people. The sloping 3.5-hectare grounds, complete with swimming pool, are terraced and enjoy fine countryside views. Quinta das Oliveiras is on the edge of the park and mountains of Serra da Estrela, and the nearest town is Oliveira do Hospital. (original website in Dutch)

Quinta do Maral, central Portugal

Monday, 5th August, 2013

The young owners of Quinta do Maral offer family-friendly naturist holidays at their rural 10-ha campsite in Marvão, at the heart of the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede, central Portugal. A well-furnished and comfortable apartment is also available to rent. Discounts available for INF members and wi-fi is free.

Vale do Pereiro

Thursday, 29th November, 2012

Situated on the western Algarve, this spacious open plan villa sleeps six in three bedrooms and enjoys excellent open views. Complete with log fires, a sauna, satellite television and a broadband internet connection. Outside, set in the 14-acre grounds, there’s a 12m x 4m heated salt water swimming pool with a heated shower and a Canadian hot tub. Vale Do Pereiro is five minutes’ drive from Aljezur, and about 50 minutes from Faro Airport. It’s also less than 20 minutes from the official nude beach at Odeceixe, and a number of other unofficial naturist beaches are nearby. A luxurious naturist retreat. As well as renting the property, if you have an odd half a million pounds to spare, it appears you could purchase it!

Quinta da Zorra, near Lagos, Algarve

Monday, 6th August, 2012

Dutch naturists Henriette and Paul live in a former farmhouse – Quinta da Zorra – at Odiáxere, near the charming town of Lagos. They have converted an ancient smaller farmhouse into a 2-bedroomed guesthouse for holidaymakers, which shares their secluded grounds and pool.

Vale da Vida, Silves, Algarve

Monday, 2nd July, 2012

Escape to the country at this rustic wooden holiday home, just 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Silves in Portugal’s Algarve region. Suitable for a couple, but can also accommodate young children too – the naturist-friendly property is set in total privacy – in the midst of an orange grove – on the Dutch owner’s 44-acre estate.

Naturist365 Eco-camping, Portugal in Portugal

Sunday, 18th March, 2012

Richard and Caroline have established a simple eco-campsite one-hour north of Faro, southern Portugal. Set in 22 hectares of rolling hills amidst the peace and quiet of the countryside – and with it’s own lake – near Ourique. There are only 10 pitches so booking is essential. Although the naturist site is open all year, it is still under development and the owners are offering a special rate of just €6.50 Euro per night, including free wi-fi.

Natural Portugal, Glampelo

Thursday, 8th March, 2012

Luxurious glamping in the buff at ‘Natural Portugal‘ – consists of five large tents each with bathroom (bath, shower and toilet), double bed, lounge furniture & terrace. There’s a community area with lounge sunbeds, river swimming with a private beach, sports facilities, and massage. Situated north of Lisbon, in the heart of rural Portugal, near the village of Penela (slightly south of Coimbra), where Inga, Patrick & Sean – the young family who live at Glampelo – look forward to welcoming visitors to their new site.

Quinta das Oliveiras Camping, Central Portugal

Friday, 4th November, 2011

Situated 350 metres above sea level at the village of Andorinha, near Oliveira do Hospital, Quinta das Oliveira, is set in 8.5 acres, and offers naturist camping for just ten units. Additionally, the owners have a few caravans to rent and a fully-equipped chalet for up to four people. There is an attractive terrace around the pool, as well as a bar and reception area. (translation by Google – original website )

Samonatura, Portugal

Thursday, 28th April, 2011

Dutch naturists Jos and Martine Pronk – together with their young family – followed their dream to farm in the Alentejano region of southern Portugal.  After successfully building up the agricultural side of the business they decided to open a naturist centre. Samonatura is situated at the edge of a protected reserve: Parque Naturel do Sudoeste, situated between Vila Nova de Milfontes and the small village of S. Luís. Covering 8 hectares, the property enjoys distant ocean views of the Atlantic 7km away. Accommodation is available in three separate self-contained units ranging from a de-luxe studio to a complete house.

Naturist Villa, Carvoeiro, Algarve

Saturday, 8th January, 2011

This lovely 3-bedroomed villa at Carvoeiro on the Algarve, is owned by British naturists who clearly chose it on the basis of its suitability for bare bathing. Offering seclusion and a good sized pool, the family accommodation is also handy for the plentiful nude beaches along the nearby coast – excellent details on the villa website.

Naturest Portugal on the move

Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

After 5 years of providing bed and breakfast accommodation for fellow naturists at their rural retreat near Santa Clara a Velha in the lower Alentejo region of Portugal, Ray and Marnie have moved to a location near the popular resort of Vila Nova de Milfontes on the Alentejo coast.  At the new property – with nude beaches nearby – they will still be offering holidays for naturists, but on a self catering basis. ‘Naturest Milfontes‘ will open at Easter 2011 – keep an eye on the website as it is developed for the coming season.

Naturist Algarve

Thursday, 4th November, 2010

Jan and Jon are launching a new venture to accommodate visitors who prefer to holiday au naturel. Their property on the Portuguese Algarve offers a choice of self catering, B&B, half board or all inclusive. Set in countryside to the east of Faro and just 20 minutes’ drive from the airport, the welcoming swimming pool and sunny terraces will be appreciated by those who prefer to bathe in the buff.

Villa da Felicidade, Algarve, Portugal

Friday, 23rd October, 2009

The attractive 3-bedroomed Villa da Felicidade, near Carvoeiro on the Portuguese Algarve, is not marketed specifically for nude use. However, holidaying naturists advise the high degree of privacy make it ideal for sunbathing and swimming au naturel. Set in landscaped gardens, the property is handy for the Vale do Milho Golf Course and the coast. The villa is believed suitable for wheelchair users – check details with owner.

Portugal villa choice

Thursday, 27th August, 2009

Three secluded holiday properties in Portugal recommended by British travel writer Paul Rouse – who lives in the country – offer the opportunity for relaxing as nature intended. The naturist-friendly villas are at Monte Horizonte in the Alentejo; and Casa Tara near Loule and Oleanders at Carvoeiro, both on the Algarve.

Meanwhile, we’ve also identified Vale de Milhanos, a comfortable country cottage in the surroundings of the Natural Park of the Guadiana Valley, described as ‘a place to stay for an unforgettable naturist holiday’.