Santiago do Cacém, Portugal
Santiago do Cacém, Portugal

Portugal & naturism

beaches, culture and surroundings

With a fantastic climate, some of the best beaches in Europe and a relaxed attitude to nudity, it's no surprise that Portugal is becoming an increasingly popular destination for naturists.

10 good reasons to visit Portugal

There are a growing number of guest houses, campsites and farms, which are ideal for singles, couples, families or groups of friends. There are also plenty of beaches where nudity is the order of the day.

Portugal has the best beaches in Europe! From north to south. Something for everyone. From sheltered dunes to rocky coves. From small bays to vast open sandy beaches. And from shallow lagoons to the wild surf of the Atlantic Ocean.

Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, Portugal has the perfect climate. Especially in the Algarve and Alentejo. Here spring comes early, summers are long, autumn is mild and in winter you can enjoy many fine days of sunshine.

There is a Portuguese saying, "não faz mal", which roughly translates as "it doesn't matter". This sums up the relaxed attitude towards many things, such as naturism.

Tranquility and space
Compared to some of its larger European neighbours, naturism in Portugal is still in its infancy. There is no equivalent to Vera Playa in Spain or Cap d'Agde in France. Many might see this as a good thing! Portugal is also a country more than three times larger than the Netherlands, but with a population of only 10 million! Imagine how much space there is?

For those who like to get out and about, Portugal is one of the most beautiful yet relatively undiscovered countries in western Europe, with scenery ranging from the mountains on the border with Spain to the east and north, the wine-clad slopes of the Douro near Porto, the sweeping plains of the Alentejo, and the spectacular west and south coasts

Culture vultures have more than enough to satisfy them…historic cities like Lisbon and Porto, walled settlements and castles galore, cathedrals, churches, monasteries and museums, and no less than 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Food and drink
There’s far more to Portuguese cuisine than chicken piri-piri. Discover hearty rustic fare in the countryside, sophisticated dining in the major cities, great fish and seafood, and of course Portugal’s world-famous wines and ports.

Easy-going and friendly, proud of their traditions but happy to welcome visitors to their country and open to international influences, the Portuguese people are a delight

Value for money
Portugal still represents good value for money compared to many places in Europe, making it attractive not only to the cost-conscious visitor, but also to anyone looking for affordable luxury.


Beaches & culture in the Alentejo

The campsite is located against the hamlet of Foros do Barão, where the population still lives off their land and animals. Here they make goat cheese, keep black pigs, peel cork and produce olive oil and wine. There are many interesting and beautiful towns and villages to visit, where it seems as if time has stood still. Lisbon is definitely worth a visit as well as the cozy local markets and "Festas". 

The rolling, beautiful landscape makes walking, cycling or touring an experience. The quiet and spectacular naturist beaches are half an hour's drive away in the pristine and clean "Costa Azul". 

“Praia do Malhão” for example is a beautiful sandy beach for naturists. The fresh water flows straight from the dunes for an invigorating shower after an unforgettable day at the beach. And "Praia do Salto" is a cozy naturist beach protected between the rocks. The waves are broken by the rocks and it is therefore nice to swim. Ideal for children.