Charco del Palo

Charco del Palo, Lanzarote: Address, Charco del Palo Reviews: 4/5

Charco del Palo
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stockholm8 contributions
I've been there many times.
Dec 2019
I find this village very nice.
But the Commercial centre is now out for sale. Does anyone know what will happen?
Written 10 October 2020
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Laura M
Derby, UK43 contributions
Great views, very interesting - FYI it's a nudist beach!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We arrived here via mopeds that we'd hired, after reading some great reviews on here.

The pools are full of sea water left when the tide goes out, and full of marine life! It's beautiful to see, and the water is lovely to swim in.

We didn't realise immediately from the reviews on here, but it's also a nudist beach! Full of people of all ages, including children.
Written 8 September 2020
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HowardFlynn
Warlingham, UK118 contributions
Finca Del Mar
Sep 2020 • Couples
Amazing place to stay. There are about 7 apartments in the little complex with a pool. Steps directly out the the path that leads to the 2 pools either way. Amazing sunrise as well in the mornings as this place looks directly out to sea. Very quiet and clean, the little town is quiet at the moment and the supermarket is only open in the mornings. Very worthwhile coming here and great value for money
Written 5 September 2020
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Colin P
Southend-on-Sea, UK5 contributions
July 2020 in Lanzarote
Jul 2020
8th July 2020 to 22nd Charco del Palo.. Village very quiet, est 20% capacity, no restaurants open at all, "mini" supermarket open every morning for fresh rolls/bread. Stayed at Finca Del Mar, very well equipped, incl.Coffee maker and toaster etc. German/Spanish/Dutch TV (No English). With shared pool, own sunbeds, very clean. Changed our own sheets/towels mid-week.
3KM drive to nearest restaurants (3 in Mayo) 4km to nearest Supermarket. However we used one of the three Lidl's Lanzarote.
95% of the population wore masks. Stopped at garage for fuel and was told they would not refuel unless i had a mask, then paid attendant without entering his shop.
All the major tourist sites were open, without the crowds, they need the tourists.
Drove the long road to Timayfayre car park and was 5 cars from the shop. Small queue to board coach for journey over the National Park. 2 Chicken Baguettes (cooked over Lava) and 2 coffees at 15 euros in the restaurant was excellent value, seated in restaurent for 80 covers and only 4 tables taken. This was 1PM.
Cactus Gardens the two cave complexes, Mirador del Rio, Green Lake at El Gofo, Salt farm at Salinas de Janubio, the long dirt track drive to Playa de Papagayo, where we had King Prawns and Fish of the day, overlooking the third beach cove.
One can purchase reduced price tickets directly from these tourist sites, for the other sites.
Big Sunday Market in Teguise was closed, Yipee says me as the driver.
South of the island was more busy, with very light traffic, as against the North with one car per minute on the main road, LZ1.
Easy to speed, number of police checkpoints.
As pensioners it was a really lovely island, felt safer that in the UK.
Written 23 July 2020
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JacekHH
Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
Lanzarote Trip
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nice place to stay in a small village with some restaurants an a store. No good direkt access to the beach
Written 26 February 2020
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AiM1970
Debica, Poland4 contributions
I recommend vacation in Charco del Palo
Sep 2019 • Couples
Charco del Palo is the only resort since December 4, 1980 an official nudist approval, making it the naturist center of the island of Lanzarote. Naturism is allowed throughout the village. Nude you can walk not only along the ocean but also on the streets. Clothes are only required in the store and restaurants.
Written 16 February 2020
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Seaglass67
Lichfield, UK179 contributions
Definitely a naturist haven...but!
Nov 2019
Charco Del Palo seems to be a place that engenders a great deal of love from the people that like it and seemingly keep returning year after year. We had a couple of half days there recently and I have got to say we were somewhat underwhelmed. The village contains some lovely properties and I freely admit it was not an unpleasant feeling wandering around the streets with just my sand shoes on.
The sea pool and terraces are in need of some TLC, the slope into the pool is very slippery even with a grab rail...it would not pass health and safety in the U.K...but it a pleasant swim with the seawater being constantly refreshed through sluice holes and numerous fish swimming around. A couple of lorry loads of sand would make a tremendous difference to the degree of comfort on the terraces...it is very hard and uncomfortable on bare skin...and...dare I say it, a toilet would make the biggest difference both to people’s comfort and to the numerous pieces of a certain type of litter scattered on the hills surrounding.
To make improvements obviously finance is involved and that is where I don’t understand the mechanics of exactly who owns it and who is responsible for maintenance especially if there is an accident.
We gave it 3 stars, never feeling quite comfortable there. We moved on to the isolated but lovely beaches just south of Orzola where naturism is accepted but unofficial...the sand and rock holes are perfect for a quiet few hours but the sea is just for admiring beyond the jagged lava foreshore.
Written 13 January 2020
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Duncan and Linda S
Colchester, UK6 contributions
Stunning Scenery
Nov 2019 • Couples
Spent the first week in November here. It was our first visit to Lanzarote. We were not disappointed. The apartment was spot on for what we needed and less than 100 meters from the sea. Saw some spectacular sunrises. And a pleasure to be in a completely naturist village. Because of its remoteness I would recommend a hire car to explore the island to see the stunning scenery.
Written 21 November 2019
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HowardFlynn
Warlingham, UK118 contributions
4 days in paradise
Aug 2019 • Solo
Was apprehensive about going here, but I was so wrong. This is a great place to relax, walk, run and unwind. Walked straight of of the front door onto a veranda and just a stones throw from one of the tidal pools. The village is very clean and tidy, small supermarket on site and just 25 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from larger supermarkets.
Written 3 September 2019
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Andrew Anderson
7 contributions
Carefree paradise
Feb 2019 • Couples
We escaped the winter for 10 days of warm weather in this wonderful village. We stayed at Finca del Mar apartments which is about as central as you can get, two couples in two separate apartments. There is nothing quite as relaxing as knowing that you can step out of your apartment and go anywhere in the village or along the coastal path without having to think about what you're wearing.

One thing - if you're thinking of visiting here just to gawk at the nudies - please don't. It's rude, it's disrespectful. Enjoy the sun on your own body and don't stare at others.

Wheelchair / mobility scooter access in the village center is OK but not brilliant, however the coast path is not really accessible - too rough, steep in places, loose surfaces. Our apartment had level access but there was a step down to the common sunbathing area.

The coast itself is rugged: no beach here, but a very dramatic and atmospheric place to watch the sunrise and clamber over the rocks. There are a couple of man-made lagoons but they're small and shallow - OK for splashing around in but too small for a decent swim. There is, however, a naturally sheltered bay with ladders to get in and out the water. Maybe 100 meters across and 5 meters deep, it's where all the swimmers go. I ventured out of the bay's shelter and then struggled to swim back against the tide. You can walk about a mile and a half in each direction along the coastal path before you come to any other buildings. There are 3 restaurants in the village, each with their own character, and a little general store selling a reasonable variety of food including a limited amount of fresh food. The freshly baked bread etc. goes fast in the morning. Along the coast path and rocks the locals turn up in the evenings and weekends to enjoy the place - in various states of undress. Nearby, the Jardin de Cactus is worth a visit as are the Cueva de los Verdes. Nearby towns have slightly larger supermarkets than Charco's own shop but if you want a substantially better choice you really need to go to the retail parks on the outskirts of Arrecife.
Written 21 June 2019
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