Skip navigation! Story from Travel. Venus Wong. Swimming is one of the most pleasurable things you can do on a vacation, and the experience is even more special if you're doing it in the buff. Skinny dipping may sound like a frivolous pastime for spring breakers, but there are a few reasons why you might want to give it a go when you happen to have some privacy: It makes for a great travel memory, no one is around to judge, and frankly, it's way more comfortable to move around without a wet bathing suit on. Finding the perfect place to bask in your birthday suit can be a challenge: You need somewhere with privacy, or at least, a place frequented by naturalists who won't bat an eyelid , decent water temperatures, and the assurance that you won't be arrested and charged for public indecency.
The best places to skinny dipping around the world
Cenote Azul is nothing less than an amazing body of water — azure, clear water that goes immediately into abyss, right off the edge of its shore. Each cenote is different, but this one is very special. Nowhere else did swimming feel so much like flying, with the boundary between air and water seemingly imaginary…. I had to cancel and postpone my trip a couple of times, but a year ago I finally went there and indeed found a good bunch of local naturists. There is a couple of groups in Quito, with weekly gatherings at a pool with sauna and less frequent outings to thermal pools outside the city.
Read on for our pick of some of the best places to skinny dip and wild swim around the world, from a sinkhole in Mexico to a forest on the outskirts of Berlin. This national park in Western Australia is full of hidden coves, waterfalls and water holes made all the more beautiful by the colourful rock and turquoise waters. We think Ik Kil Cenote, which was featured in our ad, is one of the most beautiful. Located in the middle of the Guatemalan jungle, this stunning chain of turquoise stepped pools, enticing caves and natural limestone bridge offer endless swimming opportunities. A dip in these stunning pools on the Scottish Isle of Skye is not for the faint hearted.
Last Sunday morning Geraldine Carton woke up at 7. Her challenge? To go jump into the Irish sea for a swim, but to do so without so much as a watch on her wrist. Skinny dipping requires very little preparation; no bikinis needed to be wrangled from the back of wardrobes, no bras to be hoisted on. All I need is the clothes I'm wearing for the drive there, a towel, and then I'm ready to rock.