The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean just 100 kilometres west of Morocco. The eight main islands are (from lar...

Canary Islands (Spain)

The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean just 100 kilometres west of Morocco. The eight main islands are (from largest to smallest) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa. There are other smaller islands and islets: Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este.





 Nudism
In the Canary Islands, nudism is common at virtually every non-urban beach in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote or La Graciosa. The other islands have also many options for nudists, for a total of more than 100 beaches and a dozen totally or partially clothes optional resorts in the archipielago.

 Legal status
Since 1995 public nudity is no longer a crime in Spain. Only exhibitionism, which involves sexual acts in public, can be punished. Thus, nudism is fully legal anywhere, although a few city councils have issued controversial ordinances banning it on some beaches. 
This is why the concept of "official" nude beach does not apply in Spain: all beaches are clothing-optional. In practice, nudism is usually restricted to "traditional" nude beaches. 

 Organizations
The Spanish Federation of Naturism (FEN), integrated in the International Naturist Federation (FNI-INF) brings together all the associations in Spain.
In the Canary Islands there are three local naturist associations:


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