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The Best Clothing Optional Resorts in Mexico

If you’re looking for a clothing-optional resort in Mexico, you might have noticed that there are only a handful, and most are in the Tulum area, as it’s traditionally been more relaxed about nudity. Keep in mind that while some advertise clothing-optional beaches, nudism is prohibited federally, and all beaches in the country are public despite claims to the contrary. With lots of new construction going on, if you bare all on the beach, you’ll run the risk of complaints from other guests at resorts and villas nearby or from local residents, which may lead to problems with the authorities too.

While you might get away with taking it all off to prevent those tan lines, if you don’t want to take the risk, you’ll need to wear a bathing suit at the beach and stay in a private home or villa rental or one of the resorts mentioned here.

Desire Riviera Maya Resort - Puerto Morelos Desire Riviera Maya Resort
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Desire Riviera Maya Resort - Puerto Morelos

One of the best clothing-optional resorts in the world, Desire is the kind of place where anything goes. A couples’ only all-inclusive, it was designed for the uninhibited, complete with scandalous games that can be played with your partner and new friends and X-rated parties after dark. There’s even an adult “playroom” along with the usual swimming pools, a powdery white sand beach edged by turquoise waters, a spa, gourmet restaurants, and a fitness center. The spacious villa-style rooms are spread throughout 16 buildings that are nestled between the Caribbean and the lush mangroves. All have private terraces or balconies. In 2024, Desire Riviera Maya Resort is expanding to include ‘The Eden’, adding new rooms and suites with private jacuzzis, private terraces, and swim-up pools. It will also include a Sensual Swim-Up Bar as well as a Playroom at Y Nightclub, Exotic Spa, and Jacuzzi Lounge & Bar.

Key Amenities:

  • Couples-only and all-inclusive property

  • Pool, Jacuzzi lounge, spa, fitness center, and adult playroom

  • Daily activities and entertainment program, including signature theme nights

Hidden Beach Au Naturel Resort by Karisma - Playa del Carmen Hidden Beach Au Naturel Resort
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Hidden Beach Au Naturel Resort by Karisma - Playa del Carmen

Located about midway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Hidden Beach Resort is an all-inclusive that encourages nudity for everything from socializing and relaxing to dining and dancing in a judgment-free atmosphere. It’s nestled in a mangrove jungle to provide more privacy and offers an impressive all-inclusive package with gourmet meals and snacks, welcome champagne and other alcoholic beverages included throughout your stay. Non-motorized water sports and even scuba clinics in the pool are free too. The outdoor pool includes a swim-up bar and nightly entertainment is offered at Moonlight Lounge. All-suite accommodation includes ocean views and free minibars. Some suites feature swim-up pools too.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only all-inclusive with 24-hour room service included

  • All-suite property with ocean-view balconies or terraces

  • Pool with swim-up bar, hot tub, and fitness center

Intima Resort - Tulum Intima Resort
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Intima Resort - Tulum

Intima encourages guests to “be who you want to be,” and although it’s close to Tulum’s town center, it’s walled for privacy. The top-rated nudist resort has a free-form pool surrounded by tropical gardens, while accommodation is in villa-style apartments and penthouses nestled among the lush jungle. Many include Jacuzzis or private plunge pools, and some feature full kitchens, so you can make some of your own meals too. The on-site restaurant, Passions, offers decadent dinners, and massage is available as well.

Key Amenities:

  • Upgraded rooms with private plunge pools or Jacuzzis and full kitchens

  • Free-form pool

  • Convenient location near Tulum’s town center and beaches

Playa Sonrisa Hotel - Xcalak Playa Sonrisa
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Playa Sonrisa Hotel - Xcalak

Located about a four-hour drive from Tulum near Chetumal, Playa Sonrisa Hotel enjoys a remote and serene location ideal for those seeking peace, quiet, and relaxation in a clothing-optional environment. It offers beachfront suites and several villas, all of which include hot showers, beach towels, toiletries, fans, and purified drinking water. The typical activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling can be enjoyed sans clothing, and the hotel also hosts “Nekkid” Bocce tournaments. It’s a casual, no-frills kind of place with a barefoot bar and grill for cheap dining and drinking.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront suites and villas

  • A variety of activities, including SUP, snorkeling, kayaking, and Nekkid Bocce

  • Barefoot bar and grill

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