Recently some Naturists took a walk down toward the North end of the beach, quit the beach and entered the Avenida de Palomares. The top of the map above shows the area.
As they were walking down the street an English speaking person appeared on a balcony of one of the apartments of the street and started verbally attacking them for being nude on the street.
The Naturists told the person the following and the continued on their way:
- 1. They were well within their rights.
- 2. If that person thought otherwise the police should be called to report them.
- 3. People living in a foreign country should learn and respect the rules of that country.
Click here for a discussion of Naturist Law in Spain.
Ignorance how to fight it? Education of course. Former non-Naturists writing and speaking to non-Naturists? Or … ?
In any case we are doing a terrible job of it.
It is true that the Mayor of Vera in a meeting on 27/07/20 stated that it is legal to walk without clothes in any beach or urban area of the municipality. The fact that the Mayor has affirmed that the town of Vera would follow the law, as every citizen should, is really the absolute minimum of what should be expected.
It in no case shows a true understanding or acceptance of Naturism. The fact that the local government does absolutely nothing to attract Northern European Naturists to spend the winter here, and thus help the local economy, indicates a lack of understanding.
Individually and, via our local Naturist association, collectively a better effort is necessary. Perhaps the first step is to see and accept the problem?
A multifaceted approach may be best. Publications, events, …
For example a publication based on “Reasons to be a naturist” could be printed and distributed at the local markets to the residents of Vera and Villaricos.
Anyone with any ideas and/or who would like to help in this effort please leave your contact info (which will not be published) in the comments below.