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hi is sunbathing topless acceptable at sandos playacar resort ?

Calgary
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya
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111. Re: topless

"If they booked a vacation at a "family" resort versus an "adults only" resort they have a right not to be confronted with nudity. "

Family resorts that I've been to typically have a rule that toplessness around the pools is not permitted. For sure the Grand Sirenis had such signs up when I was there a few years ago.

The beach, however, is a different matter and I don't believe the resorts have any jurisdiction about what goes on there. I would restate my previous point - women sunbathe topless on the beaches of Mexico - they just do.

Going to Mexico is a CHOICE, and once you're there, going to the beach is also a choice. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to deal with topless women then CHOOSE somewhere else for you vacation.

It's not about rights or morals or "respecting the culture", it's about recognizing the reality of the situation and governing yourself accordingly. I don't want to be surrounded by other people's children so I avoid going to Disneyland for my vacations .... but if I did you sure won't see me on any Disney forum complaining about being run into with strollers and having someone else's rabid little darling running into my table and spilling drinks all over me. I recognise the REALITY that lots of kids, many of them totally wired and out-of-control, come with the territory at DL and if I want to go there too, I either have to put up or shut up.

Medford, Oregon
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reviews: 1
112. Re: topless

Llisa:

Going with what you are saying, your at a water attraction at Disneyland, they have pools and a neat beach with a cool wave pool.

In your opinion, going topless would be OK as long as there were no signs prohibiting it, correct?

Just like a family resort in Mexico, with slides and kid pools?

Edited: 3:45 pm, January 21, 2013
Hastings, United...
posts: 489
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113. Re: topless

I'd prefer a kid free place - I don't like pop music! (Must be my age) but most of them won't take bnookings from a person travelling alone.

Bradford West...
posts: 600
reviews: 25
114. Re: topless

Scube:

Mexican beaches are 100% public and people have a right to be themselves as long as it is not illegal. Marijuana is illegal, so bad comparison.

Most of America South of USA is Catholic, so are majority of European Mediterranean. Have you seen beaches in Brazil, French or Dutch Caribbean, France, Spain or Italy? Topless and Speedos rule.

If I or my family were offended in any way, I would avoid going to places where it is commonplace. I would stay stateside or choose beach destinations where it is not accepted.

Edited: 4:00 pm, January 21, 2013
Ontario
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115. Re: topless

Perhaps you might want to read Llisa's post again. She wouldn't be going topless at a water attraction at Disney World because she clearly stated she wouldn't be going there at all.

Hastings, United...
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116. Re: topless

If people have aproblem with my body -and I'm no oil painting -they are the one with the problem. I undress for MY benifit -not anyone elses.

Medford, Oregon
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117. Re: topless

jotOntario:

"she clearly stated she wouldn't be going there at all."

I am aware of that, when I said "you", it could be anyone that wanted to go toplless.

Calgary
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya
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118. Re: topless

"Llisa:

Going with what you are saying, your at a water attraction at Disneyland, they have pools and a neat beach with a cool wave pool.

In your opinion, going topless would be OK as long as there were no signs prohibiting it, correct?"

Scube65 - Sorry, for the confusion; let me try to provide some clarity.

First if all, I have never indicated whether I personally sunbathe topless or not and I don't believe that's relevant to this discussion. So, in accordance with your post #117, I'll interpret the "you" in the above-quoted statement to mean the generic "you" and not me personally.

IMHO, no it would not be appropriate for anyone to go topless at a Disneyland waterpark because DL is private property and they have their own rules. By entering DL property, a person is inherently agreeing to be bound by those rules (or risk ejection from the park). I consider it similarly inappropriate for anyone to line jump, smoke in a non-designated area, wear shirts with profane images or words or infringe upon any one of Disney's 101 other rules. Their park, their rules; it's all good with me. After all, before CHOOSING to go to DL, I did my due diligence and knew that topless sunbathing was not permitted there. Should anyone decide to flout this rule, I would totally support the righteous indignation of the other patrons who, having also done their due diligence, may have chosen DL specifically because of the "no topless" rule.

However, I don't see any problem at all with a person going topless at nearby California beach where topless (and maybe even nude) sunbathing is permitted.

Bringing the discussion back to Mexico, like it or not, topless sunbathing IS permitted at the beaches in Mexico (at least, this part of Mexico). As previously noted, resorts can make their own rules and I believe everyone should abide by them but the beach is NOT under the resort's jurisdiction.

For years, I've been seeing posts indicating that topless sunbathing is illegal in Mexico. I've look and looked but have been unable to find any statute that states unequivocally "thou shalt not sunbathe topless". There are laws in Mexico regarding "public indecency" but that's a pretty subjective term. Whether or not you (the generic you) consider topless sunbathing to be "indecent" is not relevant; that is down to the Mexican judiciary to determine.

If a person chose to get naked and walk down 5th Avenue in the middle of the day, I suspect that this "public indecency" law is the one that the authorities would prosecute them under but clearly, the law as currently drafted allows some leeway for the local authorities to interpret "indecency" as they see fit ...... and as of right now, topless women sunbathing on the beach doesn't appear to fall into that category. Unless and until it does, I don't see the problem with it.

Finally, with respect to your statement "Just like a family resort in Mexico, with slides and kid pools?", I'll admit that I don't have a wide experience of family resorts in Mexico but at least one that I've been to (and I presume more) do NOT permit toplessness around their pools. If a person were to choose a resort with these sorts of rules in place, then the whole topless thing would be a non-issue, no?

119. Re: topless

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Medford, Oregon
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reviews: 1
120. Re: topless

Llisa:

I never assumed you did or did no sun bath topless. it is just a discussion. Likewise, even though I would not do it in a public place and have no problem with it as a rule.

In my opinion if you choose to sun bath topless at a family resort, use discretion. That is as far from public view as possible, anything else is tasteless.

Like I was saying on another post earlier, when I was at the Tequila topless ladies were lining the walk way to the beach, to me this is tasteless and not ok.

How many kids wanted to go to the beach that day and were not permited due to the topless sunbathers?

Now at a adults only hotel, if the hotel allows it, sun tan in the nude at the pool and I would be fine with it.

I just think there is a time and place for everything, topless around a bunch of kids, no not the the time or place.

Edited: 6:42 pm, January 21, 2013