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Nudity on the beach

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Nudity on the beach

hi there. I was wondering how the Cubans, or vacationers react to nudity on the beach? not full nudity but lying on the beach with no top on to tan. I know when i went to Dominican, a lot of people were doing it and it was like nothing, I'm just not sure if the same resonse would be there in Cuba

Thanks!!!

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51. Re: Nudity on the beach

having lived extensively both in Canada and Europe (Berlin Germany to be specific), I notice that Europeans and North Americans have a substantial difference to nudity or toplessness on the beaches.

I therefore feel that there is a substantial difference in some of the responses. Without wading into that subject, may I add the following observations.

1. I have never seen someone who I believe to be a Cuban woman on the beach topless.

In Varadero, I've seen a few female toursits topless on the public beaches - didnt seem to either bother the Cubans using the same beach, nor were the Cuban guys gawking.

In Playa del Este also seen the rare tourist female topless on the public beach ; again didn't bother anybody.

I rememeber in the 1980s being on a holiday in northern Greece. Now in the touristy parts of Greece topless women were common; but where we were, it was anything but touristy. A couple of girls in our group took there tops off on the beach. After a few minutes, we were approached by a couple of Greek men who were also on the beach, asking, very politely, if we would mind going further down to the end of the beach where the girls being topless wouldn't offend anybody.

Lessons learned - dont assume that topless won't offend; and usually a compromise solution can be found.

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52. Re: Nudity on the beach

i have not seen many in Cuba but last year in Sosua DR we were the only Canadian couple at our hotel, everybody was british and all were topless, we had these amazing jacuzzi's by the ocean and my wife was the only person with her top on but after seeing how the English dudes don't pay attention to this off came the top, but in the DR locals are allowed in the hotels on weekends and the Dominican guy's were gawking and the Dominican girls swim with shorts and t-shirts ( and are very jealous )so many guy's being pulled by the ears

It's funny because we met some of those people that we spent the whole afternoon with in the jacuzzi for drinks after dinner and i did not recognise them at first with close on, that was my first experience with that much nudity, i've seen it before many times but everybody at this hotel was topless from the pool to the beach, in Cuba i have seen the little "no topless sign" at the beach, i guess it's because they were family hotels

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53. Re: Nudity on the beach

Yes that's what I have been saying people are different with clothes. With something on I am 6 foot size 10(English) beauty without 5ft3 size 16 and wobbly bits.

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54. Re: Nudity on the beach

Good post Cubajack, funny as well.

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55. Re: Nudity on the beach

We have been to Mexico and Cuba and both places had topless people sun bathing. Personally i couldn't care less if people do or dont its upto them, what i dont think is right is people sun bathing topless at waterparks like in Madrid or even around the pool.

Beach is the place for it.

Bought some new sunglasses this year to so i can look about the beach :) Joke!

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56. Re: Nudity on the beach

The only time i have heard complaints was from Americans who made a big stink about it

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57. Re: Nudity on the beach

how can a socialist country .. have a conservative culture ?? bit confused about that one .. some one mentioned it previously but hey ho

quite frankly in my opinion those who work in the tourist industry and especially round hotels will ahve seen more than their fair share of naked flesh .. frim or saggy young or old .. tanned .. white or even lobster coloured. so probably wont pay the blindest bit of difference to it

the problems arise in my opinion why some one passing the person with their top off makes a big song and dance about it .. i.e pointing and screaming at the person to get their clothes back on !

since im lead to belive its the 21st century i would say live and let live ,as .long as its not interfearing with the people doing their job , my holiday , or so out rageous that i would have to think oh my god .. then let it be

just my two pesos worth ... no dout some one will try and shoot me down in flames but hey such is life

FYI.. we all have naked bodies under our clothes you know !!

Cuba Jack ahhh some one might have pushed you back into sea but then did they shout there he blows !! like they do when im in the sea !!

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58. Re: Nudity on the beach

Previous Poster said: "how can a socialist country .. have a conservative culture ?? bit confused about that one ..."

I would think, you'd have to remember that the Cuban "culture" has been put on hold (so to speak) since 1959. That is one of the things that draw us back to Cuba, year after year... the sense that you stepped back in time, and are in a different "era".

To answer the OP's question, as long as it's done discreetly (no parading)... there are no problems.

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59. Re: Nudity on the beach

LOL DivaGateshead, you are right, I did not think my post would stir up so much controversy...i'm surprised. I just asked one simple question but the replies are definately helpful

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60. Re: Nudity on the beach

DivaGateshead, you are right! I did not think my post would cause so much controversy. I just asked one simple question but the responses are helpful