In this post you will find answers on 5 questions I have asked Ted Bun, the owner of “Quinta da Horta”, which is a wonderful clothing optional b&b located in the city of Ferragudo, Algarve in Portugal.
What is Quinta da Horta?
The Quinta da Horta is a 250 year old farm on the outskirts of the attractive fishing village of Ferragudo. In the grounds we have 9 cottages that are simply equipped and furnished as bedrooms for our guests. In addition the gardens laid out with trees, flowers lawn and a vegetable garden where we still grow fruit and vegetables for the table. where we try to keep our environmental impact to a minimum. As a result, even with all our efforts to keep the place clean and tidy, the grounds get dry and dusty in high summer.
Most of our guests choose not to wear clothes for much of their time here. Whether they are in or around the pool, walking or sunbathing in the gardens, having a drink or meal with friends they simply choose not to wear clothes. On the other had we respect that a guest may choose to wear clothes at anytime. We believe that the essence of the Quinta is the feeling of a shared community that develops after a very short time with us. Whether you come as a couple, group of friends, a family or on your own, we’re sure you’ll soon experience the feeling that you’re relaxing with a group of friends in the sun.
The Quinta da Horta boast wifi, guest kitchen, a nice suntrap pool and a sauna all free for the use of our guests.
What makes your place different?
The Quinta da Horta’s location on the edge of Ferragudo is almost unique in terms of naturist resorts in that enables guest to walk to any of 10 restaurants within 1km of the Quinta …
How do you see the future of naturism?
Naturism is due for a revival in the English speaking world amongst the younger generation. The real environmental advantages of travelling with less clothing, doing less washing and consuming fewer resources and the attendant cost savings will motivate the generation who have exposed themselves all over Facebook that nudity is not an issue and that less is more on holiday.
How do you see the future of naturist vacations?
A lot will depend on the changes in the USA over the next few years.. As long as violence is OK and nudity is bad continues it will cause ghettoisation of naturist holidays t o specialist venues. If the pendulum swings the other way naturists, in Spain and Portugal in particular, will move towards normal accommodation and naked beach days on most beaches
What is your expectations for Quinta da Horta future?
The Quinta’s strength will be it’s downfall … one day there will be building of holiday properties overlooking the Quinta and this will signal the end…
Quinta da Horta
You can find further information on Quinta da Hortas homepage. I have stayed there myself and must say that it has been the best naturist experience so far.