A big part of the naturist lifestyle centres around the desire to participate in either family or social nudity. As a whole, naturism is a way of life that tries to harmonise the people with nature; it is characterised by a wide practice of nudism which may be personal, familial or even social. It is a practice often done on a communal scale with the aim of achieving core and basic human purposes. It looks to encourage humans, to pick up a healthy degree of respect for each other, respect for one’s self and very importantly, a deep and profound respect for the preservation of the environment.
While the practice of naturism may have gained traction over the years, it still remains a greatly frowned upon tradition in some countries. The Philippines is not left out in this. Being a conservative country, it is not particularly reputed as a nudism unfriendly region. As a matter of fact, public nudity is an illegal act in the Philippines and all naturists must take great caution to only attend special regions and locations where provisions are made for the lifestyle. While they may be a few Asian countries where social nudity is accepted, it is not always the norm and is widely rejected by most cultures as being caught may require a fine according to local laws.
Places to go nude
However, even with this legal restriction, there are a few well known exquisite locations where public nudity is allowed and accepted as common practice. While some of them are considered as nude beaches and resorts others are taken as clothing optional beaches. One of such popular locations is the freedom beach located in Boracay and is a naturist beach where nudity is allowed and can only be accessed by boats. Other good locations include Fridays Island located in EL Nido and China Sea Island located in Banyan Island.
Although nudity is not officially tolerated in the country, there are several beaches and island were nudists can go to enjoy nature and participate in nude sunbathing, nude swimming and even take their clothes off and lay naked till sunset. Other locations that are very suitable include, Ternate beach resort located in Maragondon Cavite, the Calatagan Burot beach, the Lian Matabungkay beach, the Nasugbu Bamboo beach, and a few other similar places.
All of these are mostly secluded locations and are often devoid of people giving way for naturists to explore their true self. Any nudist looking for exciting locations to visit or having problems locating these spots listed above should visit the Boracay Island as there are several places provided for the lifestyle. One must often take special care, as even though nudity may be widely practised, it is not the norm in the Philippines.