The Beach of Antequera is one of those places that due to its geographical conditions and its location, is kept outside the stress of the city. Here you can enjoy very clean waters and a place of retreat to spend a day disconnected from the world and any concern, accompanied by friends and / or family.
Where is Playa de Antequera
Although in our blog we usually focus on the best beaches that can be found in Puerto de la Cruz and its surroundings, this time we distance ourselves a little from this area, so that you know the Beach of Antequera, a beach that is located more beyond the capital of the province, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and which more specifically belongs to the town of Igueste de San Andrés.
To reach this remote beach you will have to surpass the capital and depending on how you decide to reach it, you must leave your car parked in one place or another, since there you can only get there in two ways: either by boat or by hiking.
How to get to Antequera Beach
The two ways to get to Playa de Antequera will provide you with a great experience, but you must choose between one or the other depending on your physical form, and how long you want to invest to get there.
Arriving at the beach of Antequera by boat
The easiest way to get to Antequera Beach is through the sea. You can contact with any of the companies that transport people with motor boats, which leave from the fishing pier that is at one of the ends of the Playa Las Teresitas. If you decide for this transport to get to Antequera, you can easily leave the car parked in the multiple parking lots of the beach of Las Teresitas, and walk to the place where you will pick the boat, right next to the Fishermen’s Guild .
Depending on the swell, it may take you to get to the beach of Antequera about 20 minutes or half an hour, taking into account that during the trip you will probably stop in some small coves and caves that are on the reefs that are on the way, from the which you can experience the beauty of nature if the waves that day allows.
Going to the beach of Antequera by boat on a windy and swell day will also give you good dose of adrenaline, due to the speed you can reach during the trip on motor boats with capacity for about 15 people, coupled with the swaying of waves.
During the trip you can also see from a different perspective the whole coast of Santa Cruz, and San Andrés, Las Gaviotas Beach, and the town of Igueste de San Andrés.
On the beach of Antequera there is a small jetty that serves to drop off and pick up the people who have hired the boat to get to the beach.
Arriving at Antequera Beach by hiking
The other way to get to Antequera Beach is to hike from the village of Igueste de San Andrés. In this town the road ends and you must leave the car parked at the end of it. The path begins just after the parking, going up the steps of the village and passing the church, continues to the cemetery, and a few meters before you can see a fork with a dirt road. This is where the adventure begins.
This trail is only suitable for people with experience and good physical condition, since it is a rather complicated path. The arrival to the beach of Antequera can take you easily about 3 hours and a half, and it is preferable that you make the return by boat, which you will have to hire previously.
To all this is added the difficulty that this are paths that are not perfectly signposted and you can easily lose yourself or deviate from the path. Therefore, before making this trail, you should be very well informed or hire a guide or company to the beach of Antequera.
Some additional information about the beach of Antequera
The length of the beach of Antequera is approximately 400 meters by 25 meters wide, with fine golden sand, and usually is practiced nudism on it.
As a curiosity, if you deviate from the road to the beach of Antequera just after leaving the jetty, taking a rocky path to the right, you can reach a cave that is presided by the Virgen del Carmen.
A visit to the beach of Antequera is an experience worth living and you will hardly forget the particularity of its orography, and the tranquility that can be enjoyed there, on a beach away from civilization and tourism because only Can be accessed via a complicated path or by hiring a boat trip.
If you are planning a visit to Tenerife from now on, perhaps you could consider the option of spending one of your days to spend on this mysterious and beautiful beach, which you have to plan in advance to hire your boat trip.
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