Playa El Ancon

Location: El Rincon, La Orotava
Map: see on Google maps
Beach type: Isolated, Black sand
Access: Difficult access
Facilities: none
Nudist friendly: Yes
Lifeguards: No
Parking: No
Public Transport: No
Wheelchair accessible: No

Similar to Playa El Bollulo and Playa Los Patos, Ancon beach is situated close to Puerto de la Cruz in the area known as El Rincon. Getting here is not easy, so it’s an ideal place for anyone looking for some privacy.

How to get to Playa Ancon

Situated in the Orotava valley, in order to get to the beach you have to follow the TF-31 road, looking for the signs towards El Rincon and Playa Bollulo. You will have to continue descending on the main road until you get to an intersection where the asphalt does not continue anymore. You should see a bar called San Diego. Following the road that leads to the right you will go towards Playa El Ancon and Playa Los Patos. When you get to the end of the road you should see other cars parked and a small trail that goes to the beach. The walk to the beach should take around 20 - 30 minutes.

Playa Ancon

 

Similar to other beaches in this area, Playa El Ancon has no amenities like sunbeds, umbrellas, showers or toilets. There are no lifeguards on site, so you should be careful while going in the water. It is best to come here during low tide, when you can make the most of the entire width of the beach.

El Ancon beach is popular among nudists, due to its isolated location and difficult access. The occupancy is low all year round and usually there are less people here that at Playa de los Patos.

There is no bar or restaurant nearby, so snacks and water are a must if you want to spend the day here.

Explore the wild side in the north of Tenerife

Keep in mind that the north coast of Tenerife is more dangerous for swimming due to stronger currents, so you should take extra care. Usually at low tide the ocean reveals tidal pools where you can safely enjoy the water and cool down after a day of laying in the sun.

Although close to Puerto de la Cruz, not many people know about these secluded beaches, so on most days you will have them all to yourself. Remember that the access to Playa El Ancon is somewhat difficult and you will have to do some hiking, so comfortable shoes are a must (no flip flops).

Read also our complete guide to 101 Beaches in Tenerife

SHARE
Read more about Canary Islands
Puertito los molinos fuerteventura

Puertito de los Molinos - A well kept secret in ...

BEACH GUIDE - January 19, 2017

Somewhere on the west coast, down south from Cotillo and close to Tefia, lies the small village of Puertito de los Molinos, or El Puertito as some ...

La pared fuerteventura

La Pared - Fuerteventura

BEACH GUIDE - September 21, 2017

La Pared is a small town on the west coast of Fuerteventura, popular among surfers who come here for the great beach. The town only has a few ...

Giniginamar beach fuerteventura

Giniginamar - a secluded village in Fuerteventura

BEACH GUIDE - September 21, 2017

Giniginamar is a small village on the south east coast of Fuerteventura, between Gran Tarajal and Tarajalejo, in the municipality of Tuineje. From the ...

Fuerteventura canary islands waves

How windy is Fuerteventura really?

BEACH GUIDE - September 20, 2017

The wind in Fuerteventura: a topic that never ends and a question that we hear often - how windy is it really? The first clue is in the name: ...

Corralejo grandes playas

InfoPlayas Fuerteventura - an app to inform about ...

BEACH GUIDE - September 19, 2017

Cabildo de Fuerteventura has announced this Monday a new mobile that that will be used to inform people on the bathing conditions on 39 beaches in ...

Cotillo lagoons fuerteventura

Things to do in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura

BEACH GUIDE - September 18, 2017

El Cotillo is situated on the North West coast of Fuerteventura and is one of the best beaches on the island. El Cotillo beach was voted number 4 most ...

© GuideToCanaryIslands 2017 by