El Medano Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewideal for those who want to chill out and relax.
El Medano has one of the best markets in Tenerife which is held on a Saturday morning
Welcome to surfers paradise! Situated in the south east of Tenerife in the town of Granadilla de Abona, El Medano is a small village popular with windsurfers and kite-surfers due to strong winds and massive waves on the eastern side of the resort off Playa el Cabezo. International and national competitions in windsurfing are held on this famous beach. The resort is also home to one of the most stunning natural beaches which stretches approx 2 km, Playa El Medano boasts soft sand and shallow waters which are popular with families and those with small children.
Tenerife has numerous nudist beaches, with one of the best located here; Playa de La Pelada is situated toward the eastern part of the resort and can be a little tricky to get to, but once here the privacy given by the large rocks is well worth it.
The resort has a wonderful laid back feel to it, and is ideal for those who want to chill out and relax. There are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants which run along the promenade and are perfect for relaxing with a drink and watching the world go by. There is also a variety of surf shops, chic clothes shops, bars and restaurants with fresh fish being a speciality.
El Medano has one of the best markets in Tenerife which is held on a Saturday morning.
Transfer time from Tenerife South Airport is approx 5 minutes.
Insider's Viewby Andrea Montgomery
El Médano is one of my favourite places on Tenerife's south coast
El Médano has such a laid back, surf dude atmosphere that it's impossible to talk about it without using the term 'bohemian'
Unless you own industrial strength hair gel, or suit the 'windswept and interesting' look, El Médano might not be your ideal destination. On the other hand, if you're a windsurfer - welcome to paradise.
El Médano is one of my favourite places on Tenerife's south coast. On days when the resort's trademark wind is blowing I prefer to give sand blasting, sorry, I meant to type sunbathing, a miss and wander around the mini maze of streets behind the harbour and along the sun-bleached boardwalk which hems the main beach. There are lots of little places to stop and enjoy a crépe, some Mexican food or an ice cream and there are jewellery and clothes shops dotted in between the surf shops.
El Médano has such a laid back, surf dude atmosphere that it's impossible to talk about it without using the term 'bohemian'. I love the surfer friendly bars and the weekend hippy market in the plaza. For me, El Médano is the best place in the south for brilliant beaches and almost guaranteed sun combined with a taste of local culture. It's also a foodie's nirvana with fish, Canarian, Mexican, French, Japanese and even a vegetarian restaurant. Grab a table at one of the little bars on Paseo Marcial Garcéa, order a selection of tapas and an ice cool beer and watch the kite-boarders and windsurfers; that's my kind of chill-out.
After windsurfing, El Médano's other great love is the art of naked sunbathing; wander inadvertently to one of its nudist beaches and you may see more of the resort's other visitors than you might like.
And the must-sees? Get past the naked bobbly bits on Playa de la Tejita at the foot of Montaña Roja and you'll find one of Tenerife's best beaches; long, golden and virtually empty.
- Buenavista del Norte
- Callao Salvaje
- Costa Adeje
- Costa del Silencio
- El Duque
- El Medano
- Golf del Sur
- Guia de Isora
- Icod de los Vinos
- La Caleta
- La Laguna
- La Orotava
- Las Caletillas
- Los Abrigos
- Los Cristianos
- Los Gigantes
- Los Realejos
- Los Silos
- Playa Paraiso
- Playa San Juan
- Playa de la Arena
- Playa de las Americas
- Puerto de Santiago
- Puerto de la Cruz
- San Eugenio
- San Miguel
- San Miguel de Abona
- Santa Cruz
- Santa Ursula
- Santiago del Teide
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