El Medano Beach

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Head to this beach to experience its watersports scene, as well as its wind-patterned sand dunes and serene atmosphere.

One of the longest beaches in Tenerife, crescent-shaped El Médano Beach is bordered by dramatic sandy dunes, with the rugged mountain peak of Montana Roja rising to the west. The seasonal trade winds make it a world-class destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing, while its laid-back atmosphere makes it a great spot for relaxing.

Bring along the whole family for a day out here. The water is shallow and there is a playground near the main access point to help keep kids entertained. Unwind on the golden sand while topping up your tan and look for colored kites twisting and turning in the sky above. When you need to stretch your legs, meander along the seafront promenade, which is lined by restaurants, snack bars and ice-cream vendors. Many of the restaurants and bars have terraces, perfect for snacking on tapas and sipping on beer as you people-watch.

Because of the regular trade winds that blow across the beach, wind-powered watersports are often practiced here so try to spot surfers performing tricks out on the waves. Venture under the sea by snorkeling or scuba diving and swim alongside curious tropical fish. The nearby resort areas of Los Cristianos and Playas de Las Americas offer a great selection of waterfront activities and restaurants. Nude bathers can swim in the secluded areas such as Playa de la Tejita.

To see the beach at its best, walk along the boardwalk at sunrise or at sunset, when the light is at its most alluring. Head west to reach Machado, where surfers go out to sea to catch the waves, and east to Playa el Cabezo, where international windsurfing competitions are often held.

El Médano Beach is located near the airport on the southeast coast of Tenerife. Parking is available and there is a taxi stand nearby.

Top Trending Hotels Near El Medano Beach

Hotel Ventus
Hotel Ventus
3.5 out of 5
Av. Príncipes de España, Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38612
The price is £53 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Granadilla de Abona. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services and a rainfall showerhead. Popular attractions El Medano Beach and Playa ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"Excellent location. Airplanes don't bother. Stayed 6 nights, at the third dau they came to clean and we told them to come the next day but they forgot, amd again tje following day until we told them to. Balcony is beautiful and one can see the bay and the kitesurfers. Excellent restaurant around. ..."

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2022

Hotel Ventus
Hotel Médano
Hotel Médano
3 out of 5
Calle Picacho 2, Granadilla de Abona, 38612
The price is £98 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Granadilla de Abona. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions El Medano Beach and Playa ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (58 reviews)
"Great for a few days away. Very relaxed atmosphere, hotel staff so friendly. We had only B&B but the food we ordered was great, especially lunch on the balcony with “fizz”. Plenty of very good restaurants a little stroll away. Open the hotel door and everything at your fingertips. Our choice of week ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2022

Hotel Médano
Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife
Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife
3 out of 5
Gaviota, s/n, Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38612
The price is £84 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 3-star beach property in Granadilla de Abona. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Playa de Leocadio Machado and ...
Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife
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Aloe Vera Shared House - Hostel
Aloe Vera Shared House - Hostel
1 out of 5
Calle Orquidea 5, Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38612
The price is £30 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
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Hotel Médano
Hotel Médano
3 out of 5
Calle Picacho 2, Granadilla de Abona, 38612
The price is £98 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
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Hotel Ventus
Hotel Ventus
3.5 out of 5
Av. Príncipes de España, Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38612
The price is £53 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
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Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife
Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife
3 out of 5
Gaviota, s/n, Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38612
The price is £84 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
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Kn Hotel Arenas del Mar - Adults Only
Kn Hotel Arenas del Mar - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Avda. Europa, N 2, El Médano, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife, 38612
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The Tree House Hostel
The Tree House Hostel
Av. Europa 2, Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38612
The price is £37 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
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Hotel Aeropuerto Sur
Hotel Aeropuerto Sur
3 out of 5
Calle Benchijigua, 4, San Isidro, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife, 38611
The price is £48 per night from 3 Aug to 4 Aug
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Los Amigos Hostel
Los Amigos Hostel
2 out of 5
Calle Giralda 9, La Mareta, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife, 38618
The price is £34 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
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Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Avenida del Atlantico, s/n, Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, 38639
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.