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El Médano Beach

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.


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Atico Medano 2
Atico Medano 2

Atico Medano 2

Calle Evaristo Gomez Gonzalez 1, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Leocadio Machado and El Medano Beach. Playa Chica and Playa de El Cabezo are also within 10 minutes.

    Atico Medano 3
    Atico Medano 3

    Atico Medano 3

    Calle Evaristo Gomez Gonzalez 1, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Leocadio Machado and El Medano Beach. Playa Chica and Playa de El Cabezo are also within 10 minutes.

      Hotel Médano
      Hotel Médano

      Hotel Médano

      Calle Picacho 2, Granadilla de Abona
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Granadilla de Abona, this beach hotel is steps away from Playa Chica and El Medano Beach. Playa de Leocadio Machado and Playa de El Cabezo are also within 10 minutes.

        Apartment Alba I
        Apartment Alba I

        Apartment Alba I

        Paseo Amalia Esquina Galo Ponte 1, El Medano, Granadilla de Abona, Canary Islands
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Granadilla de Abona apartment building is just steps away from Playa Chica and El Medano Beach. Playa de Leocadio Machado and Playa de El Cabezo are also within 10 minutes.

          Apartment Alba II
          Apartment Alba II

          Apartment Alba II

          Paseo Amalia, Esquina Galo Ponte 1, El Medano, Granadilla de Abona, Canary Islands
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Granadilla de Abona, this beach apartment building is steps away from Playa Chica and El Medano Beach. Playa de Leocadio Machado and Playa de El Cabezo are also within 10 minutes.

            Casa Grande Hostel £32
            Casa Grande Hostel

            Casa Grande Hostel

               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the beach, this spa hostel is steps away from Playa Chica and El Medano Beach. Playa de Leocadio Machado and Playa de la Jaquita are also within 10 minutes.

              Apartamento Playa Grande
              Apartamento Playa Grande

              Apartamento Playa Grande

              Calle Hermano Pedro 2, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Chica and El Medano Beach. Playa de Leocadio Machado and Playa de la Jaquita are also within 10 minutes.

                Beautiful sea views in El Medano
                Beautiful sea views in El Medano

                Beautiful sea views in El Medano

                Av. Mar Adriático, 2, Bloque 4, 3L, El Médano, Granadilla de Abona
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps away from Playa Chica and El Medano Beach. Playa de El Cabezo and Playa de Leocadio Machado are also within 10 minutes.