El Médano is a genuine Canarian seaside resort nestled on the south coast of Tenerife. A lovely long stretch of golden sand and awesome waves are really what this place is all about. If you love water sports, this is the place for you.
Surfers use one end of the beach while most of the swimming and sunbathing goes on at the far side, away from the thrill seekers, where children can play safely while adults relax in the sun. There are plenty of sunbeds, sunshades and showers, changing facilities and easy access for people with disabilities. These are just some of the reasons why this place has earned the prestigious Blue Flag award.
The World Kite Surfing Championship competition takes place here every year where hundreds of adrenalin-fuelled sportsmen and women take to the sea to perform tricks on surfboards attached to large kites.
A promenade runs parallel with the beach and is lined with shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. There are also several places to hire water sport equipment and wetsuits. Plenty of parking is also nearby as are several taxi ranks.
El Médano makes for a great day out; perfect to enjoy a traditional Canarian coastal town with a Bohemian twist. Local buses run to this resort from most of the major places on the island so it’s easy to sample the delights before retreating back to the peace and quiet of your hotel. Check out Spain-Tenerife recommendations on where to stay here and choose from the best hotels at unbeatable prices.