Tiny El Medano Tenerife for big adventure sports and leisure.

El Medano Tenerife with its red peak Montaña Roja is a phenomenal place.

Red, blue, brown and white boats dance in its Kobald blue bay.  Powerful winds lift kite boarders from impressive swells high up into the air.    

The Medanos (sandy hills) make up 2km natural beaches. They are unrivaled on the island by size. Not to forget its naturist beach by the depicted Montaña Roja.   By the way, a good 500 years ago,  Guanches could still venture in its low wetlands behind dunes and collect small fish called Gueldes and the like.

 El Medano has a geology that creates almost golden beaches. How? Yellow pumice rocks and a rather African light do that.

The laid back life style of El Medano Tenerife

  •  No big, fancy resorts and no mass tourism
  •  Normally, the Tenerife holiday home, such as a studio or apartment is prefered by the surf fans.
  • Scenes with  Tenerife flyfishing at El Medano with a nonchallant fisherman with dog and a totally stress free fisher boy
  • A big easy go village of roughly 7000 inhabitants, only.

  • Deep blue waters in a bay where two pretty SUP surf girls in bikinis are not unusual.
  • Bar Restaurante El Timon near Titsa bus and taxi stops in El Medano Tenerife

    Our quiet dog Jesse was allowed inside this restaurant. On a top veranda,  though.

    Address of Bar Restaurante El Timon
    Paseo Marcial Garcia, 22
    38612 El Medano
    Tel: 0034 + 922 176100

    My daughter and I enjoyed a delicious lunch on its first floor terrace with a breath taking sea view. By the way, the delicious seafood and good wine were not expensive at all. 

    Let El Medano Tenerife remain the way it is

    •  Often imperfect and laid back
    •  Charming and mysterious
    •  Down to earth and affordable
    •  Warm and welcoming
    •  Competitive in its own way


    Impressions by a Medano Granadilla de Abona town stroll

    • Start by Punta Medano by the jetty for rod fishing where the red mountain can be seen on the horizon

    • Spot Hotel Arenas in the opposite direction beyond another large bay. There young folks learn to surf on Playa La Jaquita.
    • Return towards town and Playa Chica with the tiny fishing boat port.
    • Enter Paseo Marcial Garcia the pedestrian walk with its many shops, agencies, bars and restaurants and charming details where look out for posters of events.

    • spot advertisement for guided walks by day.
    • Discover Teide moonshine outings as well as art and fashion shows.
    • The literal Beach Hotel Medano with its stelt feet in the ocean by El Medano town hub.
    • The central town-beach.

    • Sip a Saparoco on Plaza del Principe de Asturias the most important town square with its own beach
    • Watch a world of snorkelers, divers, rod fishers, fans of kayaking, Hippies, Bohemians, artists and globe trotters of many nationalities walk by.
    • Look out for events in this location like the August folk dance festival where Brazil and Argentina took part in 2015.
    • Walk past the life guard look out tower along Playa Grande and Lecadio Machado beach.

    • Pass Hotel Tenerife Sur and the surf school that's outside.
    • Head towards the red mountain to Playa La Tejita that many call a nudist beach.
    • There is also a 3km long coastal nature reserve with endemic fauna and flora.
    • Visit the island's best camping ground that's nearby.
    • May be its kiosk is open to let you buy a refreshment.
    • An alternative is the popular beach bar Chiringuito Pirata for Tapas and more
      at a place called Sotavento. Tel: Open 9.30 a.m. -9.30 p.m.
    • A Public Titsa bus passes nearby.

    Tips for nightlife, eating out, English breakfast and the like are to follow soon.

    Crime and pickpockets don't come to mind in this part of Southern Tenerife. Seafood, Tapas, local or Jerez wine, good company and action sports are more important there than luxury thrills.

    Learn more about this dog beach here.

    Tourist bureau oficina de turismo

    • Location: Plaza de los Pricipes de España,
    • Tel. 0034 + 922 176002
    • Open: Mo-Fr.9-14 p.m. and Sat.9-13 p.m.

    Must see El Medano links

    Kitesurfing tenerife

    Windsurf Tenerife

    Montana Roja Tenerife

    getting around from El Medano.

    News: Granadilla de Abona the administrator of the entire El Medano Tenerife area decided in summer 2015 to promote it from now on as Costa Magallanes after the Portuguese explorer Magalhães who stopped there on his discovery of the route to the East via the Atlantic and then via the Pacific ocean.

    From El Medano Tenerife back to Tenerife towns

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