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El Médano: a charming place in the south of Tenerife

El Médano is a charming fishing village located in the south of Tenerife. In its origins, it was a small fishing hamlet that emerged around its port and which has today become an essential place to visit during your holiday in Tenerife. It enjoys a great location, which is why it is an ideal option for a day out, departing from any of the GF hotels in the south of the island.

It is very popular with both residents and visitors of the island because it houses different beaches of fine golden sand and other leisure and gastronomy proposals also worth discovering. All this attracts numerous visitors annually to enjoy and practice marine sports, including windsurfing and kitesurfing in a calm and peaceful environment in equal measure.

In El Médano there is a beach for everybody. There are some ideal for families with children and others exclusively for water sports lovers. Meanwhile, others offer naturism which is the preferred philosophy of its visitors. In any case, tanning and fun is guaranteed. Follow us and we will take a walk through each of the beaches of El Médano.


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One of the most charming beaches in the south of Tenerife, whether you are passionate about water sports or want to enjoy a fantastic day with the family. It guarantees a series of services and good conditions for bathing and stands out for the beauty of its fine, gray sand and the fantastic view of the Red Mountain. It is distributed by areas, for example, the one closest to the town is more for families. If you continue along the wooden promenade you will find many places with a surfing and bohemian atmosphere. The other end of the beach is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.


Here you can breathe an authentic marine atmosphere. It is a very small cove with crystal clear waters sheltered by the humble fishing port of the town. This cove, with calm waters and golden sand, shares space with the small fishing pier in the town, turning its surroundings into a place of passage and full of marine life. From here you can walk and discover the beautiful town and try to capture the essence of the place.


An authentic and absolute paradise for lovers of windsurfing and kitesurfing. It is considered one of the best in Europe for practicing this type of sports. It is no coincidence that it hosts several renowned international championships such as the World Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Championships. In its surroundings, a surfing atmosphere and a multitude of specialized shops and surf schools.


If you like to avoid crowds, this is the beach for you. Comfortable, quiet and easily accessible. With golden sand and rocks, it forms a small bay that protects it from the waves. If it is your first time here, watch the locals when they go for a dip, as they will show you the ideal places of access. It offers parking facilities and optimal services, as well as a range of leisure activities, which will make your visit a very fun experience.


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This beach is an essential place to visit during your holiday in Tenerife. It is the perfect place to feel in full contact with nature. More than a kilometre of beach rests at the foot of the majestic volcanic cone of Montaña Roja. The whole environment is classified as a protected natural space, so you will not be able to access the beach by car, but it is relatively easy to find parking in the different places enabled for it;  then a short five-minute walk will take you to the beach. Another of the peculiarities of this beach is that it allows naturism. 

A visit to El Médano is of great interest throughout the year as it allows you to enjoy the beach, the good weather and an aperitif in the many places in town. Mix with people, let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere and simply enjoy yourself.