El Medano, Tenerifes Wind Surfing Capital, Canary Islands, Spain

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This El Medano Map shows the location of popular hotels, bars restaurants & the bus stop . Click the name of the hotel in the left column below to highlight the location on the map.

El Medano Map

Tenerife information El Medano, Tenerife, Canary Islands

El Medano has long sandy beaches backed with an esplanade with shops etc. El Medano is a windy area making it are popular with windsurfers, who can also find windsurfing shops on the esplanade.

El Medano has a pleasant town square and stroll the narrow streets of this old fishing village where you can pop into one of the bars or pavement cafes.

There are 2 nature areas near to El Medano, around Montana Roja and Montana Pelada well worth the walk.

El Medano beaches

Medano windsurfing

El Medano beach

The longest beach on Tenerife. It's 2 kilometres of natural fine golden sand stretches from the western side of El Medano to The Red Mountain, Montana Roja, a small vocanic cone with walking trails over it

Playa Machado belongs to surfers while the wild waves of Playa El Cabezo on the eastern headland keep the kite boarders flying.

Medano windsurfing

El Medano’s famous, flat white sandy beach has played host to the world windsurfing championships and offers good facilities for sunbathing and other beach holiday activities. It is one of the largest beaches on Tenerife, approximatlt 2 kilometers long and fairly wide.

El Medano is in fact Tenerife's best surfing resort. It's popularity with winsurfers because it's notorisly windy and the beach is ideal for

  • Wind surfers
  • Kite surfing
  • Board surfing

Surf Centre

Playa de la Jaquita

La Pelada beach

A small naturist beach, located away from habitation & road, 2 kilometres east of El Medano.

Mainly popular with locals

Playa de la Tejita Nude Beach

Photograph of Montana Roja and plane landing

Photograph of Montana Roja and plane landing at Reina Sofia Airport. El Medano is at the far side of the mountain.

More more information see our Nudist beaches page

El Medano Restaurants

El medano has a fine selection of restaurants including specialist in local fresh fish, chinese, italian and french.

El Medano Villas

 2 and 3 bedroom Villas to rent in El Medano from James Villas

James Villas in El Medano

Tenerife information El Medano Bus Services

Bus Routes

470 Playa de las Americas - El Medano - Granadilla. Hourly service.
Beware of some buses only going as far as Golf del Sur as next
470 Playa de las Americas - Golf del Sur

116 El Medano - Granadilla - Santa Cruz. 2 Hourly service.

More information on bus services and bus routes

El Medano Kitesurfing, Surfing, Boardsurfing




Surf Center Playa Sur C/ La Gaviota s/n El M├ędano, 38612