El Medano is one Tenerife's most chilled and laid back resorts, popular among German tourists and surfers.
El Medano is located very close to the Tenerife Sur Airport and it's a good base also for travelers who want to explore more areas of Tenerife.
If you have hired a car, from El Medano you have easy access to TF-1, which means that you can explore further south towards Los Cristianos, Las Americas and Costa Adeje or you can go towards Santa Cruz or Puerto de la Cruz using just the motorway.
Best Things To Do In El Medano
1. El Medano is a great place for water sports
During the summer months the trade winds are a constant presence in El Medano, which means the place is a true paradise for kite surfers and surfers. El Medano has ample beaches, which means there is room for everyone, including people who just want to chill in the sun.
2. Relax on the beach in El Medano and enjoy the sun
From El Medano you have easy access to several great beaches, some of the largest natural beaches in Tenerife.
The small beach near Hotel Medano is always full and busy, but if you walk for just a few minutes you can spend the day on Playa Leocadio Machado. Afterwards you have Playa Montana Roja, situated close to Montana Roja as the name implies.
A bit further you have Playa La Tejita, which is a beautiful natural beach with views towards Montana Roja as well.
So if you want you can explore every day along the coastline and spend your time in a different setting.
3. El Medano Market
Every Saturday, from 9 am to 2 pm in the square near the beach
On every Saturday morning the plaza close to the beach is filled with stalls that sell everything from souvenirs, to handmade objects and also food items. The scene gets really busy and some people travel from other parts of the island to come to El Medano market.
4. Montana Roja
The volcano of Montana Roja changed and defined the present coast. This volcano owes its reddish colour to a process of oxidation produced by the air in the materials that were expulsed from its entrails thousands of years ago. The continuous arrival of the sands, created the fields of current medanos, as well as an amazing cove that you can enjoy today. All this natural space is a protected area, classified as a Special Nature Reserve.