El Medano

El Medano, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Located on the south coast of Tenerife, El Medano is a surfers paradise complete with a friendly and laid back atmosphere. The airport is less than 10 minutes drive away.

El Medano

El Medano is home to the largest natural beach in Tenerife. It is a laid-back resort, where you chill out and relax in the sun or watch the surfers and kite boarders making the most of the windy days. The town offers many street side cafes and restaurants which are perfect for a quiet night out.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | El Medano Reviews

El Medano Hotels (5)

Traditional Spanish style hotel, just 100m from the beach, with free Wifi, a cosy bar and value for money accommodation....

The Hotel Aeropuerto Sur is a small hotel situated at the heart of San Isidro, just a 10-minute drive from the airport. ...

The Medano Hotel is located in a small village situated in the south-east side of Tenerife, thus benefiting from fresh air and peacefulness to enjoy relaxing holidays....

This adult-only hotel is located on the tip of one of El Medano's stunning bays. The Arenas del Mar is perfect for those looking for a relaxed, laid-back holiday with gorgeous surroundings. ...

Playa Sur Tenerife Hotel is situated next to Montana Roja Natural Park which enriches the area with natural beauty. Great for guests looking for a peaceful and laid back holiday....


The main beach, in front of the town square, is sandy with shallow waters and backed by the boardwalk. Whilst much of the waterfront is used for watersports, this section of beach is popular with families. For peace and quite, there is a long stretch of natural beach behind the Montana Roja.

Things to Do

Surfing and kitesurfing are the number one activity in El Medano. If you decide to join in, the resort has more than its fair share of surf shops and centres offering tuition and safaris.

You can walk along the coastal path into Golf del Sur in about 2 hours or head up the side of the Montana Roja for uninterrupted views. Golf del Sur is also home to 2 golf courses; Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf.

Relax at the ocean facing Spa Brisas del Mar with a body or beauty treatment or work your way around the facilities which include Turkish baths, aromatic showers, a thermal circuit, sauna and jacuzzi.

Out and About

El Medano caters to your shopping and everyday needs with a large supermarket, medical centre, bakery and cafes. Most of the bars have the laid back atmosphere that tends to go hand in hand with a surfing resort and there are some good tapas bars along the boardwalk. The tourist market is held on Saturdays and there is a farmers market on a Wednesday.

For designer shopping, chic restaurants or lively nightlife, Playa de las Americas is approx 20 minutes drive away.

Nearby Attractions

Los Abrigos is a charming little harbour town where you can enjoy some of the best fresh fish restaurants. It is approx 6km drive along the coast from El Medano or you can walk there in about an hour an a quarter.

Karting Club Tenerife is just 10 minutes drive (14km) and has circuits for juniors and seniors and a choice of karts, including twin karts and superkarts.

Head inland a little to Jungle Park at Chayofa (22km) and spend a day with the big cats and primates, watching the shows or raising your adrenalin on the Bob sled.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at El Medano


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