El Medano : Holiday Accommodation
Blessed with the longest natural beach in Tenerife, El Medano which translates as ‘the sand dune’ is a mecca for sun and beach worshippers. And you’ll soon see why, two kilometres of super soft sands that coast up to Montana Roja. Holidays to El Medano are all about sunbathing, scuba-diving or windsurfing. The sparkling sea, gently sloping sands and warm climate here will to all types of holidaymaker and it's a favourite hotspot for watersports enthusiasts. The windsurfing in El Medano is so good that international championships are regular here. Away from the beach, you’ll discover the narrow streets of El Medano town. There’s a liberal sprinkling of duty-free shops, with supermarkets for all the necessities and some souvenir shops, and don’t miss the hustle and bustle of the local market. Once a fishing village, El Medano has now reached the happy medium of buzzing resort. Come evening, head to the town square where you'll come across plenty of buzzing pavement cafes, bars and restaurants. If you want to pick up the pace, El Medano has some great attractions nearby, too. Explore the two nature reserves - Montana Roja and Montana Pelada - both are within distance. These volcanoes make for a dramatic backdrop to El Medano. Visit Eagle Park in Los Cristianos where birds of prey swoop perilously close above heads. Or jump aboard a leisurely ferry ride to the neighbouring islands of Gran Canaria and La Gomera.