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El Medáno

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El Medáno

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El Medáno is a town in Granadilla de Abona.


El Médano (Spanish, "The sand dune") is a town in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, on the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands.

A place of strong winds, it has been the site for various windsurfing competitions and championships, though in recent years, an increase in the number of high-rise hotels and apartment buildings has reduced these winds' power. However, El Médano is still one of the world's best windsurfing/kitesurfing locations, with three different windsurfing spots, the Bay (flat/swell), the Harbour Wall (wavespot sideshore), and Cabezo Beach (wavespot onshore).

El Medano Beach

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El Medano can be reached by bus or by taxi(€12-15 from the airport). See for bus timetables.

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El Medano is small enough to cover everything on foot.

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The town is situated near the largest natural beaches of Tenerife, the Playa Grande and the Playa Tejita. Between the beaches is La Montaña Roja ("The Red Mountain"), a volcanic cone that is a protected natural reserve. It's a great place to relax and wind down. There is a large town square in front of the main beach, which holds many local fiestas, especially during the summer months and a spectacular annual public firework display across the bay. Around this square are many bars and restaurants where you can take a coffee or eat Spanish tapas or sea food.

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Medano is sited South-east of airport Reina Sofia,not north81.247.70.54 15:12, 14 March 2014 (EDT)

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  • El Timon, Paseo Marcial Garcia (directly on the sea at the north end of the main drag), 922 17 66 01. Very friendly, polite service - very kind about ropey Spanish. Their "gambas a la plancha" appetizers are great - but more than enough. Recommend the grilled fish of the day with papas arrugadas (included for free as usual) as a main dish. It's beautifully grilled with a nice coating of a herby oil baste. Has a little downstairs terrace with the waves breaking against the restaurant. 15 euros.  edit

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