El Médano is
situated in the sunny south-eastern part of
Tenerife, not far from the Reina Sofia
The beaches in El Médano
The town of El Médano has two fine sand
beaches with quite different
known beach is the large Playa de Leocadio
Machado, south-west of the town. A long and
wide sand beach, which is a true wind and
kite surfers' paradise in Tenerife due to
the almost constant wind.
Very close to
the town, you'll also find the small, but
very charming beach, Playa de el Médano.
Maybe the most charming town beach in all of
Tenerife. The beach has fine and soft sand,
whereas the water is shallow and relatively
protected against waves.
At Playa de
el Médano, you can rent sun lounges and
sunshades, and there are showers and toilets
at both beaches.
two beaches mentioned above, there are
several smaller areas with sand where you
can lie on your towel and swim in the ocean.
Playa de el Médano is very child-friendly.
Lovely soft sand and shallow water. However,
there is not much room to play.
Playa de Leocadio Machado is not very
child-friendly. Partly due to the waves and
undertow, partly because of the many kite
surfers at high speed - also close to land.
As mentioned earlier, Playa de Leocadio
Machado is the preferred beach among wind
and kite surfers in Tenerife. It is possible
to rent equipment and receive training at
At the town beach, Playa de el Médano, there
are several restaurants and cafés with a
view of the beach and the ocean.
El Médano as a holiday resort
El Médano is a medium-sized holiday resort,
which has preserved a good deal of its
original charm despite of its extension.
The town has
a good selection of hotels, restaurants and
shops. This makes El Médano popular among
families and then, of course, among surfers
due to the Playa de Leocadio Machado beach