2016 El Medano, Tenerife
There are three things that characterise El Médano; the regular trade winds that sweep the resort and act as a magnet for surfers; the endless natural golden sand beaches that stretch for over 3 kilometres along its coast and the best and most popular of Tenerife’s nudist beaches.
Located on Tenerife’s south east coast, just a few kilometres from the south airport, El Médano is the island’s ‘coolest’ resort; Tenerife's kite boarding and wind surfing capital.
Frequented by surf dudes, families and gentle neo-hippies, El Médano’s atmosphere is laid back and friendly. There are no cabaret tribute acts, no ‘English’ bars, no tourist shops filled with tat and, just as importantly, no designer shops with prices as inflated as their egos.
There’s just the sun, the surf, the beach and the buzz of bars and restaurants that are as laid back as El Médano’s cosmopolitan mix of Europeans and Canarios.
Much quieter than its southern neighbours of Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos yet with just as much sunshine and as little rain, El Médano offers the perfect compromise between guaranteed sunshine and a taste of the real Tenerife.