Granadilla port in the past, is now a tourist
resort in the municipality of Granadilla de
Abona in the south of the island of Tenerife (Canary
Islands, Spain). It is located 11 kilometers
from the town of Granadilla de Abona, reaching a
maximum altitude of 10 meters. It has the
largest natural beach in Tenerife with some 2 km
long, shallow sea. This black sand beach is
frequently buffeted by the wind that makes the
area one of the best windsurfing, kite surfing
places in the world.www.elmedanobooking.com is
one of the main organizator of the worl champion
ship of kitesurfing and windsurfing.
El Médano receives annually the best
competitions of many sports, like windsurfing,
kitesurfing, triathlon. The beach facilities
include changing rooms, showers, and also bars
and restaurants around. Similarly, the
accommodation offer includes hotels , hostal,
apartments, flats and camping. All offered by
In its environment highlights a protected area
of 166 hectares known as the Red Mountain, a
volcanic crater of reddish sand semi destroyed
by the erosive action of the sea, emerged with a
half and half submerged.
It is considered one
of the prime examples of inorganic sand habitat in
Tenerife. Given to the extreme aridity of the area you
will often see native birds as the bird Moor, the short-toed
lark, the curlew, the broker or the lame bird.
Another place that deserves to be mentioned is the Bald
Mountain, a volcanic cone that has a boiler of about 1
kilometer in diameter. The geological formation of this
building has played a very important successive violent
explosions resulting from the vaporization of water from
the sea. It is also a protected area of 152.7 hectares
where you can observe the presence of birds Moors,
Cory's shearwaters and menders.
Playa El Medano.
Beaches El Medano has two magnificent beaches,
the beach of La Tejita and El Medano, with a
relatively large extension of 1.5 kilometers.
These two beaches
are separated by Mountain Red, reddish
pyroclastic cone where erosion has carved a
cliff about 50 meters high and 170 meters above
sea level which dominate this coastal area.
Slightly further east is another very
interesting volcanic outcrop in which we can
distinguish Montaña Pelada, and beside it a
The beaches of this town are a strong appeal,
although the foreign population is not relevant.
El Medano has
attracted the inhabitants of the island capital
and the residents of the municipality itself,
becoming a major hub of the secondary residence.