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On Tenerife's sunny south coast, the fishing village of El Médano.  Now enlarged to small holiday resort.    It is about 7 km from the southern airport and 20 km from the busy resorts of Los Cristianos and Las Americas

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     Please email Pauline & quote Alan's El Medano site for villas & apartments paulinemartineztrickey@yahoo.es   http://www.martinez.ch/    Phone: 0034 616 30 46 48

 Please email Alfonso & quote Alan's El Medano site for apartments at Delfines                        

      alfonsoartista @yahoo.es         http://www.apartamentoslosdelfines.com/
38612, Calle Las Rosas,  Phone Alfonso: (+34) 659 885 665  or  Jorge: (+34) 666 029 668




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About  El Médano

  El Médano has long been popular with island residents, because of its natural sandy beaches and year round sunny climate. It is between two mountains with cliffs into the sea.  Both Montaña Pelada, ‘the bald mountain’, and ‘the red mountain, Montaña Roja, are Nature Reserve areas and can be climbed in less than half an hour giving extensive views.

 Tejita Playa is beneath the west side of  Montaña Roja . This beach is ideal for beach picnics and now has a beach bar, loungers and palm-leaf covered roundels. Nearest to the mountain is a secluded small naturist beach, and the sea here is fine for snorkelling. This bay is used by windsurfers and kite boarders when the wind is from the west.

Playa El Médano. This is  the longest natural sandy beach in Tenerife. It stretches from Plaza de El Médano, the town square, to foot of Montaña Roja to the west. There are wide variety of restaurants and bars around the square and along the boardwalk at the top of the beach. This whole area is traffic free.  By the square the beach is sheltered from the predominantly easterly wind by the Hotel El Medano which extends out over the sea. Towards Montaña Roja the bay is very popular with wind surfers and kite boarders and there are shops for their requirements.

 Playa El Cabezo. To the east of El Meulle, the small harbour, is Playa El Cabezo, ‘The head’. Although rocky it is the favoured area for experienced windsurfers and kite boarders because the wind and wave conditions are often to their liking. A refreshment bar on the beach provides the social focus.

Playa de la Jaquita. Further along the coast the bay area beside the Hotel Las Arenas is used by those learning the sport.

Pelada Cove. Beneath Montaña Pelada is the sandy beach  Ensenada de la Pelada. It is an undeveloped beach where beachwear is optional, ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Under the unusual weather-sculptured cliffs is a good snorkelling area.

 Shopping. There are a good variety of small shops in El Médano including a pharmacy, opticians, photographers, and of course many small boutiques, souvenir and gift shops. Also, there are several small supermarkets as well as one large one, Hipodino.  In the town square is the Tourist Information Office and a Bank and the taxi stand. The town has many good restaurants, including Italian, Chinese and Japanese.

Busses. There is a good bus service called Titsa . The local name for a bus is gua-gua, pronounced ‘gwa-gwa’  Find your gua-gua at the harbour, El Meulle, to go to Santa Cruz, Granadilla, Los Cristianos and Las Americas.

Doctors.    El Médano has a new health centre and there is a very good English doctor in Los Cristianos.          Dr Karen Whittaker has her surgery in the line of shops attached to the Arona Gran Hotel.  It is  next door to the pharmacy. I can recommend her. It is best to book an appointment to avoid what could be a long wait. Telephone 922 798226

Medano Tourist Office     Oficina de Turismo,    Plaza de El Médano,    38612 El Médano,      Granadilla de Abona  Fax & Tel.  0034 922 176002

Office hours Monday to Friday 9.00 to 15.00 hrs.   Saturdays 9.00 to 13.00 hrs.    You will find Esther Gladys at this office very helpful indeed when you require local information and how to book for trips.

      Guided Excursions from El Médano
  • Teide - Puerto de la Cruz - Loro Parque
  • Teide - Icod - Garachico - Masca
  • La Gomera
  • Santa Cruz - Taganana


     Some Organised Entertainment 
  • Castillo San Miguel, Medieval Evening
  • Exit Palace 'Show and dinner'
  • Pirates Attack with feast and free-flowing wine


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Villas   (A cot and high chair by arrangement) 
Please email              Pauline for villas & apartments  


 http://www.martinez.ch/     Phone: 0034 616 30 46 48

 Villa Las Rosas

Situated in Ensenada Pelada, 10 minutes walk from the village square, Las Rosas is a really pretty semi-detached villa with private heated pool with jacuzzi.


The villa, on two floors, comprises three bedrooms (two double and one twin) two bathrooms, a lounge/dining area with digital TV and stereo,  kitchen with fridge/freezer, 4 ring cooker, oven, micro wave, washing machine etc) and a furnished patio


The master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and 40m2 terrace with ocean views is on the top floor.


The pool area incorporates a barbecue and

 eating area as well as a sun terrace and shower room.


Las Dunas 15 and 16

Dunas 15 and 16 are very spacious 3 bedroomed houses in the small complex with heated pool of Las Dunas situated on the coast in El Medano, 3 minutes walk from the nearest sandy beach, 1.5km from the centre of the town

Each house has 3 bedrooms – one king sized double, one twin and one single, 3 bathrooms, lounge/dining area with internet access, digital TV, CD player, cloak room and a furnished porch with BBQ and free WiFi provided.. They also have underground parking.






2 Bedroom Villa       Las Dunas 2

Situated in Ensenada Pelada, a quiet residential estate on the coast to the left of El Medano, Las Dunas 2 is a pretty two bedroomed villa in a small complex with heated communal pool.

 3 minutes walk from the villa there is a little known sandy bay at the foot of Montaña Pelada, those more athletic can even climb the mountain their reward being small, almost private beaches on the other side

 The villa is on three floors, with basement parking, ground floor lounge/dining area with digital TV, DVD and CD player, a fully fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, micro wave, oven etc)  and a cloakroom.

 The top floor has two bedrooms.  The master bedroom, facing the sea, has a double bed, en-suite bathroom and enjoys a furnished balcony with pool and sea views.  The second bedroom has twin beds and an ensuite bathroom

Leading from the lounge there is a terrace with eating corner and BBQ.



Heated communal pool

 At the pool side there are both showers and sun lounger

Lounge Diner




From both the lounge and master bedrooms there are panoramic views over the sea.




Apartments in Villa Delfines

Los Delfines is located on the coast and a few minutes walk to the sandy Pelada Beach, which is ideal for swimming. It is a pleasant 1.5km walk along the coast road to the centre of El Medano.

Los Delfines is a magnificent villa divided into two and one bedroom apartments and also a studio apartment.

The apartments are ideal for small families and we are very proud of the quality of the accommodation and our personal service as we live on site.

Please email       Alfonso for apartments at Delfines                              alfonsoartista @yahoo.es
38612, Calle Las Rosas,        Phone Alfonso: (+34) 659 885 665  or  Jorge: (+34) 666 029 668

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Apartment 101

This ground floor apartment has its own beautiful private garden and terrace with loungers dining area and BBQ.  It has a well equipped  kitchen, bathroom, living / dining room with internet access, satellite TV,& DVD/ CD player. 

See a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWPRjRgCHh8

Apartment 14A

Apartment 14A is on the first floor but has a level approach from Calle Las Rosas. It has a 40m2 terrace with loungers, dining corner and BBQ, views of Mount Teide and a balcony on the south side overlooking the ocean and the garden.   It has a well equipped  kitchen, bathroom, living / dining room with internet access, satellite TV,& DVD/ CD player. 

  To view a video of the apartment you tube go to  




One Bedroom Apartment 14c

This apartment has its own entrance from Calle Las Rosas and a small patio which is ideal for eating out as it is not easily overlooked and well sheltered .     It has a well equipped  kitchen, bathroom, living / dining room with internet access, satellite TV,& DVD/ CD player. 

A video of this apartment can be seen at : -



Salon con terraza exterior

Cocina amueblada


Terraza exterior con barbacoa

For other accommodation provided by Alfonso see : -

 Two bedroom apartment 101a                              www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujwgnW_cwU0

 Two bedroom apartment 14  www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hHUcLiZ91E&list=PLFC2w_9jLvemzad2NJ68ndpj_JJp-7Idz&index=1

  Studio Apartment 101b                                           www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHpGbb98prQ

Two bedroom Villa       www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpnOeEIaznY&index=2&list=PLFC2w_9jLvemzad2NJ68ndpj_JJp-7Idz    



Two  bedroom apartments  (A cot and high chair by arrangement)

Please email  Pauline for current availability of villas & apartments


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Casa Medano 

Casa Medano is the most recent built complex, completed in 2006. It immediately overlooks El Medano's main beach to which it has direct access.

We have eight two bedroom apartments to rent in this Complex. Each accommodates a maximum of 4 persons. We can add a cot in any apartment.

The apartments have two double bedrooms, shower rooms (with washing machine), fully equipped kitchen, lounge and a large furnished terrace facing the sea. The complex has direct beach access across the pedestrian only promenade.

 There is a locked room for board storage with each apartment.


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Barlovento 2 Apartment 

The Barlovento complex is perfectly situated right on the promenade on the South Bay, between the Hotel Medano and the Hotel Playa Sur, and boasts direct access onto the beach. 

We have three apartments on offer in this complex, two with panoramic sea views (numbers 1 & 2) and one with partial sea views (number 5). All  apartments have two bedrooms, one double and one twin, bathroom with washing machine, fitted kitchen, lounge with TV and a large furnished terrace. 

            In this complex there is also the possibility of private board storage with showers and toilets.

Barlovento2    Beach view  from the terrace  Barlovento2   View to the Red Mountain
 Barlovento 2    Lounge  

Sotavento Apartment

The Sotavento complex is new, and is perfectly situated right on the promenade on the South Bay, between the Hotel Medano and the Hotel Playa Sur, and boasting direct access onto the beach

                                                                               Apartment 3
This apartment has two bedrooms, one double and one twin, bathroom with washing machine, fitted kitchen, lounge with TV and a large furnished terrace with panoramic sea views.
The apartment also has private board storage (16m2)



Vista Marina    2 Bedroom Terrace House

Apartment Vista Marina is situated right on the waters edge of El Cabezo in a brand new complex in El Medano.

On the ground level there is a lounge/dining area with WIFI, and a south facing terrace with eating area, shower room, fully equipped kitchen and access to the private garage/storage area.

On the upper level there are 2 bedrooms ,one double and one twin, bathroom, and a wonderful, very private, sunny ocean view balcony with sun loungers.


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One Bedroom Apartments                          Los Balos A & B

Free WiFi is provided

Los Balos 29 and 30 are absolutely stunning brand new apartments situated on the beach front in El Medano. 
Both apartments are on the top level, with direct beach access either by ramps or by stairs. 
They each offer quality, modern furnishings, board storage, private underground parking, beach side showers, WIFI, satellite TV and a weekly maid service.
Los Balos 29 and 30 are one bedroomed apartments with bathroom (with washing machine), fully equipped kitchen (with dish-washer), dining area, lounge with WIFI and satellite TV and a large, sunny terrace with eating area, sun loungers and parasol with spectacular views out over the ocean and to the Red Mountain as well as to Mount Teide. 




 One bedroom apartment

 (A cot and high chair by arrangement)


This new apartment, finished only in January 2004, has panoramic views over the bay towards the Red Mountain and also views of Cabezo.  Situated beside the Meulle facing the Red Square, this is a quiet apartment which enjoys a central location.    It has one bedroom , bathroom with washing machine, fitted kitchen, lounge with TV and balcony.

One bedroom apartment

 (A cot and high chair by arrangement)


Marineda is a complex with swimming pool on the Cabezo coast, the ideal location for windsurfers. 

The apartment is bright, spacious (67m2) and comprise one twin bedroom, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, lounge with TV and balcony overlooking the pool and sea for some and with panoramic sea views for others.

Situated right in the village of El Medano within 3 minutes walking distance of the village square with all the cafés, restaurants and the main El Medano beach.


View to El Cabezo Beach





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Up dated 07/03/2015