Holidays at El Medano
El Medano is a great, small, friendly town which offers an array of excellent shops, bars & restaurants. Eating and shopping here is a delight. It is very safe for children. It also offers great evening entertainment for adults and children. El Medano is known as the windsurfing capital of Tenerife and hosts the world championships. El Medano Beach and La Tejita Beach, just a stonethrow away from each other, are the longest natural sandbeaches on Tenerife. They are blue flag beaches, which shows up the highest water quality as possible. For those of you who love to golf, there are several golf courses for you to choose from and all within a 15 minute drive. There are many scenic paths nearby, ideal for a leisurely evening stroll, or a brisk walk. These paths are also excellent for biking and there are various good bike hire/tours shops in town. The Airport South is only about 6 miles away and the transfer rate is only about 10 € if u take a taxi.
The wind is very consistent. Only staying in El Medano you will be able to sail with waveboards every second day. If you have a car and you check the weatherforecast and the spots at the homepage you must be quite unlucky to not find nearly every day a spot that works at least for 5,7 m2 and big waveboard.
The airtemperature is stabile between 22 and 30 degree Celsius. The watertemperature between 19 and 25 Celsius.
Canary Islands have a specific climat that finds it's balance under the influence of the dominant northeast, fresh and humid tradewinds. Those winds blow in a layer of air from the surface up to around 1700m. On Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and Gran Canaria, the high mountains push the humid air up, cooling it down and forming a dens layer of clouds with lots of rain on the northern side, facing the wind. This creates a kind of rain forest very specific on these islands, while on the other side of the mountains the drier air leaves a desert like vulcanic landscape under a nearly always shining sun with clouds peeling over the top of the mountains.