Places to visit in Tenerife - El Medano
 Olympus World
 Jun 24th, 2009
 

Many Club Olympus visitors and owners are familiar with the fishing village of El Medano, well, it was known as being a fishing village. It is now more well known for being one of the top "Windsurfing" and "Kiteboarding" centres in Europe if not the world.

Fantastic weather coupled with a good breeze make El Medano a 'Mecca' for waterborne activities.

The village itself has grown recently and now has an excellent infrastructure. There are some super bars and restaurants as well as shops of all kinds. It still retains plenty of atmosphere and has terrific beaches all around.

Although the main attraction for many are the outstanding conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding, the village itself is worth a visit. Seafood restaurants cluster round the old harbour, there are winding cobbled streets, little old Tapas bars and it still feels like a bit of old Tenerife. A weathered boardwalk winds its way along the seafront and surfers mix with Canarian pensioners in the cafes.

At various vantage points you can watch the kiteboarders dodging through the more traditional windsurfers!

It is possible to rent boards of both varieties. Lessons and equipment are readily available at dozens of seafront shops and windsport outlets.

"Where'd the sea go??"

El Medano is about a 15 to 20 minute drive from Club Olympus in Garden City out towards the airport. It makes for a very pleasant day out on your holidays.

See you soon - Club Olympus

 

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