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Thursday, April 30, 2015

El Médano’s Lesser Known Beaches

The wind aside, the negative is that, at high tide, the main beach almost disappears, sending everyone scurrying for a patch of dry sand, or to slake their thirsts in the bars nearby. The good news is that El Médano extends further than most realize. It curves around to the point where Montaña Roja stands guard, the territory of wind surfers and kite boarders. Over the other side of Montaña Roja there is La Tejita, which I love – except for the parking problems on the holidays! Easter was super busy, and it made me think about other alternatives. There are several.

El Médano’s Lesser Known Beaches


Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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