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El Medano, El Medano

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One of the best wind and kitesurfing locales in the world, the waters of El Medano are always decorated with sails. Watch them cut across the waves from one of the many cafes or restaurants in the town's main square, also a spot known for local fiestas. Between the town's two beaches is La Montaña Roja (The Red Mountain), a protected natural reserve with unusual volcanic origins. Around the base of the mountain, enjoy a walk or hike to see where indigenous plant life take advantage of the mineral-rich soil. Explore the many side streets of the old neighborhoods, then seek out a small cave that is near the edge of town. Hermano Pedro once used this cave for prayer and reflection; a small shrine has been placed inside to pay homage to the saint. Make El Medano a part of your El Medano vacation plans using our El Medano trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Lovely unassuming town. Quite prone to high winds though, so bring a hat with a strap! Very laid back.  more »
  • Not as touristy as the rest of the island but definitely getting more popular. Always sunnier than the rest of the island but with the lack of rain, it means it’s a lot more bleak. The wind is...  more »
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