El Médano (Spanish, "The sand dune") is a town in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, on the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands.
A place of strong winds, it has been the site for various windsurfing competitions and championships, though in recent years, an increase in the number of high-rise hotels and apartment buildings has reduced these winds' power. However, parasailing has become a popular activity here in recent years.
The town is situated on a small bay, at the head of which is La Montaña Roja ("The Red Mountain"), a volcanic cone that is a protected natural preserve.
Hermano Pedro (1626-1667) spent some time in a little cave situated near the present-day town. The cave is now the site of a small shrine dedicated to the saint. (...) more…
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