El Medano is a town in southern Tenerife, approx. 20 kilometers from Playa de las Americas. It is located in a small bay, near La Montaña Roja, the volcanic cone, which is now a nature reserve. Intense winds in the city have made it a Mecca for people who love water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. Parasailing is a sport that is cultivated in El Medano throughout the whole year. Fans of hiking can enjoy the nearby mountains Montaña Roja, which due to numerous bird nesting grounds have been recognized by UNESCO as a sensitive area. The village is also known for its beautiful sandy beaches, clean and warm water.