El Medano is a small coastal village in southern Tenerife, township of Granadilla de Abona. Encased between two bays, its natural beach of fine sand is the biggest on the island. It is also 10km from a regional road that communicates the south with the north, crossing the volcano.
We wish, through this description, to support a political and environmental initiative, “Granadilla Litoral”, and all of those who helped develop the project: Tomás Cruz Simó, Juanmi Alemany, and of course, Antonio Cabrera and Pedro Díaz.
‘We invite you to take on this journey, an incursion into this littoral to discover its natural value, to experience and appreciate its environment, to feel and embrace the energy that flows and transmits singularity in El Medano.’
‘The journey begins with the following dynamic: east-borne, of a sunrise with wind, waves and currents. Leeward and seaward sculpt the imprint, the form and the silhouette. The grain of sand originates and travels in the air, “en volandas”, a continuous come-and-go (…)’
‘The protected natural areas, the illuminated depths, the algae colouring, the whitened “blanquizal” and the Lesser Neptune Grass nurseries considered the island’s most important sea prairies.
The geological singularities: the sandstone, the coastal bench and shelf, caves and sedimentary formations known as “burreras” (…)’
Los Balos is immersed in this magnificent and magical littoral of El Medano, and spans throughout more than 20kms of the island’s coast, from the mouth of El Rio to the ravine-gorge of La Orchila. A small arid paradise, which in the winter months of January, February and March, turns into a rich oasis; a green low forest of “tabaibas”, “aulagas” and wild daisies… An endless world of possibilities for nature, ocean and adventure sport lovers.
It would be impossible not to cite El Teide and invite the traveller to get lost in its valleys and silent mountain tops, its dark nights lit only by an impressive starry sky, a unique astronomic observatory close to El Medano