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Playa de Leocadio Machado

El Médano, Tenerife

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa de Leocadio Machado is the absolute hotspot for windsurfers and kite-surfers in Tenerife and on most days countless kites can be seen floating in the wind. The wind conditions are however very demanding and suitable only for experienced surfers. If you are not a surfer yourself, you can still enjoy the lively show from the shore. However, for  swimming and sunbathing it is better to go to the neighbouring and more sheltered town beach of El Médano

Playa de Leocadio Machado - Tenerife's kite-surfing and windsurfing hotspot

The Playa de Leocadio Machado beach is located at the edge of the holiday resort of El Médano on the south coast of Tenerife, between the town beach of Playa del Médano in the north-east and the Montaña Roja, the red mountain, in the south-west.

The beach is known as the absolute hotspot of Tenerife for windsurfers and kite-surfers and numerous windsurfing and kite-surfing schools offering courses and equipment to hire are situated directly at the beach. Not surprisingly, the sea is often crowded with surfers.

The scene from the shore is simply fantastic. Numerous colourful kites flap like birds in the wind, giving the beach a very special atmosphere. Conditions here are however rather demanding and are not suitable for beginners. Wind conditions are good all year round, but the wind is especially strong in June, July and August.

If you are not a surfer yourself and would prefer to swim and sunbathe, then you will not normally be able to enjoy it here. Relaxed swimming in the sea is not possible because of all the surfers and on land the wind is too strong to lie comfortably in the sun. Non-surfers are better off going to the neighbouring town beach of Playa del Médano, situated in the same bay. From there you can still watch the spectacle of the surfers, but there is much less wind and there is an area for the exclusive use of swimmers.


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Playa de Leocadio Machado is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 4/10 points
Place 33 of 51
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 4/10 points
Place 31 of 51
Although this beach is not unsuitable for families, we can't recommend it for you and your loved ones.
Water sports: 9/10 points
Place 1 of 51
This beach is a well-known hotspot for surfers from all over the world.
Party: 3/10 points
Place 7 of 51
You will not find much partying or any good party locations at this beach.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
8/10
Beauty
4/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
4/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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< 14 Years
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Surf Center Playa Sur
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Wind surfing, Stand-up paddling, Surfing

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Kiteclub Médano
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Kite surfing

kiteclubmedano.com
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Azul Kiteboarding
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Kite surfing

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geo coordinates: 28.040258, -16.543199
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  • Strong winds