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Due to the frequent trade 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 in some areas. However, El Médano is still one of the world's finest windsurfing and kite-surfing destinations, with three different windsurfing zones.
The town is situated near the two largest natural beaches of Tenerife, Playa Grande and Playa Tejita. Between the beaches is La Montaña Roja (The Red Mountain), a volcanic cone that is a protected natural reserve.
Hermano Pedro (1626-1667) spent some time in a little cave located near Montaña Roja. The cave is now the site of a small shrine dedicated to this saint.
Los Abrigos fishing village has a small harbour and a large selection of fish and seafood restaurants. It is a popular destination for Spanish and European tourists, and a perfect place for a fish meal, with and almost unlimited choice of fresh seafood.
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Granadilla de Abona
Granadilla de Abona is a municipality of Tenerife, located in the south of the island, occupying an area of 155 square km. Its population in 1991 was 17,141. In recent years, the population has greatly increased due to an influx of immigrants from Europe, Western Sahara, Colombia, Cuba and mainland Spain.
The municipality extends from the mountain of Guajara to the Atlantic Ocean. Guajara is the second-highest mountain on the island, after El Teide. The municipality’s landscape, similar to the entire south of the island, is dry and desert-like, with barrancos (deep valleys) and volcanic formations.