El Medano beaches reopened in the south of Tenerife

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 29-09-2023
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: Ayuntamiento de Granadilla
El Medano beaches reopened in the south of Tenerife

The Granadilla Council have confirmed the reopening of El Médano Beach (central beach) and Leocadio Machado Beach after the counter-analysis results confirmed that the water quality is suitable again for swimming. The levels of enterococci bacteria were found to be below the permitted limits in both coastal areas.

The municipal administration has stated that only these two bathing areas exceeded the allowable levels for swimming, which led to a temporary swimming ban and the raising of the red flag on Wednesday. This precautionary measure was taken to ensure the safety of bathers while awaiting the results of samples collected on Wednesday, and yesterday afternoon's confirmation of good water quality.

The local council also wants to emphasize that Granadilla de Abona is one of the few municipalities in the Canary Islands that conducts water quality analyses twice a week, with samples collected from a total of 10 beaches.

This comprehensive testing ensures a thorough understanding of coastal water quality. The beaches included in this service are: Cuevas del Trigo, Ensenada Pelada, La Jaquita, El Cabezo, Playa Chica, El Médano Central Beach, Leocadio Machado, La Tejita, El Chinchorro, and Playa Grande de Los Abrigos.