El Lago Verde, El Golfo

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#4 of 14 in Nature in Lanzarote
Marvel at the wonders of nature on a visit to El Lago Verde, a striking green lagoon in a volcanic crater. Deriving its color from rare microorganisms and volcanic minerals, the lake is bordered by impressive black sand beaches leading to the El Golfo village. Admire the contrasting colors of the lake and black sand from the surrounding cliffs or walk down to the lake’s edge for an up-close look. After your visit, stop in the village for a meal at one of the oceanfront restaurants. Add El Lago Verde and other attractions to your Lanzarote trip itinerary using our Lanzarote journey planner .
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  • Beautiful indeed! A continuous contrast of colors: the Red Rock, Green Lake, the Black Beach, the Ocean Blue is a wonderful way to reach it. Highly recommended!
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  • Walking around in the Green Lake is unique and the views are even more. The car stops in the village 'The Gulf', walk road, and it takes very little to that viewpoint. The beach is just next door.
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  • Place with fantastic views, exceptional food recommended by the waiter and it was right without a doubt a place to visit and eat, were happy to very good service and food, highly recommended! Thanks to Richard, Abdul and Jesus! A 10!
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  • Beautiful and surreal lake, just beside the ocean. You don't get too close and its quiet touristic but nice nevertheless
  • Added this stop spontaneously when doing the coastal drive from La Hoya to El Golfo. Really nice walk from parking area to the Lagoon allowing you to appreciate the geology of the island. Unfortunately there's no info there about the lagoon or the surrounding area but at least they didn't charge anything unlike a particular beach not too far away...
  • You can see the lake from above. You can't actually go to the lake. No information there about the lake and why it is green. Worth going if passing by but not worth the drive on its own.
  • Green lake is worth to see. Litle bit of walking from the parking area, but definitely worth going. Take a few photos and continue your trip to next destination!
  • Overall it's a nice place and worth a stop if passing by but if you going only because of the green lagune then it's not worth the trip. You can't go down there.

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