South-West of Lanzarote, The beach of El Golfo is one of the essential ! Not for bathing (access to the trail to go down to the beach is prohibited but not condemned … probably to discourage most tourists) but for its astonishing green lagoon resting on the beach below a volcano. A festival of colors … the green of the lagoon contrasts with the black sand and the red and yellow of the volcano. A very astonishing and especially unexcepted landscape (arriving to El Golfo gives the impression to arrive in a landscape only recovered of valcanic lava, we do not expect to find a sandy beach).
The green color of the lagoon is due to an algae. This beautiful landscape is visible in the film A Million Years before Christ (1966).
The beach is situated at the entrance of the village of El Golfo (in the descent at the turn, there is a parking on the left). A trail allows to join the beach (we go past a first creek).
Beautiful black sandy beach with the lake of Charco de los Clicos and its emerald green color. Unique!
We are at low tide. Surrounded by volcanic lava, this beach is one of the rare beach to have sand in the surroundings. However, caution, there are strong currents in this area.
Beautiful green lagoon directly on the beach below the volcano. The water of this lake is denser and saltier than the Dead Sea !
A festival of colors ! How can we resist ?
It is below this volcano landscape that we find the beach of El Golfo.
A well laid out trail at the entrance of El Golfo allows to join the point of view on the beach and the lagoon.