South-West of Lanzarote, near the national park of Timanfaya, the firshermen’s village of El Golfo has conserved its charm. No tourist residences, only some white houses and many restaurant terraces in the meddle of lava fields. The place is very popular with islanders who come for lunch to enjoy fresh fish on the seafront.
Rare are the sandy beaches in this part of the coast of Lanzarote. The volcanic lava recovers a big part of the territory …Two beaches at El Golfo with one with its green lagoon in the background. Spectacular ! A point of view allows to enjoy this mix of colors between « this lake », the black sandy beach and the volcanos. Access to the beach is prohibited (the trail is unstable). A few steps from there, a small creek with fishermen boats give the overall atmosphere of this small village.
The points of interest are numerous in the surroundings like the national park of Timanfaya (visit by bus), saline of Janubio and the caves of Los Hervideros. Housing side, the supply is very low. It makes in our opinion more sense to stay on the East coast. Those looking for animation will rather go to Puerto del Carmen or to Playa Blanca, those looking for calm and authenticity rather to Arrieta.