El Golfo

Red sand beach in fishing village

The Lago Verde or Charco de Los Clicos (Green Lake/Lagoon) is situated in El Golfo, Lanzarote. El Golfo is a small fishing village, with a lot of fish restaurants and small white houses.

Here, the crater of an extinct volcano submerges into the Atlantic ocean forming a lagoon declared a Natural Reserve. Its green colour, caused by the algaes at the bottom, contrasts with the blues of the sky and sea and the black sand on the beach which is just 100 metres from the lagoon.

In addition, this small and peaceful community boasts several excellent seafood restaurants – great places to enjoy a tasty meal while enjoying a beautiful sunset and magnificent views.

Here you can find a list of the 10 best Restaurants in El Golfo, a culinary experience not to be missed when visiting this area of Lanzarote. We would recommend you Costa Azul, which offers a great setting for sunsets.

sunny beachside drinks Villa Alcalde Lanzarote

If you are driving from Playa Blanca you will need to turn off the Arrecife motorway where the signpost indicates El Golfo and Los Hervidores.

You will be driving through part of the Natural Volcano Park, which encircles the Timanfaya Park on all sides, to reach this little village.

If you are driving from Puerto del Carmen you will need to go through or round Yaiza (there is a bypass round this village) on the LZ-2 until you get to the roundabout where El Golfo is marked. Again, you will be driving through the Natural Volcano Park until you reach the village.

Keep your eyes peeled as it is easy to miss the little turning.

There is a parking place near the lake and it takes for 5 minutes to go to a lookout point. Please note it is not allowed anymore to go down to the lake.