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El Lago Verde

El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in El Golfo
Type: Bodies of Water
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

In all fairness, El Golfo is not something you see everyday! However it was more of a last minute thought in our tour and were only there for 15 mins for a photo stop and that was plenty to just get to see it. Still, a must see but wouldn't need much time there unless you want to chill on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

You can stop here for ten minutes or for a whole hour, as we did, and stroll by the water and look closely at the landscape and the black pebbles on the beach. One of the most spectacular sights on the island.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I really wanted to see this it sounded interesting the photos looked good however it just looks like a large pond with algae in it! Looked kind of luminous in pictures but in the flesh its very dull. Have a look if you're passing but don't go out your way!

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Lincolnshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's quite a spectacle and it's free but it's not absolutely amazing. The walk up to the viewing point is not for those unsteady on their feet and the walk actually down to the pool itself is. Ordering on treacherous. I was passing and I'm agile on my feet so it was worth a look but it's certainly not somewhere... More

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Barnsley, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

El Golfo is a little town with some nice restaurants overlooking the shallow rocky coastline. The attraction is a weird green lake, the colour being due to some natural chemicals from the volcanic rock but it looks a bit like an environmental disaster crossed with a sci-fi movie. To see it you have to walk a fairly steep path but... More

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My partner wanted to visit El Lago Verde as it has been used in lots of films. It's quite strange with the black sand and green lake, but other than that not much going on. If you are in the area pop over and take a look, but I wouldn't travel far for this.

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Tramore, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Best to visit this if you're in the area - it's really not worth a special drive out to. Green lake, only visibly green in full sunshine. We only got glimmers of green on our overcast day! Beach next to it is very small, with black 'sand' (more like tiny rocks, not very fine). Avoid going for a walk in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you are touring the southern part of Lanzarote and are nearby it may be worth stopping. It reminds me of a quarry. Not that spectacular or interesting. I wouldn’t go out of my way to see this.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are looking for a place to see or drive to in Lanzarote then this is a must see. The scenery is so unique. It was like being on Mars but with wind.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you have a car and are close to El Golfo head down to 'The Emerald Lake'. As you drive down the road and are just entering El Golfo there is a restaurant and souvenir shop on the bend and there is a big car park on the left (which is free). Pull in there and it is a short... More

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