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Address: El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain
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Weird natural lake has to be seen

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... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2014
John F
Barnsley, England
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166 reviews
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Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with our party of 6 recently whilst on a 2 week holiday. El Golfo. It's the sort of place that's ok to visit if your driving nearby but would I make a special trip? Probably not. Having said that, it's a nice view and makes a good photograph. The green lagoon looks quite spectacular against the black sand... More 

1 Thank Klubfoot
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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.

1 Thank PickyTrippers
Coventry, United Kingdom
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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!

3 Thank Ceara26
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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 

2 Thank BarryB1981
Barnsley, England
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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 

1 Thank John F
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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.

Thank lucinda81
Tramore, Ireland
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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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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

I liked the lake, but liked more to explore the town and the beach. Loved to see how all the tourists follows the way to the lake, in the small harbour there is also a lot to see or photo's to make

Thank jeroenarn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Mike M

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