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El Lago Verde, Lanzarote

El Lago Verde is also known as the green lagoon. It is one of the top sites to visit when on this island. Not only is it interesting to know why the water in the lake is green but, it is also fascinating to see it.

This lake was formed after the salty seawater was trapped. With time, the water in this lake has turned green and this is due to the algal blooms that occupy it.

NB: The water in this lake is toxic and therefore, do not go for a swim here or go stepping on it.

✦ Where is El Lago Verde Located?

El Lago Verde, Lanzarote

This is located not far from the village of El Golfo. After arriving at the parking, you will walk for like around 8 minutes to get there. After this, you can head to Black Beach which is located just some meters away.

✦ How to Get There

El Lago Verde, Lanzarote

✦ 1. Coach Tours

There several companies that offer the combined tours to the southern part of the island. The majority of them include a stopover at the El Lago Verde as they head to other attractions in this region.

✦ 2. Hiring a Car

El Lago Verde, Lanzarote

Unfortunately, there is no public transport available to this site. Hiring the car would be the best option in this case. This will be ideal to combine the visits which include the Green Lagoon.

✦ 3. Taxis

✦ When is the Best Time to Visit El Lago Verde

El Lago Verde, Lanzarote

You can visit this beach anytime as your timetable allows you. But the best time to visit is in the morning and or just before the sunset. At this time, you will be able to see the different colour variation with the sea.

✦ What Else to Combine with

✦ 1. The Village of El Golfo

El Golfo is a beautiful village that is located near the sea. It is well known from its great seafood restaurants on this island. This village is worth a visit to try out the local seafood.

You will not only enjoy a nice meal but also great views.

✦ 2. Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

Timanfaya National Park is a unique park that is worth a visit. Despite that there are barely any plants, the park has one of the best volcanic landscapes on this island that you can’t miss out on.

To explore this park, it is only done by coaches and the guide. And this is because walking in the park is not allowed.

✦ Some Tips for El Lago Verde

  • The parking is free
  • No entry fee
  • Wear closed sport shoes