Charco de los Clicos

Commonly known as the Green Lagoon - a natural spectacle of contrasts

Its original name is Charco de los Clicos, but it is more commonly known as Charco Verde (Green Lagoon), for obvious reasons. It has been formed by sea water that has filtered through the subsoil. Different minerals, and a type of algae found in the depths have given the lake this extraordinary colour.

The place is a natural spectacle of contrasts – between the volcanic sand on the beach, the blue of the sky, and the emerald green of the lake’s water.

It is found in the region of Yaiza, in the south of Lanzarote.

Visiting

Visiting is completely free.

You can reach a viewpoint up on the mountain, which has specific parking for visitors. Charco de los Clicos has been declared a protected area, so it is prohibited to touch the water.

However, it is possible to take a dip in the sea at the beach nearby, El Golfo Beach (Playa del Golfo). A word of warning though – you’ll rarely find calm waves.

Near to Charco de los Clicos

You’ll find the town of El Golfo close by. It is worth visiting to enjoy the amazing fresh fish prepared in the local restaurants.

The Green Lagoon is found just next to the El Golfo Beach.

Also, around this small lagoon, you can find many semi-precious gems known as olivine, which are used by artisans to create jewellery that they sell around the area.

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