Charco de los Clicos
This is a
vibrantly coloured emerald-green lake on the west coast of Lanzarote, set in
the remaining semi-circle of a volcanic crater, close to the town of El
Golfo. It can be accessed either from the town or a car park a little to the
south of the lake from which you have to walk for about 600 yards (pretty
level). The car park is accessed via a road off the LZ-703. It is signposted
and the marker on the map is located at this car park. However, arguably,
the best view of it is from above, seen via another car park on the
outskirts of El Golfo (see my El Golfo and Charco de los Clicos
What makes Charco
de los Clicos spectacular, is the
contrast between the emerald-green of the lake and the colours of the
surrounding rocks. The lake’s colour is due to algae and it is roped off,
as it would present a health risk if ingested.
Also worth a
mention here is the spectacular sight of the waves crashing ashore.
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