El Golfo

El Golfo is a town in the south of Lanzarote, belonging to the municipality of Yaiza.

It has around two hundred inhabitants and is used to receiving tourists and visitors asking about its famous “green lagoon.”

They are referring to the Charco de los Clicos, a volcanic crater located in a small bay just a two minute walk from the town. It was formed in the 18th Century and part of it has now been filled with seawater, forming an emerald coloured lake resulting from the high concentration of seaweed.

Swimming is not permitted here because the lagoon has been declared a natural reserve within the Volcanes Natural Park.

This striking landscape has appeared in numerous films, both Spanish and international. For example, Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces.

Where is El Golfo?

El Golfo is a small fishing village located in the southwest of the Timanfaya National Park, to the south of Lanzarote.

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What to see in El Golfo

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The best food in El Golfo

Like any good coastal town in Lanzarote, the best thing to eat here is some good local fish or shellfish in one of its restaurants overlooking the sea.

The rice dishes are also delicious, and you cannot forget the papas arrugadas con mojo picón and mojo verde.

In El Golfo there is a wide range of dishes to choose from such as a fish stew, sanocho, or goat.

Shopping in El Golfo

In El Golfo you will find several food shops, but most businesses are restaurants. There are plenty to choose from and they all offer delicacies from the sea. Mar Azul, Casa Rafa, La Lapa Negra and El Caletón are the most famous.

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Climate in El Golfo

The climate in El Golfo is dry with pleasant temperatures, just as with everywhere else in Lanzarote, but with the added bonus of its coastal location. However, you cannot swim at its beach due to the strong currents.

Local fiestas in El Golfo

The local fiestas in El Golfo are held during the last week of October and are known as La Pardela. During the fiestas there are lots of activities such as races, festivities, children’s games and different types of contests.

How to get to El Golfo

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