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El Golfo Tours
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Far removed from the golden sands of Lanzarote’s beach resorts, El Golfo is one of the island’s most unique geological areas. The star attraction is the bright green crater lake on a black sand beach, which gets its distinctive color from the Ruppia Maritima algae that lives in the waters.
Looking down over the beach from the surrounding cliff tops is the best way to view the contrasting colors and shapes of El Golfo. The lime-green waters of the crater lake appear almost luminous against the beach, which blends black volcanic sand and green Olivine stones. Most tours of the southern portion of Lanzarote stop at El Golfo, Timanfaya National Park, and El Golfo village, and save you the hassle of car hire.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Admission to the beach and lagoon is free.
- Remember to wear comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking over rocky surfaces.
- Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the area offers very little shade.
- Slippery and uneven terrain means that El Golfo is difficult for travelers with limited mobility to access.
How to Get There
The coastal village and crater lake of El Golfo lie on the southwest coast of Lanzarote, close to Timanfaya National Park. The best way to get there is by car or by hiking the 6-mile (10-kilometer) coastal walk from Playa de la Madera.
When to Get There
El Golfo ranks among the best spots in Lanzarote to watch the sunset. Get there early to snap some crowd-free photos of the green lagoon or plan to visit on a clear day, when sunlight enhances the contrast of the landscape’s colors.
Exploring the Surrounds of El Golfo
Combine your excursion to El Golfo with a stop at the nearby sea cliffs of Los Hervideros. Considered one of Lanzarote’s most-scenic spots, Los Hervideros were formed by volcanic eruptions that created a series of jagged rock formations, sea caves, and stone arches. When the waves crash against the cliffs, the churning water appears to boil, giving the site its name.
Address: El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
5 Tours and Activities to Experience El Golfo
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Adult: 49€ Child: 25€ You will pay a deposit here and the rest on the bus. Great opportunity to see the best attraction places on the island. Best option to highlight the island This tour will start from the South where we will stop at the Emerald Green Lake "Charco de Los Clicos" Then we will pass by "Los Hervideros" and "Salinas de Janubio" At the Camel ride, you will have the opportunity to ride one of the camels (it is an optional choice) We will skip the long line and get inside the Timanfaya National Park and do all the geothermal experiment then we drive around the volcanic ashes. Lunch is optional at one of the best restaurants on the island (Open Buffet) Fresh wine is offered for a free tasting Last visit to the beautiful artwork of Cesar Manrique Jameos del Agua.
If you want to see stunning landscapes and views that will inspire not only your love of photography but of this magical island as well, then you´ll absolutely love taking part in one of South Photo Safari. We´ll see you pointing your camera at volcanoes, vineyards and the ocean coast - full of contrasts and extremely varied topography. We´ve selected some exclusive viewpoints - starting off in the mountains with an incredible view across the whole Natural Park Los Volcanes we’ll continue crossing this unique area - a real treat for creative photographers! We´ll guide you through incredible mosaic scenery of the unusual Lanzarote´s vineyards and you’ll experience wonderful views of the salt “mines”, Los Hervideros and the green lagoon. The tour is guided by a professional photographer and you can improve your photography skills too. Everyone is welcome - beginners, amateur or advanced photographers.
Discover the volcanic landscapes of the Timanfaya National Park on this half-day excursion, which takes us through the southern part of Lanzarote. We visit the Timanfaya National Park, we will feel the heat of the earth when we carry out the geothermal demonstrations in the Islote de Hilario. We do the Route of the Volcanoes in our own minibus. You can ride a camel (optional). And on the Timanfaya coast, there are two photographic stops: one at the Los Hervideros cliffs, and the other at the El Golfo volcano with its green lagoon. Finally, try the Malvasía wine in La Geria. - We visit the Timanfaya National Park, El Islote de Hilario, the Route of the Volcanoes, Echadero de Camellos, Los Hervideros, El Golfo, La Geria. - Excursion in one language and maximum 14 people. - Native guides and certified by the Government of the Canary Islands - Air-conditioned mini-bus with Free WI-FI connection - Entrance to the Timanfaya National Park included - No commercial stops
Visit the main natural attractions of Lanzarote on a unique excursion, where our native guides will transport you in time so that you know first hand the history, traditions and culture of the island of the volcanoes. Our small groups of maximum 14 people allow us to offer a closer and personal experience. We do not mix languages We do not make commercial stops.
This is the ideal tour for those who want to save time and visit lots of Lanzarote’s highlights in one day. You’ll have the ultimate hassle-free day without having to worry about navigating or driving on rural roads as a driver will take you around in a 4WD. Highlights including visiting La Geria, Timanfaya National Park, Yaiza, and Papagayo Beaches. Conveniently, a delicious lunch with drinks is also included.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are El Golfo hours of operation?
El Golfo hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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