Lanzarote
Los Hervideros and El Golfo

Continuing down the road from the Salinas de Janubio on Lanzarote, one reaches the cliffs of Los Hervideros and finally the little fishing village El Golfo.

Los Hervideros is the name of the lava coastline near El Golfo. A big car park is located near a viewpoint. We decided to pull over at a suitable spot directly on the road and we were rewarded with a breathtaking view that wasn’t impaired by hordes of tourists and their tour buses.

Los Hervideros and El Golfo
Los Hervideros and El Golfo

When the waves come crashing on the sharp lava rocks they spray high up in the air and the whitewater runs back to the ocean over the black lava rocks. What a sight!

Los Hervideros and El Golfo

Our drive continued to El Golfo. We found a lagoon of a vibrant green colour that had already made an appearance in a few movies.
Here, too, is a car park with helpful signs and a path to a viewpoint. The view from there is stunning. The lagoon has this special colour because of the evaporation of seawater. This causes the lagoon to have a higher salinity than the ocean which makes it habitable for a special kind of algae which, in turn, gives the lagoon its colour.

Los Hervideros and El Golfo

Next, we walked the last few metres into the town of El Golfo and sat down in a restaurant at the coast for some delicious cake. We observed the chefs scaling the freshly caught fish for dinner.

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