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El Charco de los Clicos


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Contrast between blue water and black sand

The Charco de los Clicos is also known as Lago Verde. This lake is located in the locality of El Golfo, southeast of Lanzarote, and it owes its name to the color of the water. It is located next to the border of the Timanfaya National Park, so the surroundings are very volcanic, with beaches of black sand. Conversely, it is one of these black sand beaches that stands out because of the lake with an intense green color. The experts say that it is because of special seaweed that lives in the water and makes it green. One must believe it…

It is very beautiful, thanks to the contrast of blue and black. It is recommended to first see the lake from a distance, from the area of El Golfo, and then it is recommended to see it from the opposite side. Walking from the area known as “Los Hervideros”, there is a detour on your right hand that allows you to park the car and walk towards the beach.
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Beautiful green color

El Golfo is a green lagoon, also known as Laguna de los Cliclos, located south of Lanzarote. It is a beautiful place, in front of the sea, and a rare example of hydrovolcanism. It is the volcanic activity that goes on near the sea. It is a small crater that has in its center the lagoon, of a beautiful green color, especially when it receives the sunlight. You can go near the lagoon and smell the sulfur, but you can’t get too close because it’s dangerous. Logically, it is forbidden to bathe inside.

The beach that surrounds it is accessible to all and you can swim there. it is a natural place, so the entrance is free. There are no closing hours. The best thing is to go early in the morning, when it is free of tourist groups. There are a few paths to take walks and contemplate the lagoon from high up. Most of them are sandy and you have to be into sports in order to get off the main path. The lake is green due to the seaweed in the bottom.
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Green lagoon

This place leaves you breathless if you try to imagine how it was formed by nature, since it is surrounded by half a volcanic crater on one side, and by a beach of black sand on the other, and with the sea beating the rocks and various black rock islets nearby. It is an authentic lunar landscape, Martian, or even from a farther place.
Carlos Olmo
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Green lagoon and black beach

The island of Lanzarote is also known for some semi-precious green stones, here called "olivine", with which the local artisans of jewelery. On the beach in the middle of the lava, if you can find a lot, but what makes this place is the so-called Laguna Charco Verde and Los Clicos. It is a small lagoon, where the water filter from the sea, which was formed at the foot of the volcanic cliffs, following the formation of a crater eroded by the sea during volcanic eruptions of 1700. The lagoon is about eight feet deep and has a rich emerald color that stands out even more in the black lava beach. A true spectacle of nature!

Laguna verde e spiaggia nera

L'isola di Lanzarote è nota anche per alcune pietre verdi semipreziose, che qui chiamano "olivine", con cui gli artigiani locali realizzano gioielli. Su questa spiaggia, in mezzo alla lava, se ne possono trovare molte, ma quello che caratterizza questo posto è la cosiddetta Laguna Verde o Charco Los Clicos.
Si tratta di una piccola laguna, le cui acque filtrano dal mare, che si è formata ai piedi della scogliera vulcanica, in seguito alla formazione di un cratere eroso dal mare, durante le eruzioni vulcaniche del 1700. La laguna è profonda circa otto metri e ha un colore smeraldo intenso che risalta ancora di più all'interno della spiaggia lavica nera. Un vero spettacolo della natura!
Simonetta Di Zanutto
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Located inside a crater, in an area c...

Located inside a crater, in an area called the Gulf find a lagoon formed by the entry of water into the volcano that has been half eaten by the sea. The composition of algae in the area have made the lagoon water acquires a very deep green color really spectacular. The area is fenced so you can not check them to be the color of the water but if you can get a view from above maravilosas Gulf climbing a ladder that leads to a considerable height to appreciate more intensely throughout the area. Greetings.

Situado en el interior de un cráter, en una zona denominada el Golfo encontramos una laguna formada por la entrada de agua dentro del volcán que ha sido medio devorado por el mar. La composición de algas de la zona han hecho que el agua de la laguna adquiera un color verde muy intenso realmente espectacular. La zona esta vallada por lo que no podrás comprobar a que se debe el color del agua pero si podrás obtener unas vistas maravilosas desde lo alto del Golfo subiendo por una escalera que te conduce a una altura considerable para apreciar con mayor intensidad toda la zona. Saludos.
miguel a. cartagena
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On the island of lanzarote much to se...

On the island of Lanzarote much to see. Starting with the white houses that stand in the paisage vulcanico, walking along the marginal Arrecife, Hervideros, the Geria ... Thousands of inesquecibles corners. But there is a special drive, which makes walking a little trip to the beach vulcanica green lake. The lake is the result of Vulcano Components, sea and sand and algae has a contrast black espetacular. Beside the lake is the blue sea and some small boats of fishermen who leave paisage with colored dots. Lanzarote is not going to stop doing this ride!

En la isla de Lanzarote hay mucho que ver.
Empezando por las casas blancas que destacan en el paisage vulcanico, paseando por la marginal de Arrecife, Hervideros, la Geria... Miles de rincones inesquecibles.
Pero hay un paseo muy especial, que se hace a pié un pequeño recorrido a la playa vulcanica del lago verde.
El lago es el resultado de componientes vulcanicos, el mar y algas y en la arena negra tiene un contraste espetacular. Al lado del lago está el mar azul y algunas barquitas de pescadores que dejan el paisage con puntos de color.
Se vas a Lanzarote no dejes de hacer este paseo!!!
Sofia Santos
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I was surprised muchsimo

When we arrived at the Clicos Charco, we waited for my companion and me with a Joëlette. My companion's needed to make the pool accessible route. The environment I was shocked and rock forms. The pool itself has a color curious, but for me, the real value is looking directly into the sea. Going up a hill you have a great panoramic view of the entire area where the photos are amazing. An interesting corner great to see pass-Hervideros.

Me sorprendió muchísimo

Cuando llegamos al Charco de los Clicos, nos esperaban a mi compañero y a mí con una Joelette. Mi compañero la necesitaba para hacer la ruta accesible del charco.

El entorno me sorprendió muchísimo y las formas de la roca. El charco en sí tiene un color curioso, pero para mí, el auténtico valor está mirando directamente al mar.

Subiendo por una ladera tienes una vista panorámica genial de toda la zona, donde quedan las fotos más sorprendentes.

Un rincón interesante estupendo para ver de paso a Los Hervideros.
Txema León
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The gulf is an open amphitheater ocea...

The Gulf is an open amphitheater ocean was formed following the 1730 eruptions. The lake occupies the bottom of the semicircle arose due to flooding of the crater. Its green color is caused by algae that live on its surface. The volcano consists of porous, which, by the action of time has spectacular formations. The sea passes through the crater forming a beautiful black beach contrasts with the green of the lake, communicating with it by subway. This lake has been declared a nature reserve, so the bathroom is forbidden.

El Golfo es un anfiteatro abierto al océano que se formó a raíz de las erupciones de 1730. La laguna que ocupa el fondo del semicírculo surgió debido a la inundación del cráter. Su color verde se debe a las algas que habitan en su superficie.

El volcán está formado por toba porosa, la cual, por acción del tiempo ha creado formaciones espectaculares.

El mar pasa por medio del cráter formando una hermosa playa negra que contrasta con el verde del Lago, comunicándose con éste por medio subterráneo.

Este lago ha sido declarado Reserva Natural, por lo que el baño está prohibido.
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Roque lagoon of clicking

In Yaiza, Lanrote. It is one of the few examples of hydro-volcanism of Spain, erupcióen that there is an interaction between magma and water. It is a volcanic crater that has been affected by sea erosion, sectioning it in half leaving even a rook isolated from the rest of the cone. Inside the crater is a small lagoon known as Laguna de los Clicos, which is connected to the sea by underground cracks, the lagoon is separated from the sea by a sandy beach which occupies part of the ancient crater.

Roque en laguna de los clicos

En Yaiza, Lanrote. Es uno de los pocos ejemplos de hidro-vulcanismo de España, erupcióen que existe una interacción entre magma y agua. Se trata de un cráter volcánico que se ha visto afectado por la erosión del mar, seccionándolo por la mitad quedando incluso un roque aislado separado del resto del cono. En el interior del cráter hay una pequeña laguna conocida como Laguna de los Clicos, que está conectada al mar por grietas subterráneas, la laguna está separada del mar por una playa de arena que ocupa parte del antiguo cráter.
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The gulf is a small village south of ...

The Gulf is a small village south of the island of Lanzarote and also the name of the green lagoon that is located inside a crater and flood arose because of it. Its green color is due to the algae that live in the area and I must say that with the passage of time is becoming smaller (lake became a puddle). The sea passes through the crater forming a beautiful black sand beach which contrasts with the small lake, and green, which is called puddle of Click. This lake has been declared a nature reserve, so that bathing is prohibited, not the beach a few meters bathed in Atlantic Ocean waters. A few meters from the lake also located the small fishing village of "El Golfo" living mainly from tourism and the hospitality is well worth a stop for lunch or just to regain strength and admire the contrast of colors offered by the landscape. Not far from here are "The Swarms" name for the place where the crash of the waves are produced in the lava solidified rock converted as if it were boiling water.

El Golfo es un pueblecito situado al sur de la isla lanzaroteña y también el nombre de la laguna verde que se localiza en el interior de un cráter y que surgió debido a la inundación de éste. Su color verde se debe a las algas que habitan en su superficie y he de decir que con el paso del tiempo cada vez es más pequeño (de lago pasó a charco).

El mar pasa por medio del cráter formando una hermosa playa de arena negra que contrasta con el pequeño lago, de color verde y, que recibe el nombre de charco de los Clicos. Este lago ha sido declarado Reserva Natural, por lo que el baño está prohibido, no así la playa a escasos metros bañada con aguas del Océano Atlántico.

A pocos metros del lago también se localiza el pequeño pueblo pesquero de "El Golfo" que vive del turismo y principalmente de la hosteleria que bien merece una paradita para comer o simplemente para reponer fuerzas y admirar el contraste de colores que ofrece el paisaje.

No muy lejos de aquí están "Los Hervideros" nombre dado al lugar donde el golpe de las olas van produciendo en la lava convertida en roca solidificada como si se tratara de agua hirviendo.
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El golfo is a green lagoon, also call...

El Golfo is a green lagoon, also called cycles lagoon, which lies south of the Canary Island Lazarote. This is a superb location, just in front of the sea, which is one of the rare examples of hydro volcanism. This term refers to the volcanic activity happens near water. It is a small crater, which has at its center the lagoon cycles of a lush green color, which illuminates the sun is in the game, which means the Canaries most of the year. We can approach the lagoon and feel the strong sulfur smell that comes out, but we can not go too close for safety reasons, the waters are dangerous and swimming is prohibited. However, the rest of the beach area is fully accessible to all and you can swim without problems. It is a natural place, so the entrance is free of charge, there is also no access time, the best thing is to try to get there early in the morning because cars tourist resorts of the coast arrive around 10 am, and the place is a little small for everyone. There are some trails to go walk around and see the lagoon up and seaweed lining the bottom and give it the emerald.

El Golfo est une lagune verte, aussi appelée lagune des cycles, qui se trouve au sud de l´île canarienne de Lanzarote. C´est un endroit superbe, juste en face de la mer, qui est un des rares exemples d´hydro volcanisme. Ce terme désigne l´activité volcanique qui se passe près de l´eau. C´est un petit cratère, qui a en son centre la lagune des cycles d´un beau vert profond, qui s´illumine des que le soleil est de la partie, ce qui aux Canaries signifie la plupart de l´année. On peut s´approcher de la lagune et sentir la forte odeur de souffre qui s´en échappe, mais on ne peut pas aller trop près pour des raisons de sécurité, les eaux sont dangereuses, et la baignade est interdite.

Néanmoins, le reste de la plage des alentours est parfaitement accessible à tous et l´on peut se baigner sans problème. C´est un lieu naturel, donc l´entrée est libre et gratuite, il n´y a pas non plus d´horaires d´accès, le mieux, c´est d´essayer d´y arriver au petit matin, car les cars de touristes des complexes hôteliers de la côte arrivent vers 10 heures, et l´endroit est un peu petit pour tout le monde. Il y a quelques sentiers pour aller marcher autour et voir la lagune de haut, et les algues marines qui tapissent son fond et lui donnent cette couleur émeraude.
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The green lagoon or lake is the crater of a volcano that was sunk in the sea, the few that exist in the world and not to be missed; Is colored by algae that are on the surface. What most struck me was the range of colors seen: a beautiful black beach contrasts with the green of the Lake, the reddish color of the volcano, the blue sky ... An explosion of colorful spring worthy of enjoyment . This lake has been declared a Natural Reserve.


El lago o laguna verde es el cráter de un volcán que quedó hundido en el mar, de los pocos que existen en el mundo y que no deberías perderte; Toma su color por unas algas que están en la superficie. Lo que mas me llamó la atención fue la gama de colores que se observan: una hermosa playa negra que contrasta con el verde del Lago, el color rojizo de parte del volcán, el cielo azulado...Una explosión de colorido primaveral digna de disfrute.

Este lago ha sido declarado Reserva Natural.
Nieves Blanco
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Wonders of lanzarote

The green of the pond next to the black sand combine to perfection between the reddish mountain and the blue sea. Quite a spectacle for the green view of the pond next to the black sand combine to perfection between the reddish mountain and the blue sea. Quite a spectacle for the green view of the pond next to the black sand combine to perfection between the reddish mountain and the blue sea. Quite a sight to behold

Maravillas de lanzarote

El verde del charco junto al negro de la arena, combinan a la perfección entre la montaña rojiza y el mar azulado. Todo un espectáculo para la vista El verde del charco junto al negro de la arena, combinan a la perfección entre la montaña rojiza y el mar azulado. Todo un espectáculo para la vista El verde del charco junto al negro de la arena, combinan a la perfección entre la montaña rojiza y el mar azulado. Todo un espectáculo para la vista
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Beautiful corner of contrasts where b...

Beautiful corner of contrasts where blacks meet volcanic, with green and red sandy lagoon that create a picturesque composition uncommon. Next to him, to the north is the attractive little village of El Golfo, famous throughout the island for its excellent fresh fish can be enjoyed there.

Precioso rincón de contrastes donde se juntan los negros volcánicos, con el verde de la laguna y la arena rojiza que crean una composición pintoresca poco común. Junto a él, hacia el norte está el pequeño y atractivo pueblo de El Golfo, famoso en toda la isla por el excelente pescado fresco que allí se puede degustar.
David Caso
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I want you green, green ...

In the southwest of the island of Lanzarote. A gap formed on one semicráter and water containing a few can comtemplarse green as in nature. It's funny because the salt concentration of this lake is higher than even the Dead Sea. It is surrounded by an extensive beach of black sand, which increases the contrast and visually is a wonder to see

Verde que te quiero, verde...

Está al sudoeste de la isla de Lanzarote. Un laguna formada en un semicráter y que contiene agua de un verde como pocos pueden comtemplarse en la naturaleza. Es muy curioso, porque la concentración de sal de esta laguna es más alta que incluso la del mar Muerto. Está rodeada de una extensa playa de arena negra, lo cual incrementa el contraste y visualmente es una maravilla para ver
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Information about El Charco de los Clicos

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Cerca de Golfo
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