El Golfo also known as the Green Lagoon is another unforgettable corner of Lanzarote.
It is to be found in the little fishing village of El Golfo, at the south-western end of the Timanfaya National Park.
The little bay, barely two minutes from the town, is like a scene from a dream, a vision of remote planets yet to be explored. In fact, this is the crater of a volcano which has been partly drowned by the ocean.
The crescent-shaped bay on the opposite shore, with its beach of black sand and a lake of emerald-green waters (due to a high concentration of algae) is a beautiful but desolate sight, and has featured in both Spanish and international films.