Lanzarote , The Green Lagoon , Lanzarote , Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) , Spain
Lanzarote - Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon)

The water in this spectacular half-crater is denser and saltier than that of the Dead Sea.

© C. Rodrigues
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Lanzarote - The Green Lagoon

Spain
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

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The Green Lagoon is situated close to the fishing village of El Golfo, on the south-western coast of the island. The water in this spectacular semi crater is denser and saltier than that of the Dead Sea. Lago Verde is a former volcanic crater infiltrated by sea water and its green colour is caused by the algae that has taken over the lake. The contrast between the green of the lagoon, the ochre of the volcanic rock and the black of the beach is as striking as it is spectacular. It is possible to walk right up to the edge and fully take in this token of mother nature's beauty! The lake, however, is a protected natural area, meaning it is strictly forbidden to swim in it or even touch it.

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Lanzarote - The Green Lagoon

Lanzarote , The Green Lagoon , An old volcanic crater , Spain
An old volcanic crater

The green colour is due to the presence of algae that has colonised the lake.

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Lanzarote , The Green Lagoon , Spain
Lanzarote - The Green Lagoon © (c)herve guignolet
Lanzarote , The Green Lagoon , Spain
Lanzarote - The Green Lagoon © GRAPHICOBSESSION
Lanzarote , The Green Lagoon , Spain
Lanzarote - The Green Lagoon © C. Rodrigues