El Golfo · Idyllic small Fishing Village on the West Coast with lots of interesting Fish Restaurants and Tapas Bars for Seafood Lovers
El Golfo is a tiny fishing village at the end of the country road which comes from Yaiza, from the last roundabout when you leave the village Yaiza in direction to Playa Blanca there is a sign to El Golfo. You may also drive on the very interesting and exciting road from the Salinas at the Playa Janubio - the salt pans between Yaiza and Playa Blanca. From here the road follows the coast line through rough black lava fields. You pass the sightseeing place "Los Hervideros" (washed out lava caves at the rocky cost) where you can walk through the lava rocks watching water and waves underneath in the lava cave.
When you drive further on to El Golfo you will have the feeling that the lava ashes and black lava rocks just have been fallen down from the sky last week - everything seems to be fresh and it looks as just happened.
This road is an adventure road - look to the different colors of the rocks, the Timanfaya Mountains, the colors of the ocean and the rough landscape. You never will forget this Lanzarote impressions.
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The place on the rocky west coast is known for its collection of white houses, embedded in lava fields and smaller volcanic hills resulting from the last volcanic eruptions of the Timanfaya mountains in the years 1730-1736.
But El Golfo is especially known for the culinary highlights and the unique sunsets: here there are interesting restaurants where you may eat excellent fresh fish of the day, delicious tapas and seafood while watching a picture-perfect sunset for free - of course if weather and daytime agree! So take your camera or mobile phone with you!
Bizarre rocks and strange bays with black lava sand and volcanic surface in unique formations can be found around El Golfo. Tip: Worth seeing are the bay and paths along the coast up to the "Green Lagoon", which receives its strong green water color of special algas that grow in this small salt lake, which is connected to the sea. The Green Lagoon is surrounded by fantastic lava formations where you can see the different eruptions with different layers of rock.
El Golfo is definitely worth a day trip and some walks if you want to discover and enjoy the details of Lanzarote! A place to stop and rest. A place to enjoy good food. A place to relax and to watch the sun diving into the Atlantic Ocean.
And always again a unique sunset in the Atlantic Ocean while sitting at a restaurants table is an extraordinary experience.
Hiking from El Golfo along the Lava Coast to Timanfaya National ParkHikers will find very interesting short walks, such as the coastal path through the lava fields to Timanfaya National Park. We have been there for you and have also photographed. Here on the page "Hiking in El Golfo" you will find all information about this short walk. We hope you will enjoy it!
Always rolling waves approach with noise and white foam on to the coast, whether in the village or on the wild lava coast with its fantastic rock formations.
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