El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
N 28° 58.595 W 013° 49.674
28R E 614192 N 3205957
Quick Description: El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 2/8/2012 9:39:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMDP24
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 14

Long Description:
Lanzarote is a beautiful island of volcanic origin which was created about 35 million years ago along with other islands of the archipelago “Canary Islands” after the breakup of the African and the American continental plates.

At the south of the little fishing village El Golfo you will find one of the most splendid points of interest of this island which is also called El Golfo. It is a big volcanic crater which is half submerged in the sea, forming a beautiful black beach. This crater is one of the few and rare examples of hydrovolcanism, a phenomena produced by the interaction of magma or magmatic heat with an external source of water.

Inside this crater the lagoon “Charco de los Clicos” has emerged, an intense green lake whose remarkable colour is produced by the concentration of a special seaweed which blossoms pretty well due to the extreme high salt content of this lake. Unfortunately the green lagoon has evaporated more and more over the last years and its size has shrunk to a fractional amount of its original size. Normally the seawater runs through submontane connections into the lagoon and cares for a constant balance. But this balance of nature is disturbed for a few years now. Scientists are desperately looking for the cause, so this unique wonder of nature won’t disappear forever.

The cliffs behind the green lagoon still show the colourful structure of the volcanic wall, especially at sunset. And if you are lucky you might find stones with olivine in it at the black beach, a sparkling green mineral which is emerged by volcanism and often qualified as a semi-precious stone when it is used for gemstones.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Website reference: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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