Also known as “Charco de los Clicos”, this green pond (Charco verde), is inside the great crater open to the sea located in El Golfo. It is formed by marine flora in the water, which gives it its distinctive green color. This unusual coloration is specifically due to the accumulation of seaweed: marine ruppia. The lagoon connected to the ocean by underground cracks, is separated from the sea by a black sand beach, that’s a great attraction for visitors. With an impressive volcanic landscape around the Gulf is the perfect setting for a picture with a colorful background with the green of the pond, the black sand, the red gravel of the cliff and the blue of the sky and sea. You can’t miss this landmark of Lanzarote and appreciate it in its entire splendor from the mountain, which has a unique viewpoint. It is also recommended to go down to the beach and watch every texture and change in the landscape. You should wear comfortable shoes and that you do not mind leaving filled with red sand and black sand on the way. The lake has been declared a nature reserve, so swimming is prohibited; it is integrated into the same protection of the Natural Park of the Volcanoes. Among other curiosities, the meaning of its name from shellfish called “clicos”, abundant in in ancient times, but that died as a result of two turtles that were released in the confined waters of the Gulf. El Charco can be visited for free at any time of day. There is ample parking around 50 m and the road is limited to walk down.