• El Charco Verde of Lanzarote

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    What else can we tell you about Lanzarote? Anything that we will try to present you as something awesome, others will see it almost like commonplace. But, of course, that’s why we are in one of the strangest places on earth.

    It has nothing to do with its population neither with the way they live on this island of the Canary Islands. It is about the marvelous nature holds of this spectacular space of insular Spain.

    El Charco Verde of Lanzarote is one of those places that no visitor of Canary Islands should miss. That’s for sure. Only that the spectacle, as much as one look again and again… not get diminished.

    Black volcanic sand as carbon contrasting with the blue sea… helping each usual disparity so typical in the Canary Islands.

    A series of underground caves fight with those marine waters… to see who prevails. But el Charco Verde clearly found its way, getting to be the star of the show.

    It is called Charco de los Chiclos lest dint of being so awesome, visitors will forget its official name. It’s normal. It leaves you speechless and then you only talk about el Charco Verde of Lanzarote.

    Well, it doesn’t matter as everyone remembers that for the creation of such a spectacle was needed the cooperation of a volcanic soil and millions of years. In fact, the ground cracks have managed to form this lake whose waters, stunning green, has given the nickname to the place.

    The credit is due to a type of algae that live suspended in the water bag and provides color, for more amazement, to the terrain. Impressive… as everything in Lanzarote.

    CC Image: Flickr/The Travelling Bum

    Mar Santiago
    Mar Santiago
    She is a journalist and traveler, specialized in other cultures and countries in conflict. Mar has worked for major media networks as RNE, Diario16 Malaga and EFE.

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