Green lagoon

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The Green Lagoon (or Lago Verde) in the cove at El Golfo, in Lanzarote, is a small salt water lake on a beach of black pebbles; its striking colour comes from the algae that dwell within it. The seawater is conducted through an underground channel. The cove itself is a half-submerged volcano that has been gradually eroded away by the Atlantic Ocean, exposing the striated wall of the crater.

The Lagoon was made famous in the 1966 fantasy film One Million Years BC, in which it was used as a backdrop for a furry bikini-clad Raquel Welsh.



    1. Haha! Thanks. Bizarrely we have a glossy hardback on the career of Raquel Welsh that sits underneath our coffee table. A friend gave it to my partner as a birthday present!

    1. Thanks. Yeah, it actually has a short fence around it to stop you getting too close. I got lucky with the composition – I only had to airbrush one person out of it. A coach load of tourists turned up soon after that!

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