Tour for Matt
Date: March 06, 2008 09:16PM
As per your question Matt, the black beach at Las Salinas is really easy to find. Drive out of Playa Blanca, towards Yaiza... and follow the signs for El Golfo. The road will take you all the way around the salt plains (photo opps galore!) You will see the black beach at the end of the salt plains. Keep going past there... and as the road then takes you to the right, you'll see a car park on your left. Park up, and head down to the beach. The stones are right in front of you. If you're lucky, and catch it at low tide... you can clamber over the rocks on the right hand side and go looking in the rock pools. They're teeming with life.
Not sure if you've been to Los Hervideros & El Golfo - but if not... here you go.
Come out of the black beach car park, and turn left.... carry on along the road (whilst "oohing" and "ahhing" at the crashing waves on the sheer cliffs to your left) Actually... keep your eye on the road - it's a twisty one.
You'll come across a sign with "Los Hervideros" on it. Blink and you'll miss it though! Park up and follow everyone else. You can get into the rocks via twisting, steep paths, and look down to see the waves crashing up through the rocks. Just stunning. Not for people without a head for heights... but soooo worth it.
Ok. Come out of Los Hervideros, and turn left again. Keep following those signs to El Golfo until the road forces you to turn right, but where you see a jagged overhanging cliff in front of you, and a car park. Turn left off the road (it's actually straight on) and par up. Walk to the end of the car park, and follow the path round to the right. Keep going to the end of the path and you'll enter El Golfo's cove. Make sure you take your camera! This is where the green lagoon is.
Right... now you've done that - you'll be hungry and thirsty. So you can either hike up the cliff opposite you (not for the faint hearted)... or get back in the car. Turn left out of the car park... and just follow the road all the way round to El Golfo village. Park up - and choose any of the restaurants on the seafront. There's no menus... just make a choice of meat or fish for however many people. We ordered fish for 3 people. Out came a massive piled high platter with loads of fish on it... papas arrugas (Canarian potatoes), mojo sauce, and salad. Bl**dy lovely!