The Valley of a Thousand Palms
Haria is a stunning village filled with whitewashed buildings that’s now known as the “Valley of a Thousand Palms”, in reference to the many plants from the cacti family found throughout the area. Haria is to the north of the island and is still mostly unspoiled from tourism, so it can be quite nice to just stroll through the streets.
Exceptional sights can be seen from here, one being the reef of Famara, which has become the place to be for numerous surfers around the globe! There’s also sight-lines to the Penas del Chache which is actually the highest peak of the island, standing at 670 metres above sea level. You can choose to trek to the top and trust us the views are well worth every single step!
Charco de los Clicos
Yet another incredible sight that you can enjoy for free is the Charco de los Clicos. Also known as the Green Lagoon, Charco de Los Clicos is found in El Golfo which isn’t too far from Los Hervideros. Now declared a Natural Reserve, Charco de Los Clicos is the result of a crater of an extinct volcano which submerged into the Atlantic Ocean. This stunning lagoon gets its green colour from the algae at the bottom. The contrast of this against the stunning blues of the bright sky, surrounding sea and the black sands is nothing other than pure beauty.
Charco de los Clicos is best enjoyed from the view point at El Golfo. Take the path leading from the car park to the beach to marvel over this unique volcanic landscape for yourself, it’s especially beautiful during sunset!