Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura is a small islet of volcanic origin and a spectacular beauty of inestimable value. It is one of the most charming places in Fuerteventura that you cannot fail to include in your itinerary if you really want to know the best of this island in the Canary archipelago.

This island constitutes the Isla de Lobos Natural Park and has been protected under the responsibility of the Ministry of the Environment since 2007. It is home to a rich variety of plant species, marine species and birds.

It is known as Isla de Lobos because it used to be inhabited by sea lions that are currently in danger of extinction.

How to get to Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura?

Isla de Lobos is one of the places to visit in Fuerteventura that cannot be missing from your list. It is located a short distance from the north of Fuerteventura and can only be reached by sea. Among the transport options there are trips by boat, ferry or taxi boat, which depart from Corralejo.

The most recommended way to go to Lobos Island in Fuerteventura is to hire a transport service which includes on the ticket a permission to be on this island.

A great alternative is to opt for a ferry service from Corralejo to Isla de Lobos, which offers the possibility to book online. In addition, in this way you will not need to make any formalities to obtain the necessary permit.

Lobos Island can only receive about 700 visitors per day. Therefore, this permission must be requested 3 days in advance on the Cabildo de Fuerteventura website and once obtained, it will be possible to access this place for a maximum time of 4 hours in 2 blocks of time that can be from 10:00 to 14:00 or from 14:00 to 18:00.

This trip usually takes about 15 minutes to the port of Lobos Island in Fuerteventura.

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What to see on the Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura?

On the Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura there are a variety of options to fully enjoy this visit and experience 4 truly memorable hours.

Some of the places that you should not miss on your visit to the Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura are:

1. Puertito de Lobos

The old port of the island is located in this place. Although it is not currently used for this purpose, it is also one of the mandatory stops on the Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura because it is next to the harbour where the boats dock, arriving with visitors.

In the Puertito de Lobos of Fuerteventura there is a small cove with transparent and turquoise waters where you can swim or start diving in Fuerteventura, while you contemplate the great variety of fish and marine species.

You will see the contrast that these waters make with the stone houses and volcanic rocks that create lagoons and ponds and adorn this place in a unique way.

This cove is usually an excellent alternative for those who want to snorkel in Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura, since the sea is usually calm and facilitates the visibility of marine fauna.

Also, here you can visit the only restaurant on the whole Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura and enjoy a delicious meal with a view of the sea

2. Natural landscapes

On the Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura you will not only be able to see beautiful natural landscapes, but it is also an ideal place to practice hiking, since there is the first stage of the nine that make up the long-distance path that crosses, from end to end, Fuerteventura.

This route is less than 4 kilometers long and has little unevenness, so it can be considered a pleasant walk.

On the Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura, you also have the alternative of touring the place by bicycle. In this way, you can make the most of the 4 hours of permission available to be in this place and see its emblematic and memorable corners.

3. Punta Martiño Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located about 5 kilometers away from Puertito and has a neoclassical style that can be seen in each of the basalt stones that were used in its construction.

It is located on a hill called “Montaña Martiño”, which is only 6 meters high and is located 29 meters above sea level.

It is located in an area of ​​the islet known as “El Muelle”, at the opposite end of the Puertito, from where visitors arrive by ferry to the Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura.

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4. Montaña de la Caldera

This is an ideal place for hiking. In order to get to know it, you can take the path that leads to this volcano from the point where the ferry leaves. The route is well signposted and takes approximately 40 minutes.

The mountain is one of the places you should not miss when you visit Isla de Lobos. You have to climb 100 metres to the top and from there you can see the whole contour of the island, as well as Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

5. Playa de la Concha de Lobos

Besides being the best beach in the entire island, it could be said that it is practically the only one apart from the small coves that exist; since visitors have restricted access to the other beaches of this place.

La Concha Beach on Isla de Lobos of Fuerteventura is divided into two sections by a strip of rocks. Most visitors stay in the first area which is the smaller one, as some are unaware of the existence of the other.

Therefore, they either lose the opportunity to get to know it because it is not only bigger, but also has more charm than the first one and there is more privacy because it is usually practically empty.

There is no possibility of accommodation in Isla Lobos, since it is a protected territory and these measures contribute to the preservation of this natural park, whose visit should be among the activities you can do in Fuerteventura.

Where to stay in Fuerteventura?

If you have decided to do the route around Isla de Lobos, but you don’t have a place to stay in Fuerteventura, we invite you to do so at one of the Lopesan Group hotels.

To learn more about our services, you can communicate with us through our means of contact, we will be happy to help you.



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