Lobos Island

Beautiful sanctuary
of protected species

Lobos Island is a protected natural area ideal for falling in love with its nature and crystal-clear waters. It is a small islet of about 4.58 km² located to the northeast of the island of Fuerteventura. Separated by the Bocaina Strait, whose depth does not exceed 30 meters. The island can be seen clearly from Corralejo.

What is its name?

Its name comes from the fact that in the past the island was inhabited by Mediterranean monk seals (also known as sea lions), which are now totally extinct on the island.

Over time the sea lions became extinct. Today, replicas of these species can be observed next to the Observation Centre located on the quay.

Lobos Island Natural Park

It is home to more than 130 plant species and several species of birds, including the herring gull, the great bustard (at certain times of the year) and the Cory's shearwater. The seabed is an underwater reserve area and contains a great ecological wealth. Its highest point is La Caldera, at 127 m.

A ten-minute walk from the pier, the visitor will find the “Puertito de Lobos”, a small group of white fishermen's huts with blue doors and the only inhabited area on this virgin island. El Puertito is the only area with houses on Lobos Island and is the place where families have lived (middlemen, fishermen, etc.) who came to the island to take advantage of the resources.

These formations occur when a lava flow comes into contact with water. When this contact occurs, phreatic explosions take place, which are responsible for their formation. The “hornitos” are located on volcanic islands where the contact of lava with ocean water is a common occurrence. hornitos  se localizan en islas volcánicas donde el contacto de la lava con el agua del océano es un hecho común.

How to get here and what to do

The islet of Lobos can be reached by ferry from the port of Corralejo,, ideally leaving early in the morning and returning in the afternoon, to be able to visit the whole islet.

On arrival you will find the visitor centre,, where you will find general information about the islet. The islet has wonderful bathing areas such as the beach of La Concha, with its yellow sand and totally protected from the waves, and El Puertito, where, as well as enjoying the marvellous transparent waters, you can enjoy delicious fish dishes fresh from the sea in the only restaurant there (lunch is only served by reservation, we recommend you make a reservation when you arrive on the island). Lobos Island has a rest area, where you can take a break and enjoy the views to continue your visit.    

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Lobos Island

Beautiful sanctuary
of protected species

Lobos Island is a protected natural area ideal for falling in love with its nature and crystal-clear waters. It is a small islet of about 4.58 km² located to the northeast of the island of Fuerteventura. Separated by the Bocaina Strait, whose depth does not exceed 30 meters. The island can be seen clearly from Corralejo.

Its name comes from the fact that in the past the island was inhabited by Mediterranean monk seals (also known as sea lions), which are now totally extinct on the island.

Over time the sea lions became extinct. Today, replicas of these species can be observed next to the Observation Centre located on the quay.

Lobos Island Natural Park. 

It is home to more than 130 plant species and several species of birds, including the herring gull, the great bustard (at certain times of the year) and the Cory's shearwater. The seabed is an underwater reserve area and contains a great ecological wealth. Its highest point is La Caldera, at 127 m.

A ten-minute walk from the pier, the visitor will find the “Puertito de Lobos”, a small group of white fishermen's huts with blue doors and the only inhabited area on this virgin island. El Puertito is the only area with houses on Lobos Island and is the place where families have lived (middlemen, fishermen, etc.) who came to the island to take advantage of the resources.

These formations occur when a lava flow comes into contact with water. When this contact occurs, phreatic explosions take place, which are responsible for their formation. The “hornitos” are located on volcanic islands where the contact of lava with ocean water is a common occurrence. hornitos  se localizan en islas volcánicas donde el contacto de la lava con el agua del océano es un hecho común.

How to get here and what to do

The islet of Lobos can be reached by ferry from the port of Corralejo,, ideally leaving early in the morning and returning in the afternoon, to be able to visit the whole islet.

On arrival you will find the visitor centre,, where you will find general information about the islet. The islet has wonderful bathing areas such as the beach of La Concha, with its yellow sand and totally protected from the waves, and El Puertito, where, as well as enjoying the marvellous transparent waters, you can enjoy delicious fish dishes fresh from the sea in the only restaurant there (lunch is only served by reservation, we recommend you make a reservation when you arrive on the island). Lobos Island has a rest area, where you can take a break and enjoy the views to continue your visit.       

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