From the northern part of the island of Fuerteventura, you can see the Island of Lobos whose surface is less than 5 square kilometres. It is a unique and paradisiacal corner to make a getaway from Fuerteventura and enjoy this Natural Park that stands out for its seabed and stunning views.
Get to know Isla de Lobos
In Fuerteventura, Isla de Lobos is located in the north, in front of the beaches and the town of Corralejo. The island has its highest point at the Caldera with 127 meters and its total area is 4.5 square km. square kilometres.
The name Lobos comes from the fact that it was a place where monk seals or sea lions used to live. In the year 1982 it was declared a National Park and the measures of access and activities that can be carried out have been restricted over time to preserve this incredible natural landscape.
Corralejo and its National Park
To get to Isla de Lobos we access the town of Corralejo, famous for the Natural Park Dunas de Corralejo, a privileged natural area whose beaches often have winds and dunes, such as the Duna del Moro. In addition, the park is home to several wild species, some in danger of extinction. It does not even lack the volcano, as it has the Montaña Roja, from which you can enjoy incredible panoramic views. The centre of Corralejo, an old fishing village, has a large number of bars and restaurants and hotels.
We highlight the former Hostal Corralejo, today Avanti Fifestyle Hotel, in calle Delfín, 1, a cozy boutique hotel on the beach with only 14 rooms, where you can spend the night or in whose restaurant, Rompeolas, under the command of chef César Soto Fernández, you can taste its renowned cuisine of dishes full of flavor and very marine, such as prawns, black rice, scallops, octopus...
How to get to Lobos Island
To the island of Lobos can be reached by ferry from the town of Corralejo, in a very short tripIt is a very short trip that takes only 15 minutes. The boats dock in what is known as El Puertito, a small port very close to the only nucleus with buildings on the island and right next to the Playa de Las Conchas, one of the wonders of Isla de Lobos.
What you can do on the island of Lobos in Fuerteventura
The island of Lobos is a different place where you can enjoy a unique environment where nature has not been altered by man. The different activities that can be done on Isla de Lobos are:
One of the main attractions of Isla de Lobos is to walk the trails that exist on the island to know all its corners. It is an island of volcanic origin surrounded by crystal clear waters and some white sandy beaches, a unique contrast that makes hiking in this environment a very satisfying activity.
Eating in a paradisiacal setting
The only restaurant on the island, where you can enjoy fresh fish, is located in the only urban centre made up of a few fishermen's houses. Fishing in Lobos Island is very rich and varied, but it is regulated.
Enjoying a bath
Throughout the island there are different beaches where bathing is allowed. One of them is Las Conchas Beachwhere you can enjoy a swim in turquoise waters and white sand.
The snorkeling in Isla de Lobos is another of the star activities. The seabed in the area is really spectacular so take the goggles and the tube and admire what is hidden under the sea in Isla de Lobos is one of the best options. The kayak is also highly recommended.
Contemplate a unique view of Fuerteventura
Lobos in Fuerteventura offers spectacular views of the island of Fuerteventura. From Isla de Lobos you can appreciate in all its splendor the contrast that occurs in Corralejo, where the dunes end in the sea on spectacular beaches. Once back in Corralejo, another hotel, H10 Oceans Dreamsanother boutique hotel, located 550 meters from a white sandy beach, very close to the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo. Its spa centre, Turkish bath, jacuzzi and swimming pool are undoubtedly a good attraction, but above all its gastronomic offer, based on fresh produce and originality, and its terrace and bar, more informal, will ensure we spend a great day.
Lobos Island in the Canary Islands is a wonderful and unique place, ideal for a day trip and enjoy a different experience, walking its trails, contemplating its seabed or taking a swim in an idyllic setting.
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