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6 incredible places TO SEE on LOBOS ISLAND ❤️- Travel magnets

The most crystalline waters that you will find on the island of Fuerteventura are actually on Isla de Lobos, a small but thuggish island perfect for spending a fabulous day.Hiking, beaches, turquoise waters and heart-stopping volcanoes.This is waiting for you on this uninhabited island.Welcome to the best places to see on Isla de Lobos!A paradise just 15 minutes by boat from the north of Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canary archipelago.It is probably the island with the best beaches of all the Canary Islands.But not everything is limited to Morro Jable, Sotavento or the incredible beaches of the Dunes of Corralejo.Specifically from the latter, from Corralejo beach, you can see a small virgin and desert islet to the north.A true volcanic Eden bordered by crystal clear waters.A short boat ride will take you to the Lobos Island Natural Park, a protected island with the most spectacular water of all the Canary Islands.In this article I am going to tell you everything you have to see on Isla de Lobos, how to get there, how to request permissionto visit it, the best plans you can make there and much more.Will you come with me?

Imanes de Viaje tells you everything you have to see on Isla de Lobos, the paradise of the Canary Islands.

When I say that Isla de Lobos is small, I promise that I am not exaggerating one bit.In total it has 4.7 km2, there are no roads, no asphalt, no houses.The only means of transport to move around the island will be your feet unless you take a bike by boat from Fuerteventura.There is only one restaurant on the island and everything else is amazing volcanic landscapes and sandbanks.Not to mention that it is impossible to camp or spend the night there.There are no hotels or accommodations available to sleep here.The only way to visit Lobos Island is by taking an excursion from Corralejo.Of course, I assure you that the day you go to visit Isla de Lobosyou will enjoy it to the fullest.Disconnection is assured and so are the photons.

The name of Isla de Lobos comes from the sea lionsthat once inhabited it.Little remains of these little animals that disappeared in the fifteenth century, but attempts are currently being made to re-introduce the species to the island.You must bear in mind that this is a protected natural parkand, therefore, you must respect the environment with special care.In fact, the island has a restricted quota of people who can visit it per day and it is necessary to request a permit in advance.Below I will tell you all the details about it.

Where is Lobos Island located?

Lobos Isletis the island most virgin and uninhabited of the Canary Islands.It is located north of the Island of Fuerteventura, halfway between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, although much closer to Fuerteventura.In fact, the ferry from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura passes right next to Isla de Lobos.It is actually located almost 13 kilometers south of Playa Blanca, south of Lanzarote, and only 4.5 kilometers from Corralejo in Fuerteventura.Of course, although it is quite close to the two islands, the only way you can get to Isla de Lobos is by boat from Fuerteventura .It is not possible from Lanzarote.

The boat trip to Isla de Loboslasts just 15-20minutes and departs from the Port of Corralejo in Fuerteventura.You also have options to arrive by water taxi or even by catamaran.Below I will tell you all the details.

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Arriving by boat to Isla de Lobos.

Permission to visit Isla de Lobos

Given the special characteristics of this island, both landscape and environmental, this is a place worth preserving.For this reason, the quota of people who can visit the island per day has been limited.In total, only 200 people can be in this natural park simultaneously, in two shifts, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

The authorization to visit Lobos Islandis completely free and is You have to apply on the LoboPass website no later than 5 days in advance.If you don’t go in high season, sometimes even on the day itself, you can request the permit for that same afternoon.On the website itself you can see the remaining quota of available places for both that day and the following.

two shifts are established to visit the islandand the time The length of stay on Isla de Lobos is a maximum of 4 hours .If you decide to choose the morning shift, the schedule is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..On the afternoon shift, the hours are from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..This authorization is personal and non-transferable and may be required at any time by park staff.Of course, when making the reservation to Isla de Lobos, it only admits a maximum of three requests.If you are traveling as a family and you are more than three people, you will have to request permission in different reservations.

I have to admit that we visited Isla de Lobos in November, we requested permission in advance, but since it was low season and there was little occupancy, the hours were not particularly strict.We arrived at Isla de Lobos around 1 a.m. and left around 5 a.m.

A very interesting option that I would like to tell you about is that many boat companies are directly in charge of managing your permit at no cost. extrasimply by buying the boat ticket in advance.This way you save a paperwork because hey, you’re going to have to buy the boat ticket no matter what.

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Turquoise waters on Isla de Lobos in Fuerteventura.

How to get to Isla de Lobos

As I mentioned at the beginning, the only option you have to get to Isla de Lobos Lobos is from Fuerteventura.There are a lot of companies in charge of taking you to the Majorero paradise.The journey costs 16 euros and the boats leave directly from the Port of Corralejoto the Port of Isla de Lobosor also called the Puerto de la Isla de Lobos.

There are several boat companies that make this journey daily with different schedules.Although we like to take tickets reserved in advance, you will find points of sale directly in the vicinity of the Port of Corralejo.It is true that you get the permit for a maximum of 4 hours on the island, but you have boats from 9.45, 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.30 and 13.30.The earlier you arrive, the more time you have to be on the island within those 4 hours you have.Regarding the return directly at the box office they will inform you about the schedules since they can change depending on the time of year.You also have to bear in mind that, if you exceed the time spent on the island, they stop you, ask for your permit and verify that you have exceeded the time, you can be fined.I also find it interesting to tell you that on some boats you can take your bikeon board, even a surfboard for a supplement.

If you are thinking about whetherchoose the morning shift or the afternoon depends on what time of year you visit Isla de Lobos and the plan you have.We went in November and we went in the afternoon, I admit that at the last minute it was already a little windy on the beach.If you go in the middle of summer, perhaps by going in the afternoon you will avoid the hottest hours, but it is also true that if you want to go to the beach in the morning and eat there early, you have to be in luxury.Conclusion Any option you choose is good and you’re going to love it.

To get to Isla de Lobos you can do it by boat, water taxi or as an organized excursion by catamaran.To make it easier for you to move, all the options that I am going to propose below include the management of the permit to visit Isla de Lobos.The company is 100% reliable, we travel a lot with them, they always offer the best prices and it is undoubtedly the most comfortable option by far.

Between visit Lobos Island by boat or water taxi both options are great and the price is pretty much the same.In my case, as I have a back problem, I decided on the boat option because it is larger than a water taxi and thus avoid impacts, but in your case I would choose it based on the time availability that best suits you.

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Water taxi to Isla de Lobos.

Another option that I would like to tell you about is visiting Isla de Lobos as an organized excursionby boat.In this way you forget about the permit and it also includes the option of eating on board and an open bar for drinks.This option is the best if you have in mind to practice water sports as it includes the equipment for paddle surfing, kayaking, or snorkeling.

If water sports are not your thing, but you don’t want without snorkeling on the island, one of the most demanded options is this pack that includes the boat trip, the management of permits and the activity of snorkeling in the most cool points of the islet, it also includes equipment rental.

One of the questions that people often ask me is how to get to Isla de Lobos from Lanzarote.The answer is simple, there is no direct option.You will have to go to Playa Blanca, in the south of Lanzarote, and from there take the ferry from Lanzarote to Corralejo, in Fuerteventura.Once in Corralejo you have to take the ferry to Isla de Lobos.As you can see, it is a bit more tedious, but nothing that cannot be done in the same day if you get up early.Keep in mind that the ferry journeys from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura last only 30 minutes and there are very frequent hourly trips.

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Sunrise from Isla de Lobos.

6 places to see on Isla de Lobos

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Once we have set ourselves up, we are going to talk about all the corners that have to see on Lobos Island.As you know, your time on the island is limited to 4 hours, so it is likely that you will not have time to see everything.Don’t worry, we’ve come to enjoy ourselves and I’m going to tell you about the best of Isla de Lobos.I’m going to tell you all the beaches and charming corners.Then you decide which one to stay with.

For us, the best of Isla de Lobos is in the south, near where the boat leaves you.If you mount it well you will be able to take advantage of those four hours to the fullest.Of course you will have to choose whether to go all the way around the island or focus better on the southern area, but we will tell you all the options.

1.Isla de Lobos Visitor Center

As soon as you set foot in the Port of Isla de Lobos, I recommend you go to the visitor center that is right next door.It will help you learn a little more about the island, learn about the hiking trails and the flora and fauna that you can see on this volcanic island.Although after reading this post you will need to know little more information, you have been warned.

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Hiking on Lobos Island

2.Without a doubt, for me it was one of the places to see on Isla de Lobos that surprised me the most.It is the place with the most transparent water of all the Canary Islands.My goodness, it looks like the Caribbean!It is clear that Spain is full of hidden treasures and this is one of them.The place is super photogenic, it has a wooden walkway and it is easy to find people snorkeling in this area.It is easy to imagine that everything can be good under those turquoise waters.If the water temperature is good, don’t forget your snorkel goggles because you’re going to be amazed by the colors.

Whether you decide to snorkel or not, this area is great to sit down for a bit and rest with these views.Wonders that nature gives us.Right next to El Puertito is the only restaurant on the island.

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El Puertito, the best place to see on Isla de Lobos.

3.Playa de la Concha

We retrace our steps to now go to what is the best beach to see on Isla de Lobos.It is a beach located about 10 minutes walk from the crescent-shaped port.It has a total of more than a kilometer of fine golden sand.It is a perfect place to take out the towel and rest for a while either before or after walking around the island.The views of Fuerteventura from here are fabulous and the beach is also located at the foot of the highest volcano on the island, which will be our next point.

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Playa de la Concha , the longest beach on Isla de Lobos.

4.Salinas de la Isla de Lobos

From Playa de la Concha to the Montaña la Caldera volcano we have to make a brief stop at the Salinas de la Isla.As happens in other Canary Islands, Isla de Lobos has an old salt farm.The Salinas del Marrajo were built in 1944, although they were never in operation.

5.Montaña la Caldera

I told you at the beginning that this island is volcanic.Well, on Isla de Lobos you have the opportunity to climb the crater of a dormant volcano.The ascent is important and has quite a slope, but it is not complicated.I didn’t go up because of my back problem, but I would have loved it.With its 122 meters of altitude, we are before the highest point of Isla de Lobos.You already know that in this life every effort has its reward and since it is a small island the view from above is amazing.You can see perfectly the entire northern area of ​​Fuerteventura with the wonderful Dunes of Corralejo as protagonists.By the way, do not forget to bring water and a hat during the climb.Well, during the ascent and in general because there is no shade at all on the island.

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Montaña la Caldera.

6.Punta Martiño Lighthouse

So far I have told you about the essential places to see on Isla de Lobos.In our case, we decided not to go all the way around the island since they told us that the lighthouse was not of great interest and the road to get there could be monotonous.

In 4 hours you don’t have time to see everything, or At least not at our pace.We reward the beach and tranquility before traveling the entire island quickly and running.But you know that I like to tell you about all the options so that you can choose later, and El Faro de Punta Martiño is another option.The path here is easy, but remember there is no shadow the entire way.

6.Las Lagunitas

The trails on the island are perfectly marked and communicated.When you are close to Puertito I recommend that you continue the path to Las Lagunitas.It is full of small puddles that make an impact due to the contrast with the rest of the island’s landscape.If you are a bird lover, this area is perfect for bird watching, even do not rule out bringing binoculars.As you can see, there are all kinds of plans on this island.

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A different landscape from Las Lagunitas.

Where to eat on Isla de Lobos

To eat on Isla de Lobos you only have one option, the Restaurante Antoñito el Farerowhich is next to El Puertito.It has traditional food with fish and seafood paella, although it also has sandwiches and portions.Very important!It is essential to book in advanceor go to reserve a table as soon as you get off the ship.It is usually very crowded because it has good opinions and getting a table in high season is usually really impossible.If you’re not going to eat sitting down, I don’t recommend eating a sandwich here.Standing in a huge queue in the sun, with the limited time on the island, is not worth it.If you are going to eat a sandwich on Isla de Lobos, it is best to bring it already bought from Fuerteventura.

By the way, simply remind yourself that you are in a protected area so you already know what to do with the waste that you generate on the island.Thank you handsome.😉

And this has been the entire 4-hour tour of the best places to see on Isla de Lobos.If you have any questions, I’ll wait for you in the comments of this post.

Isla de Lobos is small, but I’ll leave you a map so you can find your way around wonderfully.

Keep reading more articles about the Canary Islands that may also interest you:

More information on the Fuerteventura Tourism website.

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View of the Island of Lobos from Fuerteventura.

To finish, I will leave you with a summary of some frequently asked questions about how to visit Isla de Lobos.

Recommendations and tips for visiting Isla de Lobos

Don’t forget to wear good shoes, some t-shirts are enough.The path is very well signposted and practically flat, except if you decide to climb the volcano.To avoid unforeseen events, I recommend you not to leave the signposted path.You can’t forget to bring water and a hat either, because shade is practically non-existent throughout the entire island.

How to get to Isla de Lobos?

To go to Isla de Lobos you have to go to the town of Corralejo, in the north of Fuerteventura.I recommend you book the ticket in advance.

How to request permission to visit Lobos Island?

Access to Isla de Lobos is limited to a maximum quota of 400 people per day in two shifts.You can visit either in the morning shift from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or in the afternoon shift from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.The maximum time spent on the island is 4 hours.

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