Lobos Island is a protected area and declared a Natural Park since the beginning of the eighties. It is located in front of the bay of Corralejo in Fuerteventura and we can arrive on a boat trip of just 15 minutes.
Despite this short distance and easy accessibility, Isla de Lobos offers us a feeling of find ourselves isolated on a remote island, away from civilization. A place where vegetation hardly takes on a visual presence and the inclement weather and volcanoes have created an unusual, desert landscape with crystal clear waters.
The beautiful color of the water at Puertito beach
As the name implies, do not expect to find wolves in the middle of this volcanic and desert island. Its name comes from the pack of sea lions or also known as monk seals that inhabited the island until recently.
Undoubtedly, an ideal excursion to enjoy a very special day if you are in the north of Fuerteventura. Can you come with us?
How to get to Isla de Lobos
A few years ago, getting to Lobos Island was an adventure in itself. Some ship dared to take the intrepid travelers and picked them up in the afternoon. Just a dozen visitors strolled along the wonderful Playa de la Concha or climbed the Caldera mountain to enjoy its views of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.
Top of the Caldera mountain on Isla de Lobos
Today, the tourist claim has raised the alarm and it should be public bodies will begin to perform some type of control or measures to ensure a flow of visits proportional to the resources of the island.
There are currently two shipping companies that can officially take us from the port of Corralejo: the company Isla de Lobos and Naviera Nortour. Both offer tickets starting at 12 euros (round trip) and we can even transport a bicycle or surfboard.
Another option is to sign up for a catamaran excursion with food and snorkeling included
However, in the same port (at least during the summer of 2018), before you arrive at the shipping companies, some agencies will offer you the boat trip to the island at a similar price and with a continuous frequency. In most cases, they do so by parking in Puertito, something that current regulations are prohibited. Prices vary over 12 euros and reading the article in El Diario I imagine that some of them have the days counted if they continue to skip the law of costs.
The wide road that leads to the Caldera mountain