Isle of Fuerteventura

Isla de Lobos

In the North of Fuerteventura you can find a small island called Isla de Lobos, which is a famous destination for excursions.

The whole surface of Isla de Lobos is 6 km² and reaches 127 m on the highest point, which is a volcanic cone. The Isla de Lobos is situated between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

The space between Fuerteventura and the isle is round about 2 km and it’s known as Rio. The depth of the Rio is not superior to 10 m.

The name of the isle comes from the extinction of a colony of sea lions. The isle is more or less between 6.000 and 8.000 years old and it was populated until 1968 of the lighthouse keeper and its family.

Nowadays the isle is visited by tourists and visitors. From Corralejo you can get by boat to the Isla de Lobos. The company Grupo Lobos is circulating between Corralejo and the isle various times a day.

The Isla de Lobos is part of the National park Dunas de Corralejo. On the isle you can find 130 species of plants. On the coast of the isle you find different microorganisms and animals. Some kinds of birds live as well on the isle. The marine landscape was declared submarine reservoir.

To visit the Isla de Lobos you can make an excursion with the company Grupo Lobos, which is travelling to the island since 2006. Grupo Lobos is transporting guests and visitors to the Isla de Lobos from the harbor of Corralejo.

The maritime line is travelling between Corralejo and Isla de Lobos round about 6 times a day in the high season and 4 times during the low season. The boats can transport between 130 and 150 persons.

On your holiday on Fuerteventura you can make a nice and interesting excursion to the Isla de Lobos and enjoy the maritime landscape and the natural surroundings.

This entry was posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 11:53 am and is filed under About Fuerteventura, Corralejo, Flora and Fauna, Places to visit.


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