What to do on Lobos Island

What to do on Lobos island , also called the seal monks, also called sea lions, which until recently lived on its shores. Its highest point is La Caldera, 127 meters high and its area is only 4.5 square kilometers. The people of the Canary Islands realized the importance of this island and its rich biodiversity and declared it a Natural Park in 1982. As of January 2019, access to Isla Lobos is limited to 400 people per day to minimize the tourist impact. To be able to enter the island, a mandatory permit must be requested from the municipal authority and can only be booked 5 days in advance, and the permit allows visiting the island only in the morning (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or in the afternoon (from 2:00 p.m. 00 to 18:00). It is impossible to spend the whole day on island land. And even worse - permits can only be requested for a maximum of 3 people (if you are a group of more than 3 you must join an organized tour group from local travel agencies). We planned the trip outside the tourist season and were without a permit, we bought a group ticket for 4 people for 16 euros (10:00 departure and 16:00 return). Bookmark and Share

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Lobos Island photogallery

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We went around the entire island, climbed the La Caldera volcano and dived into the turquoise waters of the fantastic La Concha beach bay.

Lobos Island is a completely protected area, you cannot walk outside the indicated paths and there is an eco police - three people with a small electric car go around the two paths and watch the tourists (the fine for stepping outside the paths is 300€). The ascent of the volcano is via a path with steps and the views are unique - you can see the two islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, as well as the sand dunes of Corralejo.

What are the beaches of Lobos Island

  • La Concha Beach
  • El Puertito
  • La Calera
  • Las Lagunillas

In fact, these four beaches are the best in the area, unfortunately the wind is quite strong. It was like that at the time we visited it.

La Concha Beach is crescent shaped and also known as La Caleta. It is located in the western part and offers quite beautiful views of the coast of Fuerteventura. The whole island has a volcanic character and for this reason all the beaches are brown and black in color.

The photos show this very well. Playa de la Concha is a remote beach, isolated and very nice for romance.

El Puertito is the most visited beach, there is even a specially built path next to it. The water here is calmest, with small waves. It can be used for water sports and diving.

La Calera small beach near the only sea lighthouse Martinho. Personally, I don't recommend it because the other three beaches are more tourist friendly.

Las Lagunillas: If you continue towards the lighthouse from La Calera, you will find this area of natural pools where you can see numerous seabirds that come in search of this unique oasis.

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