Fuerteventura is one of our favourite islands in the Canary Islands, as well as offering more than 150 kilometres of beaches to enjoy the sun and the sea breeze, it is home to incredible volcanic landscapes. No wonder it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Today we would like to tell you about one of the most beautiful spots in Fuerteventura. We are talking about the Islote de Lobos, a small island of 4.5 square kilometres that offers crystal clear waters, spectacular surroundings and restorative tranquillity. Would you like to find out more details? Then we recommend that you pay close attention to what we tell you below!
Home to monk seals
The Islote de Lobos is separated from Fuerteventura by the Bocaina strait, which is no more than 30 metres deep. Its name comes from the fact that years ago it was home to monk seals, also known as sea lions. Unfortunately, these animals are now endangered by fishermen.
Great ecological wealth
Fortunately, the island is protected thanks to the fact that it forms part of the Islote de Lobos Nature Reserve, a place that is home to more than 130 plant species and different species of birds. Of course, its seabed is characterised by its ecological richness.
Ideal for surfing
In addition to being an ideal place to enjoy the scenery and diving, it is also perfect for surfing. In fact, there are many lovers of this water sport who visit the Islote de Lobos to enjoy its right-hand wave at the base of La Caldera. Would you like to visit this place? You can do so by sea transport to Corralejo. You should also know that here you can taste fresh fish in the hamlet of Puertito de Lobos. Here is our gallery, where you will find more images of the Islote de Lobos. Don’t miss it!