Isla de Lobos Water Taxi from Fuerteventura

89 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 15 min

The water taxi to Los Lobos brings you in a short time from Corralejo to Los Lobos what is proxi. 2km away. daily taxi from and to corralejo and the harbour of Los Lobos.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: FuerteCharter

The island as seen from the town of Corralejo

Lobos is a small island of the Canary Islands (Spain) located just 2 kilometres north of the island of Fuerteventura. Politically it belongs to the municipality of La Oliva on the island of Fuerteventura. It has an area of 4.68 square kilometres . It has been a nature reserve (Parque Natural del Islote de Lobos) since 1982.

The island is accessible to tourists via a short ferry ride from Corralejo, in the north of Fuerteventura. It has day facilities and weekend homes of local fishermen. At the northeastern end of the island is the Punta Martiño Lighthouse, the lighthouse keeper and his family were the last permanent inhabitants of Lobos, until the light was automated in the 1960s.

Aerial view of Lobos Island, with the harbour of Corralejo, Fuerteventura Island, in the top left corner

In 1405, Lobos Island served as resupply base for Jean de Béthencourt's conquest of Fuerteventura.

Origin of name

Lobos Island (Wolves Island) was named for the large number of sea wolves, also called monk seals, that once lived there. The monk seals were the island's only inhabitants when it was discovered by the Spanish conquerors of the Canaries archipelago in the fifteenth century.
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