A veritable winter madness in the Canaries :) Only that instead of snow we had beautiful fine sand, and the braver ones instead of skis or a snowboard jumped on a windsurfing board :)
This time we set aside more than one day for Fuerteventura, as we did last time on our first visit to the Canary Islands. We spent several nights here in a single-family house with a pool.
In general, it’s nice to have a pool at your disposal, provided you’re in warmer weather or it’s heated :) Although the temperatures reached 25 degrees C during the day, it was cool at night and the water never got warm enough to use the pool in comfort.
However, we did not regret it, because we did not fly to Fuerteventura to sit in the pool. The island has so many beautiful beaches to offer that it’s a shame to sit by the pool :)
We’ve already written quite a bit about Fuerteventura, so as in the post about Tenerife, this time we’ll focus only on new information, without duplicating what you can read in an earlier post (i.e. here). Of course, we also visited the same place, albeit much slower and quieter ;-)
Isla de Lobos
While in Fuerteventura, it is worth setting aside one day for the nearby island of Isla de Lobos. It is a tiny island (4.4 square kilometers). The island is named after a species of seals (lobos marinos) that lived here until the 19th century.
Various sources say they were either eaten by French explorers or killed by fishermen with whom they competed for food. The fact remains that we no longer encounter these mammals on the island (despite attempts to reintroduce the species to the island) – yet they remain a symbol of Isla de Lobos.
So, we already know that it’s not the seals that attract tourists, so what then? Well, nice beaches, wild nature, trekking trails and a chance to take a break from the commercialized Fuerteventura, such an addition to the well-known Canary Islands:)
Of course, tourism is booming at its best here as well, but the entire island has a single point with tourist information and a separate building with a restaurant.
We went to Isla de Lobos in the morning, so initially we had almost the entire beach to ourselves, but within an hour or two whole families with children showed up and it got a little crowded (but also without exaggeration).
After a brief warm-up, we set out to walk a bit along the local trails. There is not much of it, around 1 pm we could safely return to Fuerteventura :) However, if you would like to get around the entire island, you can safely treat it as a day trip.
For an extra charge, you can take a glass-bottom boat ride, watch the fish and have lunch on the boat. Since we had no other plans anyway, we decided on this option. We sat down on the lower deck and after some 15 minutes we could admire the sea creatures that had arrived for a meal. What was our surprise when we stepped out onto the deck and found that we were only about 200 meters away from the shore….
Is it a “must have”? Honestly – no, but if you plan to spend a few days on Fuerteventura itself, it can be an interesting diversification of the trip :)
What else in Fuerteventura?
On Fuerteventura itself, you absolutely must go and spend some time in Corralejo Natural Park, Morro Jable and Betancuria. During our visit, the weather was excellent, although a bit windy. We won’t elaborate, since much has already been described in earlier posts, but we’ll throw in some current photos :)
Also, check out the entire gallery from Fuerteventura and the island of Lobos:
ie also forget our tips:
- What is the best way to fly to the Canary Islands?
- About whether you can find canaries in the Canaries;)
- A few words about food in the Canary Islands.
- Whether and how to drive in Tenerife and other Canary Islands?
- Which island should you choose for your vacation sojourns and how are they different?
- And our TOP 10 from the Canaries:)