This sixty-metre stone jetty at the extreme south of the islet is the maritime access to Islote de Lobos and also the starting point of the trail. This is the main entrance to the Nature Park and boats bringing visitors from Corralejo all dock here.
This beach is named after its conch-like shape and is a small, sandy cove at the foot of La Caldera, the main elevation on Islote de Lobos. In this idyllic bathing spot, there is also a small theme park dedicated to the monk seal - also known as the lobo marino and the namesake for the islet.
The trail takes a small detour that leads to the Marrajo salt pans, located a the end of La Caleta beach. These new salt pans are unique because there are no annexe structures - you only have the reservoirs, the evaporation pans and a well. They are well-preserved and lend a special charm to this corner of the island.
Just before climbing up to the lighthouse, you have a salt flat that is made up of small lakes that are filled periodically. The vegetation here is very interesting as it can survive the sea water and includes endemic species like Limonium ovalifolium canariensis found exclusively on the islet. In addition, it is an excellent place for bird-watching, especially waders.
The Martiño lighthouse is the main building on the islet and dates back to the second half of the 19th century. Together with the Pechiguera lighthouse at the southern point of Lanzarote and the facing El Cotillo lighthouse at the extreme north of Fuerteventura, this lighthouse plays an important role in ensuring safe navigation in the Bocayna Strait between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
The remains that you see in this area are of the dry-stone houses of the Portuguese labourers who built the Martiño lighthouse. The paths the stretch across this islet were created during this construction project that lasted five years because of, among other reasons, supply difficulties.
You will walk along this beautiful, sandy flatland on your way to El Puertito. The sand adds a white and gold touch to the landscape dotted with the mounds and small cones as also vegetation typical to these coastal areas.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- It is safer to keep your pet on a lead.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).