Trekking along volcanic cones to the north of Fuerteventura
The pathway in Lobos, one of the best preserved areas in the Canary Islands which is just under five square kilometres in size, allows visitors to enjoy a wide variety of attractions: from salt marshes to small volcanic cone formations called “hornitos”. The route which goes around the island in a circle takes you from the harbour to Martiño lighthouse. The trek on the way back goes through the Puertito, a former temporary settlement for the island’s fishermen and shellfish farmers who worked in the area.
Historic saltpans among reminders of the monk seal
The route in Islote de Lobos, which can only be reached by sea from the harbour in Corralejo, in the north of Fuerteventura, has many interesting elements along its seven kilometres such as the saltpans of Marrajo and Martiño lighthouse which in 1865 marked the first permanent human presence on the islet. It still preserves ancient ovens, washing places, animal pens and water tanks in a very interesting patrimonial combination rounded off by the reproductions of monk seals in homage to the extinct colony of seals from which the islet takes its name.
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