Tourist Info

How to visit the Isla de Lobos from Lanzarote

I was recently commissioned to write another article for the Canary Islands tourist board, this time for the island of Fuerteventura. My topic was a day trip to the Isla de Lobos.

Naviera Armas

Although it takes a couple of boat rides from Lanzarote, it was relatively easy to organise, so I thought I’d share the details with you, just in case you fancy organising your own day out in the future.

The Isla de Lobos is small island situated between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, there’s not much in the way of visitor attractions it has a restaurant, a beach, a lighthouse and an information centre. It’s popular for walking, birding and surfing. 

I used the Naviera Nortour company for the Ferry Lobos Express service, tickets can be purchased online, or from ticket booth A from Grupo Lobos at Corralejo harbour. A return trip costs €15 for visitors and €12 for residents (proof required). They have boats departing Corralejo from 10:00 to 13:00 on the hour, every hour plus a couple in the afternoon. 

I caught the Naviera Armas 9am ferry from Playa Blanca. I had looked at all of the ferry schedules including Líneas Marítimas Romero and Fred Olsen however the Armas boat docked, allowing time to purchase my ticket in the harbour and catch the first Lobos ferry of the day at 10am, with a few minutes to spare.

Grupo Lobos

The busy catamaran took just 15 minutes to arrive at the pier on the Isla de Lobos, whilst most of the passengers took off to the left on direct routes to the beach and lighthouse, I walked  read more »

Catlanza Half Term Holiday Sailings

Take your kids on a pirate or Halloween themed sailing in Lanzarote, this half term holiday. 

Catlanza Pirate Halloween

Pirate themed sailing adventures are full of family fun, please check the schedule for Gold sailings.

The Halloween special sails at 14:30 on Monday 31st October 2016.

Babies 0-1 years old are free, children aged 2-12 years are child price.

Next week’s schedule looks like this, Platinum is adult only, Gold is for everyone.  read more »

Walk The Rock With Lanzarote Retreats

This time of year is perfect for walking in Lanzarote, and an opportunity to discover those fabulous parts of the island you may never have seen, and to see the surprisingly abundant flora and fauna off the beaten track.

Our friends at Lanzarote Retreats have teamed up with Blackstone Treks and Tours to offer a week of fabulous walks in Lanzarote, combined with staying at the  amazing Finca de Arrieta from 26th November until 3rd December.

This package is only open to a small group of people and the walks are moderate intensity, avoiding the “official” routes to discover the real hidden Lanzarote, forged by the volcanic eruptions, and taking into account the history, culture and environment.

Eco Yurt Suite yurtballs  read more »

Sunbeds Disappear From Puerto del Carmen Again

This feels like deja vu. Once again, the sunbeds are being removed from the beaches of Puerto del Carmen today. The contract awarded two years ago expired on 26th September and the contractor has now been told they must cease offering sunbeds and umbrellas.

Sunbeds Puerto del Carmen  read more »

A Reader Writes - Lanzarote Buggy Tour

Regular reader Stuart Bodgers went out on a buggy tour on his most recent visit to the island, and he shared his experience for all of us.

I've been coming to Lanzarote since around 1994. or thereabouts and having always hired a car, I would say I know the island extremely well. I am a keen photographer too and have always sought out unusual places on the island to document and thus, my knowledge of ‘hidden Lanzarote' is better than most regular visitors. So although we don’t live there, we both feel we know the geography better than most.

A rather dirtier Stuart and Marie  Team Photo

This year we came away not on 'holiday' but on 'honeymoon' and yet again Lanzarote did not disappoint in any way. It was another fabulous visit to the island we love and it was wonderful to meet up with people we've known for years.  read more »

Walk in La Graciosa, Pedro Barba

Normally when we go walking in La Graciosa, we head South out of the village and around to Playa La Francesa, as do many other visitors. If you’re looking for something a bit more secluded, we’d recommend walking North along the coast to Pedro Barba.

Walk Pedro Barba La Graciosa

We actually walked this in reverse, as we were dropped off by the Lineas Romero boat in the harbour of Pedro Barba on the Marine Excursion to Alegranza organised by Eco-Insider. In one direction it’s a clearly marked coastal path, the length is 5km. If you haven’t got a head for heights you may not like the drop offs on this route, so you could walk along the dirt roads shown on the map above, which is the 12,6km circular route recommended from Caleta del Sebo.

1 Pedro Barba

We spent a lovely hour or so in Pedro Barba, there is a gorgeous beach and harbour area, which is fabulous for snorkelling.   read more »

Monarch Denies Rumours Of Financial Troubles

Rumours were rife last night that the holiday company and airline Monarch were about to cease trading.

Monarch Landing Lanzarote w640 h480 2

These came about as several aircraft from other carriers, including United Airlines aircraft from the US, were re positioned to Monarch destinations and then given flight schedules which matched Monarch’s services. It was thought these aircraft were intended to provide repatriation flights under the ATOL scheme, as they had been chartered by the Civil Aviation Authority. At one time there appeared to be two aircraft inbound to Lanzarote as part of these charters, one a 787 due in this evening and the other due later in the week.  read more »

Line Dancing In Lanzarote

I caught up with Wendy Allan, who runs Lanzarote Line Dancing earlier this week. She has been coming to the island for many years, has a place here, and recently moved here full time.

Line Dance 2

Back in the UK, she runs West Coast Country Liners, and she has been teaching Line Dancing for 21 years. She is fully qualified with the BWDA and her style is modern, often using chart music, and always using routines that match the latest ones being taught around the world.

Line dance  read more »


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