In antiquity there was probably a Roman base on the island, as excavations from early 2012 suggest.
When in 1402 the Norman sailor Jean de Béthencourt Lanzarote conquered, he tried from the serving as a supply base neighboring island Lobos also take Fuerteventura, which finally succeeded in 1405 after several attempts.
The monk seals (Lobos Marinos) gave the island its name in the 15th century. Lobo means in the Spanish Wolf - the explorers and sailors then called the seals sea wolves. Within a century, however, they were eradicated, also because they could give the former seafarers valuable meat, fat and fur.
In 1863, the lighthouse Faro de Martiño was built on the northern tip and put into operation two years later. There the writer Josefina Pla was born in 1903, who later lived in Paraguay. For some time, a few peasant families settled on the island. Remains of their cisterns (Aljibes) can still be found today. The last lighthouse keeper, who lived there with his family, had to go in 1968 after the automation of the beacon. To date, the now restored lighthouse is in operation.
Today there are two restaurants near the pier in Casas del Puertito for the daytime guests. A few fishermen have weekend cottages there. There are no permanent residents
Isla de Lobos
Together we gonna drive to the north of Fuerteventura. And from there we took a ferry to the small island of LOBOS. When we already arrived we start directly with the hike to the volcano
Montaña de la Caldera (127m). Once there, we are rewarded with a wonderful view of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. After the descent there is a small typical picnic in front of the small village
EL PUERTITO settlement before we drive back to the hotel.
Duration: 6 h.