The Strait of Bocaina, a link between two Islands
The strip of land between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura has the name of The Strait of Bocaina. During these 15 km you can only meet the Lobo Island
There is such a small distance that is possibile to see an Island from the other. Only during the days with a compromised view it’s difficult to catch.
How to move between the islands
There are many Shipping Company which organize the journey between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, among them there are Naviera Armas, Fred Olsen Expréss y Líneas Marítimas Romero.
The most common route connects Playa Blanca and Corralejo
This itinerary has two feautures: the duration is quite short, more or less 25-35 minutes, and there are a lot of set departures for both directions. This helps the transfer between the Islands.
A different way to pass through the Strait of Bocaina
Every year there is the celebration of the Travesía Internacional Bocaina, an other way to cross the Strait. It is a challenge that started for the first time in the 2000 and that this year is at its twentieth edition. It is an event which hosts athletes from the entire world, on the 19th of October.
They will be able to cross the Strait, swimming for the 15 km or, the less trained, will be able to choose the shorter way of 8-10 km . It’s quite difficult too! All the competitors will start their challenge at 7:45 am when they’ll hear the starting signal and they’ll have to end their competition within 14:45.
The competitors will have a meal from the 1:30 pm to 15:45 pm. Then they will have the opportunity to rest before getting the prizes. Around 9 pm there will be the closing celebration and a raffle with gifts among th athletes
A nice event to better know Lanzarote
The International Crossing Bocaina is a good occasion to know Lanzarote, wether you would like to do the challenge, support a friend or only have fun.
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