Tabarca island

Tabarca island

Its waters are Marine Reserve of the Mediterranean for its excellent quality and the biodiversity of its flora and fauna.


The island of Tabarca is the only inhabited island of the Valencian Community and is opposite the city of Alicante, eleven nautical miles and near the Cape of Santa Pola. Actually more than an island, it is a small archipelago, composed, apart from Tabarca, by the islets La Cantera, La Galera and Nao. It is approximately 1,800 meters and a maximum width of about 400 meters.

Its coasts sheltered in the past a refuge of Berber pirates. In the eighteenth century, Charles III ordered to fortify it and build in it a village in which to accommodate several families of fishermen from Genoa who were held captive in the Tunisian city of Tabarka. The walls that surround its urban nucleus have been declared Historical Artistic Set and Well of Cultural Interest.

How to arrange the visit to the island of Tabarca ?


The typical visit is usually one day. There are multiple departures, with more or less regularity depending on the season, from the port of Alicante on a comfortable seafront of approximately one hour. It can also be accessed from Santa Pola, or Benidorm.

Once on the island, visitors can enjoy coves and beaches with transparent waters and a picturesque seaport, with an excellent offer of restoration, with the possibility of tasting the traditional cauldron, the typical dish of the island. It is recommended to walk through the urban nucleus and visit the island's museum. The visitor can stay on the island itself due to the opening of accommodation establishments in recent years.


From Santa Pola

Cruise ships Baeza Parodi

  • phone: +34 608 330 422
  • phone: +34 609 893 920
  • more information in Tourist Info Santa Pola phone: +34 96 669 60 52

From Guardamar del Segura

La Gola de Guardamar

  • phone: +34 689 103 623
  • more information in Tourist Info Guardamar. Tel: +34 96 572 44 88

From Benidorm

Excursiones Marítimas Benidorm

  • phone: +34 96 585 00 52
  • more information in Tourist Info Benidorm. Tel: +34 96 585 32 24

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Where to sleep in Isla Tabarca

Given the small area, we do not find a lot of accommodation here, but the few that are worthwhile. The most desired is the Isla Tabarca Boutique Hotel, with amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea, especially at the later hours of the day. Its rooms are very well equipped, with all kinds of details and luxuries, and in its magnificently decorated restaurant you can enjoy a varied breakfast buffet.

Then there is the Isla Plana Hotel, very good for sleeping in Tabarca. Here they accept pets, so it will not be a headache, and some rooms have a balcony to enjoy the good weather in this area, as well as very good views. The quality-price ratio, very good, since you will receive good services for the price you pay, and its decoration is made to achieve a very good customer comfort,

Finally, to sleep in Tabarca, there is the Hotel Nueva Tabarca, on the beach. Here the staff is quite professional, knowing how to give an exemplary service to their guests, and the cleanliness of their rooms is exemplary, where you will not find any specks of dust. And as in the previous hotels, on your terrace and balconies you can enjoy some beautiful sunsets.


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Sanata Creu Hotel


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