Tabarca Island

The island's waters are officially declared a Mediterranean Marine Reserve for their excellent quality and for the biodiversity of their flora and fauna.

Tabarca is the only inhabited island in the Region of Valencia and is located opposite the city of Alicante, 11 nautical miles offshore and near the Santa Pola headland. In fact, it’s more than just an island: it’s a small archipelago that comprises the islets of La Cantera, La Galera and La Nao as well as the Isla de Tabarca itself. It is approximately 1,800 metres long and measures some 400 metres across at its widest point.

 

In the past, its shores were a refuge for Berber pirates and, in the 18th century, King Carlos III ordered the island to be fortified and a town built, in which to house several families of Genoese fishermen who were being held prisoner in the Tunisian city ofTabarka. The walls surrounding the town have been officially declared a Historical and Artistic Site and an Asset of Cultural Interest.

Organising your trip

A visit to the island usually lasts one day. There are numerous departure times from the port of Alicante, although the regularity of these depends upon the time of year. The boat ride is comfortable and lasts for around one hour. The island can also be reached from Santa Pola and Benidorm.

Once on the island, visitors can enjoy the coves and beaches with their crystal-clear waters and a picturesque fishing port with excellent eateries offering the opportunity to try the traditional “caldero”, the island’s typical dish. We recommend a stroll through the town and a visit to the island’s museum.

Visitors can now even enjoy an overnight stay on the island, thanks to the recent opening of accommodation.

Estación marítima de Alicante

Getting there by boat

 

 

The boat trip to theTabarcaIslandcan be comfortably made fromAlicante, Santa Pola, Guardamar and Benidorm.

From Alicante Marina

Crosiers  Kontiki

  • Phone: +34 686 994 538
  • Phone: +34 686 994 539

Timetables:

At Easter and over the summer season, there are several departures every day.

Outside of the summer season, confirm timetables beforehand: www.cruceroskontiki.com

Schedule

Invierno-Hiver-WinterVerano-Summer
Alicante- Tabarca

De Lunes a domingo
Du lundi au Dimanche
From monday to sunday
11.00h

Alicante- Tabarca

De Lunes a domingo
Du lundi au Dimanche
From monday to sunday
10.00h
11.00h
12.15h
13.15h
Tabarca-Alicante

De lunes a domingo
Du lundi au dimanche
From monday to sunday
16.30h
Tabarca-Alicante
De lunes a domingo
Du lundi au dimanche
From monday to sunday
16.30h
17.30h*
18.30h
* Consultar disponibilidad/ Check availability
Approximate journey time: 1 hour.

Rates (round trip)

  • Children over 4 years and adults: 19 e
  • Children under 4 years: free
Groups 

 

From Santa Pola

Barcos-Taxi

El llop marí

  • Tel. 696 910 483
  • Marina Miramar, Paseo Adolfo Suárez. Santa Pola

Veloz 

  • Tel. 637 553 257
  • Marina Miramar, Paseo Adolfo Suárez. Santa Pola

Lanchas semirrígidas de 11 pasajeros cada una. Salidas 24horas

Aquabus Tabarca SL

  • Av. Fernando Pérez Ojeda, Santa Pola
  • Tel. 687 91 64 50
  • Mov: 678 64 00 03/4
  • http://tabarbus.com.es/
  • 2 speedboats for 36 passengers

Catamaranes Transtabarca

  • Av. Fernando Pérez Ojeda
  • Tel. 689 123 623
  • Mov. 608 33 04 22
  • www.islatabarca.com
  • Underwater-vision catamaran for 250 passengers and 2 support boats for 48 and 36 passengers.

Tabarca Water Taxi  (Av. Fernando Pérez Ojeda)

 

Round trip prices

  • 15 € Adults
  • 10 € Children (from 4 to 8 years old)
  • Contact for group prices.

Frequency

  • High season: every 30 minutes
  • Low season: 4 trips a day

The Tourist Department is not responsible for any change that may arise from timetables, prices or any other information: Tourist Info Santa Pola

Tel: +34 96 669 60 52

 

From Guardamar del Segura

La Gola de Guardamar

  • Tel: +34 689 103 623
  • Further information is available from Tourist Info Guardamar-Tel: +34 96 572 44 88

 

From Benidorm

Excursiones Marítimas Benidorm

  • Tel: +34 96 585 00 52
  • Further information is available from Tourist Info Benidorm- Tel: +34 96 585 32 24

 

Estación marítima de Alicante

CATAMARAN TRIPS

Magic Excursiones 

Puerto de Alicante,
Paseo Marítimo s/n
03002 Alicante
(junto a Plaza Canalejas)
Telf.: (+34)966 423 066
info@magicalicante.com

www.magicalicante.com

 

Where to eat in Tabarca

EL TIO COLLONET


C/ D'AZORLA. ISLA TABARCA,27
03138, Isla de Tabarca,
Alacant/Alicante
965970599
LA ALMADRABA
C/ VIRGEN DEL CARMEN, 29
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965970587
TERE
PY CENTRAL LOCAL 5, s/n
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965961087
(+34) 649963254
AMPARIN
PLAYA CENTRAL,
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965970734
ANITA
CENTRO SERVICIOS TABARCA,
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965960734
CASA GLORIA II
C/BERNARDO RUSO, 19
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965970584
CASA RAMOS
PL GRAN,
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965970581
LA CALETA
PY CENTRAL, S/N
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965970810
LOS PESCADORES
PLAYA CENTRAL, S/N
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965960650
DON JERONIMO
C/ VIRGEN DEL CARMEN, 1
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965961283

Allotjaments en Tabarca

Where to sleep in Tabarca

 

HOTEL BOUTIQUE ISLA DE TABARCA ***
Hotel Boutique Isla de Tabarca
C/ Arzola s/n – Isla de Tabarca (Alicante)
Tel: +34 966 292 800
info@hotelislatabarca.com
www.hotelislatabarca.com
HOTEL ISLA PLANA***C/ Arzola nº10, Isla de Tabarca 03138
Tel +34-965 961 869
info@hotelislaplana.com
www.hotelislaplana.com
HOTEL CASA LA TRANCADA *C/ Motxo, 12
03138 Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 630503500
info@latrancada.com
HOSTAL MASIN*

C/ D'en Mig, 22
03138 Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965960509
HOSTAL EL CHIQUI *
C/ D'en Mig, 8
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965970143
HOSTAL NUEVO MASÍN *
Virgen del Carmen, 19
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965 960 509 / (+34) 676 974 423
Fax (+34) 965 960 516
masin@hostalmasin.com

Museum Nueva Tabarca

Tabarca island. Almacén de la Almadraba Building. 
Phone: 965 960 175

 Opening hours

Winter: Wednesday to Sunday.

  • From 11.00 to 14.00 h.
  • From 15.30 to 16.30h.

Summer: Wednesday to Sunday.

  • From 11.00 to 14.00 h.
  • From 16.00 to 18.30h.

 Rates

  • General ticket: 2 €.
  • Reduced ticket: 1 € for arranged groups of students of more than 10 people and adults with student card.
  • Free admisión for people older than 65 years, and children up to 12 years accompanied or handicapped.

 

Tourist info offices

Tourist Info offices

  • Phone: +34 96 512 56 33
  • Phone: +34 96 514 92 19
  • Phone: + 34 96 520 00 00
  •  mail: turismo@alicanteturismo.com

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