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 ofAlicante, 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.

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.

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

 

July and August 2013

ALICANTE-TABARCA
De Lunes a domingo:
From Monday To Sunday
De lundi à dimanche
Montag bis Sonntag

10:00, 11:00, 12:15, 13:30
TABARCA-ALICANTE
De Lunes a Domingo:
From Monday To Sunday
De lundi à dimanche
Montag bis Sonntag
16:30, 17:30, 19:00

Approximate journey time: 1 hour.

 

Rates (round trip)

  • Adults: 18 e
  • Children: 15 e
Groups

 

 

From Santa Pola

Cruceros Baeza Parodi

  • Tel: +34 608 330 422 / +34 609 893 920
  • Further information is available from 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

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

 

 

Hotel Boutique Isla de Tabarca C/ Arzola s/n – Isla de Tabarca (Alicante) Tel: +34 966 292 800
HOTEL CASA LA TRANCADAC/ 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
EL CHIQUI *
C/ D'en Mig, 8 03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante Tel. (+34) 965970143
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
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 Further information is available from 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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