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 of Tabarka. The walls surrounding the town have been officially declared a Historical and Artistic Site and an Asset of Cultural Interest.

Organising your trip to the island of Tabarca

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.

You can get to the Island of Tabarca from the marina (Paseo Tomás y Valiente). Approximate journey time: 1 hour.

Cruceros Kontiki

  • Phone: +34 686 994 538
  • Phone: +34 686 994 539
  • Fax: +34 96 521 63 96
  • Av. del Almte. Julio Guillén Tato, s/n, 03001 Alicante, Alicante, España

Timetable

Starting in March

  • Alicante- Tabarca: From monday to sunday 11.00 p.m
  • Tabarca- Alicante: De lunes a domingo a las 4.30 p.m

From June

  • Alicante- Tabarca: De lunes a domingo, salidas a las 10.00 p.m- 11.00 p.m- 12.15 p.m- 1.15 p.m
  • Tabarca- Alicante: De lunes a domingo, salidas a las 4.30 p.m- 5.30 p.m*- 6.30 p.m

* Check availability

Price (round trip)

  • Adults: 20 euros
  • Children under 5 years old: free of charge

The Kontiki company reserves the right to modify its timetables for technical reasons or due to the weather. Outside the summer season, check schedules and prices in the following link: cruceroskontiki.com. 

From Santa Pola

Barcos-Taxi. Marina Miramar, Paseo Adolfo Suárez

  • El llop marí Tel. 696 910 483
  • Veloz Tel. 637 553 257

Aquabus Tabarca

Transtabarca 

Tabarkeras

Tabarca Water Taxi  

From Benidorm

Excursiones Marítimas Benidorm

  • Tel: +34 96 585 00 52
  • Para más información Tourist Info Benidorm- Tel: +34 96 585 32 24

Katamaran trips from Alicante

CHARTERS NÁUTICOS Y EXCURSIONES EN CATAMARÁN

ACADEMIA NÁUTICA A LA MAR


C/ San Fernando 48, Alicante
Tel +34-965 143 598
academia.alamar@gmail.com
www.academianauticaalamar.com

ALC Sailing


Marina Deportiva Alicante

Móvil: 0034-634 531 305

info@alcsailing.com

www.alcsailing.com

ALICANTE CATAMARAN


Paseo Tomás y Valiente.
Muelle de tráfico interior s/n 03001

Móvil: 0034-694 443 820

Mail: info@alicantecatamaran.com

www.alicantecatamaran.com

COSTA BLANCA SAILING


Marina Deportiva

Tel: 0034-661 785 305

Mail: info@costablancasailing.co.uk

www.costablancasailing.co.uk"

ESCUELA MEDITERRÁNEA DE VELA


Zona Levante,
Muelle 8, Alicante

Tel: 0034-965 211 955

Móv: 0034-633 489 171

Mail: info@escueladevela.com

www.escueladevela.com

FANAUTIC CLUB


Embarcaciones ubicadas en
Marina Deportiva de Alicante/ Boats located in Marina Deportiva, Alicante city

Móv: 0034- 639 661 398

Móv: 0034-619 270 187

alicante@fanauticclub.com
www.facebook.com/fanauticclubalicante

LA REINA AZUL


Muelle de Levante 6, módulo 14, local 2

Tel: 0034- 965 146 887

Tel: 0034-965 120 371

info@lareinaazul.com

www.lareinaazul.com

LLOGA UN LLAÜT


Marina Deportiva Alicante

MUELLE 8
Zona de Levante, S/N 03113 Pantalán E 53 Alicante

Móv: 0034-680 19 13 13

info@llogaunllaut.es

llogaunllaut.es

MAGIC EXCURSIONES


Puerto de Alicante, Paseo Marítimo s/n 03002 Alicante
(junto a Plaza Canalejas)

Tel: 0034-966 423 066

info@magicalicante.com

www.magicalicante.com

OCÉANO


C/ República Argentina 55 Bajo

Tel: 0034- 966 081 578

Móv: 0034-607 606 690

oceanoalicante@ono.com

www.academianauticaoceano.com

Where to eat in Tabarca

 
EL TIO COLLONET
C/ D'Azorla 27
03138, Isla de Tabarca,
Tel: 0034-965970599
LA ALMADRABA
C/ Virgen del Carmen 29
03138, Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034-965970587
TERE
Playa central. Local 5
03138, Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034- 965961087
Tel: 0034- 649963254
AMPARIN
Playa Central s/n
03138 Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034-965970734

ANITA
Centro de servicios Tabarca
03138 Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034- 965960734
CASA GLORIA II
C/ Bernardo Ruso 19
03138, Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034-965970584
CASA RAMOS
Plaça Gran,
03138, Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034- 965970581
LA CALETA
Playa Central s/n
03138, Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034-965970810
LOS PESCADORES
Playa Central s/n
03138, Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034-965960650
DON JERONIMO
C/ Virgen del Carmen 1-
03138, Isla de Tabarca
Tel: 0034- 965961283

Where to sleep in Tabarca

 
HOTEL CASA LA TRANCADA
C/ Motxo, 12
03138 Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 630503500
info@latrancada.com
http://latrancada.com-alicante.com/
HOSTAL MASIN *

C/ D'en Mig, 22
03138 Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965960509
http://www.hostalmasin.com
EL CHIQUI *

C/ D'en Mig, 8
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 965970143
http://www.hostalelchiqui.com
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
http://www.hostalmasin.com
HOTEL BOUTIQUE ISLA DE TABARCA***

C/ Arzola s/n – Isla de Tabarca (Alicante)
Tel: +34 966 292 800
https://www.hoteltabarca.es
HOTEL ISLA PLANA***
C/ Arzola nº10,
Isla de Tabarca 03138
Tel +34-965 961 869
info@hotelislaplana.com
http://www.hotelislaplana.com

Alicante’s Municipal Tourist Board accepts no responsibility with regard to any possible changes of schedules, prices or any other information.

Museo Nueva Tabarca

Almadraba Warehouse Building.

Phone: 965 960 175

Museum opening hours in winter: wednesday to Sunday

  • from 11.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m.
  • from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Museum opening hours in summer: Wednesday to Sunday

  • from 11.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m.
  • from 4.00 p.m to 6.30 p.m

Free access

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