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.

Beach with SICTED Quality Certificate

Beach with blue flag

Beach with hallmark "Alicante Segura"

Accessible beach

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

 

Invierno-Hivern-Hiver-Winter- Зима


- Jueves, sabados y domingos
- Jeudi, samedi et dimanche
- Thursday, saturday, sunday
- Donnerstag, Samstag und Sonntag

Alicante - Tabarca: 11:00 h
Tabarca- Alicante: 16:30 h
Semana SantaDel 30 de marzo al 5 de abril, (ambos inclusive).
Holy Week. From 30 March to 5 April (both inclusive).
Semaine Sainte. Du 30 mars au 5 avril (les deux inclus).
Ostern Woche. Vom 30. März bis 5. April (jeweils einschließlich).

. De lunes a domingo
. From monday to sunday
. Du lundi au dimanche
. Von Montag bis Sonntag

Alicante- Tabarca: 11:00 h
Tabarca- Alicante: 17:00 h

https://cruceroskontiki.com/horarios-y-tarifas/

Verano/ Estiu/ Summer/
Été/ Sommer/ Лето


De lunes a domingo
De dilluns a diumenge
From monday to sunday
Du lundi au vendredi
Montag bis Freitag
С понедельника по воскресенье

Alicante- Tabarca
10.00 h
11.00 h
12.15 h
13.30h

Tabarca- Alicante
17.00 h
19.00 h

* Check availability and safety measures (COVID-19), HERE

 

Price (round trip)

  • Adults: 20 euros
  • Children until 4 years old: free of charge
Buy tickets online HERE

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
Móv: (+34) 634 531 305
info@alcsailing.com
www.alcsailing.com

ARRENDAMIENTO NÁUTICO TG SL


Avda. Arq. Félix Candela, 22 Bw. 12
Tel: (+34) 629 620 053
Tel: (+34) 646 316 455
Email: thomas@charteralicantew4.com
Email: guti@charteralicantew4.com
www.charteralicantew4.com

AVENTURERO CATAMARÁN S.L


C/ Alemania,1
03001 ALICANTE
Móv: (+34) 694 443 820
Email: infoalicantecatamaran@gmail.com
www.alicantecatamaran.com
Canal de ventas: www.alicantecatamaran
Facebook: catamaranalicante
Instagram: alicantecatamaran
Tripadvisor

COSTA BLANCA SAILING


Marina Deportiva
Tel: (+34)661 785 305
EMail: info@costablancasailing.co.uk
www.costablancasailing.co.uk"

FLYBOAT CHARTER


Muelle de Levante, 8 Local 3 Alicante
Tel: (+34) 965 135 917
Tel: (+34) 655 810 176
Email: info@flyboat.es
www.flyboat.es

ESCUELA MEDITERRÁNEA DE VELA


Zona Levante,
Muelle 8, Alicante
Tel: (+34) 965 211 955
Móv: (+34) 633 489 171
EMail: info@escueladevela.com
www.escueladevela.com

FANAUTIC CLUB ALICANTE


Marina Deportiva, Muelle de Levante- Puerto de Alicante, 03001 Alicante (SPAIN)
Móv: (+34) 639 661 398
Email: alicante@fanauticclub.com
fanauticclub.com
Facebook/fanauticclubalicante
Twitter/fanauticalicanT

LA REINA AZUL


Muelle de Levante 6, módulo 14, local 2
Tel: (+34) 965 146 887
Tel: (+34) 965 120 371
Email: 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: (+34) 680 191 313
info@llogaunllaut.es
llogaunllaut.es

MAGIC EXCURSIONES


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

MARINE SPIRIT ACADEMIA


Muelle 8, Zona Levante
Tel: (+34) 965 211 955
Email: info@marinespiritacademia.es
www.marinespiritacademia.es

OCÉANO


C/ República Argentina 55 Bajo
Tel: (+34)966 081 578
Móv: (+34) 607 606 690
Email: 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 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
HOTEL SANTA CREU **
Calle Virgen del Carmen, 3,
03138 Tabarca, Alicante
Móv (+34)684 4593 59
Móv: (+34) 865 647 368
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
HOSTAL NUEVA TABARCA *

C/ D'en Mig, 8
03138, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Tel. (+34) 966970143
Tel (+34)696910484
http://hotelnuevatabarca.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
B & B CALA TABARCA
Calle Pascual Ros Aguilar 14,
03138 Tabarca (Alicante)
Móv: (+34) 691 22 88 11
info@calatabarca.com
calatabarca.com
Pensión CH HABITACIONES
C/Arzola, 3,
03138 Tabarca, Alicante
Tel: (+34) 628 869 640
ch.habitaciones@gmail.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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