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Tabarca Island

Undamaged mediterranean marine life


Tabarca Island


Tabarca island is the only inhabited island in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, It is located off the Cabo de Santa Pola at a distance of 11 nautical miles from the city of Alicante. As one would expect of a sea-oriented city, the sea front (with its beaches, port and promenade) is the main characteristic of Alicante.

The main beach on the island, Levante Beach, is approximately 250m in length. Located nearby is the village, which has been listed as both an Historic-Artistic Monument and a Cultural Asset.

The waters surrounding the Tabarca island have been officially declared a Mediterranean marine nature reserve. The reserve is considered a prime example of virtually undamaged Mediterranean marine life, given the excellent quality of its waters and the biodiversity of its fauna and flora.

The beach patrol and lifeguard services are operational during Easter and between the 1st July and the 15th September.

Beach facilities include access for the handicapped, toilets, foot showers, a tourist information point during the summer season and a Civil Defence post. Surrounded by crystalline waters, offering the tranquillity of a fishing village and the opportunity to enjoy a splendid seafood cuisine, the island can be easily reached by boat from Alicante.

A visit to tiny island Natural Marine Reserve, will enrich your Alicante holiday. Beneath the waters, around the small coves, lies an abundance of marine life making snorkelling and scuba diving a great pleasure.

There are various departures daily in summer and at weekends during the rest of the year, from the Marina opposite the Explanada de EspaƱa. Only takes 45 minutes to reach the island.

Alicante-Tabarca

Boat service: Kontiki
Telephone: +34 965 21 63 96

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Tabarca Island
Tabarca is located off the Cabo de Santa Pola at a distance of 11 nautical miles from the city of Alicante. The waters surrounding the island have been officially declared a Mediterranean marine nature reserve.



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