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Tranquil & Beautiful Tabarca Island a day trip from Alicante

Tabarca Island around 50 minutes outside of Alicante with the boat and is the only island that is inhabited on the Alicante coast. The island is 1750 meters long, with a maximum breadth of 300 meters and entirely flat. Tabarca is the favorite getaway from Alicante in the weekend for the locals. You can also find adventurous travelers and sun-worshipers that are all hanging out on the island.


Things to do in Tabarca Island

Tabarca Island is a protected marine reserve and by this a great place for scuba diving and snorkeling. The Island is surrounded by crystal clear blue water from the Mediterranean Sea. The ocean is calm, and you can swim among a large number of fish and marine life in the different bays. The Island has unremarkable biodiversity of flora and fauna that you can explore when walking on the various paths around the island.


If you are not a mermaid, then go sunbathing in one of the bays around the Island or maybe just hit the beach. The best thing about Tabarca is that it’s not big so you can walk around the town for an hour and you have done it and then just enjoy the rest of the day with salt water, sea breeze and fresh seafood.


I spent my day in a hidden natural bay towards the lighthouse and away from the main beach. I finished off my day with walking in the main street and eating some delicious fresh sea food in the restaurant that the island inhabited.


  1. Walk Around the Island
  2. Walk to the Lighthouse
  3. Swimming at the beach or a natural bay
  4. Snorkel
  5. Just being
  6. Walk in the Main Street
  7. Eat delicious fresh Seafood


How to get to Tabarca Island

Tabarca Island can be accessed by one of these ferries leaving from Alicante, Santa Pola or Torrevieja on a daily basis. I left from the port of Alicante –  the name of the company is Cruceros Kon Tiki the trip cost 19 EUR.

If you want to know how to get to the Tabarca Island from Alicante then the timetable is as follows:

Ferry Operator Barco Kontiki – +34 965 216 396 or +34 686 994 538
From Alicante Marina: Journey time: approx. 1 hour.

From October to May    Thursdays-Saturdays and Sundays
Departures from Alicante    11 am
Return from Tabarca    5 pm
From June to September + Easter    Every Day
Departures from Alicante    10.30 am – 11.15 am, 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Go back to Alicante from Tabarca    2.30 pm – 5 pm, 6 pm – 7 pm


Tabarca Island a Day-Trip from Alicante

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7 Great things to do in Alicante - Tabarca Island

7 Great things to do in Alicante - Tabarca Island

7 Great things to do in Alicante - Tabarca Island

7 Great things to do in Alicante - Tabarca Island





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