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BoatTour to Tabarca Island: the perfect tour if you're in Alicante

A visit by boat to the island of Tabarca is almost obligatory for those who enjoy a holiday on the coasts of Alicante


If you are vacationing in Alicante and you are looking to spend a different day, a boat trip to Tabarca is a very practical idea. The island of Tabarca offers many possibilities in terms of gastronomy, activities and natural and historical sites.

With the rental of a private sailboat, you can organize a fun excursion to the island, with total freedom of schedules and without depending on transport companies to go and return to the island, or disembark. You can also choose a maxi catamaran excursion and enjoy a delicious meal on board.

The island of Tabarca is located just 8 kilometers from the coast of the Alicante municipality of Santa Pola. Therefore, the most common boat routes are from Santa Pola or from the port of Alicante, 22 kilometers from the island. Depending on the port from which we start the cruise by boat, this can last between 1 hour and 45 minutes from Alicante and 45 minutes from Santa Pola.

Renting a boat to visit Tabarca is an ideal option to enjoy the comfort of a sailing trip and, at the same time, discover all the riches of the only inhabited island of the Valencian Community. With the sailboat we can start the day with a nice boat ride, sunbathing, enjoy the sea breeze...

In addition, having a sailboat of your own you can enjoy not only the island of Tabarca, but also the small islets that surround it (La Cantera, La Galera and La Nao), where you will discover its coves with crystal clear waters. A visit to the archipelago will guarantee a different day and full of activities.

Tabarca is an ideal destination for groups of friends and families with children. First marine reserve in Spain, it has perfect waters for snorkeling. In addition to its incredible flora and marine fauna, Tabarca is also worth a visit to its lighthouse or the cave of Llop de Mar.

Strolling through the urban center of Tabarca will allow you to know the historical heritage of the town, much visited by pirates in the past. There is a museum on the island and numerous old buildings, such as the Torre de San José or the Casa del Gobernador. Part of the architecture of the town was declared Historical Artistic Heritage in 1964.

Finally, for a full and different day in Tabarca, besides enjoying the sea from the sailboat and the natural and historical reserve of the island, we can not forget its interesting gastronomy. You can taste the traditional Tabarca cauldron in one of the many restaurants on the beach or the town center, as well as Alicante rice and fried fish.