Getaway for a Day to Tabarca

If you are planning to visit Alicante during the Easter break, you can’t miss the incredible island of Tabarca!

Tabarca , also known in Valenciano as Nova Tabarca and Illa Plana, and in Spanish as Nueva Tabarca and Isla Plana), is an islet located in the Mediterranean Sea, close to the town of Santa Pola, in the Alicante province.  Tabarca is the smallest permanently inhabited islet in Spain and it is currently known for its marine reserve.

The islet is 1,750 m (5,741 ft) long, with a maximum breadth of 300 m (984 ft) and absolutely flat. Almost next to the main islet lie the islets of la Nau, la Galera and la Cantera. Tourism is the main economical activity, especially during the summer. There are several boats connecting Tabarca with AlicanteSanta Pola and Torrevieja, with higher frequencies during summer time.

Just a short crossing and you’re in a surprisingly tranquil, traffic-free island with lush scenery, restaurants and a few shops.

Departures from the Port of Alicante
Passeig Màrtirs de la Llibertat, S/N, 03002 Alicante, Spain
Special Easter Week Timetable
Days 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 March and 1 April: 10:45am and 1:15pm
Days 28, 29, 30 and 31 March: 10:45, 12:00 and 13:15
Days 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 March and 1 April: 17:30
Days 28, 29, 30 and 31 March: 16:30 and 17:30
Price (return trip):
Adults: 23 euros
Children under 4 years: free
Tel : (+34) 686 994 540
Tel : (+34) 695 21 20 63
Tel : (+34) 686 99 45 39
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If you want to stay for a day or two, there are some hotels and rooms on this link

Watch the video at the top of this page for more insights