Isla Tabarca & Santa Pola
About the trip
It is the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community, the tiny island of Tabarca is a part of the city Alicante. At one moment Berber pirates conquered the island and based themselves there. Later Carlos III repopulated with Genoese citizens it in the 18th century while they were rescued from their captivity on the island Tunisian from Tabarka. This is where the name Tabarca comes from. There is so much history to explore apart from its extraordinary nature. It is an experience you will never forget.
Tabarca consists of lots of small islands which are both sprightly and quiet, with beaches and coves which are amazing to explore. The island is not that far from the busy city of Alicante, yet it is distant enough to feel secluded.
What can you expect?
🚏 Santa Pola is one of the more important fishing ports in the Spanish Mediterranean sea, so there will be a lot of boats to see!
🛥️ From Santa Pola port, we will go on a boat to the island of Nueva Tabarca. This boat ride will take 45 minutes, which gives you enough time for some pictures of the beautiful beaches and to get a breath of fresh air.
🌵 Once we arrive on the island, we will get an optional tour through the island to the Natural parts. During this tour you will walk 5 kilometers and explore a lot of beautiful island nature.
🏝️ After this amazing tour you will be able to explore the island on your own, or to enjoy its perfectly white beaches. The island gives a great opportunity to enjoy your time as it has many show places which are worth seeing.
🥽 You will be able to join the optional snorkeling. The area surrounding the island has been declared a marine reserve, so the sea water is crystal clear. Perfect for admiring all kinds of beautiful sea animals with your mask and snorkel.
A busy day filled with lots of memories!
Tips before you go
bring enough food and water
bring swimming shoes
google's and snorkel if you have (to buy at decathlon). Otherwise you can just rent the snorkeling equipment from us for only 5€ :)