Island of Tabarca Trip & Snorkelling
Tabarca Trip - Boat from Torrevieja to Tabarca & Marine Reserve Snorkeling
Tabarca Trip is Exploring the island and its underwater world with a local guide. The tour includes pick up/drop off from Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa (upon request, free of charge). A ferry/boat to Tabarca, a guided walking tour, a visit to most beautiful sights, and sterilized snorkelling gear to practice snorkelling in a beginners level spot with abundant sea life.
*NOTICE* that the lunch is not included in the price.
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About Tabarca Island
Tabarca is the largest island (1,800 m long, 380 m wide) in the Valencian Community. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, 6 km from Cape Santa Pola, 19 km from the capital of Alicante and 27 km from Torrevieja. Tabarca is incredibly picturesque, a perfect gate away into an isolated paradise island.
Tabarca is the first island in Spain to be declared a marine reserve. There are calm, clear waters and a variety of marine life. Here you will find various fish, starfish, crabs and other marine life.
Get to know the inhabited paradise Island near Alicante, stroll along its cosy streets and discover the natural sights during our Tabarca Trip by boat from Torrevieja, Guardamar and Orihuela Costa.
What to see in Tabarca
Despite its small size, Tabarca abounds sights. There are among landmarks a medieval tower that used to be used in the 19th century to imprison criminals, an 18th-century church, a house on the square where governors used to live and now can accommodate tourists and a lighthouse built in the 19th century in a neoclassical style.
The residential part of the island still surrounded by the remains of a fortress with three baroque gates. The main fortress gate and the central square connected by a street full of souvenir shops and restaurants with great seafood.
Additionally, the water around the island is crystal clear, which attracts diving enthusiasts and also has great snorkelling spots for all levels.
Tabarca Island Marine Reserve
Tabarca Fortress Defensive Wall
The defensive wall of Tabarca Island built all around the island to protect from pirates and enemy attacks.
At present, there are separate sections of it, which were reconstructed in accordance with a special plan for the restoration of Tabarca structures, adopted in the second half of the twentieth century. The wall has several gates, all of them in the Baroque style.
The lighthouse was build in 1854 according to the design of Agustín Elcoro Berocíbar. The two-storey building has the shape of a cube. By its architectural style, it belongs to neoclassicism.
In 1971, a new reinforced concrete lighthouse was built beside the old building but demolished in 1998 due to the restoration of the original lighthouse. Today the lighthouse serves as the biological laboratory of the marine reserve.