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.

Tabarca Landmarks

You will see the best and more relevant spots in Tabarca all in one day.

Fully Guided Tabarca Trip

Your guide shares informative commentary at all of the sights during the all journey.

Personal Approach

Your guide shares informative commentary at all of the sights during all journey.

Pick Up/Drop off

We take care of you since first to last. We pick you up where you indicate us, we bring you on an amazing daytrip, and we drop you off back home.



Tabarca Trip Itinerary

8:00/9:00 AM - Pick up and Heading to the port
Your Guide will pick you up at the indicated address and time during the booking process and you will drive towards the port.
Tabarca Island
When you reach Tabarca, we will on a guided walking tour to explore the island and its most important monuments and nicest spots. After that you will have free time to take it easy and relax or join snorkelling with the guide that will show you the nicest spots for it.
Lunch Break
In the meantime on the island you can have lunch. Your guide will show you and recommend you a place to eat, depending on your preferences; or feel free to explore and choose by your own.
*NOTICE* that the lunch is not included in the price.
4:00 PM Returning to Torrevieja and Drop-off
When returning your guide will drop you at the indicated address during the booking process or wherever you ask him for, if you switch your plans.

49 €/person

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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

The most advantage of Tabarca is, of course, the sea: crystal clear water and much underwater life. Is considered the best snorkelling spot on the Costa Blanca as the island is a marine reserve. The islet is a unique spot to disconnect from busy city life and crowded beaches. Spend a romantic getaway or find entertainment for the whole family.

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.

Tabarca Lighthouse

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.

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