When visiting the Costa Blanca, why not reserve a day to enjoy the Torrevieja to Tabarca island boat trip? The small island of Tabarca lies 3 miles off the cape of Santa Pola. Tabarca is also one of the most visited tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca.
Tabarca Island welcomes up to 3,000 visitors per day in the high season. This island is close to several popular tourist resorts and cities on the mainland. Santa Pola, Alicante, Orihuela Costa and the every popular Torrevieja are among the best known.
Torrevieja to Tabarca Island Boat Trips
Apart from Torrevieja, there are trips from Santa Pola Guardamar, Alicante and also Benidorm. Torrevieja to Tabarca trips usually leaves from Torrevieja’s port on Tuesdays, Thursdays and also Saturdays. You set off at 11am and return at 6pm. The price per adult is 22€ and 15€ for children aged 5-10. Children under 5 travel for free.
You can enjoy the 40 minute journey on deck, taking in the sea air and sunshine or below deck. Below deck offers submarine views of the underwater world. The boat trip is one of many boating experiences on the Costa Blanca.
Exploring Tabarca Island
A haven for pirates in years of old. Tabarca is the largest and also the only inhabited island of the Community of Valencia. This popular day trip location was declared a protected marine reserve and bird sanctuary in 1986. Tabarca Island is approximately 1,800 metres long and 400 metres wide. This island has a mixture of sandy beaches, coves and cliffs. The climate is mild with the water clear. This makes it ideal for snorkelling and other water sports.
Tabarca Places of Interest
Places of interest include a museum, old fort, a lighthouse, San Pedro and San Pablo church (as shown above). There is also the Casa del Gobernador (Governor’s House). The island is known for it’s seafood restaurants and offers a delicious choice of seafood dishes. Restaurant prices are a bit higher than on the mainland but well worth the extra cost.
For those on a tight budget, it is advisable to take along a cooler bag. This gives visitors the freedom to enjoy their lunch anywhere on the island.
Tabarca Island Lighthouse
One of the many popular attractions on the island.