santa pola

The Isla of Tabarca ( 38º 10’ N, 000º 28’ W)

Santa Pola is the nearest place from the Iberian Peninsula to Tabarca, just 3 miles away from the Cape and the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community. During all the year, boats leave from the port of Santa Pola for this dearly loved island, declared a National Historical Area in 1964.

Visiting the island is a way of dropping anchor in the past and remember that once, it was a place for artist’s inspiration and a sanctuary for pirates. Just to finish with this serious problem, the island was fortified and filled up with people from the isle of Tabarqah (Tabarka), in Tunisia. From this time, (18th. cent) there still survive the walls, the gates of San Gabriel, san Miguel and San Rafael, the defensive tower of San José, the Governor’s House (Casa del Gobernador) and the Church.

 

Paradise of crystal-clear water, its magnificent flora and fauna turn this island into a dreaming place for diving, turning into the first national marine reserve in 1986.

The line coast is irregular, made up of small cliffs, not very high, beaches with pebbles and an only one with golden sands and clear water.

How to arrive

Santa Pola-Tabarca Underwater vision catamaran. 
Crossing Length: 20 minutes.
Phones: 689 123 623 - 639 893 920.
Prices: Adults 15,00 €. Children from 4 to 8 years 10,00 €. Groups: consult about fares.
Summer timetable: departures approximately every hour from 10 a.m.
Winter timetable: contact them.

http://www.islatabarca.com/

Barco-taxis Tabarca
Transfers to the island, from 15 € per person.
Crossing length 20 minutes approximately.
It is advisable to check prices for lunches, dinners and special journeys.
Phone: 696 910 483 / 637 553 257 / 685 991 782.

Kontiki (Alicante-Tabarca)
Approximate crossing length: 45 minutes.
Phone: 965 216 396 - 686 994 538.

Embarcación “Magic” (Catamarán vela Alicante-Tabarca)
Duración: 5 horas entre travesía y fondeo.
Phone: 667 446 971
www.magicalicante.com

LEISURE

Rental of pedal-boats and canoes. Phone. 966 692 107.
Tabarca Sailing: Sailing trips to the island. One day: from 50 € person. Phone. 645 401 149.
Diving Scubaelx
. www.scubaelx.com. Phone. 966 692 986.
Museum Nueva Tabarca
. Phone. 965 960 175.

Restaurants

Amparín. Phone. 965 970 734
Anita. Phone. 965 960 734 / 608 141 996
Casa Ramos. Phone. 965 970 581
El tío Collonet
.Phone. 965 970 599
Gloria Playa
. Phone. 965 960 378
Gloria
. Phone. 965 970 584
La Almadraba. Phone. 965 970 587
La Caleta
. Phone. 965 970 810 / 649 211 885
Los Pescadores. Phone. 965 960 650
Mar Azul. Phone. 965 960 101
Rincón de Ramos Playa. Phone. 965 961 868
Tere. Phone. 965 961 087 / 649 963 254

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Boutique Isla de Tabarca (Casa del Gobernador). 
www.hotelislatabarca.com 966 292 800 
Hostal Masín y Nuevo Hostal Masín. www.hostalmasin.com.
Phone. 639 122 618 - 676 974 423
Hotel la Trancada. www.lantrancada.com. Phone. 630 503 500.
Hostal El Chiqui. Phone. 696 910 484 - 965 970 143.
Casa "Pedro de la Ossa”. Phone. 606 181 639 - 965 414 030.
Casas de Diseño. Casas de 6 y 8 plazas.
www.desembarcaentabarca.com. Tel. 617 092 914.

 

*The Department for Tourism is not liable for modifications regarding opening hours, prices or any other information.