Isla de Tabarca, Santa Pola

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An island populated by low houses, Isla de Tabarca was declared a marine reserve in 1986. Boats leaving Alicante, Santa Pola, and Torrevieja transport tourists to the island throughout the year, making more frequent trips during the summer months. The seafood restaurants in the fishing village draw visitors to their fresh fish delicacies. The tallest buildings on the islet are the church and the lighthouse, both worth a visit during your stay on the 1,750 m (5,741 ft) strip of land. Bring your binoculars for bird-watching and your camera to preserve peaceful panoramic views over the water. Our Santa Pola trip builder makes visiting Isla de Tabarca and other Santa Pola attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Ideal to unwind and enjoy nature, island very welcoming, ideal for recharging energy and stress
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  • We made an excursion by boat from the port of Benidorm to the former pirate island Tabarca with its 60 inhabitants. The island itself was not much special, but the boat trip for sure though. From the water to see, among other things, Playa de Poniente and Villajoyosa was very nice and the stop on the way back in Alicante was well worth it.
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  • I get angry as alicantino and penalty how will deteriorate the island and the reserve marina, due to overcrowding which suffers the same. Neither approach during the summer, it seems that a market. In recent years, it is appreciated that some areas of the island are very dirty, thanks to some antisocial individuals. Without a doubt the best time to visit is spring, autumn and at night. Some interesting coves to dive, nice promenade along the sea and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Although the island belongs to the city of Alicante, access better and faster from Santa Pola.
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