Isla de Tabarca, Santa Pola

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. Plan to visit Isla de Tabarca during your Santa Pola vacation using our convenient Santa Pola day trip planning website .
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  • It is an island with crystal clear waters and really pristine areas, although that day had many algae on the shore and a strong sewer smell, I hope not be normal because it was quite disgusting. We were from Santa Pola in a speedboat for about € 10 per person (roundtrip) and spent the day there. Theirs is to go soon because from the 12 it is full enough. There are many restaurants to eat although somewhat more expensive than normal.
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  • It is all very well to go to spend the day, there are large boats or speedboats for € 10 roundtrip. Site for snorkeling, restaurants to eat and some very small hotel
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  • Very friendly little island we go in boats travel time 20 minutes. We did of the immersed nice great snorkeling we saw a lot of fish in the water is very clear and hot.
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  • Great place for snorkeling. Beautiful island with interesting buildings. As if the time stood somewhere about a hundred years ago.
  • Great marine reserve. Best place for snorkelling in the area. It has a small defense wall and a church. The island has plenty of restaurants to cater different folks. Fish is the norm.
  • Beautiful spot with lovely clear water. Popular so can be busy, worth a visit, we moored just off the beach which was sheltered.
  • Lovely island! Not much to do if you don't enjoy walking as the beach is small. Many historical building to walk around and beautiful views. The boat trips are great and come every hour which is convenient!
  • Wonderful island. Marine nature reserve. Great for snorkelling. Once was a pirate stronghold. Any treasure maybe? Great restaurants. Getting there by ferry is a lovely trip. Perfect family excursion.

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