The pleasures that the city of Benidorm offers us are infinite. Its climate, its gastronomy, the beaches and coves, as well as a wide range of leisure activities, make all those who visit it fall in love with it. The stay in Benidorm is the perfect excuse to visit Tabarca, a beautiful island less than two kilometers long located near the coast of Alicante.
Why visit Tabarca?
The island of Tabarca is 22 kilometres from Alicante and about 8 kilometres from the port of Santa Pola. You can reach it from various points along the coast on board a catamaran.
Due to its beauty, it has several hotels and restaurants where you can taste the “caldero tabarquino”, a typical dish of the island.
The attraction of this territory begins in its own geography, with 1,800 meters long and a natural narrowing in the form of an isthmus that separates the port and the two beaches from the rest of the island.
The village is protected by a wall that adapts to the contour of the coast. Diving enthusiasts can enjoy the flora and fauna of its crystal-clear waters, which in 1986 were declared the first marine reserve in Spain.
What to see in Tabarca?
Architecture lovers are also rewarded by Tabarca’s charm. The “Museo Nueva Tabarca” is located in an old warehouse dedicated to the tuna fishing, which analyzes the patrimonial and environmental values of the island.
To welcome visitors, the walled town has three stone gates in the baroque style. The church of San Pedro and San Pablo, the tower of San José and the lighthouse, are other places of obliged visit.
Under the walls is the “Cueva de Llop Mari”, with two adjacent entrances and 100 meters long, one of the most beautiful natural areas of Tabarca, an island that every traveler should know.