After seeing the beauty of the unspoilt beaches of Doñana, we want to continue visiting the coasts of our country, which have a lot to offer and little to envy to those of paradisiacal places like Thailand or Punta Cana.
This time we are going to take you to Alicante, specifically to the island of Tabarca, an essential stop if you visit the Costa Blanca. It is a tiny island that has been inhabited for hundreds of years. It is a refuge that can only be reached by boat, where you can stroll through beautiful streets, have a drink in any of its many beach bars and bathe on beaches that are not overcrowded. Its coasts were a refuge for Barbary pirates until the 18th century, when Charles III ordered it to be fortified and built a village to house several families of fishermen from Genoa that he had freed from captivity in the Tunisian city of “Tabarka” (Tabarqah). Hence the island was given the name “New Tabarca”.
In reality, more than an island, it is a small archipelago, made up, apart from Tabarca, of the islets La Cantera, La Galera and La Nao. Its waters have been declared a Mediterranean Nature Reserve for their excellent quality and for the biodiversity of its flora and fauna (sea bass, groupers, conger eels, gilthead bream), which will delight diving enthusiasts.
The coastline of Isla de Tabarca is jagged, made up of small cliffs just a few metres high, with pebble beaches and a single sandy beach with transparent waters. The subtropical character of its waters constantly invites you to swim and offers you a panorama of abundant schools of fish, starfish and a great diversity of algae with an incredible range of colours.
Isla de Tabarca is connected by regular catamaran lines with Alicante and Santa Pola, Guardamar del Segura and Torrevieja. Are you going to visit it on your next holiday?