Visit the smallest island in Spain. Our proposal for the weekend. The island of Tabarca is one of the most beautiful natural attrations in the area and the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community.

How to get to Tabarca? There are several possibilities, from renting a private boat to scheduled excursions by jet ski or speedboat. But today we propose a more economical, confortable and in which you can enjoy the seabed during the trip, the ferry.

Tabarca Island
Tabarca Island

The ferry is the most used transport to reach the island of Tabarca. It has more trips and schedules available throughout the day. You can observe the seabed and the wonderful unique Posidonia fields in the area from the bottom floor of the ferry.

Once you have arrived on the island you can enjoy activities such as spending a day on its beaches, diving, snoorkeling in the marine reserve of Tabarca, swimming or entering its small caves in kayak. In addition to enjoying one of the biggest attractions of the area, eat one of its famous rice dishes with fish in the restaurants of the island.

Fotografía de uno de los ferris que hacen el trayecto santa pola – tabarca

How to catch the boat to Tabarca? Here we leave you a list with the ferry schedules of Torrevieja -Tabarca or Santa Pola- Tabarca, although it is always good to consult since it is possible that due to weather or breakdowns there may be some change.

From the port of Torrevieja there is a ferry every day. There are two schedules from Monday to Thursday:
Departure from Torrevieja at 9:30 in the morning and return from Tabarca at 17:30 in the afternoon.
There is another that leaves at 12:15 from the port of Torrevieja and returns from Tabarca at 20:15.
From Friday to Sunday there is only one schedule with departure from the port of Torrevieja at 10:45 and return from Tabarca at 19:00 in the afternoon. 

The journey from Torrevieja is aproximately 40 minutes. It has a cost of 24€ per adult and 17€ per child from 3 to 10 years, children under 2 years are free. The ticket is purchased at the same port before boarding the ship.

Desde Santa Pola los horarios son mucho más flexibles, habiendo barcos todos los días desde las 10:00 de la mañana hasta las 19:30 de la tarde cada 30 minutos desde Santa Pola a Tabarca y viceversa. Habiendo solo un parón de una hora para comer. Además de que hay varias empresas que hacen los trayectos, los horarios y precios pueden cambiar dependiendo de con quién cojas el barco.

From Santa Pola the schedules are much more flexible, with boats every day from 10:00 in the morning until 19:30 in the afternoon. Every 30 minutes from Santa Pola to Tabarca and viceversa, having only one stop for an hour to eat. There are several companies that make the journey. Schedules and prices may change depending on who you take the boat with.

Almost all companies have similar prices ranging from 10€ for children from 4 to 8 and 13€ to 15€ for adults, being FREE for children under 4 years.

Do yo know the island of Tabarca? Have you ever visited it? Did you find this weekend plan interesting? Have you slept in the Tabarca hotel?
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