Free tour to Tabarca

New Tabarca, or Tabarca, is the smallest inhabited island in the Mediterranean, the first nature reserve in all Spain, declared a historic-artistic complex for the beauty of its walls and heritage, a special protection area for birds and a place of interest community by the European Union, the island of a thousand names, inspiration for artists and poets, protagonist of film shoots, a paradise with an island´s shape. Tabarca is one of the prides of Alicante, locals and visitors fall in love with it thanks to its charm, its protection of the marine environment with a dreamlike aquatic flora, a snorkelling paradise; its seafood cuisine and, of course, its sunsets.

However, if we look back a few centuries, it was just the opposite, the Alicante´s nightmare. And, it is that, although Tabarca has always been linked to the sea, its history is marked by misfortune, by the scarcity of resources, by smuggling, by the corsairs and pirates who inhabited it and who took advantage of it to constantly attack the province of Alicante. A cursed island that nobody wanted to inhabit until the end of the 18th century, with the exception of the most feared corsairs of the Mediterranean, such as the Red Beard brothers, Dragut or Cachidiablo.

Join us to learn first-hand the exciting history of this island of just 30 hectares. Only 30 hectares, which hide centuries of history and legends worthy of any pirate novel or movie.

Without a doubt, Tabarca gains in charm when you discover its enigmatic past.


 Meeting point

Port of Alicante, departure of the company ship Kontiki.

Days: Thursday

Time: 11:00 am departure to Tabarca

12:00 am Tour in Tabarca 


Duration: 1.5 horas


Price: 13€ Tour + 19€ of the boat trip to be paid to the ship company before sailing. Normally it costs 21€, with us you have 2€ discount 😉


Extra Info


With the reservation of the tour you will be assured your place in the boat of the company Kontiki 11:00 am (the only one that operates from Alicante). The trip lasts 1 hour. The tour booking must be shown before you buy the boat ticket to have 2€ discount.


According to current health regulations, the use of a MASK outdoors is NOT mandatory, but we recommend bringing it to be able to enter some buildings.

The Tabarca Tour includes: 

La ciudadela de Tabarca

You will discover the only inhabited island in the entire Valencian Community. Its most picturesque streets and corners as well as its wonderful views of the coves and the coast.

The church of Saint Paul and Saint Peter

With our tour, you will get to know the only church on the whole island. The church of Saint Paul and Saint Peter built in the 18th century.

The best coves!

We will show you the best coves to enjoy a quiet day of sun and beach. In addition, you can practice sports such as snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Tabarca.

The best pirates stories!

With our tabarca tour, you will discover all the stories of pirates that have taken place on the shores of Tabarca and we will also introduce you to some of the most famous pirates who lived here, such as the Red Beard brothers.

The governor’s house

We will visit this old fortress of the eighteenth century, which has now been restored and transformed into a three star hotel.

Tabarca Lighthouse

With our tour you will discover the Tabarca Lighthouse, built in 1850. One of the most important pieces of the island’s architectural heritage.

Traditional gastronomy!

Our guides will recommend the most typical dishes that you cannot miss when you visit Tabarca, as is the case of its famous caldero.

The best guides in the city!

Our local guides will tell you all about the history of the city, but also their experiences and family stories.

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