Isla de Tabarca

ISLA TABARCA

Tabarca island is the only inhabited island in the Region of Valencia and is located near the Santa Pola headland. In fact, it’s more than just an island: it’s a small archipelago that comprises the islets of La Cantera, La Galera and La Nao as well as the Isla de Tabarca itself. It is approximately 1,800 metres long and measures some 400 metres across at its widest point.

In the past, its shores were a refuge for Berber pirates and, in the 18th century, King Carlos III ordered the island to be fortified and a town built.The walls surrounding the town have been officially declared a Historical and Artistic Site and an Asset of Cultural Interest and in 1986, the island’s waters were officially declared a Mediterranean Marine Reserve for their excellent quality and for the biodiversity of their flora and fauna.

Coordinates: 38º 10′ 3” N – 0º 28′ 35” W
Seabed: Sand and algae
D
istance from the base port: 10 nautical miles