We will be waiting for you at the Port of Tabarca to start the free tour of this charming island off the coast of Alicante.
In Tabarca it seems that time has not passed and the first contact with this unique place transports us to its past. We will begin the visit by talking about its history and why it has always been so closely linked to the sea.
We will follow its walled perimeter, built to protect this Mediterranean enclave from pirate raids, until we reach the Llevant’s Gate. Speaking of pirates, do you know the difference between a pirate and a privateer? Do you know who the most famous pirates were? We will make a stop in the main square of Tabarca to immerse ourselves in the pirate life and its relationship with the island’s past. Surely you are familiar with a certain Barbarossa?
We will then approach the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, built for the spiritual help of its inhabitants.
We cross the Baillencourt Square, the last gate in the wall, until we reach the Salvado’s viewpoint. As we contemplate the purity of its waters we will understand why it was the first marine reserve to be recognised as such in Spain.
If you are a lover of legends, you will like to accompany us to the Cova del Llop Marí, where we will learn about the most famous mystery related to this marine grotto.
We will continue our walk to the main beach, revealing other curiosities about the life of the islanders, their culture and Tabarca’s festivities.
We cannot finish this free tour without talking about the gastronomy, because it is another of the wonders that the island has to offer. We will tell you about its star dishes and give you the best recommendations for putting these tips into practice, or rather, at the table.
If you go to another city just look for the orange umbrella.