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Tabarca Island off the coast of Spain is well known as a major symbol of the Costa Blanca and the Mediterranean Sea. Located less than 11 miles southeast of Alicante, it is just 1,800 meters long and 400 meters wide. Tourists acclaim Tabarca an ideal weekend getaway, especially in the off season when you can fully enjoy the quiet beauty of its landscape. Plan your transport around the island by reserving an Alicante car hire.
Marine enthusiasts flock to Tabarca Island. It has been declared a Protected Marine Reserve since 1986, covering an area of over 1,400 hectares. While this does mean that you will have a good chance of seeing abundant wildlife during your visit, scuba diving and fishing, or collecting any kind of flora or fauna are prohibited.
Also known as 'Flat Island' or 'New Tabarca', it is a major stop for many Spanish tourists, attracting up to 3,000 daily visits. You can reach the island easily by boat from Alicante, Santa Pola, and Torrevieja.
Another attraction of the island is its beautiful architecture, such as the Church of Saint Peter and Paul, built in Baroque style, and the fortification wall built around the island. The wall is built of ashlar stone masonry and features arched entrances with royal knightly shields. Make your way around to all the sights of the island with a car rental in Alicante.
You can easily visit other local beach paradises like Benidorm, Denia, or Calpe from Tabarca Island, and save money when you reserve your Alicante car hire online.