Tabarca Island is the only inhabited island in the Valencia region and is found some 10 miles off the coast from Santa Pola. It can be reached by several excursion companies running from Alicante Marina. The beaches are fantastic and with its vast array of sealife and fauna it has been declared a marine nature reserve. This makes it a perfect location for snorkelling and scuba diving and a visit will really add something special to your Alicante experience. In the summer, the life guard service is present and you can enjoy some of the excellent cuisine offered in this peaceful, fishing village setting.