Spectacular Boat Trips

There’s something a little special for kids who like an adventure. It only takes you 45 minutes to get to port and set sail to a pirate hideout. Tabarca Island might be small, but it’s a very traditional Spanish location and there are some brilliant restaurants if you want to grab a bite to eat while you’re over there. There are also opportunities to enjoy the small beaches and to fish with nets from the rugged rocks

Tabarca Island
Distance: 30 miles to port (Approx 45mins)
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Once a pirate hideout, Tabarca Island is just a half hour boat ride from Santa Pola. There are a number of boat trips that you can take but try and get on one of the glass bottom boats to get the most from the trip. The island is only small but very quaint with narrow, traditional Spanish streets. There are a good selection of restaurants when you are over there, alternatively take a picnic with you. There are a couple of small beaches there which would probably get busy in the summer. Our kids loved buying a net and fishing off the rocks. It might be best to book the boat in advance and get there early during the main summer months as it is a really popular day trip with the Spanish too.