The island of Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community, is located in front of the city of Alicante, 11 nautical miles from the cape of Santa Pola. In fact, it is not just an island, it is a small archipelago formed by La Cantra, La Galera and Lanao, in addition to Tabarca. It has a length of about 1,800 meters and a maximum width of about 400 meters.
In the past, its coasts were a refuge for Barbary pirates. In the 18th century, Charles III ordered a villa to be fortified and a villa to be built there to house several families of Genoese fishermen who were taken captive in the Tunisian city of Tabarca. The city walls surrounding the town have been declared a historical, artistic and cultural site.
Take advantage and come and visit it!