Booking an all inclusive car hire from Alicante airport with Drivalia gives you real freedom to explore and now the weather is picking up why not take your car to the port of Santa Pola and enjoy a leisurely trip to the beautiful island of Tabarca!

Tabarca is the largest natural island in the Valencian Community and is administered by the City of Alicante.  Often referred to as the “flat island” it is located about 11 miles off the coast of Alicante and takes about an hour to reach via one of the regular transfer boats.

The island is rich in history and many tourists find is a fascinating place.  Historically the island was filled with pirates who used to take refuge there and so the island was secured by walls to protect the centre.  The tower of St Joseph, Church of Saint Peter and the Governers house (which is now a hotel) are amongst some of the places to see on the island.   In 1964 the town of Tabarca was declared a national monument for historic and artistic interest and the coast surrounding the island is a protected marine reserve .  The island is also famous for it´s food where you can expect an abundance of freshly prepared fish and seafood with octopus, sardines and red mullet amongst some of the specialities.

Santa Pola is literally a 15 minute drive from Alicante airport and there are regular boats to the island so enjoy the freedom that hiring a car gives you and park up in Santa Pola and enjoy a day in tabarca.

Remember that Drivalia has become famous for our all inclusive car hire at both Alicante and Mallorca airports.  When you book a car with Drivalia you enjoy truly honest and transparent car hire with our full to full fuel policy, full and final price at the time of booking and of course no hidden extras – this is why Drivalia Ultimate is becoming so popular!  Also, don´t forget that we are now proud to offer debit card car hire at Alicante airport and Mallorca airport.