Eleven nautical miles from the city of Alicante lies the island known as La Isla de Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the whole Region of Valencia. The excellent quality of its waters and the biodiversity of its fauna have led to its official designation as a Mediterranean Marine Reserve.
The island’s most striking feature is its fine-sand beaches and rocky coves, with their crystal-clear waters. Another major attraction is its delicious cuisine based on a combination of rice and freshly caught seafood.
Mother Nature has blessed Alicante with a large number of beaches, which constitute the province’s major tourist attraction. Their popularity is owed to the quality of the waters and sand as well as the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Year after year they are awarded the European Union’s blue flag status, whose merited international prestige is evidenced by the thousands of bathers who visit all year round. Summer is naturally the height of tourist activity, with visitors enjoying not only the beaches’ natural charms but also the many services on offer (lifeguards, medical services, bars, public transport and such like).
From the busiest to the most quiet and remote, Alicante’s beaches are undoubtedly the most photographed feature in postcards sent from this city. The best Alicante beaches include El Postiguet, San Juan, El Saladar-Urbanova, La Albufereta, El Cocó, La Almadraba and the beaches at El Cabo de Las Huertas.