From Alicante: Excursion to Pink Lake & Tabarca Island

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Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Alicante to discover the unique Pink Lake of Torrevieja and the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community.

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  • Discover the unique beauty of the Pink Lake of Torreviaje
  • Enjoy a boat ride and admire fishes thanks to the underwater windows
  • Marvel at the historic town and fascinating natural beauty of Tabarca
  • Relax at the beach or experience snorkel in the crystal Mediterranean waters


Start your adventure by boarding your bus in Alicante towards Torrevieja. You will get the chance to see a unique lake by its pink colour. The Pink Lake of Torrevieja, also known as the Salinas de Torrevieja, gets its distinctive pink hue from a type of algae called Dunaliella salina. This algae thrives in high-salinity environments, such as those found in the salt flats around the lake. When the conditions are just right, particularly during the warmer months when the water evaporates more quickly, the algae multiply rapidly and produce a reddish-pink pigment. Later, travel to Santa Pola port to catch the boat to Tabarca Island, the only inhabited island in the region. Durign your 30-minute boat ride, make use of the water level window to spot fish underwater. Once on Tabarca, take advantage of plenty of free time to explore this Mediterranean Marine Reserve and its fascinating biodiversity. Discover the place that was once home to Barbary pirates and admire the ancient walls that surround it. Stroll around the small town, relax on the beach, go swimming or eat at one of the restaurants. Later in the afternoon, board the boat back to Santa Pola for the bus ride back to Alicante.


Roundtrip bus transportation Visit of the Pink Lake of Torreviaje Boat ticket Santa Pola - Tabarca - Santa Pola Free time on the island Official local guide

Important Information

  • Please bring sunscreen and water for the day. There are restaurants on Tabarca Island but you may bring your picnic if you prefer.

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