La Trancada
& Tabarca

Tabarca (Alicante)
+100 years of history
Hotel Rural
Starting at 90o/Night

La Trancada

It is an 18th-century construction, erected in stone. Former fishermen’s house, it was also the grocery store of the island until it passed into the hands of a former owner who turned it into a hotel, opening its doors in 2002.

The rooms enjoy total independence. Each has its own decoration and instead of being listed, they have been named after fish and molluscs typical of the island.

On the lower floor is the lounge where breakfast is served. The house has a central courtyard with a Mediterranean flavor. From there begins a staircase that leads to an upper terrace, ideal to enjoy the sunset and starry nights with the sound of the sea and the wind.

history of


Its archaeological sites account for a Roman settlement, when it was known as the island of St. Paul, although later, because of its shape it was called FlatIsland. In 1770it became the name Nova Tabarca, when King Charles III decided to repopulate it with captive Genoese families on the island of Tabarka, off the coast of Tunisia.

The entire island was declared a Historic Artistic Ensemble in 1964. In the walled enclosure is the village that is accessed by three gates, one of them called “La Trancada”,from which our small lodging takes its name.

It is the first marine reserve in Spain since 1986. In order to preserve the fauna and marine flora of the area and serve as a repopulation for the benefit of the surrounding waters.

The island also has: the church of San Pedro and San Pablo, Renaissance style. The tower of San José of 1879. The lighthouse, a former school of lighthousekeepers, dates back to 1954, and an interesting marine museum, founded in 2004.

Tabarca Lighthouse

Former school of lighthouse keepers

Tabarca Church of St. Peter and Paul

Church of St. Peter and Paul, Renaissance style.

San José Tower

Dating back to 1789, it was used as a coastal watchtower

Tabarca Museum

Ancient almadraba for tuna fishing.


Juan & Cuca

We are part of this island, because we have been fortunate to have grown up here and for what it means in our lives. That’s why we want to share it with you, its corners, its beaches and everything it offers the visitor. We love this piece of land, and we try to get everyone who visits us to leave with the same feeling.

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Policies & F.A.Q.

We have everything you need

Amenities, Services, & Travel Guide

Free WiFi
Private bathroom
Comfortable rooms
Air conditioning
Mini fridges
Hair dryer
Baggage collection
Luggage storage
Free cot on request
Extra pillow at no charge
Common terrace and patio
Breakfast included (9:15h - 11:00h)

We have two family restaurants where you can taste the typical dishes of the island, contact us to make a reservation or order.

Amparin Restaurant

Gloria Restaurant

Bars & cafes

In the summer season there are several businesses where you can have a drink or a coffee, but during the winter the island is practically uninhabited.

Art & Culture

The tabarca museum, located in the old warehouse of the almadraba contributes to know the remarkable Tabarchian heritage, both natural and cultural, and by extension that of its people, who have had at sea their main ally to survive.

The almadraba was formerly the economic engine of the island thanks to the fishing of tuna.

How to get there

The island is connected by regular catamaran and taxi-boat lines from Alicante and Santapola, with seasonal services from Torrevieja and Benidorm.

Booking conditions

One night of the hotel will be charged at the time of booking. Cancellations are accepted free of charge up to fifteen days before the date of entry, after this period the rate is non-refundable.

  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of all ages can be accommodated. All children under 12 years are charged EUR 10 per night for extra beds.
  • Any additional older children or adults are charged EUR 20 per night for extra beds.
  • The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.
  • Please note that extra beds and/or baby cots are available upon request and must be confirmed by the property.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total cost and must be paid separately during your stay.
  • High season from 15 June to 15 September, holidays and weekends.
Checkin & Checkout

When you arrive on the island you can leave your bags and belongings at the hotel until you have the room ready.

We offer flexibility for the time of entry and departure since we understand that the transfer to the island depends on the schedules of the boats.

Check-in time is from 16:00 to 19:00.

Departure time is from 9:30 to 12:00.

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Carrer del motxo 12, 03138 Tabarca Island, Spain