Actualmente los 73 habitantes de Tabarca viven del turismo, no hay carreteras ni tráfico.
Con pequeñas barcas se puede visitar la cueva del Llop Marí, de 100 metros de longitud que se encuentra bajo las murallas habitada, según la leyenda por un monstruo marino.
Although Roman remains have been found on the island, the history of the present Tabarca begins in 1768 when King Carlos III made the release of 69 Genoese families installed on the Tunisian island of Tabarka, were enslaved by the ruler of Tunisia. After passing through Alicante, were taken to the island to recover their way of life, the sea and fishing. He built a walled city with all services and even a City Hall that was never formed. The 73 residents currently living Tabarca tourism, there are no roads or traffic. With small boats you can visit the cave of Llop Marí, 100 meters long which is under the walls inhabited, according to legend, a sea monster.