Cala Ratjada, an old fishing village with beaches of crystalline waters.
Waiting to be discovered, Cala Ratjada is located at the north-east end of the sub-tropical island of Mallorca. This lovely location is a 65 km enjoyable hour or so drive from Palma, the island's capital. Cale Ratjada is the main coastal port of the Capdepera district. As this sea community is situated at the island's closest point and the island of Menorca you can view the neighbouring holiday isle shimmering in the distance as on clear days you gaze across the seascape.
Cala Ratjada is an established community and included among the top tourist destinations in the island. From its fishing village origins Cala Ratjada has since expanded. The community has evolved to harmonise its traditional way of life to meet the expectations of today's discerning travellers and tourists. It boasts no less that 42 km of delightful beaches, some secluded and all scenic. With the sparkling clear Mediterranean waters lapping their shores this really is a sublime location.
Attention must be focused on the harbour-port of Cala Ratjada. Here, visitors may promenade to their hearts delight. The harbour is a haven for both fishing craft and a profusion of pleasure craft and yachts. For those who prefer sea panoramas there is an excellent choice of relaxing and friendly boating excursions to be lapped up.
The village resort of Cala Ratjada offers a wide choice of hotels and apartments accommodation. Most hotels and pensions offer easy and safe access to the town's beaches and promenades.
As one might expect there is lively night-life to be enjoyed. During the long languid days, whether you are a virtual shopper, window shopper or shopping aficionado, brace yourself to be spoilt for choice. The cafés, wine bars and bistros also proliferate. Here too, separately or in clusters, shops and stores offer everything you could possibly need to ensure your holiday comforts and needs. Long or short breaks, sporting and keep fit enthusiasts will be tempted to take advantage of tennis, diving, cycling and golfing facilities.
For those with cameras at the ready, or fellow travellers keen to experience places of especial merit, do visit Palace can Marche. Located on a charming hill it is surrounded by gardens where many sculptures have been installed. Also on our wish list there is the delightful Esbucada Tower situated near the lighthouse. From this vantage point you can enjoy magnificent views of the coast, and, what a coast it is. Enjoy from a shady distance the stunning beaches of Son Moll, Cala Gat and Cala Agulla. Each offer scenic backdrops and display ribbons of sea-washed white sand backed by the area's beautiful pine forests.
How to arrive:
The town of Cala Ratjada is located at the eastern end of the island. Some of the roads to access from nearby locations are; from Artá the Ma-15 road and from Cala Millor the Ma-4040.