Cala Ratjada, Mallorca - Map and Information

Map of Cala Ratjada


Cala Ratjada, Mallorca

Distances:


Closest Towns and Shops

9.6 Km 
Artà


Closest Beaches

4.4 Km 
Cala Mesquida
6.1 Km 
Cala Torta




resorts, Cala Ratjada, Mallorca
Cala Ratjada, Spain

What a fabulous little resort this is! There’s bags of character to be found in the old town clustered around a working port that’s still operational today.

Stupendous white sandy beaches are spread out along the coast in both directions, many are small intimate coves that you can walk or cycle to and there’s enough to try a different one each day. All have views to die for and are lapped by crystal clear turquoise waters.
Travel a short distance in land and you find the atmospheric Fortress Town of Capdepera the reason for the development of the trading port and once a regular target for pirate attack. Go a little further on and you come upon Arta with its castle, churches and artist colony. With all this you’ll wonder why you’re bothering to look at any other resort!

Beach:

Where to start? There’re more beaches around this resort than you could shake a sombrero at! Let’s start with the main ones of Son Moll and Cala Gat – these are the most popular as they’re the easiest to get to but with a little more effort you can head northwards and find picturesque Cala Aqulla and tranquil Mesquida. Going South finds more popular beaches like Font de Sa Gala. Hire a car and go even further south to the spectacular beach of Canyamel, well worth the effort! The adventurous amongst you might enjoy the challenge of exploring the nearby caves.

Nightlife:

For a smallish resort the nightlife is quite lively. Dotted with bars, restaurants and live music venues you’ll find yourself with more than enough choice for your evenings out. The small marina has a healthy selection of quality eateries including excellent fish restaurants, it’s a lovely place to enjoy alfresco dining under a clear starlit sky.

Who goes there:

Everyone! There’s really something for all types of holidaymaker, although those looking for full on partying may be disappointed. It is especially popular with French and German visitors.

Accommodation:

A good selection of modern hotels and apartment complexes to fit all budgets. Private villa rental is also an option.

What to do:

  • Visit the historic town of Capdepera and explore the narrow winding streets. It’s great for history and architecture buffs but is also a lovely place to wander about amongst the shops and then find a shady spot for lunch. Don’t forget to take in the view from the Fortress walls – most definitely a photo opportunity not to be missed!
  • Head for a day out in Arta, a town with a wealth of history, churches and of course the 14th century Sanctuary of San Salvador which you can explore. It is also home to the Arta caves (www.cuevasdearta.com ) where you can see the Palm Trunk stalagmite.
  • Golf enthusiastics will be pleased to hear that there are 4 good quality courses within easy reach of the resort.
  • Enjoy a boat trip and catch the cooling sea breezes.
  • Hire a bike and explore the coast.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk to the lighthouse at Punta de Capdepera – the views are worth the walk!

Fiesta:

On the weekend closet to the 12th May the castle at Capdepera is transformed into a ye olde world full of ‘hey nolly nolly’ when a medieval market is set up within its walls.

July 16th is the Fiesta del Carmen who is patron Saint of the fishermen and sailors and consists mainly of a blessing of the water.

August 16th is the fiesta of San Roc which is centred around processions mainly involving children.

Psst! The resort is located at the nearest point to neighbouring Menorca and should the fancy take you get take yourself off for a day trip!




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Cala Ratjada, Mallorca,