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Find information on Cala Ratjada in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Cala Ratjada, in the northeast of Majorca, was originally a small fishing village lying on a rocky coastline surrounded by pine-clad hills. It has grown beyond all recognition and has a wide range of accommodation, shops and restaurants. It has a fairly busy harbour with fishing boats and pleasure crafts as well as boat services to Menorca. There is also a superb modern marina. Cala Ratjada is a lively resort particularly around the harbour with its many bars and restaurants.
A Cala Ratjada holiday offers a good range of accommodation in an attractive resort spread around the harbour. Although the beach is small, it is within walking distance of fine sandy beaches where there are many opportunities for water sports. There are good shops, restaurants providing a range of menus, and the nightlife is lively.
A Cala Ratjada holiday has wide appeal. Its small beach, and proximity to larger sandy beaches, attracts families; water sports appeal to the more energetic holidaymaker; couples of all ages enjoy the relaxation to be found on the beach and the lively nightlife around the harbour. The resort is particularly popular with German and French tourists.
The holiday season in Cala Ratjada begins in April and ends in late October. Temperatures range from twenty to mid thirty degrees centigrade.
Cala Ratjada is a pretty resort surrounded by pine trees and rugged cliffs. Situated one hundred kilometres north east from Palma, it has a transfer time of one hour. Cala Ratjada has evolved from a small fishing village into a popular seaside resort which still has a cluster of local fishing boats bringing in their daily catch. Although there is a small narrow beach in the resort most visitors take a short walk to Cala Agulla which is long and sandy. There are small beaches at Cala Gat and Son Moll. Care must be taken with children as the beaches shelve fairly steeply into the sea. The beaches offer a wide range of water sporting activities. Boat trips down the coast offer a further choice of wonderful beaches and secluded coves.
Those who enjoy walking can take to the wooded hills or wander along the coastal paths above the cliffs. There are also some excellent golf courses in the north east of Majorca where you can enjoy a little exercise in a stunning landscape of green hills dotted with whitewashed cottages, craggy cliffs and deep blue sea.
Those interested in the past will enjoy the inland villages with medieval Capdepera only a few kilometres distant. The village is home to the island’s largest castle which was erected in the thirteenth century. There are magnificent views from the battlements of the castle.
A Cala Ratjada holiday offers a lively resort with a choice of beaches, shops and markets, bars and restaurants and clubs providing a vibrant party atmosphere throughout the night.
Cala Ratjada has a vibrant nightlife with many restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs. The pubs and clubs offer entertainment until dawn. There are also many quieter venues where you can enjoy a drink and a meal under the moon and stars.
Cala Ratjada has a good number of shops selling a wide variety of goods. The main streets are filled with shops designed to attract tourists looking for gifts and holiday souvenirs. Placa del Pins has a market every Saturday and the nearby village of Capdepera has one every Wednesday. Here you can barter for your holiday bargains. Leather goods, embroidered linens, ceramics and glass goods are favourite purchases.
There is a wide choice of menu in Cala Ratjada with restaurants providing international as well as traditional cuisine. For the less adventurous palate there are British style pubs serving typically English fare as well as fast food outlets. There are many excellent fish restaurants around the harbour where you can enjoy ultra fresh food as well as a wonderful view over the bay.