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Cala Ratjada Information
The Cala Ratjada resort is located on the north east port of Mallorca, almost 65 kms away from Palma. It is the most important port of the entire Capdepera district, extending on a rugged peninsula.
Its name translates to “Bay of Rays” and it used to be a small fishing village. The old port is still beautifully preserved, but it now accommodates the private yachts of the visitors.
In the past, Cala Ratjada contributed a lot to the promotion of the island’s economy.
It is located at the point that is most close to Menorca island. When the weather permits it, the old capital of Menorca, Ciutadella, is visible from the harbour of Cala Ratjada. Moreover, there used to exist a hydrofoil service between the two towns, almost every day.
Nowadays, the resort has developed and is well organized. There are 12,000 beds available, distributed among 40 different hotels.
Compared to other popular resorts on the island, such as Magaluf and Palma Nova, an interesting observation is that Cala Ratjada is a touristic destination usually chose by Germans and French, while the other two are mostly preferred by the British tourists.
What they all have in common, is that they attract a different type of tourists in the winter period, when many seniors visit them to enjoy the sunny climate.
The entire Capdepera municipality is characterised by the rugged coastline and the many small coves.
The coastline extends to 42 kms including many magnificent beaches with clear waters and organised facilities. Besides, this is the reason they were given the Blue Flag award by the E.U.
In Cala Ratjada, there are numerous superb beaches, although visitors with young children should keep in mind that most of them become quickly deep after only a few meters from the seaside.
The most popular beach in the town “Son Moll” is not in fact big enough and tends to be overcrowded. It is advisable to seek for alternative beaches a bit more to the north, such as Cala Anguila, Cala Guya and Cala Mesquida.
The shores that surround Cala Anguila and Cala Mesquida are protected for environmental purposes as a bird sanctuary.
The unique beauty of these beaches lying right under the pine tree forests is indescribable.