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Cala Ratjada is located in the municipality of Capdepera, in the far north eastern corner of Mallorca, about 80 km from the capital, Palma de Mallorca.
It has become a vibrant and bustling holiday resort and beach area, especially popular with German tourists, and come a long way since its origins as a small fishing port. Its ragged coastline has many small beaches and coves with beautiful white sand and crystal clear water, the most well-known being: La Pedruscada, Son Moll, Cala Rajada, Cala Gat, L'Olla, Cala Lliteres, Cala Agulla y Cala Moltó
Mallorca Holiday airport transfers provide shuttle services and transportation to Cala Ratjada for individual travellers and groups of all sizes, family transfers, cycling transfers and disability transfers directly from Palma de Mallorca airport or from your hotel or villa in Mallorca to anywhere on the island.
Today we will start with one of our favourite beaches; Alcudia, in the north of Mallorca, 62 km from Palma de Mallorca airport. Mallorca airport transfers to Alcudia will take approximately 45 minutes.
Parking is invariably a bit of an issue in Mallorca in the summer. There are so many hire cars on the roads, so many lost tourists driving around in circles and only a finite amount of parking space available, especially in the more popular coastal areas like Cala Ratjada.
The beaches in this area are possibly the most stunning beaches on the whole island of Mallorca and so it isn't all that surprising that they get busy in the summer peak season. Try to go there on the weekend and you will struggle to find parking, but in the months of July and August every day is weekend.
Hiring Mallorca Holiday airport transfers to Cala Ratjada will save you time and headaches every time.
Trip Advisor states there are 85 restaurants in Cala Ratjada alone, and that's not counting nearby beaches or the surrounding area. From the high end elegance of La Locanda Paraiso Da Massimo to the spectacular setting of Restaurant del Mar, there are seafood restaurants, traditional Mallorcan, family run and local to international, cosmopolitan and trendy, beach bars, family friendly and cyclist cafes. If you are staying in the area, shop around, you will certainly be spoilt for choice.
Visit the lighthouse at Punta de Capdepera. As the narrowest point between the islands of Mallorca and Menorca, on a clear day you can easily see the neighbouring Balearic Island of Menorca and the town of Ciutadella across the sea. The daily ferry between Cala Ratjada and Ciutadella takes 55 minutes, perfect for a day trip to a surprisingly different island.
Visit Jardins Casa March. Owned by a well-known Mallorcan family, the gardens are a sculpture park with works by Rodin, Henry Moore and a selection of modern Catalan artists. You will need to go to the tourist office to get permission to visit in advance.
Go out and party! Cala Ratjada is a party town with lots of bars and discos, great for fun summertime nights out.
Visit a Weekly market. Cala Ratjada holds a weekly fruit and vegetable market on Saturday mornings at the Plaça dels Pins, its central square, but it's much more than that, with flowers, delicacies, hippy stands and all kinds of local artisanal products as well as the cafes around the square, the weekly market is the meeting point and a fun thing to do on a Saturday morning. Alternatively, visit the Capdepera weekly market any Wednesday morning or Artá on Tuesdays.
Watersport opportunities abound in the area with snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. You can either hire the necessary kit and go out alone or take a few classes with a local instructor.
The Balearic Government has protected the area and coastline of Cala Mesquida and Cala Agulla making it a bird sanctuary. Sightings include the local Moewe's as well as a large selection of migrating bird species. It makes for a great beach walk or coastal cycle, in fact the entire area is a bird watchers and hiking wonderland, with the Serra de Llevant Mountain range, a tamer version of the Tramuntana on the eastern side of the island, peaking at 500m with magnificent views of the sea.
The nearest golf course is the one in Capdepera Golf designed by US Architect Dan Maples, with 8, 12 and 18 course greens. There are aslo nearby golf courses in Canyamel, Pula or Son Servera.