Cala Ratjada local holiday travel guide
Where to stay in Cala Bona
Things to do in Cala Bona
Attractions & Points of Interest
CUEVAS DE ÁRTÀ
One of the great tourist attractions close to Cala Bona, is the Cuevas de Ártà, or simply, the Caves of Ártà. Come discover the fascinating world of stalagmites and stalactites illuminated by colorful light creating a cabinet of mysterious silhouettes. This attraction is for both young and adults to enjoy, so don’t turn it down.
The New Church of Son Servera is a spectacular sight with its unique open-air
Beaches in Cala Ratjada
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Market & Events
Weekly market in Cala Ratjada
Every Saturday morning, the local market in Cala Ratjada open with hundreds of stands, selling everything from fresh fruit to leather goods and electronics. If you want to experience a bigger and more extensive marketplace, you should try Alcúdia on Sundays or Tuesdays, or Sineu on Wednesdays.
Annual events and happenings
Fira del Peix
Fira del Peix is a festival dedicated to the fishing industry, held in Colònia de Sant Pere every year in April. The aim of this spring festival, is to mix the themes of environment, culture and gastronomy, for you to experience another side of Ártà. During the festival, you can enjoy a series of activities, exhibitions and food, all representing the maritime activities of the municipality.
Artalaiotica is a rather new festival inaugurated in 2017 with the aim of promoting the prehistoric heritage of the area. Ártà is home to one of the most interesting and well-preserved prehistoric villages dating from the Talayotic culture unique to the Balearic Islands. Artalaiotica offers a range of interesting and fun activities for all ages such as workshops, food tastings, theatrical performances, music, lectures and guided tours. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and learn about the rich prehistory of the Balearic Islands that was here before the Romans invaded 123 BC.
Ártà Beer Festival
Ártà Beer Festival is for beer lovers by beer lovers. It is a two-day festival dedicated to craft beer organized by the Malalts de Birra, a craft beer association from the local area. During the two days, you can enjoy contests, talks, performances, and of course, lots of craft beer of all kinds.
Festes de Sant Pere
On June 29, the coastal town of Colònia de Santa Pere celebrates its patron saint with a festival. The program usually include concerts, games, contests, open-air community dinners (also for tourists), various dance performances accompanied by the xeremies (Mallorcan bagpipes) and fireworks at the beach in the evening. This is a festive and cultural happening that gather locals and tourists in a jolly atmosphere.
Festes de Sant Salvador
During the first week of August, the people of Ártà celebrate their patron saint with a festival that culminate at the end of the week. The program is usually packed with fun and cultural activities suited for all ages, including games, contests, performances, tastings, demonstrations, exhibitions, parades, workshops etc. The town hall arranges the festivities in collaboration with different local associations to have a diversified and appealing program lined up. On the day after the day of Sant Salvador, the traditional Ball de Cisterna dance is held.
Fira Ramadera is the autumn fair of Ártà, a fair dedicated to agriculture, livestock, industrial machinery and artisan products. Indulge in a wide variety of foods, local products and interesting exhibitions as you roam the streets during Fira Ramadera.
Ártà Stocks Fora!
Also known as the “Fair of Opportunities”, this market aims to promote the local business life of Ártà by allowing business owners to empty their stocks and put it on sale for extremely discounted prices. If you are looking for clothes, shoes, jewelries, asseccories etc., come browse the hundreds of stands in the heart of Ártà in late October.
Mercadet de Nadal de Ártà
The Christmas market in Ártà is a great opportunity to get the Christmas shopping underway. The market is organized by the local business association, and there are many great offers to indulge in.
Mercadet de Nadal de Colònia de Sant Pere
The Christmas market in Colònia de Sant Pere is a cozy little market held in the church square in front of the cute church building.
About the area of Cala Ratjada
Cala Ratjada is located on the very north-eastern nose of Majorca. The area combines the charming harbour of Cala Ratjada itself, Cala Gat, Son Moll and Cala Agulla.
Cala Ratjada is an old and very charming area. Just 50 years ago, the town had not yet seen tourism, and today this is the main income source. This makes Cala Ratjada a wonderful combination between a charming harbour and a state of the art holiday resort.
LOCATION & MAP
From Palma airport
The Llevant region
Llevant has its name from the Serra de Llevant mountain range that dominates the norther landscapes of the region. Llevant is an exciting region to travel in; you get wonderful beaches, impressive mountains, scenic nature, interesting heritage and a wonderful combination of authenticity and modern tourism.
Artà is the cultural capital of the east side of Mallorca, the town and surrounding area is like an open-air museum exhibiting the most emblematic building constructions on this side of the island. Artà is a great choice of holiday base if luxury and romance is to be combined. The accommodation and holiday offers in Artà are plenty and indeed versatile, because you can choose from fincas, flats, villas, hotels and agroturismos, you can even choose if you want an urban holiday base or a rural countryside oasis. The local area of Artà is full of treasures and cultural heritage, exhibiting the long and interesting history, such as the fortified church of Sant Salvador, the talayotic village of Ses Païsses and the many impressive manors documenting the wealth of the area. Artà is also the gate to the Llevant mounntain park where amazing and scenic wildlife and vegetation awaits you, along with breathtaking viewpoints and historical constructions. If you have not yet visited Artà, now is the time.
Cala Bona is the perfect destination on the east coast if you are looking for an atmospheric and lively restaurant environment and charming harbour area. Cala Bona is great for couples and small children families, who come to the Mallorcan east coast to enjoy the versatile area and international audiences. Cala Bona offers a wealth of charming sea front holiday rentals, as well as a wide selection of superb hotels for both families and adults only. You want to choose Cala Bona for your holiday on the north east side, if you want to mingle in a charming marina area.
Cala Millor offers you a 2 km wide sandy beach, hundreds of bars and restaurants, modern amenities, simply an all-round family fun holiday destination on the Mallorcas east coast. Holiday offers in Cala Millor includes beach front holiday flats and modern family hotels, packed with all modern facilities and amenities to create the perfect frame for your holiday here in Cala Millor. Cala Millor attracts an international audience, so you are sure to find dishes all all kinds in the restaurants and bars.
Cala Ratjada is a charming old fishing village located on the northeastern tip of Mallorca. Cala Ratjada accommodates both adult couples, families travelling with children and infants and groups of friends travelling together. Holiday offers in Cala Ratjada consist of modern flats, villas and hotels in the town, some even with sea and beach front location. You want to travel to Cala Ratjada for activity offers, vibrant restaurant life and international audience.
Cales de Mallorca
Cales de Mallorca is a young holiday destination found on the east coast of Mallorca. This purpose-built holiday destination enjoys two wonderful golden beaches, all brand new hotels and a great location close to infrastructure. In other words, this is a destination made to accommodate diversity and versatility.
Canyamel is a golfers favourite holiday destination when it comes to sea and beach resorts. Canyamel offers a fantastic selection of adults only hotels and holiday rentals for you to choose from. Canyamel is a great choice for romance and active holidays on the Mallorcan north east coast, especially golfers and cyclists loves Canyamel for its great location close to some of the best and most challenging golf courses on Mallorca, and the hilly terrain with asphalt roads. Canyamel is renown for its selection of luxury hotels and resorts, meaning that the audience here are adults only.
Capdepera is a cozy and charming little village isolated at the top of a mountain, offering stunning views overlooking the shorelines and the Llevant mountains. Capdepera is home to the emblematic old castle of same name, from where you can see all the way to Menorca. Accommodation offers in Capdepera include an famous luxury agrotourismo (producing finca/farm), and some lovely holiday villas and flats for rent. Capdepera is located close to the nature and marina area in Cala Ratjada, resulting in a versatile luxury destination
Font de sa Cala
Font de sa Cala is a small holiday resort located in the north eastern area of Mallorca, close to Canyamel and Capdepera. Font de sa Cala is an obvious choice for adults looking for a romantic and picturesque holiday resort located in solitude in a small cove on the north-east coast. Accommodation and holiday offers in Font de sa Cala, are stunning hotels with seafront location and charming villas and flats for rent for you who wants to go self-catered. Regardless of your preferences, Font de sa Cala has all facilities and amenities to spoil you and your partner.
Manacor is the second largest city on Mallorca. Manacor holds a big cultural heritage and offers a wealth of interesting places of interest to explore and indulge in. Accommodation offers in Manacor are many, and the area also attracts a mixed audience due to its enormous size. However, Manacor is especially loved by people who wants a little of everything, but still enjoys a withdrawn holiday base in tranquil surroundings. Many accommodations offers in Manacor are fincas and villas situated in the rural countryside around the city, allowing direct access to the huge network of country roads.
Porto Cristo is the perfect holiday destination on the Mallorcan east coast if you fancy a charming marina area with many restaurants, cosy atmosphere and amazing views over the sea. Porto Cristo is almost full of tourists every day during the summer season, because of the world-famous stalactite caves, Cuevas del Drach, which gives the town a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Porto Cristo is mainly an adult holiday destination, where the good life and relaxation is in focus.
Sa Coma is a very popular summer holiday destination on the east coast of Mallorca. Sa Coma offers a large range of hotels with fantastic views over the beach and sea from the balconies. Sa Coma is a great choice of destination if you are looking for an all-round resort on the east coast to accommodation family and friends. Sa Coma is a relatively new holiday resort, with modern facilities, international restaurants and superb new hotels to choose from.
Sant Llorenc des Cardassar
Sant Llorenc des Cardassar is a rural village that not everyone hears about. Sant Llorenc is a great choice of holiday base, if you are looking to escape the mass tourism on the island, but still have good access to a versatile scenario of fresh countryside and beaches. Accommodation and holiday offers in Sant Llorenc are many, and very different, however, recommended is on of the finca or petit hotels in the area, offering serenity and luxury for you and your partner.
Son Servera is a small and sleepy village located a few kilometres inland from the popular summer holiday destination of Cala Bona. Son Servera is particularly popular among golfers, hence of the many challenging and beautiful golf courses situated in the nearby area. Accommodation and holiday offers in Son Servera includes some of the most charming and romantic finca hotels and luxury resorts in the local area, a guarantee for the perfect escape.
s’Illot is a rather small beach resort located on the east coast of Mallorca close to Sa Coma. s’Illot is popular amongst adults and active tourists, who come to enjoy romance and the many activity offers in the surrounding area. s’Illot is a good resort to visit most year round, except maybe November – March where it is too cold on the east coast, thus no restaurants and bars are open. Choose holiday in s’Illot if you are looking for adult audience and a more intimate feeling.