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Cala Ratjada, Mallorca, Things to do and hotels

Cala Ratjada has become a more popular holiday destination than ever before, with some fantastic child-friendly small beaches in the area. In total, the whole area consists of Cala Ratjada itself, Cala Gat, Son Moll and Cala Agulla.

Cala Ratjada also has a large number of offers when it comes to experiences and activities for both children and adults, ideal for family holidays.

Boats in the marina in Cala Ratjda, Mallorca, with hotels in the background.



Half-Day Coasteering Experience

Why visit Cala Ratjada

Cala Ratjada is a vibrant and busy resort that peaks during the hot summer months. The old fishing village has gained much popularity among a vast audience from basically all over the world. The resort is a nice mix of authenticity and modern amenities, resulting in a versatile destination.

Things to do in Cala Ratjada

Cala Ratjada is located in the municipality of Capdepera, a historical area of Mallorca full of points of interest and landmarks worth visiting. The area also invites to physical activities such as bicycling, walking, golfing, maritime adventures and horseback riding. There are literally hundreds of things you can do in Cala Ratjada. Below you can find a bit of inspiration and ideas on what to do.

Enjoy the fantastic beaches

Sandy beach in Cala Ratjada, Mallorca, with turqoise clear waters.


Cala Ratjada is home to some amazing beaches; Cala Gat, Son Moll and Cala Aguilla. Moreover, a 10 minute drive from the resort you’ll find Cala Mesquida. In total, you have more than 1 km of sandy beach waiting for you.

Cala Aguilla is the biggest and most beautiful of the beaches, with its 580 meters of white silky sand and crystal clear turqoise waters.

All beaches in Cala Ratjada are superviced, making it a very safe place.

Cruise the coast

Enjoy a relaxing day on the sea, with fresh breezes through your hair and the Mediterranean sun warming you. There are many different cruises to choose from in Cala Ratjada, all will take you to some of the most beautiful and picturesque gems around the coastline, some even offering lunch and refreshments.

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Horseback riding

Saddle up and enjoy a scenic trip along the beach line, in the hills or countryside on the back of a horse. Horseback riding is one of the most popular activities to do in the area, namely because of the stunning nature that makes it all seem so natural to be riding a horse. There are a couple of stables in Cala Ratjada from where you can rent a horse or join an excursion, try the Rancho Bonanza on the outskirts of town.

Put your golfing skills to the test

If you are fond of golfing, or if you are just keen to try, then you are in the right area. Near Cala Ratjada you will find three of the most challenging golf courses on the island, Son Servera Golf Club, Capdepera Golf and Canyamel Golf. All three of them offers an 18-hole course set in the most beautiful surroundings.

Pump those pedals

If you are looking for a place to enjoy cycling then you will be excited once you get to the area of Cala Ratjada. The surroundings offers a wealth of asphalted roads perfect for cycling for all levels. Ride through charming rural countrysides, mountainous landscapes and beautiful coastlines under the Mediterranean sun.

Walking in the nature

Viewpoint over the coast from the Serra de Llevant nature park in Arta, Mallorca.

There are more than 30 different walking routes passing through Cala Ratjada. One of the most emblematic walks here is to the beautiful lighthouse situated at the highest point in the area overlooking the entire bay, it is simply indescribably beautiful. If you want more nature, head to the nearby nature park of Serra de Llevant (Artà) and climb the mountains through gravel paths.

Explore the deep blue

Mallorca is perfect for diving, the extremely clean and clear waters of the Balearic Sea makes it a unique experience diving here. Discover hidden undersea caves, colorful fish, turtles and Mediterranean maritime vegetation which is some of the most beautiful in the world. There are several diving centers in Cala Ratjada that will take you on a memorable undersea adventure.

Mini train

The mini train offers a great opportunity to see the local area and the surroundings in a comfortable way. The train will take you to some of the beaches in the area and let you get familiar with Cala Ratjada.

Visit the Castell de Capdepera fortress


Medieval hilltop fortress and castle of Castell de Capdepera in Capdepera village, Mallorca, Spain.

One of the most well-preserved and fascinating fortresses is situated in the village of Capdepera, just 2 km inland from Cala Ratjada. This imposing fortress was built back in the early 14th century almost immediately after the Catalans had conquered the entire archipelago from the Moors. At your visit to the castle, you will learn about military architecture, understand the strategic mindset behind the construction and learn about the function and meaning for the population. Moreover, on clear days you can easily spot the neighboring island of Menorca on the other side of the strait from the watchtowers in the castle.

Visit the medieval fortress Castell de Capdepera

Visit the March palace

The former summer residence of famous Mallorcan banker Joan March i Ordinas has now been transformed into a public exhibition space. The most outstanding exhibition here is undoubtedly the sculpture park and the gardens surrounding the house.

Sa Torre Cega / March Foundation

Explore the magical Cuevas de Artà

Caves and tourist attraction of Cuevas de Arta in Canyamel, Mallorca.

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.

Visit the Caves of Arta

Enjoy the scenic views from the Far de Capdepera lighthouse

Lighthouse overlooking the sea and coast from the cliffs above Cala Ratjada, Mallorca, Spain.

The Capdepera lighthouse was built in the mid-19th century and has become emblematic for the area. Enjoy a scenic walk or drive to this amazing lookout from where you can spot the entire area.

Visit Torre de Canyamel and the restaurant

Medieval fortress and watchtower of Torre de Canyamel in Mallorca, seen from below the massive fortified walls.

Torre de Canyamel is another iconic old military fortress built to protect the population against raids from the sea. Torre de Canyamel has been transformed into an exhibition space for art, but is just as impressive seen from the outside. Next to the fortress is a restaurant renown for its suckling pig.

Torre de Canyamel


Enjoy some beautiful pictures from Cala Ratjada

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Scenic Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride

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Mallorca from the Sky: Hot Air Balloon Flight

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From Cala Ratjada: Beach and Mountain 4X4 Tour

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Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa - Adults Only


Protur Turo Pins 4* SUP


Lago Garden Apart-Suites & Spa Hotel


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Cala Ratjada is located on the northeastern tip of Mallorca, 81 km (~50 miles) from Palma International Airport.

The transfer with taxi will take about an hour and cost around 100 euros.

There are several transfer options available for getting to Cala Ratjada from the airport; shuttle bus, private transfer and shared transfer.


Some of the most popular and high-rated hotels in Cala Ratjada are:

  • Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa
  • Protur Turo Pins 4* SUP
  • Lago Garden Apart-Suites & Spa Hotel

Compared to other popular destinations in Mallorca, Cala Ratjada is not particularly expensive. Take into consideration though, that it is still a tourist resort and prices are generally higher than in the villages. Expent to pay around 2-2.5 euros for a pint.

Cala Ratjada is safe, yes. You should always take your precautions such as watch for the flags on the beaches, keep you personal items close to you when in a crowded place etc.

Market and Events in Cala Ratjada

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.

Events and festivities in Cala Ratjada




Medieval Market

Every year during the third week of May, you can travel back to medieval times in Capdepera. The market will be held inside the walls of the castle, where you can meet blacksmiths, shoemakers, carpenters, jugglers, musicians, magicians etc. There will be several hundreds of stands selling all kinds of stuff, a good time to have a good deal on some of the famous llata work (palm-leaf crafts) like baskets, hats, bags etc.

This week is unique in Mallorca, a great opportunity to experience some local culture and learn about the Middle Ages on the island in a fun and interesting way.




El Carme

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the patron saint of seamen, and on the 16th of July she is celebrated in Cala Ratjada. This festival is well-known because of the traditional mass on the pier and the procession of the virgin at sea, escorted to the church by the locals. In addition to this, several activities are organized such as a mini-marathon, traditional Mallorcan dances and a habanera (Cuban dance) concert.



Festes de Sant Roc i Sant Bartolomé in Cala Ratjada

The summer festivities in Cala Ratjada is held throughout August with a series of fun events for the entire family. The festivities are aimed for as well locals as tourists and include games, competitions, gastronomic experiences, concerts and exhibitions. There is a special jolly atmosphere in the entire town, a great time to visit Cala Ratjada.




Mostra de la Llampuga (mahi-mahi fair)

One of the most beloved fish species by the Mallorcans is the mahi-mahi fish (dolphinfish), which is one of the typical species of the Mediterranean. The fair is held in Cala Ratjada, anmd features a series of gastronomical events such as cooking competitions, tapas servings and much more. There will also be live music to set the festive atmosphere.


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Practical Info

Useful Numbers

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202
Town Hall: +34 971 56 30 52

Public Transport

Bus lines: 411, 422, 423, 424

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