Cala Ratjada, Mallorca, Things to do and see, hotels and beaches
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
Explore the magical Cuevas de Artà
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.
Enjoy the scenic views from the Far de Capdepera lighthouse
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
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.
What are the best places to stay in Cala Ratjada
Son Moll Sentits Spa – Adults Only ****
If modern surroundings, beach and sea views are the requirement for the holiday hotel, then this is just for you! The stunning hotel offers spacious rooms where you can wake up every morning to the sight of the sea and fall asleep every night to the mesmerizing sounds of gentle waves. At the top of the hotel is the panoramic bar, where you can enjoy a refreshment along with the views of the entire northeast coast of Mallorca. The hotel also offers a range of delicious facilities that complete a romantic stay in Cala Ratjada.
Hotel Triton Beach ****
Hotel Triton Beach is a 4-star hotel just a few minutes from the wonderful sandy beach. The hotel offers spacious rooms, and a wide selection of in-house services to complete your stay.
THB Guya Playa ****
This beautiful apartment hotel on the quiet Cala Agulla beach, north of Cala Ratjada. The hotel offers a number of services and amenities that make the stay at the hotel complete for both parents and children. The children have access to a playground, children’s pool, and there is an activity club / mini club that arranges a number of fun activities all day long, while you relax by the pool.
Hotel The Sky – Adults Only ****
This newly renovated 4-star hotel welcomes you in one of the 34 exclusive and spacious rooms carefully designed to make you feel like a V.I.P. The hotel offer a number of great in-house services and amenities to make sure you’ll be fully rested and recharged upon departure.
Markets & 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
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.
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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