Cala Ratjada, Majorca, Spain
Cala Ratjada is an established resort that offers plenty of hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and amenities.
Cala Ratjada was once a fishing village and port and is now a well established beach resort, previously popular with French and German visitors it's now appearing on the radar of discerning Brits.
The resort has a lively nightlife and is popular with the 18-30s crowd, ideal if you're looking to party the night away.
Son Moll is the name of the main beach in Cala Ratjada; at 150-metres in length and 50-metres wide it's not the largest and can get busy during July and August. There are sun-loungers and umbrellas available to hire though there are no watersports available here. The beach does have a snack-bar and several restaurants can be found nearby.
Situated a little to the north of Cala Ratjada, less than 2 km away is the large sandy beach of Cala Agulla (or Cala Guya). The beach is surrounded by pine trees and the mountains of Llevant Natural Park, with fine white sand it's around 500-metres long and 50-metres wide. There are no watersports here, though loungers are available to hire and for refreshments there are three beach bars and one restaurant.
A further beach of Cala Ratjada situated beyond the harbour on the resorts outskirts is Cala Gat. A small picturesque beach surrounded by trees and cliffs, it's only 40-metres in length and 20-metres wide. There is a small beach bar for refreshments and a limited amount of sun-loungers for hire.
Things to do
As the closest point to neighbouring island Menorca, it's possible to take the hydrofoil from the harbour to Cuitadella, the major town on Menorca's west coast.
Nature lovers will find the region is also a special environmental area, and protected bird sanctuary, a great place to combine walking and bird spotting.
For golf enthusiasts there are two courses nearby; the Canyamel Golf Course and the Capdepera Golf Course, both with 18-holes.
With a landmark castle, the historic town of Capdepera is just 2 km inland; it's the largest fortress on the island which was built in the 14th century to protect the mainland from pirates. Another historic town nearby is Arta, this charming town has narrow and winding streets, and the popular visitors site of Sanctuary of Sant Salvador.
Out and about
Cala Ratjada is a lively resort with a busy night-scene making it particularly popular with the younger crowd. The main promenade runs along the resort and is lined with shops, bars and restaurants offering a variety of international dishes and local Majorcan cuisine.
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