Cala Ratjada attracts numerous visitors every year thanks to its white sandy beaches with crystal-clear water. Surrounded by rugged cliffs and forested mountains the bustling town offers loads of restaurants, bars, shops and activities. Let us help you find the best ones!
About Cala Ratjada
Cala Ratjada is located on the northeastern coast of Mallorca, close to the towns of Artà and Capdepera. It was formerly built as a harbour serving the neighbour town Capdepera. Back then, fishermen settled in this area to earn their living with lobster and ray fishing. That’s why Cala Ratjada is also called “the bay of rays“. The charming harbour has preserved its authentic character until today.
Today it is still one of Mallorca’s most important fishing ports. During summer Cala Ratjada becomes quite crowded with mostly German tourists and is a popular family holiday destination. The resort is also an ideal starting point for nature-loving holidaymakers looking for fun excursions. It is furthermore very popular with beach lovers and young party vacationers. Menorca can be easily reached from this town because Cala Ratjada is Mallorca’s nearest point to this neighbour island.
One Day in Cala Ratjada
In the Morning
Start your day at Cafe Noah’s for the best breakfast selection and amazing sea views. Whether you like healthy chia with oats and coconut milk or more an American breakfast with bacon, eggs and pancakes. This café and restaurant offers delicious meals for every taste.
09:30h Beach Time
There are many beautiful beaches in the area of Cala Ratjada but the most well-known one is probably Cala Agulla. With its turquoise, crystal-clear water this long sandy beach invites to a refreshing bath. Cala Agulla is also on our list of Mallorca’s best beaches. If you prefer it a bit smaller and less crowded relax at Cala Gat, Cala Son Moll or the cove Sa Pedruscada.
Indulge in tasty tapas or black ravioli with seafood at La Bodeguita. If you are craving healthy food have lunch at The Green Box where they serve delicious vegetarian and vegan soulfood, smoothies and juices. You prefer a more authentic restaurant? Then lunch at Can Manolo, well known among locals as the best place to go for fresh fish and the ‘mariscada’, a plate full of all kinds of seafood.
In the Afternoon
Cala Ratjada is well prepared for tourism,. Thus you will find lots of small shops offering souvenirs, clothes and everything else you need for your holidays. There is also a weekly market every Saturday on Plaça dels Pins.
16:30h Coffee o’Clock
Besides great lunch and dining options the laid-back, beautifully decorated Träumeria Son Moll also offers delicious coffee and other refreshing drinks. Served always with stunning sea views.
Go on a hiking trip along Cala Ratjada’s scenic coastline or on an excursion to the nearby lighthouse at the Punta de Capdepera. Nature-lovers will also enjoy bird watching at the protected bird sanctuary in the area of Cala Agulla.
In the Evening
Famous for its great selection of pasta and pizzas, Pasta Pasta offers delicious food with a great service in a feel-good atmosphere. If you didn’t have tapas for lunch already head to Euforia Tapas for delicacies like fried camembert, duck breast with pear, dates wrapped in bacon or sweet and sour prawn rolls.
24:00h Good Night
For discreet luxury with breathtaking sea views spend the night at Son Moll Sentits and Spa located right next to the small beach Son Moll. Families will love the newly upgraded, modern and bright Protur Turó Pins Hotel. For a more authentic, traditional feeling stay at the charming Petit Hotel Ses Rotges.
Photos by Laura Pott