Thanks to its location in an old fishing port, Cala Ratjada is in many ways a world away from some of the typical Mallorcan tourist resorts. However, it has the whole package when it comes to ‘things to do’ and here are some of our top picks.
During the summer months, there are various boat trips departing from the port in Cala Ratjada, including dolphin excursions and sunset cruises.
The coastline around Cala Mesquida and Cala Agulla has been recognised by the Balearic Government as a protected bird sanctuary. Birds such as Moewe’s can be found in this area of Mallorca as well as other migrating species.
With the Serra de Llevant right on your doorstep and the Serra de Tramuntana within reach, cycling enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. If you are looking for a more leisurely ride, there is a lovely route from the Cala Ratjada to the beach at Cala Mesquida. Road bikes and mountain bikes are available from various cycle hire shops in the resort.
With the Serra de Llevant mountain range right by Cala Ratjada, this resort is the perfect place to take a walk in the outdoors. The Serra de Llevant has peaks no higher than 500m but they are certainly enough to get the blood flowing. If you are looking for a gentle hike closer to Cala Ratjada, then there is a short walk uphill that takes you from the beach, through the woods, to the lighthouse at Punta de Capdepera
Hot air balloon rides
If you fancy seeing Mallorca from the dizzying heights of a hot air balloon, then Ballooning Mallorca offer daily flights with their various packages. So if you want an extra special treat, why not book a private flight or the exclusive gourmet flight. Flights are a minimum of one hour long and can take between 1 to 20 people.
Cala Ratjada is popular amongst trail runners. A well-known trail starting in Cala Ratjada runs through to Artà and then onto Canyamel. The total distance is 40km with a total ascent of 184m and a descent of 270m.
The resort of Cala Ratjada is an ideal location for keen golfers to set up base and try out the greens that Mallorca has to offer. The closest golf course is Capdepera Golf where they offer rounds of 9, 12 and 18 holes. There are also golf clubs in nearby Canyamel, Pula and Son Servera.
It’s possible to participate in a variety of watersports on the various beaches around Cala Ratjada. From pedaloes to banana boating there is something to suit the whole family. It’s also worth noting that there are excellent snorkelling opportunities all along the rocky coastline in this part of the island.