Welcome to Cala Ratjada
Cala Ratjada is the Jekyll and Hyde of Mallorca's eastern resorts. Wander along the promenade that skirts the contours of the coast and plump for one of the quieter bays and it can be pretty or even peaceful. It's also a terrific base for water-borne activities. But come high season, the resort adopts a second persona as the Costa del Bavaria, with rollicking beer gardens attracting a tanked-up 18-to-30 crowd, doing a brisk trade in currywurst and other German grub. You'll need to push beyond its centre to find Mallorca again.