Top ChoiceMediterranean in Cala Ratjada

Es Coll d'Os

This family-run finca (rural estate) restaurant feels light years away from some of the tacky tourist places in Cala Ratjada. Sit on the vine-draped terrace for a meal that tastes profoundly of the seasons,...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Cala Ratjada

Sa Torre Cega

Named for the 15th-century 'blind tower' (unsighted by similar watchtowers) at its centre, this coastal estate was built in the early 20th century by the noted architect Guillem Reynés Font. The beautiful...

Bar in Cala Ratjada


A much-loved sunset spot, the Royal has a classy terrace overlooking the narrow end of the harbour. There's music from 8pm on Thursday (DJs), Friday (flamenco) and Saturday (jazz) and the kitchen pumps out a high...

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Cala Mesquida

Cala Mesquida's beautiful sweep of sand (nearly 300m long) and nearby dunes and pine scrub are not just appreciated by human visitors. The area is protected, in recognition of its importance to local birdlife....

Lighthouse in Cala Ratjada

Far de Capdepera

This lighthouse on Mallorca's easternmost tip is the endpoint of a lovely drive, walk or cycle through pine forests, around 1.5km east of Sa Torre Cega. Sitting 76m above the sea, the lighthouse – long crucial...

Bar in Cala Ratjada

Café Noah's

The sea views are entrancing from the terrace of this slick lounge bar: straddling the waterfront promenade, it's a prime spot for people watching and cocktail sipping. Inside there are comfy leather sofas and...

Seafood in Cala Ratjada

Ca'n Maya

This centrally located restaurant dates to 1938 and is perhaps the most authentic and low-key of Cala Ratjada's seafood places. Its glassed-in, harbourside terrace is ideal for lingering over fried squid, razor...

International in Cala Ratjada

Restaurante del Mar

A Swiss couple run this restaurant, with breezy sea views from the terrace. The big deal is seafood, including a superb parrillada (barbecue), with five kinds of fish, shellfish and grilled vegetables. Otherwise...

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Cala Matzoc

Eleven kilometres from Artà, or a 20-minute trek along the coast from Cala Estreta, Cala Matzoc comes into view. A quiet cove of sand and stone, it backs onto a hill where the ruins of Torre d'Albarca, a...

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Cala Mitjana

To the landward end of a long, cliff-lined inlet you'll find this little patch of golden sand. A 20-minute walk from the car park at Cala Sa Nau deters many visitors, but you'll still have company in the height...

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Font de Sa Cala

South of Cala Ratjada is Font de Sa Cala, where the crystalline waters are perfect for snorkelling. The serene, 100m-long beach is surrounded by a harshly beautiful rocky coast, swaddled in pines.

Religious in Cala Ratjada

Festes del Carme

Cala Ratjada's main festival celebrates the Verge del Carme, the holy patroness of fishers. It includes an elaborate maritime procession, fireworks and a host of cultural events.

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Cala Gat

East of Cala Ratjada harbour, beyond Sa Torre Cega, this fine little cove has a pretty 40m beach backed by pine forests and receives far fewer visitors than others in town.

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Platja de Cala Agulla

At the northern edge of town this horseshoe-shaped beach wraps around a calm, pale-sand bay lapped by turquoise waters on the edge of a pine-cloaked conservation area. There's precious little development to be...

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Platja de Son Moll

Cala Ratjada's most accessible beach is the busy 200m strip of the Platja de Son Moll, just in front of Passeig Marítim, in the centre of town.

Beach in Cala Ratjada

Cala Torta

Deep water, nudism and exposure to the elements mean this isn't really the ideal family beach, although it is certainly very comely.

Natural Feature in Cala Ratjada

Cala Estreta

This pretty, rock-bound cove has crystal-clear water, but no great expanse of sand, or bars to attract holidaymaking hordes.