The location and history of Cala Ratjada
Cala-Rajada is located in the municipality of Capdepera. Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the sunny island, is about 80 kilometres west of the tourist town. From the airport Son Sant Joan you are with the rented car in the east of the island scarcely one and a half hours on the way.
Cala Ratjada's roots go back to the 17th century. At that time the place was put on as fishing port of Capdepera. Beside lobsters also rays were caught. The place owes also its today's name to them. Cala Rajada means "ray bay". The village became famous in the 1930s. In the turmoil of the burgeoning Second World War, numerous intellectuals fled to the east of Mallorca. Among the exiles, for example, were the art collector and author Harry Graf Kessler, the Romanian-born artist Arthur Segal and the writer Werner von der Schulenburg. Today, the former fishing port of the municipality of Capdepera is very popular with German-speaking tourists.
Cala Rajada - What you must have seen
There is a lot to discover during your holiday on the largest island of the Balearic Islands. The lighthouse of the municipality of Capdepera is undoubtedly one of them. Situated in the very east, it offers an unforgettable view over large parts of the region. In addition, the whitewashed tower itself is a picturesque photo motif. You can immerse yourself in the history of Mallorca in Cala-Rajadas in the immediate vicinity. The Cuevas de Arta are only six kilometres west of the town. During a guided tour through the caves, the natural landscape of the island shows a completely new face. From the Talaia de Son Jaumell you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. During your stay in the Mallorcan East you should not miss the chance to explore the viewpoint a good five kilometres north of the gates of Cala Ratjadas on an extended hike.