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Cala Ratjada - Mallorca - Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands draws the sun loving tourists to the superb beaches, trendy resorts and lively nightlife. The excellent climate with some 300 days of sun per year make Balearic Islands one of the preferred holiday destinations in Spain Chartering a private yacht in these sun-splashed islands gives you the opportunity to visit quaint villages, caves, prehistoric monuments, museums and monasteries. Each of the Balearic Islands has a distinct landscape and unique qualities that make it special to visit. The Balearic islands are divided into Gimnesias (Mallorca/Majorca, Menorca /Minorca and Cabrera) in the North, and Pitiusas (Ibiza y Formentera) in the South-West.
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearics. It is only 75 kilometres from north to south and 100 kilometres from east to west, yet its typically Mediterranean landscape varies from the fertile central lowlands, to the precipitous cliffs of the north west coast. Mallorca is famous for dazzling caves, refreshing clean waters, sandy beaches. Sitting along its 250 miles of coastline are more than two dozen sports harbours and yacht clubs. Palma, the capital of the island. Boasts a range of restaurants, night-clubs, bullrings and historic sites like Bellver Castle, Gothic Cathedral, Cloister of St. Francis and Miro Art Museum. On the other parts of the island, you can explore quaint villages, the medieval Capuchin Monastery and Roman ruins near the Moorish city of Alcudia.

The resort of Cala Ratjada is built on a small peninsula in the extreme north east corner of the island. Before the onset of tourism in the 1960's, the original village of Cala Ratjada was a quiet little fishing port, who's name literally translates as "The Bay of Rays". The original harbour still exists, but today is more likely to be the home of expensive private cruisers than the fishing boats of times gone by.

Despite being a well established resort, with a selection of over 40 hotels to choose from, until a couple of years ago it still remained undiscovered by the British tourist. Cala Ratjada is popular with French and German Tourists. One of the features of this part of Mallorca is the jagged coastline and numerous sandy coves. Cala Ratjada, and the surrounding area, has a number of good beaches to choose from. The main beach called "Son Moll", isn't particularly large and does get very crowded during the summer.

Nearest Airport is Palma- Mallorca Airport around 65kilometres away.