On Majorca northeast coast we can find some of the most beautiful and idyllic coves and beaches of the island, with crystal clear waters and surrounded by sand dunes. Most of them have a good access, and you can get them by bike from villages like Capdepera or the coastal locality of Cala Ratjada.
Cala Ratjada is one of the most important touristic destinations in the island, specially for the German tourists who visit the area. Although the fishing activity has decreased during the last 50 years, the harbour still keeps all its charm, with the fishermen’s cottages with typical Majorcan blinds where fishermen still keep and maintain their fishing nets. In fact, still today Carmen festivities, the most important event in Cala Ratjada, are held in August in honour of Virgin Carmen, fishermen’s protector. On Saint Carmen’s night a large number of “llauds”, typical Majorcan boats, and motor yacht boats decorate their decks with flowers and garlands and leave the harbour to see the fireworks in honour to the Virgin from the open sea.
At the end of Cala Ratjada seafront promenade we find one of the most famous beaches among tourists, Son Moll. It is a beach with the blue flag, with moderate swell and all the necessary services: deck chairs and sun umbrellas, surveillance, access for disabled people and bicycle parking.
Only within a five minute drive from Son Moll we get to Cala Gat, a charming small cove located behind Can March palace, a must visit, and within a 15 minute walk to the emblematic Cala Ratjada lighthouse, which offers fantastic views of the Mediterranean. From here we can do a short excursion by bike to Cala Agulla beach, a long white sand beach surrounded by dense pine woods and declared Natural Area of Special Interest.
Finally we are going to visit Cala Mesquida beach, one of the preferred spots by tobacco and alcohol smugglers in the 40s. It is a virgin and nudist beach surrounded by pine woods and dunes and with easy access by car from Capdepera, walking from Cala Agulla or cycling from Cala Ratjada centre.
If you want to enjoy one of the most idyllic areas in Majorca to the maximum, you can do it booking a room in one of the best family Marina Hotels:
- Marina Corfu Hotel, in Cala D’Or.
- Marina Skorpios Hotel, in Cala D’Or.
- Marina Delfín Verde, in Puerto de Alcudia.
- Marina Terranova Hotel, in Palmanova.