Cala Ratjada History

Historically, Cala Ratjada has also played a very important part in the Majorcan economy. This part of the island is the nearest point to the neighbouring island of Menorca, and on a clear day it is possible to see the former Menorcan capital of Ciutadella from the port area. It is from here that Cape Balear also run a daily hydrofoil service from Cala Ratjada over to Ciutadella, which we'll cover in more detail on the Attractions and Amenities pages.

Despite being a well established resort, with a selection of over 40 hotels with a reported capacity of almost 12,000 beds to choose from, until a couple of years ago Cala Ratjada still remained virtually "undiscovered" by the British tourist. Even today the larger UK Tour Operators are only just including it in their Summer Sun offerings. Also, quite rare for Mallorca, Cala Ratjada is very popular with French visitors, but it is without doubt the German tourist who far outnumbers the rest, giving the area a bit of a reputation as being the German equivalent of Magaluf.

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