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Summer Holiday: Cala Ratjada, Majorca

Cala Gat
Okay, I know I said I won't go on a holiday this year, as I want to travel a lot at the end of this year/beginning of next year. However, I was asked by my friends from school, if I wanted to tag along on a little adventure and I just couldn't say no.



So, after a lot of researching we decided to go to Majorca, the home of us Germans basically. Now, when they say Majorca is Germany's 17th state, they're not kidding! I know of English or Italian people visiting the island, but to be honest; Most of them were German.

Especially Cala Ratjada, a little harbor town in the north-east, seems to be full of Germans. Either way, this little town won me over in just a week with its beaches, bays and the light house with its amazing view.

Cala Ratjada

However, we didn't have the best of luck in terms of weather, as it's been raining on 3 days. We did try to make the best out of the situation.

We arrived on a Friday night (10pm) in Cala Ratjada and decided to explore the town the day after. We went to the weekly market, but ended up in a rain storm. That same evening, we went up to the light house to look at the view from up there. And man, it was definitely worth the hike! From up there you're able to see the isle of Menorca.



And with that, we packed our bags with food and our cameras the next evening to look at the sunset from up there. Let me tell you that: It was breathtakingly beautiful.





On one of the rainy days we wanted to see a bit more of the island and drove to the next bigger city, Manacor. Now, if you ever go to Majorca, Manacor is a city you really don't have to see. We were really disappointed, as the few shops closed at noon (and opened again around 5pm!) and the most sights were closed too. After all, the day was a complete flop.

The next day we went to the capital of the island, Palma de Mallorca.

Palma is definitely a city you must see if you are in Majorca. It's got hundreds of shops (and thousands of visitors) in the narrow streets of the historic city, sights you should not miss (churches, cathedral,..) and (if you're up to it) the Hard Rock Cafe.

With our luck, we had the last two days to relax on the beach. Cala Ratjada's biggest beach is called Cala Agulla. The beach we loved the most, however, is called Cala Gat.
It's a tiny little bay, meaning you have to be there quite early to get a spot, with the clearest water I've ever witnessed in my life.


Cala Gat

Cala Agulla

I definitely recommend visiting this beautiful island. If you want to stay a little bit further away from the city and want to witness the beauty of the isle, you have to go to Cala Ratjada. This little town might isn't free of party goers, but definitely a lot calmer than Palma and the towns surrounding it.





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