- SQM 246
The modern city Chalet Casa Pau is located in the charming mountain village of Capdepera, which every year in May for the medieval festival receives numerous visitors. The center of the town including a weekly market, restaurants, bars and shops can be reached on foot in a few minutes. This popular port town Cala Ratjada including nightlife area and several sandy beaches are just 1 km away.
In addition to this excellent location, this two-storey holiday home offers a stylish staged interiors and a secluded outdoor area with 3 terraces, a pool, barbecue and cozy lounge seating area, cherry, lemon, apricot and carob trees.
Each floor has a full apartment. The ground floor has 3 bedrooms, a shower room, a living / dining room and a separate, modern kitchen with access to a covered terrace from which you enter the garden.
Upstairs there are 2 further bedrooms with 2 bathrooms en suites, one with whirlpool tub right in the room, and a living room with American kitchen with a cooking island and bar stools. From here you can access another, partly covered terrace from which you have a great view of the castle of Capdepera, the surrounding mountains and the sea on the horizon.
The technical equipment leaves nothing to be desired: several flat screens, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, stereo, iron / ironing board, washing machine, dishwasher and fireplace on the ground floor and central heating in the floor.
Furthermore, pets are welcome! Thus, this chalet is ideal for groups, couples and for large families who travel with children and dogs!
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Translated, the name Cala Ratjada "Roche Bay". It gives an indication of the long history of the place as a fishing village that has evolved over time into a popular holiday destination. Despite the economically increasingly important tourism, Cala Ratjada has kept its traditional character. If the international guests leave the Balearic island after the summer season, to Cala Ratjada transformed back into a small quiet fishing village in the middle of the municipality of Capdepera northeast of Mallorca. Even though the place is called thousands of visitors welcome year after year, he has been spared from the big boom of the hotel building.Today it is the cozy atmosphere, giving it the small fishing boats, which are moored at the port to Good. Especially the German tourists have the quiet town surrounded by pine forests and unspoilt nature in their hearts.
Cala Ratjada is located approximately 80 kilometers from the capital Palma de Mallorca on a peninsula in the region Llevant. Directly in the city Son Moll beach attracts bathers with its clear waters. In the immediate vicinity there are also the beaches of Cala Agulla and Cala Gat. With the car or public transport and the bays of Cala Mesquida and Font de sa Cala are within easy reach.
History of Cala Ratjada
The history of the fishing village Cala Ratjada dates back to the 17th century when the inhabitants of Capdepera founded a port. As a result, fishermen settled, the stingrays and lobsters caught in the first place. To date, Cala Ratjada applies to Palma de Mallorca as the second most important fishing port of the Balearic Islands.
To a certain celebrity reached Cala Ratjada in the thirties of the 20th century, when settled there exiled anti-fascist writers and artists from the German-speaking world in a kind of colony. After the takeover by Franco in July 1936 succeeded in most of them, unmolested to escape from the island.The Hostal Ca's Bombu opened already in 1885 a first hotel in the small fishing village, as then, there is also still managed by the family Esteva. The major tourism boom in the seventies, with the increased construction of large hotel complexes on the island accompanied, Cala Ratjada has escaped largely and was thus able to maintain its original local character.
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Lynchpin of the original fishing village is still the port, located in the southern district and is protected by a concrete wall. Its attractive landscaped promenade leads to the bay of Cala Gat, along the promenade is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars.From the harbor wall from a great view of the sea opens. The port of Cala Ratjada is the starting point of some excursion boats to Cala Millor and Porto Cristo. By means of a speedboat is also the place Ciutadella on the neighboring island of Menorca can be reached within 75 minutes.
The Cala Rajada still reminds us in her name to the great economic importance of fisheries. In the 17th century, especially stingrays and lobsters were caught off its coast. A little further east of the port, the historic lobster houses can still be seen today. These white, cuboid buildings are national monuments. Formerly they were used by the fishing people to keep the lobsters to sales in large seawater pool alive.
High on a hill east of the village sits the Villa March. Here the as tobacco smuggling, real estate agents and later banker known Juan March has erected in 1911 his refuge Sa Torre Cega. It stands on the ruins of a watchtower from the 15th century. A visit to the great, comprehensive 60,000 square meters park that surrounds the villa is recommended. Created has it the British garden architect Russell Page. Who pleasure walking in his ways, to explore a valuable collection of forty contemporary sculpture, which is spread throughout the park. The sculptures are from the hands of famous artists such as Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin.After the works of art had to be taken in consequence of a severe storm in November 2001 in the Museu d'Art Contemporani Expanyol, they have returned to their places in the park of the Villa March in August of 2010. In addition to the sculptures, a permanent exhibition of works of the avant-garde is shown in the house.
The easternmost point of the island of Mallorca marked the middle of the 19th century built lighthouse Far de Capdepera. It is located on the peninsula of Punta de Capdepera amidst craggy landscape that is dotted by small bays. Nearby can be the ruins of a medieval watchtower find the Torre Embucada.
Idyllic between cliffs is the small bay of Cala Gat north of the port of Cala Ratjada. The bay has a 80 meters long and seven meters wide deck area, surrounded by a wooded rocky coast. For younger children, the beach is less suitable because the water drops here quite strongly into the sea. However, up to 20 feet deep bay is a fascinating diving area that is well suited for beginners. It offers an exciting underwater landscape with caves and a large variety of marine life. Besides mussels and snails are also octopus, moray eels and blue neon fish to find.
Sports and Recreation in Cala Ratjada
With the X2 Offroad Segway, helmet and a knowledgeable guide we go to explore the magnificent landscape around Cala Ratjada. The Segway tours vonSegpark Mallorca lead to Cala Gulla, along the coast to the diving bay Cala Lliteras, to the harbor towards Son Mol and finally. In a wooded area with a small off-road track Before the tour, guests are guided by experienced guides on the Segways. On the company's skill-parcours, the first of its kind on the island of Mallorca, one can attain a good feel for the new means of locomotion.
High up it goes with the hot air balloon of Illes Balears ballooning. In 100 to 500 meters above sea level can be quite rediscover the Balearic island. Particularly convenient the balloon rides, thanks to the particularly large baskets and champagne on board. The experienced and friendly team will accompany his guests safely through the sky and knows the best routes through the beautiful natural landscape of Majorca.
Top Restaurants in Cala Ratjada
On one of the most beautiful places in Cala Ratjada is Café Son Moll. The good restaurant pampers guests with freshly prepared meals, breakfast on the sea terrace, pizza from the stone oven and tapas from the hot stone.The range is completed by the delicious cakes and sweet pieces from our own confectionery.
The Del Mar restaurant is decorated with its mosaic tables and wicker chairs in typical Mallorcan style casual. Directly on the promenade near the beach Son Moll located provides the outdoor terrace a great view right on the bay. Of course do not only view, but also the menu of carefully prepared tapas, cocktails and other delicacies to delight.
3 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 2 Dining-Room, 2 Kitchen, 2 Living room
SleepingBed linen, 4 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
CookingCooking utensils, Diswasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator
Heating/CoolingCentral heating, Fireplace
OutsidePrivate Balcony, Private Terrace
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
SanitaryShower, Towel-set, Hot Tub
Spa & GymIndoor Jacuzzi, Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden