The Northeast Coast of Mallorca a plenty to recommend it to the discerning holiday maker. Even the established resorts like Cala Rajada have a definite ‘laid back’ feel about them. Despite the invasion of the Brits, Germans and French most of the area has retained a distinctly traditional identity making it a magnet for more mature visitors looking to get away from it all and enjoy a taste of true Spain.
The Northeast Coast begins at the Southeast side of The Bay of Alcudia. The area is surrounded by magnificent sand dunes and empty beaches, many of which are conservation areas. The bay is home to two small harbours, Son Serra de Marina and Colonia de Sant Pere. Son Serra is the liveliest of the two, relatively speaking whilst Clonia de Sant Pere is still a functioning fishing port. They are ideal places to moor if you fancy a relaxing time and still enjoy creature comforts.
The region’s most popular harbour for leisure boats and yachts is Cala Ratjada. The picturesque marina offers ample berths and all the marine services and facilities you would expect from a modern leisure port. The harbour is backed by an attractive promenade lined with bars, cafes and al-fresco style restaurants. Cala Ratjada is situated only a short distance from the main town and centre of Northeast Mallorca, Arta, a delightful, traditional settlement that’s becoming increasingly popular with holiday home owners and ex-pats.
All in all, if you prefer a lazy laid back holiday in the sun you couldn’t go far wrong choosing Northeast Mallorca. You’ll find everything you’d expect from a Spanish holiday without the hustle and bustle of resorts geared for a younger demographic. The scenery is amongst the best you’ll find anywhere in Spain and the hospitality is always warm and traditional. Simply put - Beautiful.