Mallorca is not all beaches and tacky tourist outlets. As you go to the north– eastern side of the island, Mallorca undergoes a remarkable transformation; changing from high-rise apartment blocks and hotels to the calmer shores around Cala Ratjada, where your hotel is located. You are now firmly in Mallorca, with its Hispanic spelling and atmosphere, rather than in the land of its Anglo-Saxon translation! You have the chance to explore the real Mallorca from your base at the Hotel Bella Playa, just a few metres from the stunning beach of Cala Agulla.
- Return flights from various UK airports to Palma
- Seven nights half board accommodation in the 4* Bella Playa Hotel, Cala Ratjada
- Choice of fully guided walks
- Services of a Tour Representative
Day One: Flight to Palma. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, the Bella Playa, for seven nights half board accommodation. Transfer time 50 minutes.
Days Two to Seven: There are three walks arranged especially for Preferred Travel Services Customers (details below). In addition, the hotel has its own program of outings (daily except Sunday), including our featured walks and other additional activities such as a bike ride to Arta (bike hire approx £9).
Walk 1: Cala Ratjada introductory walk. You will head into the dunes of Cala Agulla, and then go around the peninsula of Cala Ratjada, via Cala Lliteras before arriving at the lighthouse, located at an altitude of 70m, and from where you can see the neighbouring island of Menorca. Then you follow the coast down to beautiful Cala Gat and on to Cala Ratjada port. The distance to here is 6 miles: the walk will fi nish at the port and our experience is that almost all customers will indeed be happy to fi nish there. However, your walking guides will assist anyone who wishes to extend the walk, by continuing in the direction of Font de Sa Cala, a further 2 miles each way.
Walk 2: The Mountains of S’heretat and Sa Cove Negre hill. You head first along the coast to Na Taconera, and then cross the hills and take a stony path up to 230m in altitude, before descending to Capdepera, where there is the chance to visit the castle. 7 miles approx.
Walk 3: You head through the pine forest and cross the Es Munt Gros dunes, before going along the coast to the Punta des Boc (80m high). You will return along a cobbled path passing through Cala Molto and Cala Agulla. This walk is 11 miles long. A shorter version may also be available. Nearby is the ascent to the Son Jaumell watchtower, 270m up – you may wish to return this way on a free day and do the climb. From Cala Ratjada there are bus services to Palma and other places on the island. Near Canyamel can be found the Arta Caves, full of amazing rock formations such as the ‘Queen of Pillars’. The caves were a place of refuge for 2,000 Arabs in 1229 when hiding from King Jaume I when the Christians conquered Mallorca.
Day Eight: Free time until your departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Hotel Bella Playa 4*, Cala Ratjada.
The hotel, on the edge of the resort, adjoins the Levante Natural Park area. All walks therefore start directly from the hotel. The hotel offers plenty of sporting activities (tennis courts, heated swimming pool, gymnasium and discounts for the nearby golf course among others) as well as well-furnished rooms (satellite tv, telephone and full bathroom). Prices are based on standard rooms. Superior rooms are available at a supplement. The hotel also has a wellness centre with pool, sauna, 2 Turkish baths and relaxation room – free of charge for hotel guests – and free wifi access on the Terrace Bar and in Reception. There is a buffet meal each night included with a huge selection of food, including local specialities Extend your holiday – extra week available in Cala Ratjada.