The history of Cala Ratjada
ust a short distance away from the walled hamlet of Capdepera, right on the coast, there used to be a small a fishing village. This hamlet became bigger as people started building holiday homes to spend the summer in. In the middle of the 19th century the local lighthouse was built; this is a must-visit landmark where you can enjoy a fabulous view of our whole municipality. With the passing of time Cala Rajada became increasingly popular with the wealthy, who came to while away the summer months. A good example was the March family, who built a palace on a hill. It can still be visited today.
Fishing was the driving force that led to the construction of Cala Rajada port, a refuge for fishermen which today maintains all the charm of a bygone era. As it was a popular place for holiday homes, it soon began to see growth in the number of inhabitants as well as in its economy. Then, in the late 60s, we saw what is nowadays called the tourism boom.