Flora and fauna
Majorca’s eastern peninsula is made up of a wide range of habitats.
One of the island’s greatest archaeological jewels is to be found in the borough of Artà, just 15 km from Cala Rajada.
The Talaiot settlement of Ses Païses is a prehistoric site dating back more than 3,000 years.
Other local sites of interest include the imposing Torre de Canyamel, a huge 12th century fortified tower, the medieval Capdepera Castle and Betlem Shrine, which offers breathtaking views over Alcúdia Bay.
The local cuisine is renowned for its mouth-watering flavours and variety. Traditional dishes include frit de porc (stir-fried pork, potatoes and peppers), tumbet (Majorca’s version of ratatouille), arròs brut (a meat and vegetable rice dish) and sopes mallorquines (vegetables and meat simmered slowly with bread to soak up the stock).