Our Extended guide to wellness, healthy eating and maintaining a peaceful body and spirit while staying in StayCatalina.
Traveling for countless hours to distant shores in order to indulge yoga retreats or Ayurvedic treatments is no longer necessary. Why not treat yourself while spending a week or more in Santa Catalina, where you can combine healthy holistic living and Mediterranean indulgences within a vibrant cosmopolitan city just two hours away from most major northern European airports.
StayCatalina offers you a perfect base for you to enjoy a relaxed and revitalizing break. Our apartments are soothingly styled following the major principles of Feng-Shui. Our king sized beds are soft but firm, and our quiet street location together with the rear orientation of our bedrooms ensures a restful evening’s sleep.
Add to that the 300 average days of sunshine a year, the invigorating sea breeze and the warmer climes of the Mediterranean and you are immediately feeling the weight lift off your shoulders.
More specifically, Santa Catalina has lately become Palma’s centre for Health, Organic and Vegan food stores, as well as having a large array of holistic lifestyle and alternative medicine professionals, with international studies and references. We have tried and collected some local addresses which we can recommend:
Food shops and stalls:
EcoIlla stall in Santa Catalina Market: 100% organic produce stall in Santa Catalina Market, including an organic meat counter.
Loveat in Calle Fabrica, Soria Natural on Calle Cotoner and LoVegano on Calle Cotoner have created a health food triangle in this intersection, all located 20m away from each other.
Herboristería Maria Antonia Bergas, a traditional herb shop just by the market was established in 1900. You will find many traditional herbal remedies.
Sit down and Enjoy:
ZIVA food to go – Raw food to take away (or eat in!) Smoothies, salads and daily specials.
La Golondrina – Strictly vegan, this charming cafe is just 20 metres from StayCatalina, open all day through to the evenings, with live music on selected nights.
Simply Delicious – Lovingly styled cafe with many vegetarian options in this corner bistro showcasing organic middle Eastern classics such as Hummus of various varieties and a six mini-plate lunch option so you can sample every delight.
Duke – One of Santa Catalina’s favourites. Chef Ronny enjoys experimenting with all types of delicious organic ingredients and offers a variety of tasty vegetarian options. His latest are the grilled, stuffed aubergines with a choice of flavoursome toppings.
EcoVegetariá – A certified Organic Vegetarian restaurant on the corners of Calle Cotoner and Calle Fábrica. Incredibly well priced mid-day menu.
Yoga, Massages and Health Professionals:
Earth Yoga: Not the only yoga studio in Santa Catalina but certainly the most recommended by our guests, offering Vinyassa, Kundalini, Yin and Ishta types of yoga, as well as options for children and teenagers. A very comprehensive calendar is available online here.
La Columna Vertebral – A favourite of ours. Swedish/Spanish Physiotherapist, Quiropractor and Dr. of Natrapathy Dionisio has the perfect remedy for those flight induced aches and pains.
Lotusoma Aryuveda Centre – A well established Ayurvedic centre on Calle Cotoner. From Pakrut consultations to Ayurvedic Therapies and Massages all expertly administered by Licensed Naturopath Annett Levy.
Soul Massage – Treat yourself to a tickling session! Also very relaxing massage options just a few metres away from StayCatalina.
Last but certainly not least, the much anticipated Palma Sport and Tennis Club just around the corner from StayCatalina is about to open its doors on the site of the old Mallorca Tennis Club, it has been comprehensively refurbished and will offer a wide array of treatments in its new Spa as well as Poolside relaxation in their exclusive surroundings.