These days it’s easier to eat, wear and build in a sustainable way, with many relatively young companies on the island dedicated to a ‘greener’ way of life. Here’s the abcMallorca guide to businesses dedicated to all thing ECO on Mallorca
This Palma store stocks organic produce and health foods, and has a deli.
C/Andrea Doria 50
El Lloc d’Enmig
This gourmet shop in Palma’s bustling Mercat de l’Olivar offers a wide range of spices and salts from all over the world (including Mallorca), seaweed, honey, pulses and 20 different types of organic rice. Free parking for clients and a delivery service for restaurants are also offered.
Mercat de l’Olivar, stand 125
Plaça de l’Olivar
Tel. + 34 666 243 025.
First opened in 1991, they began with a small shop on a very quiet street in Palma. Devotion, passion, hard work and help from their friends have enabled them to become the largest centre in the Balearics dedicated to organic food, natural medicine and a sustainable lifestyle.
Jeroni Antich no. 7 (near Plaza los Patines )
Tel. + 34 971 716 804
Herbolario Navarro Palma
This shop is dedicated to meeting the growing demands of those seeking natural products to improve their quality of life. Eco and dietetic foods, natural cosmetics, teas, books, music and more.
C/La Protectora, 10, Edificio Sa Clastra
Tel. +34 971 726 973
Eco Friendly Shops
The store carries all kinds of health items (no fresh produce): natural cosmetics, medicinal herbs, aromatherapy, eco-friendly clothes, books, vitamins, sweet almond milk.
C/Arxiduc Lluis Salvador 2
Tel: +34 971 458 200
This small store is a treasure trove of ecological items, from children’s toys to cosmetics to pens made out of corn . . . and more.
C/ Argenteria 7, Palma
Tel: + 34 971 079 272
Es Raco de ses Herbes
This charming store can be found in Bunyola and carries all organic health foods and a wide range of natural and organic products and remedies.
C/Mayor 1 (the square)
Tel: + 34 971 148 316
Gaia Natural Products
Traditional methods for modern times are employed in the production of these natural cosmetic products designed for all the family. Gaia Natural Cosmetics are made from only the simplest and purest of ingredients, harvested from sustainably-grown organic plants and herbs from their own farmhouse land in Mallorca. Local olive and sweet almond oils, and only eco-friendly methods and packaging are used. Their range includes environmentally-friendly soaps, moisturisers, gels, washes and scrubs.
Calle Corderia 25, Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 714 983
Son Barrina Organic Farm
Farm shop supermarket selling everything organic at family-affordable prices, including fresh, frozen and packaged foods, drinks, and household and personal products. They also offer activities, including ceramic painting and a kids’ gardening club.
Ctra. Inca-Llubi Km 6, Mallorca
Tel: + 34 971 639 434
Farm shop supermarket, near Manacor, open three days a week to the general public. From their own dairy herd they produce fresh unpasteurised milk, natural yoghurt and three types of cheese. Some meat is also available. The talkative grey parrots enjoy a chat, but are not for sale!
From the PM332 Petra to Manacor road, about 5 km from Manacor, follow “Sa Teulera” signs over the railway bridge and along the track to the farm shop car park.
Tel: + 34 971 183 474
Located in Capdepera, their philosophy is to farm crops and stock sustainably. Produce includes a wide range of seasonal vegetables, quality meat from their own livestock, herbs, dry goods and honey (from their bees). Medicinal herbs include rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, basil mint, rue, and chamomile, as well as more elusive herbs such as lemongrass, dill, burnet, and French tarragon.
Binifela ( Son Jaumell ) in Cala Radjada
Tel: + 34 971 819 034
A group of farmers and stock-breeders on the Balearic Islands who produce, manufacture and sell environment-friendly organic food products.
C/ Des Trinquet 3, 1er
Tel: +34 616 068 600
This co-operative of five fincas in Capdepera, Manacor, Vilafranca, Montuiri and Esporles uses ecological methods in agricultural production. Their products are available at various retail outlets across the island.
Biogranja La Real
A recent addition to the eco scene, this farm shop is only minutes from central Palma, offering a wide selection of local and own organic seasonal produce and other ecological items. Their land includes mini-plots available to rent so you can grow your own organic veggies!
Secar de la Real, Palma
Tel: +34 971 254 195
Organic or vegetarian Restaurants
Ca Na Toneta
A small and charming family restaurant in the oil-producing village of Caimari, and run by sisters Maria and Teresa Solivellas. Every morning they visit the Port of Pollença for the fisherman’s latest catch, on which they base their menu for that evening – which includes organic vegetables and fruits from their own garden. In winter, open Thursdays to Sundays for dinner only.
Tel: + 34 971 515 226
Located in the historic heart of Palma, in an old Mallorcan manor house, this popular restaurant offers organic cooking that’s synonymous with good health, but also well-seasoned and varied. They serve a daily-changing menu, but open only at lunchtimes. Juanjo Ramirez uses the rest of his time to invent organic dishes. Locals, tourists, vegetarians and non-vegetarians all appreciate the tranquil atmosphere of this well-known establishment.
Tel: +34 971 71 86 17
Chef Benet Vicens is considered the initiator of the”new Balearic cuisine” and has earned the unanimous recognition of food critics and professionals. He enthusiastically uses local, fresh, quality produce to create his unique clean-tasting cuisine, bursting with distinct flavours and aromas. Giving preference to local produce not only results in authentic cuisine, but helps secure the futures of those people who produce and sell it.
Urb. Costa Deià. Ctra. Sóller-Deià.
Tel: +34 971 632 381
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This non-profit organisation provides work opportunities for intellectually disabled people. Their “shop windows” are their two restaurant/café/botigas, where their own home-grown organic fruit and vegetables are used. One is in Palma´s old town, the other in Palmanova, and both are popular for their high standard of lunches and catering service.
Plaça Es Pes de Sa Palla s/n
Tel: +34 971 722 505
The newer restaurant is adjacent to the hospital by the Palmanova roundabout on the
Crta Palma-Andratx s/n
Tel: +34 971 597 300
On this sun-blessed island of Mallorca it seems strange that relatively few people exploit the sun’s energy in their daily lives. Whether it’s providing electricity, heating for water, home, or swimming pool, this free source of energy can be harnessed with a solar energy power system. It’s been estimated that the amount of energy used by people all over the globe in one year is produced by the sun in just one hour! Now that new properties built must include some use of solar energy, companies specialising in this technology are increasing in number.
Natur Llar Ecomaterials
Bio materials: insulation cork, wood, hemp, natural lime, lime mortar, natural breathable paints, natural treatments for wood energy systems, solar thermal radiant flooring and walls, stoves and biomass boilers.
C/ Palma-Artà, 15, Manacor
Tel: + 34 971 845 963
The benefits of ‘green building’ can be specified in cost savings and respect for the environment, with reduced emissions impacting less on the climate. This company promotes eco-real estate, offering the possibility of sustainable housing and eco-intelligence, housing projects with geo-biologist integration, choice of materials and energy sources, and bioenergetics architecture.
Tel: +34 629 118 619
Manufacturer of air lime mortars. Fat lime – dating back to the beginning of civilisation – is by its nature and versatility one of the finest materials that’s been used in architecture and construction. Mortar was always used for plastering, rendering and the art of marble-imitating stucco, in Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque times.
C/ Puigverd s/n
Tel: +34 971 580 634
Founded in 1996, Bioma builds in a natural way, meeting sustainability criteria and based on the wisdom of our ancestors – but with today’s technology. They understand that homes are our ‘third skin’ and, as such, must be harmonious and healthy.
Harmony is achieved through planning and design, with appropriate proportions and distribution of meditative space. Materials are chosen with consideration for future recycling implications. Energy saving and a sense of wellbeing result from the application of bioclimatic criteria with ecological alternative energy solutions.
Ca’n Mas 4 ,
Pla de Na Tesa
Tel: + 34 971 794 328
Bio-constructor. Their company was born out of the idea that a house is alive and therefore needs to breathe. Several of their projects can be viewed already all over Mallorca. Biodynamic, eco materials are used in their environmentally-friendly construction.
C/ Pintor Miguel Angel 30
Tel: + 34 971 506 274
This company is currently constructing the first zero-energy house in Mallorca. Walls, foundations and windows are insulated to reduce the use of energy. Stored warmth from the sun (or coolness in summer) isn’t lost through the outer shell. External planting is specifically designed so that, in summer, the building is shaded and, in winter, the sun keeps the external walls warm. The primary heat source is the sun and, second, sources such as wood. All household appliances correspond to the lowest forms of energy.
Tel: + 34 971 581 423