Imagine to watch the sunset on a rooftop terrace overlooking the city and the sea. Add the sound of ice cubes clinking against frosted glas, the relaxed laughter of a cheerful crowd, an occasional cry of a dove, and some cool vibes from the turntable. Now, take a few attentive waiters and the background noise of a lively neighborhood. There are only few places like this in Palma. Bar Cuba is certainly one of the most traditional yet stylish ones.
The pride colonial building at the entrance of Santa Catalina looks like it were situated right on a Caribbean Island. The sky bar is the perfect place to start your night out in the streets of the former fishermen’s village. But you might as well spend the whole evening there – cocktails are rated among the best in Palma. My current favorite is a Mediterranean-flavored gin tonic at twilight. I love to watch the sky taking on all shades of blue while the boats are rocking gently in the marina and the beautifully lit cathedral towers in the distance.
The emblematic Hostal Cuba was built in 1904 in the typical style of the early 20th century. For a long time, it served as a hostel and as a bar for the sailors who lived in the Santa Catalina neighborhood. They could also buy their equipment like fishing hooks, rods, and lines here. Where the fishermen got ready for their next catch, today people dance till the early morning. In addition to the rooftop bar and a restaurant Hotel Cuba also houses a popular club.