Luxury at Affordable Rates
Unwind, Relax & Enjoy the Benefits of Mineral Hot Springs
Catalina Spa RV Resort offers 460 plus affordable 30 amp & 50 amp sites. We also offer cottage rentals and have packages for long term stays.
We have 2 clubhouses, tennis courts, mineral hot springs pools & spas and a variety of social activities.
We are located a short 25 minute drive from Palm Springs and other major Coachella Valley cities famous for everything from Golf to Mid-Century Modern architecture. You'll love the location...private, yet close enough to enjoy all there is to do and see in Palm Springs.
Never a dull moment here at Catalina!!! We have tournaments, games, live music and plenty more things to keep you busy! Check out our activities calendar for a list of full events.
ODORLESS Mineral Hot Springs
The story of local healing mineral hot springs is very significant in many cultures:
The water source for which Palm Springs is named remains culturally significant to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, whose very name means “hot water.” According to tribal history, Cahuilla shamans — known for their ability to heal sickness — used the spring as a source of their power. Early California writer J. Smeaton Chase referred to the medi-cinal spring as “a natural water source in an otherwise hostile environment.”
“Springs — and especially hot springs — were religiously significant to the Cahuilla,” says Richard Begay, director of tribal historic preservation for the Agua Caliente tribe. “They are sources of sacred power, especially hot or mineral springs. Many of these springs were used in healing rites for rejuvenating the health and spirit of tribal members. Cahuilla shamans believed that hot springs are connected underground with sources of power, which can be dangerous, but also can be tapped for healing purposes. In the olden days, if the people wanted to do anything to the water — to clean the spring or use the water — they gave offerings of food and prayed so they could do whatever they wished without any harm happening to them. Now the Cahuilla, especially the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, have tapped into these sources for economic development purposes.”