Island Design: An Insider’s Guide to Mallorca with Oro del Negro

Oro del Negro is a founding partner and the design director at Moredesign. Based in Deia, Mallorca, Moredesign offers architecture, design and landscaping services with an emphasis on traditional Mediterranean practices and construction methods. Oro describes his focus on local arts and crafts, sustainable construction methodologies and biometric design to help "transmit on an emotional level" and stay "very much engaged with the hand-crafted aspects of architecture and design".

Below, Oro shares some of his favorites—from boat rentals to the best homemade cakes and where to shop for picnics—on the buzzy Balearic island.

Explore the Indagare Guide to Mallorca, recently updated for summer—with expert advice on where to stay, eat, shop and more.

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Breakfast or coffee: La Molienda in Palma; "I love to start the day in a sunny plaza with a good poached egg, avocado and fresh juice of the day."

Where to Grab Lunch: "Sa Sini in Santa Maria, for simple local food, cozy seating and great selection of homemade cakes."

Favorite Dinner: Toque de Queda for "quirky and timeless recipes"

Where to Shop Food & Wine: Vera Comestibles, its a proper foodie deli supermarket

Mallorca Ocean scenic

Dose of Nature: Deia coastline for an "immersive sea experience"

Activity for First-Time Visitors: Open Market in Santa Maria on Sunday morning, followed by Consell Flea Market

Activity for Repeat Visitors: Hire a boat in Port Soller and explore the northwest coast, stop for lunch at Sa Foradada and smile over some rose wine

Wellness Ritual: Hammam Al Ándalus

Favorite Book about Mallorca: Wild Olives: Life in Majorca with Robert Graves by William Graves

Published onApril 17, 2024

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