With the beginning of the new year, a spectacular phenomenon, which is not so widely known. takes place in Mallorca: the blossoming of the almond tree.
This event starts on the end of January and can be observed throughout the month of February. Due to the warm temperatures of the Mediterranean, this blossoming which is typical at spring takes place before and covers Mallorca in a pink and white mantle.
The white flowers of the sweet almond trees and the pink flowers of the bitter almond trees inaugurate the season of sun, longer days and nice weather.
Isabel Guarch, lover of the Mediterranean essence, suggests two road trips to enjoy this special event.
The classic route
You should head to Selva and the little road that leads to Caimari. This path can also be done walking, in a one-hour walk with views that you will never forget: the big white valley with the blossoming almond trees and the mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana framing the picture. You can continue from Caimari, going towards the picturesque Llogaret of Binibona surrounded by endless fields of almond trees.
Get the great panoramic view
For those who want to get the great view of this event there are a few more options. In the first place, heading up the Puig de Randa (Llucmajor) with the immensity of the Pla de Mallorca as the scenario. We could also go to the San Salvador Sanctuary (Felanitx) where, after a pleasant walk, we will be staring at wonderful views of immense almond tree fields.
To close this trip, we recommend you to visit a typical place on the island to try the delicious gastronomy of Mallorca based on the essence of these almonds: ice cream, nougat, oil...
Did you enjoy this trip? We invite you to view the inspiration of the Almond Blossom in a Isabel Guarch jewel collection:
Jewels in 18K yellow gold, white gold and brilliant-cut diamond.