With the arrival of February, the island experiences a phenomenon known as ‘Mallorcan snow’, with precious almond blossom covering Mallorca’s fields and landscapes in pretty shades of white and pink. As an indication that Spring is on the horizon, the island showcases a spectacular beauty, making the perfect choice for a weekend break or extended holiday.
Exploring Sierra de Tramuntana
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, Sierra de Tramuntana is home to the municipality of Sóller, where the largest quantity of almonds are produced on the island. Its vast landscape is blanketed in white this month, making Sierra de Tramuntana a must to visit for those that want to witness the trees in full bloom. Through exploring the mountain’s villages such as Valldemossa, Deià and Sóller, it is possible to admire the sublime landscape, taking a well deserved break at one of the area’s delightful restaurants.
Almond Blossom in the central villages of Mallorca
It is also possible to appreciate the almond blossom in the centre of the island, specifically around Mallorca’s capital. Bunyola, Marratxí and Santa María del Camino are villages that not only showcase extraordinary blossom fields, but also provide the perfect excuse to undertake a spot of hiking. Walking through Selva and Moscari will take you less than an hour by foot and will provide you with an opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the almond blossom.
Romantic getaway by bike
For lovers of sport or couples seeking a romantic escape, Palma de Mallorca has a number of bicycle routes which will allow you to enjoy panoramic views of the almond blossom without having to leave the city. The area of Es Secar de la Real and Son Sardina are particularly impressive settings to view the blossom, with a large selection of bicycles available to rent in Mallorca’s capital.
Photo by Pernilla Danielsson