February is the perfect month to visit Ibiza and, above all, to enjoy its characteristic winter countryside tinged with white, not by snow, which is rare on the island, but by its broad fields of almond trees in bloom.
From the end of January until well into March, the almond trees are in blossom offering a veritable feast for the eyes to both residents and those tourists who come to Ibiza in the low season to discover its least known side. But do you know where to find this authentic natural wonder? Here are some places not to be missed:
Pla de Corona
In the north of the municipality of San Antonio, between the towns of Sant Mateu de Corona and Santa Agnès de Corona, is the Pla de Corona (Corona Valley). It is an area surrounded by hills and by the scattered houses that make up these towns, and is filled every weekend by the locals strolling through its blossom-covered fields, where you can see herds of goats and sheep grazing, and, at the end of the walk, enjoy some of its famous restaurants.
Sant Joan de Labritja
This is the municipality located to the north of the island, the furthest from the port and the airport and, consequently, from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the village of Sant Joan de Labritja you will find the perfect place to enjoy the blossom, especially on the route that goes from the centre of Sant Joan to Cala Xarraca, formed by a natural path between hills that ends in a beautiful valley of almond trees. It may be a good opportunity to do one of the hiking routes that have been prepared in this municipality and whose details can be found on its tourism website.
Costa de Sant Josep de sa Talaia
The municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia also has many valleys with almond trees, especially in the area that joins this municipality with Sant Antoni de Portmany, being on the opposite side of the island to the aforementioned Pla de Corona. Specifically, the pinkish-white clouds of almond blossom can be observed in valleys located in areas such as Sa Caleta and Es Cubells, as well as on the roads leading to Cala Bassa, where it can be enjoyed without even getting out of the car.
If you are fortunate enough to be on the island this February, we invite you to put on comfortable shoes, prepare a backpack with a sandwich and water, and bring your camera with enough battery and memory not to miss a single detail of the almond blossom in Ibiza.