By Orosol | On 7 January, 2013 In Places of interest, Nature
Whenever we think of Ibiza we think of those fabulous blue water coves, fine sand, and the heat of the sun… But today we will focus on an exceptional event, which has nothing to do with the beaches, or the summer, or anything like that. No less special, and well worth contemplating. Fields full of almond blossom in Ibiza and specifically in the town of Santa Inés (Santa Agnes de Corona), that begin to bloom in late January for 5 weeks.
During the month of February it seems that nature is reborn, with the explosion of the almond colour, a white robe, when they decide to bloom. It is in the Plà de Corona, a valley between mountains and cliffs, where this explosion of life and colour is more evident, a sight to be seen up close. There are hundreds of almond trees that together warn us that winter will end and spring is coming, life. And what a beautiful way of notifying us. The nature always surprises us.
We encourage all visitors to wander through these fields in bloom. A tour around the valley that everyone will enjoy. A free show that nature has to offer, and a must for travellers visiting the island in the winter months. From the centre of town the road around the valley starts, which reaches rugged cliffs, Ses Portes des Cel with a sea view and a small inaccessible cove, Ses Baladres.
Taking advantage of the visit to the almond groves, we pause for a moment in the village of St. Inés. Very authentic and Ibizan. Very quiet, away from the eccentricities so typical of our beloved island. This area hasn’t changed despite the arrival of mass tourism. In this small rural town we find only its church (1806), two bars (including Can Cosmi bar, where they prepare excellent potato tortillas), and some typical houses scattered around the countryside.