From the end of January till the beginning of March the almond trees of Ibiza begin to flower, producing a stunning visual spectacle, the almonds of Ibiza in full bloom are visible throughout the whole of the island, especially in the Corona valley (Santa Agnes)
Each year the flowering of the almond tree marks the symbolic return to spring in Ibiza. The almond blossoms bring with them the annual pilgrimage taken by those curious photography enthusiasts, who do their best to take in as much of the area as possible. If you enjoy going for walks don’t miss this opportunity to discover one of the 50 essential things to do in Ibiza.
To the north of San Antonio on the north-eastern side of the island we find the quaint village of Santa Inés, formed by a small group of houses surrounding the local church of the same name. Santa Inés (or Santa Agnes) as it is known by locals, finds itself in the custody of high rolling hills and the open plains of Corona, which from the end of January and up until the month of March are tinted by the colour of white and bright pink.
The Valley of Calm
This is the perfect opportunity to discover this true paradise which succeeds in conserving the true essence of Ibiza. We’re not talking about beaches or hippies here, we’re talking about a taste of rural Ibiza and its nature-rich countryside. We’re talking about herds of goats and sheep grazing on green pastures, of solitude, tranquillity and an almost total absence of noise.
If you visit the area don’t hesitate to replenish the energy levels at one of the local restaurants. Right next to Santa Inés church you’ll find the legendary Can Cosmi, whose tortillas are among the best known on the island. At a scarce few meters more, the Sa Palmera restaurant offers indigenous rice dishes, ideal for getting a bit of heat into you.
From here and as an end to our trip the almonds of Ibiza in full bloom, we suggest taking a trip along the Es Pla des Corona road until you reach Sa Penya Esbarrada, a place which is also known as “The Gate to Heaven” in honour of the restaurant found in this well-hidden enclave. The name of this establishment gives us some idea of what awaits us in this haven of peace. Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular views of the Island, ideal for taking in one of our six best sunsets in Ibiza.
Updated: Almonds in full bloom in Ibiza (photo gallery 2016) … Enjoy!
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Translated by: Éamon Heavey