Winter has its own charm here on the island. With sunny (but still cold) days, the island has something to offer any time of the year. And in February one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon’s takes place all over the island. Every year the island is awash with pink and white flowers—the “snow of Mallorca,” as poetic locals put it.
From late January till March about five million almond trees turn into pale pink fluffy clouds across Mallorca. The almond blossom in Mallorca runs for several weeks and ends at the end of February. The spectacle has inspired countless painters and photographers and turns a simple walk into a wildly romantic experience.
Their flowers cannot be missed, especially because of the rich sweet aroma. There are many different places where you will be able to spot these beautiful almond trees. We will recommend a few in case you are feeling like doing a hike or just taking a nice walk to soak up the beauty of Majorcan nature.
Sóller & Bunyola: These two towns are the area with the highest almond production, which is why both towns and their surroundings are filled with almond trees. If you can hop on the train to Sóller from Palma, you will be seeing a lot of it!
Llucmajor & the southern area of Mallorca: Go discover the surroundings of Manacor, Sant Llorenç and Son Servera to have a good look at Majorcan almond blossom, if you decide to go this way, it’s easier to rent a car and do so!
Raiguer region: The centre of the island has an impressive amount of almond trees. You can start your almond blossom route at Marratxí, go all the way to Santa María del Camí and finish in Bunyola, at the feet of the Tramuntana mountain range. Also good stops are the towns of: Sencelles, Felanitx, Inca o Lloseta, Selva or Moscari.
Panoramic views of the almond blossom in Mallorca: Last, but not least, you can also enjoy this impressive wonder of nature from a different perspective. From the Puig de Randa, in Llucmajor, we can see fantastic panoramic views of Pla de Mallorca, populated by almond trees. In Vilafranca de Bonany we can choose to go up to the hermitage of Bonany from which you can also see large areas of these trees. Finally, amazing views can also be seen from the San Salvador Sanctuari, in Felanitx.