Another gloriously sunny day and the first almond blossoms are out! Almond flowers are some of the prettiest flowers, dazzling white and occasionally pink, they flower briefly in early Winter, stunning us with their delicate beauty.
The area of Santa Agnes, just 7 kilometres above San Antonio, is the most famous area in Ibiza to see the annual spectacle that is the almond blossom. The plateau of Santa Agnes, 250 metres above sea level, with its rich, Fauvist red soil is the largest concentration of almonds on the whole island. People come from all over Ibiza to Santa Agnes to see the almond trees when they are in bloom. In fact, the only time one might find a traffic jam in Santa Agnes is on a Sunday afternoon in January when the almond trees are flowering. The rest of the year Santa Agnes moves at a much more leisurely, natural, pace, the kind of place where only the sheep and goats crossing the road on the way home slow traffic down.