Archive January 2021

Almond Blossom Magic on Mallorca

The winter season has to be my favourite on the island: perfect weather to go hiking and the almond trees in the fields are blossoming. I just love the pink flowers growing on almond trees between January and March.

“When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. ‘What vanity,’ they screamed, ‘what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!’ The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. ‘Forgive me, my sisters,’ said the tree. ‘I swear I did not want to blossom, but suddenly I felt a warm springtime breeze in my heart.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Saint Francis

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Discover the Cactus Paradise on Mallorca

You may think these pictures are from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona 🏜 or another far away place, but no, it is really from the most beautiful cactus garden of Mallorca.

Located near Ses Salines, Botanicactus is the perfect half-day getaway: bring your picnic and get lost between the hundreds of cactuses around you.

And of course, don’t forget to snap away

Opened in May 1989, Botanicactus is divided in 3 different zones:

  • The Mallorquin garden (25 000 m2) in which you can find typical plants of the Mediterranean climate, a flower garden, the picnic spot and a kid’s park.
  • The cactus zone, a 40 000 m2 desert with 8 000 different cactus species!
  • The humid garden with tropical vegetation and a lake.

The most impressive zone is obviously the cactus desert. There are many different paths, so the best is to just wander and enjoy the moment.

As a cactus lover, strolling in there was my kind of paradise! It’s quite impressive to see cactuses that are twice your size. And what a joy to discover the flowers…

Useful information

  • Price: 10€ pp.
  • Location: Carretera, 07640 Ses Salines, Illes Balears
  • Opening hours: Monday to Sunday
    January to February from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    March from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    April to August from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    September to October from 09:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
    November to December from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • www.botanicactus.com

Be aware that in summer it gets very hot in the garden, so wear a hat and bring water! There are picnics tables so you are welcome to bring your own food – as long as you don’t leave anything behind you!

Let me know if you’ve been to the gorgeous cactus garden on Mallorca or if it’s on your list 🌵

Adèle xx

Morning Stroll around Palma Cathedral

The best time of the day to go for a walk and watch the gorgeous cathedral is definitely at sunrise.

Sunrise cathedral Palma de Mallorca

I can’t get enough of the sky turning all shades of orange and pink.

No one in the streets, just you and the beauty of nature.

Such a peaceful moment.

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
― Roman Payne

And soon after, it’s Golden Hour…

Oh, I miss it. I can’t wait to go on a morning walk again when all of this is over (aka COVID-19 lockdown).

What’s the thing you miss the most about having to stay at home?

Adèle xx