February – The month of Almond Blossom in Malaga

Who walks these days through the rural areas of Malaga finds that spring has already come to this province, with extensive green fields and thousands of luminous yellow flowers that are a joy to the eyes and soul.

During the month of February joins the flowering of the almond trees. Without a single leaf, the almost ethereal white and pink flowers, depending on the variety, begin to emerge first covering whole fields and are precious to see.

We propose some routes to the most beautiful places of our province at this time of year.

 

The Natural Park Sierra de las Nieves is one of these destinations worth discovering, with its authentic white villages and its beautiful natural spaces. It is one of the areas of Malaga – as the name indicates – where it can snow in winter.

The villages in the Sierra, with its highest peak Torrecilla of 1,919 m, surrounded by extensive fields of almond trees are a delight. Bordering Sierra de las Nieves we find the town of Guaro, from where there is a beautiful route to Tolox.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/1uQjWamvS5y

 

Who prefers a placid trip through the green Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the orchard of Malaga, will be able to enjoy at this time of year soft hills covered with fresh, almost fluorescent green, fruit trees loaded with lemons and oranges and amid the precious almond trees in bloom. Without a doubt, a paradisiacal view. In Álora we can also enjoy impressive views of an ancient Arab fortress located on a hill.

The villages of this route are Álora, Almogía, Cártama and Pizarra.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FeJEmKVuGa72

 

Another 2 routes take us to the white villages of the Axarquía, on the eastern Costa del Sol. We can make a complete route of all the towns or simply enjoy some of them with a walk in the countryside and eating in an Inn, surely you will love some of the well-known “Platos del Monte” (Dishes of the Mountains).

The views in this region are spectacular due to the proximity of the Sierras de Tejeda and Almijara Natural Park with the highest mountain of the province, the Maroma with 2,066 m where perhaps we can still see some snow.

This route runs closer to the sea. In Arenas there is one of the most spectacular Almond fields of the province. The villages of this route are Moclinejo, Macharaviaya, Algarrobo, Sayalonga and Arenas.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/YrAqvJHkwhm

And this route goes inland, towards the mountain villages situated between 400 m and 800 m above sea level.
The towns of this route are Casabermeja, Colmenar, Riogordo, Periana, Alfarnate and Comares.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/WGgz1AW35bv

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