The magic of spring in Formentera

The nature of Formentera can offer incredible landscapes thanks to the variety of vegetation that grows on the island. The lowest level of rainfall in the Balearic Islands make it a privileged island to be discovered in spring, when the beauty of colors and nature show off all their splendor.

Starting from the forests full of junipers and pines, in Formentera you can discover various plant forms such as rosemary, heather and aromatic thyme, strawberry tree as well as a large area of Mediterranean scrub.
17 species of orchids grow in Formentera. This splendid flower requires special conditions, undisturbed soils and particular pollination strategies. It goes without saying that only here can they grow and find particular conditions and the right stability.
Leave them in their habitat and just photograph them!

The fruit trees are colored in spring, giving tasty fruits in the following months. The fig is the symbol of the island but there is no lack of almond, carob and olive trees. The spring fields are colored with poppies, marigolds, daisies and gladioli.

The beaches of Formentera are home to some of the best preserved dunes in the Balearic Islands, such as Ses Illetes, Cavall d’en Borràs, Levante, Migjorn or s’Alga (on the island of s’Espalmador). They include a submerged part – the cliffs formed by the Posidonia oceanica meadows – and an emerged part, the plants that grow on the dunes, with their deep roots, retain the sandy substratum and fix these dunes.

Valencians Beach; Formentera
Valencians Beach; Formentera

Endemic and coastal plants

In the vicinity of the salt pans various endemic species can be found, such as ‘Limonium formenterae‘, ‘Limonium wiedmanni’ or ‘Limonium gosii’. The rocky stretches of the coast have a more impoverished vegetation. The most common are the ‘Limonium minutum‘, exclusive to the Balearic Islands, and the ‘Limonium cassonianum’ which has white flowers.
The Mola is rich in endemic species, such as the ‘Saxifraga corsica subsp. cossoniana ‘, a tiny plant with white flowers. But it is precisely the endemism that generates fascination for its rarity. In Formentera there are more than twenty endemic plants.

Da Lat: the city of flowers

Da Lat is somewhat hidden in the highlands of Vietnam in the south of the country. With its colorful hills, meadows full of flowers, trees full of blooms, it attracts all kinds of tourists, from families through couples to lovers of wellness and nature or, why not, of photography.

From lat it was once a holiday center for the French who have left indelible marks on the architecture of this city.
The nerve center of the Vietnamese city is the lake, but don’t forget to visit the hills, full of colors and natural wonders.

Pongour waterfall, Shutterstock photo

As mentioned above, the focal point of Da Lat is undoubtedly the Xuân Hương lake where you can find the market with stalls full of fresh flowers, hotels and local meats and, also in the area, the charming train station of the city. The natural beauty that you absolutely cannot miss are the waterfalls in the area: Pongour and the Elephant for example are about fifty kilometers from Da Lat and offer incredible scenery, as well as the possibility of practicing sports such as canoeing, hiking and mountain biking.

The city of eternal spring

Lake of Da Lat
Image by Phúc Mã from Pixabay

The temperate climate of Da Lat is the strong point of this area. Do not forget, however, to bring some heavier clothes in the winter months and that between April and November it could rain. The month of May is perhaps the best to visit Da Lat and its natural wonders.