The north-west of the island is home to great many almond trees. The almonds they produce are rather small and bitter so they don’t fetch a good price these days, and many of them aren’t harvested, although they’re sill used in many traditional desserts. At this time of the year, the trees are all blossoming.
The trees in El Paso and Garafía are beautiful, but the best display of all is at Puntagorda. In places, the whole hillside turns pale pink. In fact Puntagorda hosts an annual almond blossom fiesta. The date varies — this year it was last weekend.