Photos of Puntagorda’s Almond Blossom Fiesta

Puntagorda's Almond Blossom Fiesta
Puntagorda’s Almond Blossom Fiesta: the main stage is in the green branches at the left, and most of the stalls are along the road going up the hill

The main village of Puntagorda is quite spread out, but finding the fiesta was very easy – I just followed the music. As you can see, it was packed. But then I knew that a group of people from my own village had hired a bus to go there, and clearly, several other villages had the same idea. These are the buses that wouldn’t fit in the main bus-park.

A few of the buses that came to Puntagorda for the Almond Blossom fiesta
A few of the buses that came to Puntagorda for the Almond Blossom fiesta

The bouncy castles were well appreciated by the youngest people there.

Bouncy Castles at Puntagorda for the Almond Blossom fiesta
Bouncy Castles at Puntagorda for the Almond Blossom fiesta

And the social club for seniors was packed with dancers. I’d have joined in if there’d been a bit more space.

The seniors' club in Puntagorda during the Almond Blossom fiesta
The seniors' club in Puntagorda during the Almond Blossom fiesta

And just as I left, the salsa band left the main stage, to be replaced by a rock band. I much prefer rock ‘n’ roll, so I was quite sad that I had such a long drive ahead and had to leave.

The star of the almond blossom fiesta
The star of the almond blossom fiesta

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. Ah i miss the February almond trees in blossom on La Palma, the best in the world. When i lived there, nobody picked the almonds later in the year, free lunch for me
    Greetings from a Far Eastern island,

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