Amapa trees are only in full bloom for a few weeks between mid-March to mid-April. If you are in the Jaltemba Bay area during this time, one of the best places to view these trees is near the tennis courts on Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincón de Guayabitos. There are approximately a dozen trees lining the street and tennis courts, and it is well worth the drive.

March 9, 2014 Editor’s Note: The trees in Guayabitos are just coming into bloom. We also witnessed several Amapa trees that are near full bloom along the highway, between here and Chacala.

April 26, 2014 Editor’s Note: The Amapa trees in Guayabitos will be in full bloom within the next few days. It’s nearly the end of April, so for some reason, they are blooming a little later than usual this year.

Amapa trees bloom before their foliage appears which shows off their grey woody bark; and their soft flowing blossoms range from the palest of pinks to the color of bubblegum.


by Allyson Williams

View more plants in bloom under the Flora & Fauna category.

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