Pine Island for Tropical Fruit

Mango man at the Cape Coral Mango Festival

On Saturday, July 22, they held a mango festival in Cape Coral. The festival used to be held on Pine Island, which is between Cape Coral and Sanibel Island.  Pine Island doesn’t have any beaches, but they do grow a lot of tropical fruit. You can drive there and buy mangoes, lychees, guavas, bananas and sapodillas.  They also have gift shops, galleries, and smoothie/ice cream shops.

Tropical fruit stand on Pine Island. (internet photo)

If you do buy bananas, remember what Chiquita had to say:   (song from the move  “Everyone Says I Love You”)