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Cape Coral Travel Guide
There's plenty to do in Cape Coral which is known as a place where the sun shines all year round.
Located on the Caloosahatchee River opposite Fort Myers, Cape boasts 400 miles of canals which flow into the Gulf of Mexico plus a whole host of natural attractions and action-packed adventures to keep the whole family entertained.
With dry winters and hot summers Cape Coral is the perfect place for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts alike and for travelers in search of the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Book one of our luxury Cape Coral villas today for an unforgettable vacation at any time of the year!
Things to Do
Cape Coral is a small city but don't be fooled as there's plenty of things to do! From outdoor adventures, water parks and wildlife to restaurants, bars and shops plus miles of powder white beaches and clear blue sea to enjoy.
Don't forget to visit nearby Sanibel Island which boasts one of the best beaches in the world, and be sure to take a trip to Sun Splash Family Waterpark for a thrilling time!
Parks, festivals, concerts and block parties are just some of the other things that make Cape Coral the perfect place to have fun, so whether you're young or old there is no better place to visit.
Boating and Fishing
Cape Coral boasts more miles of navigable waterways than any other city in the world making it a boater's paradise. With plenty of water access from one of our luxury Cape Coral vacation rentals it's easy to reach the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico within minutes.
Cape Harbour Marina offers plenty of boat services and activities including a world-class yachting community and boating club where you can rent boats in every shape and size by the hour or by the day and take various tours and trips.
You can explore the hours away with a chartered kayak tour or hire a yacht to sail further out and dive with the dolphins. Take a fishing trip, go jet-skiing or take a sunset cruise - the choice is yours!
Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park is located at Driftwood Parkway on the Caloosahatchee River. It offers exceptional saltwater fishing from its world-famous fishing pier plus boat ramps, a public beach, tennis courts, a pool, meeting rooms and more!
For golf enthusiasts there is no better place than Cape Coral with one private and various public courses that are open all year round - plus easy access to Fort Myers and a multitude of golf excursions throughout Lee County.
Coral Oak Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course offering large immaculately kept greens, contoured fairways and stunning surroundings with eight lakes and 37 bunkers.
The club is perfect for players of all levels to enjoy a competitive game or a leisurely 18-hole lark. Coral Oaks boast one of the largest practice facilities in the area featuring a driving range with both grass and artificial turf.
Sun Splash Family Waterpark
Sunsplash Family Waterpark located on Santa Barbera Boulevard is a tropical waterpark paradise that offers something for everyone including dozens of wet and dry activities from tube rides, waterslides, a lazy river and more!
Adrenalin junkies will love The X-celerator slide that drops you down 60 storeys at 40-ft per second! The Terro Tube is a milder ride featuring a sudden drop at the end. And on't forget to try the aptly named Thunder Bump, plus gentler rides such as River Tube and many more.
Little ones will enjoy the Rain Tree and the Tot Spot. The water park also features a family pool, sand volleyball, arcade games and plenty of snack shops.
No trip to Cape Coral is the same without a little retail therapy!
Cape Coral has everything - shopping malls, flea markets, farmers' markets and restaurants to suit everyone with many ideally located in beautiful surroundings and overlooking the water.
Visit Bill's Fruit & Gift Shop on Cape Coral Parkway to pick up some fresh produce and holiday souvenirs, or take a trip to Brotherhood Skateboard Shop for a wide range skate related equipment and attire.
Cape Coral is home to an impressive array of restaurants and cafes to suit every taste - whether you're in search of the perfect steak, delicious oriental cuisine or just coffee with friends you are sure to find it in Cape Coral
Try the newly opened Bistro in Vivo on Milton Street which serves authentic, homemade French and Italian cuisine. The menu includes crepes, pastas, homemade foie gras, beef bourguignon and Filet Mignon plus a selection of beer and fine wines.
Other great restaurants include:
- Marker 92 - Seafood cuisine with waterfront dining
- Ariani Restaurant & Lounge - Great Northern Italian food
- Carrabba's Italian Grill - Beautiful Italian dishes with a lively display kitchen
- Fusion Bistro & Grill - International cuisine with a twist
- Siam Hut - Delicious Thai food at an affordable price
Wildlife & Parks
Cape Coral is home to an array of natural attractions and wildlife including various parks, nature trials, flora and fauna.
Spot wading birds, herons and eagles as well as gopher tortoise, dolphins, snakes and more at the local preserves such as Four Mile Cove. This 365-acre wetland preserve features various walking trails, a visitor centre, a veteran's memorial area and seasonal kayak rentals.
Visitors of all ages can take a stroll through the preserve and watch the wildlife plus pay tribute to those who served in the US armed forces at the memorial area.
The walking trails and access to the memorial area are available year-round however the kayak rental is limited to weekends from October through to May.
There are also a wide range of riverfront parks, playgrounds and picnic spots located around Cape Coral such as Jaycee Park, Four Freedoms Park and BMX Park complete with picnic areas, playgrounds, softball field and a sand volleyball court.
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
These picturesque islands can be accessed by road or by boat offering world-famous shelling beaches, miles of golden sands and a wide range of activities and adventures.
Sanibel is well-known for its great shelling beaches as well as its bike paths for exploring, wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary, golfing, tennis, fishing and of course boating. It also boasts excellent restaurants and shopping.
Captiva is quite simply a real tropical retreat, with Turner Beach boasting miles of stunning sand, plus great shelling beaches, golfing facilities, tennis, fishing, children's activities and more!
Arts & Museums
For travelers in search of a little history and culture there's no better place than Cape Coral. The Cape Coral Historical Museum was created to preserve the history of Cape Coral and Southwest Florida, displaying historical antiques, artifacts, fossils, memorabilia, aerial maps, photographs with a beautiful rose garden to the rear. For art lovers Cape Coral Arts Studio holds various exhibits throughout the year and Cape Coral Library frequently displays art exhibits by local artists.
Events in Cape Coral
Cape Coral is simply filled to the brim with exciting adventures and recreational pursuits all year round. The special events which make Cape an even more exciting place to visit include:
- January - Cape Coral Festival of the Arts, Cape Coral Parkway + Tour de Cape Bicycle Race, Rotary Park
- March - Cape Coral Sounds of Jazz, Jaycee Park
- May - Cinco de Mayo Block Party, Cape Coral
- July - Mango Mania, 2101 SW Pine Island Road Red, White and Boom Party, Cape Coral Bridge, July 4th
- October - Oktoberfest, German-American Social Club
Cape Coral also hosts a variety of other special events for Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve and more!
So for a fun-filled and sun-soaked getaway set your compass for the endlessly exciting destination of Cape Coral, Florida!
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Cape Coral Overview
A Top Villas vacation in Cape Coral is truly an experience like no other.
There's plenty to keep you at rest or at play in this popular holiday destination which basks in the warmth of year-round sunshine, and is home to our some of our most exclusive luxury Cape Coral villas.
Cape Coral boasts an array of activities from natural attractions and an ecological park, to an action packed waterpark and thriving bars and restaurants.
See wading birds, waterfowl and gopher tortoise at the various local preserves, or explore an elevated nature trail through a mangrove forest at Four Mile Cove Ecological Park.
Take a chartered boat tour to explore Cape's 400 miles of canals and waterways where you can swim with dolphins, take a fishing trip, or set sail on a sunset cruise.
Action seekers can visit Sun Splash waterpark, Coral Oaks Golf Course, or indulge in some retail therapy at the many shops and farmer's markets.
Join in all the action or relax in the luxury of your perfect Cape Coral villa, the choice is all yours...
Find all this and more when you book one of our Cape Coral vacation rentals today!
Cape Coral Villas
Cape Coral is a popular holiday destination that offers something for everyone.
Choose your perfect Cape Coral home from our extensive portfolio of luxury Cape Coral villa rentals to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable.
Our luxury Cape Coral rentals offer stunning and spacious accommodation located in the heart of peaceful and natural surroundings for the perfect vacation experience.
Many of our Cape Coral homes come equipped with unique features including private boat docks and lifts plus state-of-the-art equipment, movie rooms and a whole host of other impressive features.
Take your pick from our collection of luxury Cape Coral Villas which offer something for everyone, including:
- Stunning waterfront locations
- Magnificent pool areas
- Entertainment rooms
- Huge hot tubs
- Impressive views over the Gulf Coast and nature preserve
- Decorated by interior designers
- King-size beds and superb en-suite bathrooms
- Huge kitchens with granite worktops and large dining areas
- Various spectacular living spaces
- Balconies overlooking the water
Our luxury Cape Coral homes offer unrivalled elegance and natural charm - and promise to fulfill all of your Florida vacation dreams.
Our team of luxury villa experts are on hand to help you find the right villa to suit all your needs.
Plus Top Villas can take care of everything from flights and car hire to excursions, private chefs, spa treatments and more.