For many, Florida is one of the glossy states of the United States The most southeastern tip of the American continent offers so much more than mega-cities, amusement parks and shopping malls. Our author has taken a look beyond the usual hotspots – and seen alligators, planted corals and discovered in Flip Flops the Floridian lifestyle. Hardly any destination in the US is so much for outlets, shopping malls and excessive bargain hunting like Florida. That’s why 90 percent of the approximately 500,000 Germans who travel to the southeastern US state every year come here. Luxury fashion at some absurd low prices. Outlets at every highway exit, palm lined and so spruced up. Together with the mass magnet Disneyworld and half a dozen other theme parks, the Orlando makes not only Florida’s secret capital, but also the most visited city in America, even before New York and Los Angeles. But florida has more to offer eg. in a swaying kayak amidst the marshland of the Everglades, between mangroves, ferns and orchids, as previously seen only in the tropical exhibition in the Botanical Garden and Grandma’s living room shelf. Two meters away, the eyes of an alligator peep out of the water. He dozes between reeds on the shore and occasionally squints in the midday sun. He readily poses for photos as if enjoying the show around him. Cries of an osprey and the kayak are heard. Otherwise: nothing, only the absolute silence.

Cape Coral is located in southwest Florida right on the Gulf Coast. The city was founded in the 50s and is rightly called the Venice of America.

It is criss-crossed by more than 650 km of artificial canals, often referred to as the Florida’s Venice. Many channels are connected to the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral is a modern city. There are spacious and luxurious villas with private pools, some dream villas even have a pool and whirlpool, as well as a private boat dock. All year round flowering plants, citrus trees and palms. All cottages or villas are mostly quiet and away from busy main roads. Nevertheless, you can reach in a few minutes large shopping centers, beautiful passages and supermarkets.

If you do not want to give up your breakfast habits, drive from his holiday home or holiday villa to the German bakery and who would rather be served, will find a rich gastronomy of all nationalities and Preisklassen.In Cape Harbor and Tarpon Point are restaurants located directly on the water. Many dream villas are not far away. There are regular live music events in Cape Harbor. If you do not want to go shopping, Cape Coral and Ft. Myers plenty of opportunity.

On holiday, the small beach of Cape Coral bathing fun for the whole family. There is also a children’s playground. In the boat house at the pier you have the opportunity to eat snacks and to refresh yourself with cool drinks.

In the evening, the pier attracts many people, some come to fish and others to enjoy the great sunset. Occasionally events take place here as well.

Cycling in the southwest of Florida is always attractive. New bicycle tours through Cape Coral have been created.

Everywhere you see in Cape Coral new signs on the bike path edge.

Whether Bicycle Route CCCC, PPC or Team A, all routes are different, even in their length and vary from 2.7 miles to 24 miles. All cycle paths are also to be combined with each other. The routes are shown in red on the map so that it is clearly visible and recognizable.


All routes should be ready by the end of 2014. (These details are without guarantee)

You can take these Farradroutes partly directly from your holiday home or her Vacation villa start or reach the routes in the immediate vicinity.

Rotary Park in Cape Coral

At the foot of Cape Coral, at 5505 Rose Garden Road, is the Rotary Park. This park gives a glimpse into the world of mangrove swamps, a worthwhile destination for a romantic walk. In various ways you can immerse yourself in the tropical world of this park, and find something of the original vegetation. The park was founded by three Rotary clubs who wanted to give the community a piece of natural environment. The Observation Tower offers a surprising far-sightedness, the previously only to be surveyed density of mangroves is particularly impressive from here. The park leads to the Caloosahatchee and here, as in many canals in Cape Coral, it is possible to watch the fish fly, or to observe in great numbers the herons with their dignified walk in large numbers.

Rotary Park in Cape Coral, Florida

The park can also be rented for smaller events. Information on the fauna and flora can be found on the official website of Cape Coral. Especially interesting for dog owners: The Walk-in-Dogs Park. in a sepraten section of the park, the dogs have free spout. In the complex are: dog park environment center nature trails lookout picnic area toilets A variety of sports and leisure activities, such. Golf, tennis, surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, fishing or deep-sea fishing, countless cultural offers or just relaxing by the pool of your holiday villa will make your holiday more varied. Add to this the many attractions of Florida, such as Disney World, Epcot Center, Seaworld, Bush Garden, Everglades, the Keys Key West chain of islands that can be easily accessed from Cape Coral. The Edison Mall (largest shopping center in Southwest Florida), cinemas, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc. are within a few minutes. A variety of restaurants (both American and international cuisine) offer high quality food and great variety at extremely reasonable prices.

But the sports fan is not too short. All kinds of water sports are offered. Gorgeous, public 18 hole golf courses and tennis courts are within a few minutes. A large swimming pool thrills young and old. The kilometer-long, sandy beach of “Ft.Myers Beach” invites you to enjoy swimming without equal. If you prefer island atmosphere, is fast on “Sanibel and Captiva Iceland” with endless sandy beaches and beautiful mussel benches. This environment, a perfect infrastructure and a dreamlike living in your villa are the guarantee for an exciting and unique holiday.

Golf courses

Coral Oaks Golf Course

Beautifully landscaped course with many trees and water surfaces, even for less experienced golfers to play well

1800 Northwest 28th Avewww.capecoral.net/coraloak

Palmetto-Pine Country club

Interessant designt mit einige nicht einsehbaren Wasserhindernissen.
1940 Southwest 9th Court

Hunters Run Executive Golf Course

Wide fairways, few bunkers or water hazards, even for beginners easy to play.

1006 Southeast 4th Place

A huge dream beach in Fort Myers Beach awaits you with its very special flair. At the pier you can watch the most beautiful sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico and every now and then Ft. Myers Beach also visit of dolphins.

Von ihrem Ferienhaus in Cape Coral erreichen Sie die weißen Traumstrände an der Golfküste in Fort Myers Beach in ca. 25 Autominuten, sie laden zum Sonnenbaden am Meer ein und wer mehr Bewegung möchte kann Sportarten wie Parasailing oder Jetski ausüben. Unvergesslich sind die traumhaften Sonnenuntergänge, die man vom Pier oder einem der Strandrestaurants genießen kann. Zwischen Fort Myers Beach und Bonita Beach liegt die Halbinsel Lovers Key mit dem Carl E. Johnson State Park. Hier erwarten Sie immer fast leere Strände und glasklares Wasser, ein Paradies zum sammeln von Muscheln am Golf von Mexico.

Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are beautiful tropical palm islands and are right next to each other in the Gulf. On the island there is the beautiful South Seas Resort & Yacht Harbor. You can spend a wonderful holiday there. By rental car you can reach Sanibel Island and Captiva Island via the Sanibel Causeway. Here you can see how beautiful Florida is and that you can enjoy the tranquility of your family vacation here. You can rent bicycles and discover the islands on different parts of the islands of Captiva Island or Sanibel Island, a day trip during your holidays is recommended.

Matlacha with its colorful little houses in bright colors conveys the style of Key West. Here, on the left and right of the street, restaurants, shops and artist studios line up. It is an island with beautiful palm trees and a charisma of tranquility and coziness on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.

One of the “barrier islands” off Cape Coral. Again, everything is a bit slower and cozier. In the south of the island of Pine Island, there are beautiful plots of palm trees and oceanfront villas with sailboats and large yachts on the canal behind the house directly to the Gulf of Mexico. The best fish is in the Waterfront Restaurant at the very end of the street. Simply furnished, guests paint dedications and comics on the tablecloth. This is simply torn off and pinned to the wall. From their Cape Coaral vacation home, guests can reach Pine Island directly from Pine Island Road.

The Everglades is a gigantic wetland of approximately 6000 km² in the south and southwest of Florida, about an hour from our vacation rentals and dream villas in Cape Coral. Approximately half is a national park, mostly flooded during the summer and partially dried in the winter. The waters of the Everglades are slowly moving south toward the Gulf of Mexico. Always recommendable is an airboat tour, this is certainly part of a dream vacation in one of our holiday villas. “The customer review has been automatically translated from German.

Here meets, what has rank and name. If Cape Coral already advertises with the slogan: “It’s just paradise”, then one sees an increase in Naples. Exclusive shopping streets with the most famous boutiques are waiting for customers with bulging purses. But it is also cheaper: looking costs nothing. The dream beaches right on the Gulf invite you to a perfect beach holiday, even the dream villas and houses of stars directly on the sea with beautiful palm trees in the gardens are to be admired.

Even the drive to Key West is an experience. You cross the Everglades and drive over the Keys and the endless “Seven Mile Bridge”. From Cape Coral you can also book a speedboat tour. Arrived in Key West, the southernmost point of the USA, you will be welcomed by a Caribbean flair. When the evening comes, Key West awakens and you can watch street musicians and jugglers, or celebrate in one of the innumerable bars and discos usually with live music of various styles. Key West is also known for its terrific sunsets and the Sunset Celebration in the harbor every night entertainment is offered.

The home of Mickey Mouse. Approximately 2.5 hours drive away from Cape Coral and your holiday home or holiday villa. Orlando is definitely worth seeing. The access is quite easy as you drive almost only on the Interstate I-75 North. Here the attractions overtake. Every year a new, even bigger, even more beautiful theme park. Walt Disney World Resort or the Universal Orlando resort are well known. What you can see in the Orlando area almost takes a separate vacation. We recommend: 3 days Orlando and then to relax in your dream villa or your dream house with pool and sometimes with whirlpool / spa in Cape Coral.

The most famous city in Florida is certainly Miami with the sights Miami Beach, Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District. A pulsating place with many facets. Often photo shoots on the beach of Miami Beach to marvel at. You will also find unusual boutiques here. Miami is a popular day destination for tourists vacationing in Cape Coral. However, you should also start early, so you can see much in Miami. The approach is very easy and you drive almost only highway to Miami. Distance 156 miles

A very beautiful city in Florida is Sarasota where many rich and famous people live. The most famous attraction in Sarasota is the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Here you should allow enough time. Furthermore, it is recommended to look at the beautiful tropical islands Longboat Key and Anna Maria Iceland. Distance 91 miles

There is a very beautiful beach where mussels can be found in the town of Bonita Springs. On the beach in Bonita Springs are beautiful villas and you have enough space where you can go swimming or just go for a walk on the beach. A public beach in Bonita Springs is Barefoot Beach where you can also park the rental car but is chargeable. Distance 22 miles

There are many rich people in Naples, and there are many sights and attractions for tourists. You get a very good overview with Naples Trolley Tours, where you can take a bus to different stops and you can get on and off. Very interesting is the Tin City where you can buy souvenirs. One should also have seen Fifth Avenue in Naples. Distance 35 miles

For tourists who do not want to drive to Orlando, but still visit amusement parks Tampa is just the thing, since there are also two large theme parks.

Der Busch Gardens Africa und Adventure Island.

Außerdem gibt es in Tampa noch die Ybor City die sehr sehenswert ist.

Familien mit Kindern schauen sich auch gerne das Florida Aquarium an, das zu den größten in ganz Florida zählt.

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Well worth seeing is the island of Marco Island with only 16,000 inhabitants.

Who lives here must have a lot of money because on the island of Marco Island the space is scarce.

For tourists there is a beautiful and wide sandy beach Tigertail Beach calls. Here you have to pay a few dollars entry, then the car hire there and use the beach. Otherwise there are no public beach accesses in Marco Island. Distance 57 miles

Located on a peninsula, Port Charlotte is approximately 50 miles south of Sarasota and approximately 25 miles north of Fort Myers. Charlotte County is crossed by two rivers: the Peace River and the Myakka River, which flow into Charlotte Harbor and from there into the Gulf of Mexico. The rivers with their small islands are the ideal environment for taking wonderful excursions by boat. The tropical nature around Port Charlotte and the crystal clear sea invite for a peaceful rest. Sports enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth: water skiing, sport fishing, diving, snorkeling, motor boating, sailing, golfing and tennis are just some of the sports options in the Port Charlotte area.

Anna Maria Island

Those looking for rest and relaxation are in good hands on the 12 km long island. The island can be reached via 2 bridges from Bradenton and is also often abbreviated as AMI.

Here you will not find hotel bunkers lined up on the beach, but small, cozy hotel complexes, motels or apartments. No building on the island is higher than 20.5 m, because it was enacted by law and above all that the island remains architecturally authentic and idyllic. There are enough small or larger holiday homes for a longer stay. No matter where you stay, the kilometer-long sandy beach is never far away.

If you don’t want to go by car, you can explore the island with the free Manatee Trolley (further information). Delicious restaurants with a great maritime kitchen also invite you to eat.

But the island has more to offer than the beautiful beach and the good cuisine, many animals have their home here. e.g. the famous manatees, sea eagles, pelicans and much more. Every year from May the turtles come to lay their eggs. Approx. 60 days later, the offspring hatch and go from the beach to the water. A visit to the City Pier, which was built in 1911, should also be planned. If you feel like it, you can also marvel at the flora and fauna from the water. With the kayak through the mangroves, past strangler figs and gumbo limbo trees (also called tourist trees).

Anyone who has been to Anna Maria Island once will come back again and again, because you can’t forget the white, empty beaches

Longboat Key

The approximately 16 kilometers long and in some places very narrow island is off the coast of Bradenton and Sarasota.

Longboat Key is very close to the southern tip of Anna Maria Island. Longboat Key measures only around two kilometers at its widest point at Bishops Point. About 7,000 locals live on LBK, 22,000 with guests during the season. The island can be reached via two bridges, there is no real center on LBK, but there are some attractive small hotels, restaurants, boutiques and cafes. The plots on the bay all have the typical jetty, because a boat trip is part of everyday life here for too many.