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Cayo Costa State Park

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Address: Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
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Description: Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature...
Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature reserve known for its beautiful beaches and great collection of shells.
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Cabins are great! Very clean and the bests are the ones with screened porch . The crew from the boat "star ..." Are the best ! The guys accommodate your stuff very good and are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Cabins are great! Very clean and the bests are the ones with screened porch . The crew from the boat "star ..." Are the best ! The guys accommodate your stuff very good and are very kind Rangers are very friendly Beach is great and some parts perfect for paddleBoard!

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Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved this place. Had the best tour guides on this island. A lot of history to be told. Watched the dolphins frolicking in the warm waters. Manatees in the bay came right up to the boat. Even saw an alligator. My first ever on my many visits to Florida. The bugs were not bad until mid day if you keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

No cars. No condos. Just pristine beach and beautiful sunsets. Bring what you need because there are no stores. Ice and firewood and simple snack food available at ranger station. Do bring bicycles in order to fully enjoy the trails. A true gem in the State park system.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Best time to camp here is Spring. Should not go in Summer. Lot of bugs(no see ums) and I had allergy after returning back from trip. You will need lots of sunscreen and Insect Repellent. But it's a good place for people who like camping. Beautiful place with dolphins so close to the beach.

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Bokeelia, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

In my travels this is a top 5 pick, it is absolutely breath taking, The views sounds and wildlife are spectacular. Shells for miles camping kayaking exploring it doesn't get any better..

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Appalachia, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to Cayo Costa for a family camping vacation with my daughter (14) and son (10). You arrive at the dock where the camp store is located. You buy your ice and firewood there. At that point you're taken by truck to your camp site. We stayed in the primitive cabins. They were cute and adequate. We were located... More 

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Vanleer, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I loved the ferry ride to Cayo Costa. I loved the beautiful clean cool beach. The water feels great, the shells are unbelievable. Found some like I never seen before. I took pictures of all the different trees and plants. They also have showers by the bathrooms.Take a picnic and cooler with drinks. I also bought some very large shrimp... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We arrived to Cayo Costa by private water taxi at about 10am on Friday, July 3. There is a $2 entrance fee to get into the park (bring cash, as there is no change given), and then a tram will transport you to the other side of the park to the beach. Once we arrived to the beach, about a... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have used Tropic Star for the past 3 years going several times a year to Cayo Costa, and this trip was the worst we have ever encountered. We paid $42 per adult and $32 per child to go and spend 3 days on the island and we were packed on the ferry like sardines, both going to the island... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Cayo costa island is truly a beautiful place, but I am sad to say the park ranger and the lady that works at the gift shop were not very welcoming or even remotely nice. We were there for 4 nights and stayed at a private home and trying to find the ranger station was very hard there are no signs... More 

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Address: Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Boca Grande

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