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Cayo Costa State Park

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Address: P.O. Box 1150, 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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We visited Coya Costa in late June after seeing it in a list of must see State Parks. The scenery is Beautiful and very serene. This is an idyllic place to visit for nature lovers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Englewood, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Coya Costa in late June after seeing it in a list of must see State Parks. The scenery is Beautiful and very serene. This is an idyllic place to visit for nature lovers and serious campers. We rented a kayak and went to a strip of beach to fish which was a great experience.I highly recommend that you... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited Cayo Costa state park for 3 nights and 4 days in the middle of June. Probably not the best time to go. However, it was a blast. I went with a friend and we decided to do tent camping. On a whim, we chose site 8 which had a spot to hang a hammock. If this site is... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took our own boat to the western side of Cayo Costa. The water was clear and turquoise. The beach was gorgeous, full of shells and no litter at all. We took a picnic lunch and a blackbird helped himself to two of our sandwiches but it didn't ruin our day. We also saw egrets, herons, terns and ospreys. There... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Tom, Reggie, Tod, Jody and Trish, Took the Tropic Star from Bokeelia to Cayo Costa Captain Norm and Joe were great. The trip was fun and informative with narrations from both Captains. Tom and Reggie had lunch at Cabbage Key and then to Cayo Costa for some fun in the sun. Tod, Jody and Trish had been to Cabbage Key... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We spent two nights on Cayo Costa...fantastic, memorable, buggy. We took the ferry over, and had nice chats with Capt. Bruce & first-mate Joe (who has a funny story about his grandfather). It takes about an hour, then another 10 minutes or so on the tram to the Gulf side. The tram drops off you & your gear at the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I took the Tropic Star ferry from Jug Creek in Bokeelia. Arrived at the ferry dock and hopped on the tram for a short ride to the Gulf side of the island. The beaches on the island are primarily made of crushed shells mixed with quartz crystals. The shell fragments are coarse so they are not easy on my city... More 

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Venice, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We understood before coming to the park that it was rustic - no electricity, not a lot in the cabins etc. That was fine. We were prepared for that. What we were NOT prepared for was being eaten alive by mosquitoes and sleeping in cabins with holes in the screens and full of massive spiders, mosquitoes and ants. We brought... More 

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South Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a jewel this State Park is! My husband and I took our rental boat over and docked for a few hours. We were not camping but wanted to see the area. BIG TIP~ Rent one of the bikes there to get around! Much faster and cooler! And stash some cold drinks in your backpack because it can get hot!... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 1150, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Boca Grande

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