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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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Yes, bugs and heat and absolute beauty and wilderness are absolute true! We stayed in a cabin and those cabins with screened porches are absolutely a must! The bugs are mean and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, bugs and heat and absolute beauty and wilderness are absolute true! We stayed in a cabin and those cabins with screened porches are absolutely a must! The bugs are mean and those that are sensitive to their bites (like me) will suffer immensely. The heat is not for the faint of hear either and i will not recommend elderly,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We anchored our boat in Pelican Bay, not too far from the small dock, and spent the night. It was absolutely beautiful! The natural habitat and peacefulness made it a perfect anchorage. We kayaked into a small, quiet cove where we saw a baby manatee and mother. The following day, we went down to the south end of the island,... More 

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We took the cruise over to Cayo Costa to go shelling! A few things to be aware of...this is not a typical tourist area...there are no concessions or bathrooms. The boat will stay with you and you can keep items on the boat but there are things that are essential to bring. Sunscreen, hat/visor, sunglasses, light clothing/bathing suits and WATER... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We only camped for one night but would've loved to stay longer! The cabins were great; some have screened in front porches..ours did not but I wish it had. The cabins sleep 6 people, have a picnic table in the cabin and outside of the cabin. The bathrooms had flushable toilets and showers - all within a short walk from... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Cayo Costa was one of the highlights of my vacation, and it is a place I know I'll be returning to. I almost don't want to review it for fear I'll draw attention to the island, and what I treasured most about Cayo Costa was the sanctuary of it. We booked a day trip through Tropic Star, and with about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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