The thriving little city of Punta Gorda enjoys a pleasant year-round climate, relaxed lifestyle, and many recreational opportunities. Vacation rentals in this town are abundant and varied, offering comfortable vacation houses for large families as well as condos and villas for couples and smaller groups. The friendly hospitality, year-round planned activities, shuffle board courts, great restaurants, golfing, fishing, and miles of sandy beaches make Punta Gorda an ideal vacation destination.
Fully furnished vacation villas offer the finest in rental accommodations. Your vacation villa will serve as a home base when you take a trip to nearby Cayo Costa, a favorite spot of the locals. Snooze in an oak palm hammock on a pristine beach, or explore the mangrove swamps and marvel at the stunning bird life. Rent a waterfront home where you can fish and boat and enjoy the spectacular sunsets. The shelling here is about the best that there is.
Leave your vacation rental for the day to experience the most interesting waterfront complex-Fisherman’s Village. Here you will find a conglomerate of unique shops and restaurants. Look no further for all your vacation needs including boats, jet skis, and bicycles for rent. For the avid camper there is nothing quite like the Babcock Wilderness Adventures, which offers eco tours through acres of swamps, trails, and wildlife. Take a Swamp Buggy Tour through Telegraph Cypress Swamp. Be enthralled by the variety of flora and fauna. Keep a lookout for elusive panthers, bison, exotic tropical birds, and alligators.
Once you emerge from the swamps, take a deep-sea fishing excursion in the Gulf of Mexico. Some companies offer sightseeing cruises to the outer islands, including full and half-day cruises. Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise, and be amazed at the most beautiful sunsets in Florida. If you want to stick close to your vacation rental, try a round of Golf at the Punta Gorda Country Club semiprivate 18-hole, par 72 golf course. This tree-lined green boasts open fairways and great views. There is a driving range and pro shop, and rental clubs are available.
Don’t go back to your rental home too early. At night, you should get out and sample some of the best fresh local cuisine. Offerings range from stew chicken and stew pork to whole fried snapper and snook filets. Restaurants range from open-air, thatch-roof structures to small romantic and upscale dining establishments.
Whether you enjoy a game of shuffleboard, an invigorating swim in the pool at your vacation rental, a game of bridge, or a recital at the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, you will come away with amazing memories of your Punta Gorda vacation, and you’ll be eager to get a rental home here again.