North Captiva Vacation Homes

North Captiva: Getting Here

Cayo Costa, a jewel of the Gulf coast, lies west of North Ft. Myers and is accessible only by private boat or passenger ferry. With nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks, and mangrove swamps, this barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise.  Here you will find something for everyone. Anglers, from the novice to the more experienced, try their luck fishing from the sandy shores. All anglers over the age of 16 will need a Florida Fishing License.

Shell-seekers will want to visit the south end of the island, where the sea leaves her treasures for you to collect.  As a visitor, you may see manatees and pods of dolphins in the waters around the park, as well as a spectacular assortment of birds. On the island, visitors can swim or snorkel in the surf, enjoy the sun, and picnic in the shade. Shelling is especially good during the winter months. Nature trails provide opportunities for hiking and off-road bicycling. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf.  The island is primarily a State Park with a sparsely dispersed set of private homes.