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Cape Coral Vacation Rentals

On the coast of Southwest Florida, there is a waterfront paradise known as the city of Cape Coral. It lies across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers and comprises a 400-mile network palm-fringed, Gulf-access canals. Boarded by native mangroves and Matlacha Pass along its western edge. Cape Coral is popular for boating, fishing and a host of water sports.

A City of Canals

In the late 1950s, when developers Leonard and Jack Rosen began turning their vision of the planned community into reality, they created the canal system to make boating and other water activities more accessible for residents.

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Visiting the Cape

Known to the locals as “the Cape,” this laid-back city is home to of beautiful parks, stunning nature preserves and vibrant riverfront communities, some complete with restaurants and boutiques that are open to the public. The area attracts visitors looking to soak up the Florida sunshine while cruising the canals, the Caloosahatchee and the Gulf of Mexico beyond.

In 2015, the League of American Bicyclists named Cape Coral a Bicycle Friendly Community. The city has a network of eight dedicated bike routes covering more than 90 inter-connected miles. In 2016 Cape Coral earned the No. 9 spot Forbes Magazine’s “Best Places to Retire” list.

Visitors can learn more about the unique history of Cape Coral and the region at the Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum. Explore the city’s family fun side at Sun Splash Family BatWaterpark or Mike Greenwell’s Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park.

Check out a live musical performance or a theatrical production at the Cultural Park Theater Company.

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On the Side of Nature

Then get in touch with nature at Sirenia Vista Park to catch a glimpse of the manatees. Or observe wildlife as you walk the trails in Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve.

Avid bird watchers flock to Cape Coral to see burrowing owls which are popular residents of the city. Cape Coral has one of the largest populations of the Florida species of burrowing owls. The tiny birds are on the state’s list of Threatened Species and an annual local festival is dedicated to protecting the owls.

There is plenty to see and do in Cape Coral, from the waterways and eco-tourism activities to entertainment and cultural happenings. Let your time in Southwest Florida start with a stay in a Cape Coral vacation rental that will put you close to everywhere you want to visit.

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