• MustDo.com One of Florida's most underdeveloped islands - Cayo Costa State Park Boca Grande near Fort Myers, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides.
  • MustDo.com | One of Florida's most underdeveloped islands - Cayo Costa State Park Boca Grande, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey for Must Do Visitor Guides.

Cayo Costa State Park

Pristine Cayo Costa Island

Cayo Costa (“key by the coast”) looks much like it did 500 years ago when European settlers arrived. The park is one of Florida’s most underdeveloped islands where visitors are rewarded with acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks, mangrove swamps, nature trails, and shady picnic areas. In addition, once you arrive at Cayo Costa State Park you’ll be rewarded with 9 miles of beautiful beaches, and a spectacular variety of birds. Learn more about Cayo Costa State Park in this featured blog article.

Bring a picnic lunch and something to drink as there are no concessions available. Tent camping and primitive cabins are available for those wishing an extended stay (reservations are required). Florida Sunshine Survival Tips

Ways to Get to Cayo Costa State Park

Cayo Costa State Park is only accessible by private boat or Captiva Cruises. The ferry departs from Jug Creek Marina, 16498 Tortuga St, Bokeelia, FL. Call for reservations (239) 283-0015. Half day and full day trips to the park are available. Admission fee of $2 per person is required for Cayo Costa Park. Exact change is required and is payable through an honor box. 

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