General Information About Cape Coral
The largest city in Lee County hardly feels like it: Cape Coral, known as “the Cape”, mainly consists of low-lying shopping centers, canals, and large communities, and is enlivened by a diverse population and a packed cultural calendar. The city is just across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers and a quick drive west from North Fort Myers. The accomplished schools in the area attract families which, in turn, draw attractions for all ages. Attractions include Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Mike Greenwell’s Family Fun Park, and Eagle Skate Park. The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is a wonderful place to visit if you love nature and want to learn about local ecology.
Make sure to keep an eye out for the famous burrowing owls that reside all over Cape Coral. Neighboring Pine Island – home of the annual Mango Mania summer festival - makes for a time – stunted journey, where tropical fruit and palm tree farming, crabbing, and fishing are a way of life. Due to the canals all over the city, almost anyone can be a part of the coveted Southwest Florida lifestyle of boating and fishing. The developers, the Rosen brothers, used celebrity endorsements to generate more interest in the city.
With more than 400 miles of canals, boating, fishing, hiking trails and water sports - and miles of Gulf Coast beaches, along with golf courses, tennis courts, athletic parks and nature preserves– Cape Coral is the perfect destination for anyone looking for an outdoor vacation.