Paradise is more than just a beautiful beach destination. It’s a feeling. Come discover the exhilaration of exploring the natural wonders of Florida’s Paradise Coast—Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.

 

For a one-of-a-kind adventure, the world-famous Everglades is a must-see. Visitors can hike, canoe, kayak, ride an airboat or take a “pole boat” tour in select locations to explore North America’s largest wetlands ecosystem. Wildlife enthusiasts will also enjoy spotting the many birds, manatees, panthers, alligators and other wildlife only found in Florida and the Everglades. Be sure to check out Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park and more for exceptional trails, guided tours and learning centers.

 

Beach-goers come from all over to experience the white sand beaches of Naples and Marco Island. Surrounded by sparkling turquoise Gulf waters, the beaches offer miles of uncrowded relaxation and such stimulating activities as swimming, shelling, dolphin watching and various watersports, including paddle boarding and jet skiing. If you want to unwind on a pristine, undeveloped beachscape, take a trip to Barefoot Beach or Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which were named No. 2 and No. 9 respectively on the 2015 Dr. Beach’s Best American Beaches list.

 

Fishing fans will also be amazed at the bountiful backwater and deep-sea angling options throughout the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands and Gulf of Mexico. Depending on the season, you can reel in grouper, snook, trout, cobia, tarpon and more. Want to eat your catch? There are many restaurants on Florida’s Paradise Coast that will prepare your catch for you, so you can enjoy the freshest fish you’ll ever eat.

 

After a long day of adventuring, you’re still just a short drive away from all the comforts of town. Dine at award-winning restaurants to taste straight-from-the-Gulf seafood and seasonal stone crab, local produce, Floribbean cuisine and international fare. Then stay in comfort at a beautiful beachside resort, boutique hotel or secluded campsite.

 

Feel your connection with nature in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. Come discover your Paradise today at DiscoverYourParadise.com.

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