Activities in Punta Gorda

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The small coastal town of Punta Gorda is a popular tourist destination that truly has a little something or everyone.  Most of the activity is centered on the waterfront, and even those who will not be participating in the many available watersports like fishing, sailing, or snorkeling and diving around the barrier reef, find themselves spending much of their time on Front Street be it for shopping or dining purposes.  Further inland, sightseeing will take you to Mayan ruins and numerous nature-based activities that invite visitors to kayak down a jungle river or hike a mountain trail. 


Punta Gorda is known for its abundance of multiple kinds of fishing avaliable to tourists. From inshore bone fishing to deep sea charters, visiting fishermen will have no problems finding an option that suits them.

Hoping to spend some time with a rod in your hand? Punta Gorda isn't overloaded with fishing operators, but the area does have plenty of fish. Click here to find our page regarding this topic.


Shopping in Punta Gorda

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they can "discover" some of the 6 retail shops in the area. To read our full guide to shopping in Punta Gorda, see this page.


You should set aside some time for soaking in the culture, sounds and sights of Punta Gorda. To read about other area sightseeing attractions, go to this page.

The following chart has information on a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Punta Gorda
Name Type Phone Location
Desmond Nature Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 702-2833 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Punta Gorda
Galvez Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators (501) 722-402 0.3 mi. South West of Central Punta Gorda
Roots and Herbs Travel and Tour Operators (501) 722-2834 0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Gorda
Tide Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 722-2129 Central Punta Gorda
Wild Thing Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 663-4559 Central Punta Gorda

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