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 you can spend some time on the open water with a rod in your hand? Punta Gorda isn't quite overrun with fishing charters, but the area does have plenty of fish. Anyone who needs to get more information about fishing in this area can do so by clicking here.


Shopping in Punta Gorda

If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they can "discover" a few of the 4 retail stores in the area. To find out about opportunities for shopping in Punta Gorda, click here.


You should plan on spending some of your time exploring the culture, sounds and sights of Punta Gorda. For more information on area sightseeing attractions, see this page.

The table just below provides you with some details regarding a firm that can 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
Tide Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 722-2129 Central Punta Gorda
Wild Thing Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 663-4559 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Punta Gorda

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