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 go fishing during your vacation? Punta Gorda isn't exactly flooded with charter operators, but the area does have plenty of fish. Go to this extended discussion dedicated to fishing in the area if you want to learn more details.
If you have some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they might enjoy browsing a few of the area's 6 retail stores. If you want to find out about shopping in Punta Gorda, you can do so here.
Plan on also spending some time soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Punta Gorda. Those needing to learn more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so on this page.
Information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen in the following chart:
|Desmond Nature Tours||Nature Tourism Service||(501) 702-2833||3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Punta Gorda|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(501) 722-402||0.3 mi. South West of Central Punta Gorda|
|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|
|Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(501) 663-4559||Central Punta Gorda|
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