Destination guide

Get wet or stay dry, Cape Coral knows how to bring the fun

Tucked away in southwest Florida, Cape Coral sits on a massive peninsula, surrounded by the Caloosahatchee River to the south and east, and the Matlacha Pass to the west. No matter where you stay, Cape Coral vacation rentals always put you near at least 1 body of water. Dubbed the "Waterfront Wonderland," the area is home to more than 400 miles of navigable waterways, particularly canals. Although the region boasts a host of major attractions, from museums to theme parks, gulf and riverfront beaches invite you to simply relax and soak up Florida's sunny skies.

Things to do

From manatees to museums, Cape Coral entertains everyone

There's still plenty of nature to enjoy at Sirenia Vista Park, where kayak routes travel past wading birds and playful manatees. If you stay in a Cape Coral vacation rental from March through September, you can cool off at Sun Splash Family Waterpark, home to numerous waterslides, a lazy river, and a kids' play area. For a more cultural experience, the city's thriving arts landscape includes numerous galleries and theaters. Local museums give you the chance to honor heroes at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library, while the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum explores the city's storied past.

Activities

Walking (or rowing) in a watery wonderland

Surrounded by water at every turn, boat tours, and kayaking and canoeing excursions remain popular pastimes throughout the region. The Yacht Club Community Park has a pier and a public beach on the Caloosahatchee River, where you can swim and fish the day away. If you prefer to keep dry, the city also features numerous golf courses and tennis courts. Cape Coral's city calendar includes an annual Independence Day fireworks festival known as Red, White, and Boom, the largest Fourth of July display in southwest Florida. Downtown Cape Coral also hosts a weekly farmers' market from October through May.

Weather

There's a reason they call it the Sunshine State

No matter when you book your Cape Coral vacation rental, you're almost certain to enjoy sunny skies. It's no surprise that the area's summers are hot and humid, with temperatures in the low 90s. But you also better pack an umbrella as Cape Coral receives about 54 inches of rain each year, most of which falls from June through September. Hurricane season runs a similar pattern, usually lasting between June and November. Comfortable year-round conditions include winters with daytime highs in the 70s, and spring and fall temperatures in the 80s.

Natural features

Cape Coral: a tranquil land of islands and ibises

Cape Coral's water-soaked scenery sees canals, rivers, lakes, bays, and sounds winding along a lush landscape filled with swamps, mangroves, wetlands, and barrier islands. While the waters are teeming with manatees, gopher tortoises, dolphins, and alligators, the shorelines are dotted with seabirds, including herons and ibises. These feathered friends are in good company, as Cape Coral is also home to Florida's largest population of burrowing owls. Many area parks offer a glimpse into the region's wildlife, including Rotary Park, where raptors, butterflies, and foxes all roam free.

How to get there

How to get to and around Cape Coral

The nearest airport is in Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), located 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 24.6 mi (39.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cape Coral?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,778 vacation rentals near Cape Coral. From 3,597 Houses to 621 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cape Coral for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cape Coral?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape Coral:

  • Pelican: 1,693 vacation rentals
  • Yacht Club: 594 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store: 799 vacation rentals
  • Cape Harbour: 108 vacation rentals
  • Trafalgar: 1,162 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cape Coral?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cape Coral. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Coralwood Shopping Center: 8,516 vacation rentals
  • Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve: 8,626 vacation rentals
  • Sun Splash Water Park: 8,354 vacation rentals
  • Cape Coral Historical Museum: 8,295 vacation rentals
  • Royal Tee Golf Club: 8,304 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Coral listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Coral?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,597 Houses in Cape Coral. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape Coral include:

  • Villas: 621 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 3,075 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 169 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape Coral?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,537 vacation rentals with pool available in Cape Coral. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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