Cayo Costa Loop Trail

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Cayo Costa Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boca Grande, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

beach

views

wildlife

bugs

Cayo Costa is a beautiful island, accessible only by boat. There is a ferry service, the Tropic Star, that makes multiple trips from Pine Island to Cayo Costa. There are multiple trails throughout the 2,426 acre park, not to mention just walking on the white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.

camping
6 months ago

Awesome fishing! You can kayak to see manatees, and dolphins are sited often. Hermit crabs and shells galore. Alligators, snakes, wild pigs, this place is abundant with wildlife. I've only been during April. No mosquitos, but biting flies (no-seeums) come out about 5 pm till morning. Wear long sleeves and pants and tube socks of a light color (they are attracted to dark colors). And spray 100% deet overtop. Trust me, they will eat you alive. This April will be my third time spending a week here. If it rains heavily, the main swimming area is brackish and murky from the overflowing lagoon. We bring rafts because its kinda scary to swim when you can't see. One year we went and the water was so clear we could see 8 feet to the bottom. This is place is amazing, and has become our spring break family tradition.

11 months ago

camping
Monday, June 20, 2016

The park was nice. Ranger and Volunteer were nice (a little on the sarcastic side though). The bugs are NOT tolerable. We paid and planned a nice 3 day trup that lasted one day.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

We've been here several times while cruising on our sharpie ketch. Wonderful anchorage, gulf beach walks, shelling and swimming as well as coastal bird watching.

hiking
Thursday, February 05, 2015

One of my favorite places with my classmates studying coastal marine ecology. This island is beautiful, and holds so many wonders that go unseen at first glance.

camping
Friday, May 09, 2014

one of my favorite places. can't help but relax . no electricity or hot water so bring a solar shower for extended stays. great way to reset your biological clock.

hiking
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Absolutely wonderful island to get away from the hustle and bustle of society. Stayed in a tent and heard wild boars poking around our campsite in the middle of the night! It was a blast

camping
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beautiful but I recommend you go in spring or autumn

camping
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This is a semi primitive camping area where your only activity is relaxing on the water. You can go fishing, swimming or reading a book. I highly recommend to go during spring or autumn and also to stay in a cabin. there is no shade in any of the camping spots and no electricity in the park.
Your only way to get there is by boat, so book the boat first and then the spot. I enjoy very much the calm warm waters and empty spaces.

walking
Sunday, August 22, 2010

You can only get there by boat. An island with no development, just nature.