Cayo Costa makes Nat Geo Top 10 list for Southwest Florida

August 19, 2016
By Marcy Shortuse

NGTravlogoOur sister island, Cayo Costa, has been singled out by National Geographic Travel as one of the best stops around the Fort Myers area to visit.
It came in at number three out of 10, to be exact. Much of the story focuses on some of the best shelling spots as well, and Cayo Costa is definitely one of them.
Our lighthouses also made the grade, according to Nat Geo, coming in at number eight. Published August 10, the complete list is as follows: 1) Sanibel Island 2) “Shellebrity” Pam Rambo, who lives on Sanibel and is known for her Volkswagon Beetle encrusted with more than 20,000 locally found shells 3) Cayo Costa State Park 4) Pine Island 5) J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel 6) The Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers (no shells there, but more interesting than most places by far) 7) All of the dozens of small, private, new and temporary islands around the area, including Useppa 8) The lighthouses of Sanibel and Gasparilla Island, as well as the water tower on Cabbage Key 9) Pine Island Sound 10)
The area’s fishing and, in particular, the fishing shacks It’s always nice to be mentioned, but we’re still trying to keep it all a secret.