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Local Guide

There are so many things to do and places to see in Southwest Florida! To help you get inspired and prepare for yout trip, we put together some information about the area, that you  might find useful. Please, don't hesitate to call us, should you have any questions about the area or activities. 

 AIRPORTS:

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) -  Fort Myers, Fl - 

about 25 minute drive to the studio

Punta Gorda Airport  (PGD) about 50 minute drive

Sarasota International Airport (SRQ) - about 11/2 hour drive

Fort Lauderdale International airport (FLL) and Miami International Airport (MIA) both are about 2 hour drive to the Studio

ATTRACTIONS AND GUIDES:

www.paradisecoast.com - great Site giving you all the information about sights, beaches, activities, restaurants, festivals,  arts and much more in Naples, Marco Island and Everglades.

www.sanibel-captiva.org - Official website giving you all the information about Sanibel Island and Captiva Island

Best 19 restaurants in Naples - pretty accurate guide for a foodie.  (we are foodies ourselves:-) On a personal note we will also suggest Namba for Sushi (order  their Aburi Sushi  or Hokkaido Ramen- amazing!), and

Sale e Pepe on Marco Island for a beautiful outdoor Italian dinner looking at the Gulf of Mexico. 

When considering activities and restaurants, please, keep in mind, that January is a high tourist season in Florida and majority of restaurants require reservation, well ahead.

The closest Beach Access to the Studio is Barefoot Beach (about 8 minute drive), however, it was badly damaged during Hurricane Ian. It is expected to be fully open and operational by the time of the January 2024 Camp. If it will not be, the closest fully operational (and gorgeous) Beach Access is at Wiggins Pass State Park (about 15 minute drive from the Studio). 

If you want to visit other areas of Florida, here are approximate driving time:

Sarasota - 1 1/2 hour

Miami and Fort Lauderdale - 2 hours

Tampa Bay area - 2 1/2 hour

Orlando - 3 1/2 hour

Daytona Beach - 4 1/2 hour

Key West - 5 1/2 hours (better option is a Ferry from Fort Myers Beach - about 3 hour boat ride and you have arrived! The best part - there is a Bar on the ferry:-)

Florida Panhandle - about 5 hour drive

 

Sanibel Island

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