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If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind some island names in the Sanibel area, you’re likely not alone. The area is rich with history, and some of that history is tied directly to the names of the islands today.

Demystifying Island Names in the Sanibel Area

A true hidden gem, Cayo Costa remains one of Florida’s best state parks. The more than 2,400-acre park is relatively unspoiled when it comes to development, making it a truly unique Southwest Florida island.

Cayo Costa: A Hidden Gem

You won’t find modern conveniences like cars, paved roads or even standard electric service on Cayo Costa Island, but you will find a spectacular and pristine setting. This barrier island sits just to the west of Bokeelia, yet feels more secluded than other parts of Southwest Florida.

Explore Cayo Costa