Fort Myers and all of Southwest Florida is known for its sugar white sand beaches, lush tropical landscape, and winter resort economy. Besides Fort Myers popular areas include Sanibel Island, Naples, Sarasota, Clearwater and St. Petersburg.
AT A GLANCE:
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is an award-winning facility designed with today’s traveler in mind and tomorrow’s opportunities in view.
A big part of the energy and excitement surrounding Southwest Florida International Airport comes from the region it serves – the five counties of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades.
Southwest Florida, known for its beautiful weather, outdoor activities and world-renowned pristine beaches, is a popular leisure destination that attracts visitors from all over the globe. While people are shovelling snow off their driveways elsewhere, Southwest Florida residents and visitors enjoy picturesque golf courses, outdoor activities and experience the best that nature has to offer.
Located in Fort Myers, the airport is perfectly positioned to serve the greater Southwest Florida area, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva, Greater Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands as well as other points along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Visitors can go from bag claim to beach in under 30 minutes.
The climate in central Florida is semi-tropical. Summers are oppressively hot and humid with almost daily afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are pleasantly mild with sunny weather and comfortable temperatures.
Fort Myers and all of Southwest Florida is renown for its beautiful sugary sand beaches and clear blue water. Here is a list of some of the best.
Lovers Key State Park & Beaches – 712 acres and includes tidal lagoons, canals, and four barrier islands.
Turner Beach – Located on the southern tip of Captiva Island is popular for fishing from the beach and rock jetty, shelling, and admiring beautiful Gulf of Mexico sunsets.
Fort Myers Beach – Sitting on Estero Island, a seven-mile coastline that has captivated the imaginations of visitors from near and far, Fort Myers Beach features family-friendly resorts, quaint cottages, Old Florida charm, fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and much more.
Bowman’s Beach – The quintessential Sanibel beach exuding relative seclusion and quiet breezes with white sugary sand and magnificent sunsets. Well protected and preserved Bowman’s Beach feels marvellously underdeveloped even for Sanibel.