Located in the southwest of the sunshine state of Florida, Estero forms part of the Fort Myers metropolitan area. The community offers fantastic weather, great scenery and holiday accommodation to suit every budget, from luxury beach houses to self-catering apartments. The convenient location and beautiful beaches have made Estero a popular destination with tourists looking for a relaxing beach holiday.
Located near the beach there is no shortage of water sports and activities in Estero, from water skiing and sailing to scuba diving and swimming. The islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Marco, off the Estero coast, have beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Estero beach is also a popular beach volleyball location. You can spend the day soaking up the warm Florida sun and working on your tan while you watch a game of beach volleyball before heading back to your Estero beach house for a drink at the pool. Or you can go for a stroll along the beach and enjoy the spectacular sunset.
Estero and Fort Myers offer a wealth of cultural experiences. There are a number of museums and galleries and well as a dinner theatre. At the Mexican Culture Museum you can view displays of artifacts from the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, including paintings, statues and masks.
If you want to play golf on your Estero holiday, but are not renting an Estero villa in a golf estate, then there are plenty of golf courses you can visit nearby including Fort Myers Beach Golf Club, Stoneybrook Golf Club and Raptor Bay Golf Club. The golf courses have amenities that include tennis courts, fitness centers and elegant restaurants.
For families with children there is the Manatee Sightseeing Adventure – a boat trip that allows you to get up close and personal with gentle manatees.
The city of Naples is located just to the south of Estero and is home to excellent shopping malls and restaurants as well as pretty historic buildings and museums. You can take an organized guided tour of the city to learn about its history and culure.
The beautiful Florida Keys and Key West are only a boat trip away from Estero accommodation. You can also make take a day trip to the lively east coast city of Miami. Famous for its beaches, vibrant nightlife and entertainment, Miami is a 2.5 hour drive away from Estero and is well worth the trip.
Florida's pleasant weather year round makes it an ideal place to rent a beach house! Estero has a tropical climate. Summers are hot and humid and there are often afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are dry and mild. Hurricane season runs from June to November.
Estero is located on 15 minutes away from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Airlines the fly to the airport from the UK include Delta, Northwest Airlines and United Airlines, however they are not direct flights. From the airport you can rent a car and drive to your Estero villa.