The district of Boca Grande is situated on the west coast of Florida, in the United States of America. It is on an island that is known as Gasparilla. This part of Florida is ideal for people looking to have close access to all of the best beaches on the Caribbean Sea, yet still be within easy striking distance of Orlando, Miami and the Everglades National Park. Holidays in Boca Grande prove to be popular throughout the year and this is mainly down to the fact that the area enjoys a sub-tropical climate.
As you are close to many of Florida’s popular beaches, on your holidays in Boca Grande, this allows you and your travelling party to enjoy activities such as safe swimming, snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, sailing and sunbathing. For tourists heading to this part of the US for surfing, it is better to travel to the east coast of Florida. It is highly recommended that you head inland, whilst in the area, where you can enjoy airboat rides through the unique Everglades National Park. If you’re very lucky, you may catch sight of elusive alligators and many other species of wild animals.
It is highly recommended for you to ensure you have access to your own transport on your holidays in Boca Grande. Otherwise you really will miss most of what Florida has on offer. Head north along the coast to Venice Beach and this is a very popular Caribbean coast resort. If you continue along the coast, you will reach Tampa Bay and this is where you will find one of Florida’s best theme parks - Busch Gardens. This park definitely has more adrenaline-pumping rides than what you tend to find in the Orlando Parks. Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World are within a comfortable driving distance of Boca Grande and most be visited at some point whilst you’re here.
For your holidays in Boca Grande, you can expect to experience a near sub-tropical climate. This means that temperatures are pleasantly warm throughout the year. In the peak summer months, temperatures will often reach into the low-thirties degrees Celsius. Even in winter, average values are likely to hit the low-twenties. Rainfall is actually quite high in this part of the world and a lot of the precipitation is quickly deposited in sharp thunderstorms.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) is likely to prove to be ideal for your holiday in Boca Grande. This is only around an hour’s drive along the coast from your self catering accommodation in Boca Grande. British Airways operates a flight directly to this airport from London Gatwick (LGW).