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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Placida, Florida your home away from home

Placida is a small community near Punta Gorda in Charlotte County. It is close to the Gasparilla Pass and provides an excellent base for enjoying all the activities in the area. Beautiful white sandy beaches, fishing and boating on the nearby canals and waterways and shopping and dining in the local restaurants all make this an excellent place to enjoy a vacation home rental. Located close to the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, the area has many opportunities for walking and enjoying the local wildlife.

Things to do in Placida, Florida

Boating

The area around your Placida vacation rental is truly a boater’s dream. The unspoilt shoreline is home to a host of birds and Florida wildlife and the calm canals and waterways leading out to the Gulf of Mexico are perfect for sailing, kayaking, fishing and motor cruising.

Beach Activities

The area around Placida has some of the best beaches on the west coast of Florida. Soft white sand and clear warm Gulf waters make the perfect playground for families. Little Gasparilla Island has 7 miles of unspoilt beaches which offer safe swimming and sunbathing. Fishing

Sports fishing off the Sarasota coastline is a popular activity and half day and full day charters are offered by a number of companies. Fishing tackle and drinks are usually provided and you get to catch a wide range of fish.

Places to visit near Placida, Florida Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

This one storey lighthouse building was once the home of the local lighthouse keeper and his family but now houses an interesting local museum.

Cayo Costa State Park

A trip to Cayo Costa offers a relaxing and beautiful day trip. This lovely state park and beach is just a short boat or ferry ride from your Placida vacation villa. It is a mecca for shellers and is the place to pick up coveted spotted junonia shells, cockles, sand dollars and other sea treasures.

Museum of the Islands

Located on nearby Pine Island, this interesting museum includes a large wall mural which depicts a typical native Indian Calusa village. Archaeologist Frank Cushing made some outstanding discoveries of Calusa art, pottery and shell tools which now make up many of the fascinating local artifacts. There is also an interesting shell collection and a large beaded tapestry of George Washington which was rescued from the Pheil Hotel.

Weather in Placida, Florida

Placida enjoys hot summers and mild sunny winters making it very popular with visitors almost all year round. Winters are dry with average daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) while summers reach a hot and humid 33°C (92°F) in July and August.

Travel to Placida, Florida

The southwest Florida International Airport is the nearest airport to your vacation home in Placida. It has regular flights both nationally and internationally and is 38 miles from Placida at Fort Myers.

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