Located in Southwest Florida, Paradise Coast offers visitors 30 miles of pristine, soft white, sandy beaches, miles of outdoor adventure – on and in the water and access to acres of natural wilderness. Comprising three distinct areas, including Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, holiday-makers will enjoy several new openings and experiences this year.
Meditate with Wolves at Shy Wolf Sanctuary
Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a refuge for animals that were not accepted by government animal services, wildlife rehabilitators, or zoos. Far more than a rescue, Shy Wolf educational and therapeutic programs focus on animal encounters to create a healing connection with humans.
This year, the Sanctuary offers to meditate with wolves; a unique opportunity to meet and connect with the exotic animals under the guidance of trained experts to offer different approaches to meditation, energy healing, yoga, and relaxation techniques.
Night Walks at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
The sanctuary, located in Naples, has added a new guided walk to the line-up of experiences. The Blair Audubon Center’s 2.25-mile boardwalk meanders through pine flatwood, wet prairie, freshwater marsh, and the largest old-growth bald cypress forest in North America. Several days a week, skilled Boardwalk Naturalists will be available to answer questions and point out sights and sounds of the swamp for curious visitors. Admission is €15.00 for adults, €6.00 for kids 6-14, and free for kids under six.
Everglades Seafood Festival
The famous Everglades Seafood Festival, held every February in the historic Everglades City, date is set for 11-13 February. For over 50 years, people come from all over to hear great live music, eat delicious seafood, and browse among the craft booths while the kids enjoy the carnival rides. Free to attend for all ages.