The Paradise coast is a great choice for your next summer vacation. But, before coming here, you have to make the necessary preparations. And by preparations we mean choosing a ‘home base’ for this trip. There will be a mighty ton of spots found in all directions in all corners of this region and this trip might take you from one end to the other. This is why it is important to have a ‘home base’ that you can go back to once you meet the end of the day where all your supplies are stored.  This is brings us now to the question of what home base appeals to you most: Naples, Marco Island, the Everglades or Immokalee.

If you’re still not sure where, we’ve made a quick overview of what makes each city unique. All you have to do after is to pick the one that you like best.


Call it the center of sophistication of the region. The city is alive with the fine arts, music and beauty. It has high-end shops and the most charming restaurants. The downtown area is marked with beautiful classical Mediterranean style architecture that promises a feast for your eyes. The homes are palatial, all beautiful against a tropical landscape. And of course, we shouldn’t forget the city’s famous white sand beaches and the numerous golf courses.

Marco Island

Marco Island is the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands and also happens to be the favorite destination for family vacationers. On the western side of the island is the Gulf of Mexico where anglers show off their skills while at the eastern side sits a thick swampy region that’s also a great tourist destination. You will find some of the best beaches in the world over here and the hotels that give the highest quality of service.

Everglades City

This small and quite city is surrounded by the largest nature parks and wildlife preserves in the region. These green sanctuaries are the cornerstone of all life in the sunshine state. Here you can find the Ten Thousand Islands Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, Collier-Seminole State Park and a few more others.

One of the city’s main attractions is the Everglades Seafood festival. Held every first week of February, the festivities feature the freshest haul from the gulf. The highlight of the show is the famous Stone Crab. And there will be a ton of it so better prepare your belly for some seafood fun.


The Immokalee is a growing town that proudly bears a rich history. The place has many new attractions for both the returnees and the new guests. The area’s main function is to be the agricultural basin of the Collier County and harvests are always doing well. Immokalee’s farms produce a significant portion of the nation’s fresh produce, including tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, citrus and potatoes.

One of the lakes that is worth noticing in Immokalee is Lake Trafford. This freshwater lake is 1,500-acre and is an important element in the Everglades ecosystem. It is known for fishing and is also a superb spot to view birds, alligators and other wildlife.

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