Cayo Costa (Spanish for ‘small coastal island’) is an island gem that takes you back to the real Florida of 100 years ago. It is approximately nine miles long and about 1 mile wide, consisting of beautiful beaches, pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps. This barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise accessible only by private boat or tour boat. Visitors may see manatees and pods of dolphins in the waters around the 2,426-acre park as well as a spectacular assortment of birds.
Visitors to the island can swim or snorkel in the surf, picnic in the shade or enjoy the sun. The nature trails that crisscross the island provide opportunities for hiking and off-road bicycling. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. The entrance fee is $2.00 per person (children 6 and under are free).
$2.00 per person. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required.
Tent Camping Fee:
$22.00 per night, plus tax.
Cayo Costa Cabins (primitive):
$40.00 per night, includes sales tax and bed tax.
Boat Camping Fee:
$20.00 per night per vessel.