The young city of Cape Coral, founded in 1958, is located between the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its 650 km of waterways, it is also named the Venice of America. Sub-tropical to tropical climate provides for the ideal requirements for a dream holiday. Water lovers, fishers, boaters, golfers and sun lovers will all have everything they need. Nature lovers can see turtles, manatees and often dolphins. Pelicans, rabbit owls and a lot of water birds live here. Different shopping options. Not just fast food chains and really good steak houses, but also a lot of exquisite restaurants for different wallet sizes. Cape Coral, also popular among families with children, is one of the safest cities in Florida. Cape Coral is ideal as a starting point for destinations like, for example, Miami, Tampa, Orlando,Naples,Key West and the Everglades.