It wasnít long
ago that Estero and Bonita Springs
were known mainly as points between
Naples and Fort Myers, easy to miss
if you blinked. Today, Bonita is one
of the fastest growing areas in the
country, Estero isnít far behind,
and the changes there are impossible
In Bonita Springs, upscale communities line U.S. 41. High-end restaurants, shops, and other businesses have been quick to follow in such centers as the Promenade at Bonita Bay, so those who enjoy dining and shopping have no shortage of choices. Golfers also have a good selection of courses from which to choose.
Just east of this polished swath of development remains old Bonita, a homey cluster of shops, restaurants, and neighborhoods that have stood for decades. Bonita celebrates its fishing and agricultural heritage each March with the Tomato Seafood Festival.
Of course, one of the main attractions in the Bonita area is the beach. Many beachgoers head to the public areas at Bonita and Barefoot beaches to stroll the clean, wide shore, play in the clear Gulf waters, and exclaim over dolphins curling through the waves just off shore. Farther north is Lovers Key State Recreation Area. Thereís plenty of room to stake your own spot on the sand, fish, or kayak through the interior waterways where youíre likely to encounter a manatee-or several.
Bonita Springs Communities:
Copperleaf at The Brooks
Highland Woods Golf and Country Club
Hunterís Ridge Golf & Country Club
Little Hickory Shores
Meadowbrook of Bonita
Rapallo at Coconut Point | Estero Florida
San Mirage of Bonita Springs Florida
San Remo at Palmira
Serrano of Bonita Springs, Florida
Shadow Wood Preserve
The Villages of Bonita