Punta Gorda, Florida, USA

Punta Gorda is located in Charlotte County, Florida, and is the perfect location for commuting along Florida's south-central Gulf Coast, with easy access to I-75. A quintessential "Old Florida" feel, Punta Gorda features palm-lined streets, brick lanes, and street lamps. Boasting some of the most beautiful scenery on the west coast, Punta Gorda is the perfect location for homeowners who want to enjoy Florida's outdoor lifestyle. From beaches to boating, harbor tours to fishing, and hiking to retail therapy, Punta Gorda offers an idyllic slice of Florida life for anyone who stays there.

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Fishermen’s Village


Located near Punta Gorda’s historic district, Fishermen’s Village is a unique waterfront destination where you can find specialty shops, boutiques, fine dining, live entertainment, and a 98-slip marina, among other attractions. A one-stop-shop for a day or evening out, Fishermen’s Village has everything you could need for a great time out! 


Peace River Wildlife Center


If you love wildlife, you’ll love the Peace River Wildlife Center. Tucked away in the mangroves overlooking Charlotte Harbor at Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda Isles, Peace River Wildlife Center is a wonderful way to view rescued South Florida Wildlife. With the help of local citizens, rescue volunteers, and Charlotte County Animal Control, around 2,500 injured, orphaned, and displaced Florida wildlife animals are rescued each year. You can visit the center for tours every day from 11 am to 4 pm. 


Alligator Bay Distillers


Alligator Bay Distillers is a trendy craft distillery located in beautiful Punta Gorda, Florida. Family-owned & operated, this small-batch distillery produces traditional handcrafted award-winning rum made from 100% Floridian blackstrap molasses. Open to the public for free tours; you can meet the brothers behind the name and get a lesson on how they produce their traditional handcrafted spirits — not to mention, you can enjoy some free tastings!


Punta Gorda at a Glance


Population – Approx 20,000 (as of 2020)

Land Mass – 21.66 miles


Location: Just east of the North-South I75 Interstate and US 41, which runs from Miami north, is the main road through the middle of Punta Gorda.


  • 32 Miles to Fort Myers
  • 180 Miles to Miami
  • 143 Miles to Palm Beach
  • 140 Miles to Orlando
  • 104 Miles to Tampa
  • 4 Miles to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)


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For more information about all of the things Punta Gorda and the surrounding area has to offer, head to: 


Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce – https://puntagordachamber.com

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