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Neighborhood Spotlight: Bonita Springs

Serene waterways and historic state parks have shaped Bonita Springs into a relaxed retreat. Named for a mineral spring that was once believed to have healing powers, Bonita Springs is tucked below Estero on the southern end of the county. 

There are extensive choices of hotels and resorts throughout the neighborhood. The award-winning Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa has all the amenities needed for both families and group gatherings, offering poolside fun, spa services, Gulf-inspired dining, and nearby golf courses. Shangri-La Springs is another local treasure with a historic boutique hotel, spa, and organic restaurant spread across 8 acres in the heart of downtown Bonita Springs.


Southwest Florida’s exciting craft beer scene is thriving at Riptide Brewing Company — a family-owned gem that has introduced enthusiasts to flavors like the citrus-infused Porpoise Party and the crisp Olde Naples Blonde. Find more places to explore at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, an open-air dining and shopping destination, and be sure to check out the Saturday Bonita Springs Farmers Market for a taste of Florida produce, locally made food and artisan goods.

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In the tranquil surroundings of The Wonder Gardens, explore the vibrant botanical garden and meet rescued Florida wildlife like colorful macaws, tortoises and pink flamingos. The riverfront grounds of Bonita Nature Place welcome visitors to learn about local wildlife and Southwest Florida’s natural habitats. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs is a lively community bringing together visual arts, film screenings, performances and much more throughout the year.


Whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back retreat or a getaway filled with activity, sunny Bonita Springs has all the right elements for your next escape.