Punta Gorda Florida is located on the west coast of FLORIDA, about 75 miles south of Tampa Florida.
This tiny little village is located on the southern coast of Charlotte Harbor, and has much to offer the visitor, be it he is staying for a few hours or several days. One of the many attractions, Fisherman’s Village a shopping and dining mecca offers fine waterfront dining and shops where one can spend the day.
Devastated by hurricane Charley in 2004, the town and surrounding area was nearly destroyed. Much property damaged ensured and it took several years to rebuild the area, now it is back to normal with most of the city retaining its original charm. Much of it looks just like it did before, only with a new coat of paint.
Ponce De Leon Park where this photo was taken was built in honor of Ponce De Leon who visited here in the early 1500s while he was searching for the fountain of youth. In fact, Mineral Springs, located near here was where the local indians believed the fountain of youth to be. As a result it has become a popular attraction, don’t know if it contributes to eternal life, but it sure feels good.
If you’re passing through, don’t pass it by.
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