SYL AND JOE'S SANIBEL
Great Vacation Rentals on Sanibel Island, Florida
Located north of Naples, and west of the city of Cape Coral, Sanibel Island was occupied by the Calusa Indians from about a.d. 600.
In 1963, a 3 mile causeway was constructed from the mainland to the eastern end of Sanibel.
Soon after the bridge was completed, Sanibel incorporated, and the municipal government passed strong zoning laws,
with much of the island set aside for protection. As a result, half of the land in Sanibel is designated as natural areas,
with two preserves protecting the island ecology and wildlife.
This preservation and conservation of land and wildlife make Sanibel a unique resort island, unlike
any other in Florida and with few rivals within the continental USA.
Thirty miles of bike paths (also great for walking and skating) wind across Sanibel Island, leading to beaches and other natural scenes.
No where is the "natural" Sanibel better experienced than on the far west end of the island, often called the "quiet" end of Sanibel.
The shell collecting and bird watching in this area is arguably the best on the Island of Sanibel.
This lovely, naturally tropical, secluded and non-commercialized area is the location for Toucan House.
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