History of Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida, has an interesting history, one that you can discover when you visit. The Calusa Indians first populated the area, then the Seminoles in the mid nineteenth century. Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon made a visit in the sixteenth century, leaving an indelible European mark on the area. Since then, Naples has been a favorite vacation spot of the famous and not so famous. The natural beauty and abundant wildlife has always been a draw for the curious and those seeking the southwestern Florida lifestyle. Now with the growing cosmopolitan atmosphere, a new layer of richness and desirability have been added to Naples and the surrounding area. Naples is considered the crown jewel of south west Florida, with its gorgeous homes surrounding beautiful waterways, lively nightlife, abundant shopping of all kinds and really great eateries. And we haven't even gotten to the golf, tennis or water activities yet. If you are a golfer, Naples has 35 courses, making it the highest ratio of courses to golfers in the U.S. In other words, you shouldn't have much trouble making a tee time. Naples is truly an all encompassing vacation experience with rich local history, plentiful activities and abundant modern amenities to please everyone who is lucky enough to come with you on vacation.