Located on the southern tip of Florida, the Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that showcase a vast diversity of eco-systems home to an abundance of wildlife species, including rare and endangered species such as the West Indian manatee, American crocodile and leatherback turtle.
These majestic wetlands are an international treasure, attracting visitors from across the globe. They have also been accorded with UNESCO World Heritage status, as well as an International Biosphere Reserve and Wetland of International Importance, and is a specially protected area under the Cartagena Treaty.
There are two seasons in the Everglades; the wet season, which runs from May to November and can be problematic with mosquitoes, and the dry season between December and April. The latter season is far more preferable, attracting a huge variety of wading birds and their attendant predators.
There are numerous activities to do in the Everglades. By far the most popular are the guided Airboat tours allowing you to spot glimpses of crocodiles, manatees and a dolphin or two.
There are also myriad beautiful trails and hikes allowing you to venture into the heart of the park. Alternatively, you can explore the mangroves by kayak or pinelands by bike. There are also wildlife shows, biologist-led expeditions, eco-tours, bird watching, fishing, and much more.
Covering a vast acreage, the park has three entrances across three different cities in south Florida. The northern section of the park is accessible via Miami or Everglades City, with the southern section accessible through Homestead, south of Miami.
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Everglades National Park
36000 SW 8th Street (Miami entrance)