This natural park is one of the best known natural wonders in the United States of America. Especially because it is a place where you can have contact with protected species of wildlife such as the American crocodile, the Florida panther or the manatee. It is considered a natural reserve of world importance and has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Everglades They offer a subtropical environment with two distinct seasons, rainy and dry. The dry season, between November and March, is the best time of year to visit the park as the variety of species with which you can have contact is greater, in addition to the fact that many scheduled activities are not available in the rainy season.
How can you get to the Everglades?
The park is located in the south of the Florida and has three entrances: one near Homestead, from which you can access the visitor centers of Ernest F. Coe, Royal Palm and Flamingo; another in Miami, from which you can access the visitor center Shark valley; and another near Naples Y Everglades city, from which you can access the visitor center Gulf Coast.
In all cases, it is possible to enter the park by car, walking or by bicycle. The cost of the ticket will vary depending on the type of access, but it will always be valid for 7 days, so that tourists can really immerse themselves in the natural wonders of the park. It is free for those under 16 years of age.
Everglades Activities Offer
The input chosen will also determine to some extent the activities available. For example, in the area of Royal palm There are two visitor centers, three sites of historical interest and the Pine rockland, and tourists can practice cycling, birdwatching, canoeing, hiking and boat trips, or fishing trips.
Those who enter through the Shark Valley can take a trip on a “safari” tram, where expert guides will give information about the flora and fauna species in the area. Some of the animals, preferred by visitors, even have their own names. It is an ideal excursion to do as a family, with the little ones in the house.
One of the most requested attractions by visitors is alligator watching. There are specialized companies that offer this adventure, with specialists who provide a show focused on these animals.
If you enter through Homestead, there are many trails for hiking and exploring the park’s natural wonders on foot. The Anhinga Trail it allows contact with native wildlife species, for example. The Mahogany Hammock Trail It is another route that stands out for having the largest mahogany trees in the country.
Another must-see experience is canoe or kayak excursions to admire the beautiful ecosystem of the park, among mangroves and streams and narrow lakes, while you can see the birds and reptiles of the area.
You can get more information on the official page of this park.