Everglades National Park


Posted by M&A on May 6, 2017

We’ve chosen our current accommodation to be in between the places we want to see in next two days. But to be honest the house is so awesome that we could just stay here and relax. We’ve met the owner and he gave us a tour through the house. It has 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and was fully rebuilt and redecorated few years ago. There are some hidden rooms and passages here. One room is hidden behind huge mirror in the corridor. In the master bedroom there is a hidden staircase to the 3rd floor (you really need to move the right hanger in the closet to open the door!). Then you can get to a beautiful room from which you can watch the sunset.

Also the neighbourhood is interesting - we are surrounded by plantations of tropical trees and flowers that are just now ready to be sold.

As we are here to see and experience new things we went to the Everglades National Park. 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve is often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of animal species.

Our goal for the day was to go for an airboat ride and see alligators in the wild. There are 3 approved companies that provide this kind of attraction. We’ve decided to try it with the Gator Park. The ticket included 35 minutes guided ride through the park and 30 minutes wild-life show.

The ride was great and we were lucky to see 3 alligators :-)

The ‘wild-life show’ was very informative. The guy who was conducting it was really passionate about wild animals and their behaviours. We’ve learnt what is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile. It was surprising how much more dangerous crocodiles are, and that they don’t have a tongue :-)


We didn’t spent much time there as we wanted to chill out in the sun and swim in the pool for the rest of the day.

And just to make the day completed we has a glass of wine while watching the beautiful sunset..