"Cuban Fishing Village Turned Retirement Mecca" Port Charlotte by atufft

Port Charlotte Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 30 photos

Visit to a fellow trucker's digs...

I have a young Cuban American friend who invites me to stop by when he's around. Recently, his arrival home and my operations in the area coincided. His family provided the best of hospitality, offering a room, fresh cooked Cuban food (including a roasted pork shoulder) and a visit around to other family homes. My friend and his wife took me for a drive in the late afternoon to visit Punta Gorda, just across the bridge, and then the next day I was taken for a boat ride to Boca Grande. See these other Florida pages for more information about them, but as for Port Charlotte, one will find a very pleasant bedroom community with lots of waterfront properties. Many of these date back to the days when the sulfate mining was still being done, but now these homes are being renovated and turned into retirement homes.

  • Last visit to Port Charlotte: May 2011
  • Intro Written Jun 5, 2011
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