Looking for fun outside the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale? It just happens that an entire other world can be enjoyed less than an hour away.  If you area South Florida native or local you should visit at least once a year, if you are a tourist pick a day and go. The Everglades is only an hour away from The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa making it the perfect place to stay.

Yes the Everglades is practically in our own backyard and is an excellent day trip filled with fun and adventure.The myth goes that Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon was looking for the fountain of youth when he stumbled across Florida and its native people.

The existence of such a fountain in Florida makes sense, since the sweltering, mysterious Everglades are a fitting place to hide a forbidden oasis.And South Florida remains an enchanting destination for nature lovers, boasting a wide array of majestic trails, magical underwater dives, and outdoor adventures.

The premier Florida park, the luscious 1.5 million acres are home to almost 1,000 different fish, plant, mammal and reptiles, including 36 threatened or protected species like the Florida panther and West Indian manatee.

Hardcore hikers may enjoy the Coastal Prairie Trail, while those looking to avoid biting flies and mosquitoes – they can be a problem while trekking through the wetlands’ overgrown trails — may want to embark on an airboat tour through the Everglades’ labyrinthine marshes and waterways.