Hurricane IAN - Recovery Cape Coral and Updates

Yes, we are Open! Cape Coral restart after Hurricane IAN
Dear Guests,
the repair works in Cape Coral after hurricane Ian are in full swing and luckily proceeding much faster than originally thought. Electricity, water, internet, and streaming are restored SW Floridian’s are hard at work to bring back our Paradise. Most shops and restaurants have also re-opened, some however with slightly adjusted services. Most villas in our portfolio have suffered cosmetic to very minimal damage. Therefore, these houses are already available again. Unfortunately many cages/screens were affected by the high winds. They will be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. We will keep you informed and thank you for your trust! Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
Your Vesteva Team

Jim Jeffers playground now Open 08/15/2023

Sanibel Lighthouse Beach Opening 06/09/2023

Yesterday we received great news from Sanibel: Lighthouse Beach will be back open on June 16.

Beach Openings April 04/07/2023

  • Blind Pass Beach
  • Gulfside City Park
  • Bowman`s Beach Park
  • Tarpon Bay Beach
  • Turner Beach
  • Alison Hagerup Beach

Beach Openings March 03/04/2023

  • Lynn Hall Memorial Park
  • San Carlos Bay-Bunche Beach Preserve
  • Bonita Beach Park
  • Bonita Beach Accesses

Open Beaches Sanibel & Captiva 02/01/2023

Tarpon Bay Beach and Blind Pass Beach are open.

Open Restaurants Sanibel & Captiva 02/17/2023

  • Doc Ford’s Rum & Grill bar
  • The Mucky Duck Restaurant
  • Cielo
  • MudBugs
  • Sanibel Deli and Coffee
  • Blue Giraffe Food Truck
  • The Shack
  • Sanibel Grill
  • Old Captiva House
  • Captiva Island Pizza
  • Tutti Pazzi

Expected Schedule of Sanibel Beach & Capitva Openings 01/17/2023

Tarpon Bay Beach -  Opening expected February
Blind Pass Beach -  Opening expected February
Bowmans`s Beach -  Opening expected March
Lighthouse Beach Park - no schedule
Turnerbeach - no schedule

Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers reopens 09/01/2023

Lakes Regional Park has officially reopened today

Sanibel Island re-opens up to general public 02/01/2023

The Sanibel Causeway is open for anyone who wants to go to Sanibel and Sanibel welcomes visitors with open arms.

We are Open our recommendations

Here you will find an excerpt of open top restaurants, things to do and beaches.


Rumrunners, 5848 Cape Harbour Dr, Cape Coral
Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro, 5961 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral
The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill, 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral
Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood 1229 SE 47th Terrace Cape Coral
Lobster Lady 1715 Cape Coral Pkwy W #2&3 Cape Coral
Outback Steakhouse, 1642 Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
Fathoms Restaurant & Bar, 5785 Cape Harbour Dr #106, Cape Coral

Things to do
Boat Rental Cape Coral
Banana Bay Boat Tour Co.
Burton Memorial Park
Caloosa Park
Coral Oaks Golf Course
Gator Mike's Family Fun Park 
HeadPinz Cape Coral
Jim Jeffers Park

Read more what's Open in the Fort Myers Area

Cape Coral Parks & Recreation open 11/15/2022

Open Recreation & Specialty Facilities

  • Cape Coral Art Center
  • Coral Oaks Golf Course
  • Eagle Skate Park
  • Four Freedoms Park (2-5 years old playground & swing banks are now open, 5-12 years old playground rmains closed)
  • Rotary Park (nature trails remain closed)
  • Special Populations Center
  • Wm. Austen Youth Center

All Athletic Parks are Open

Atletic programs delayed due to lighting and fence damage

Most Neighborhood Parks are Open

  • Four Milde Cove Ecological Preserce (Kayak Shack, boardwalk & nature trails are closed)
  • Giuffrida Park (one pickleball court is closed)
  • Horton Park & Boat Ramp (Boat ramp & parking lot are closed to the public while being used by the Coast Guard)

Recovery Update 10/20/2022

Sanibel Causeway officially reopened 
more info

Recovery Update 10/13/2022

LCEC Update
84% has power in Cape Coral
Sanibel Causeway
It's expected the sanibel causeway is repaired and accessible by October 21st.

Recovery Update 10/11/2022

Southwest Florida International Airport reopening more info

Open Stores in Southwest Florida

Here you can see the List of stores open in Southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian

Recovery Update 10/6/2022

Sanibel Causeway
The Sanibel Causeway will be repaired and ready by the end of October, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
Pine Island road reopened
Just after three days after the construnction start, the Pine Island bridgt has completed today and ready to use.

Power and Water Update 10/4/2022

LCEC Update
LCEC announced they plan to have power restored to 95% of the power grid by 10/8/2022.
According to LCEC, power has been restored to 6,500 customers.

ATER Update
Water is restored to 100% of the City. 

Hurricane IAN Imagery Map

Here you can see the Hurricane IAN Imagery Map

LCEC Outage Map

Here you can see the LCEC Outage Map

Recovery Update 10/2/2022

WATER: Nearly 85% of the City has received water services. Please continue to boil it as a precaution.
POWER: LCEC estimates 95% of customers will be restored by Saturday, October 8.
TRASH PICKUP: Household trash pickup will resume on Monday, October 3, with the regular pickup schedule.
INFO, CHARGING STATION: City Hall, Police HQ, and all Fire Stations except Station 10 have power strips where residents can charge devices. Informational flyers are also available in English and Spanish.
(Source: City of Cape Coral Government)

Links to information

Lee County Storm Updates

Government Hurricane Ian Recovery

We're hurting with you, Cape Coral

Hurricane Ian hit us hard here in Cape Coral and caused a lot of damage.
Clearing the city's streets in the wake of Hurricane Ian is a top priority and work has already begun.
We currently have no electricity and limited telecommunications.
We are grateful for your prayers, assistance, and thoughts.
We will rebuild and we will be back.
Many of our homes have survived with minimal damage and we are open.
All of your support for this area is greatly appreciated.
We will keep you posted and updated on the progress.
#CapeCoralTogether #CapeCoral #HurricaneIan

About Hurricanes in Cape Coral

Cape Coral, Florida, is a city located on the Gulf of Mexico that is also vulnerable to the impacts of hurricanes. Due to its location along the coast, Cape Coral is at risk of being hit by strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surges during a hurricane. It is important for residents and visitors in Cape Coral to stay informed and take necessary precautions during hurricane season, which typically runs from June to November. This includes having an emergency kit ready, knowing evacuation routes, and staying updated on the latest weather forecasts and storm tracking information. By being prepared, individuals can help ensure their own safety and minimize damage to their property during a hurricane event.