Matlacha is a small artist community wedged between the Southwest Florida City of Cape Coral, and Pine Island. There is one land route to the fishing community of Pine Island from the rest of Florida, and that route goes through Matlacha. And of course, the Matlacha drawbridge is on that route. It kinda makes Pine Island and Matlacha a nice place to be in case of a zombie apocalypse… although it may not be a great place to be during the more common hurricane.
With almost every home in Matlacha waterfront, it is easy to see how this has become a Caribean dream and an island paradise hidden in Southwest Florida.