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Natural treasures in Orlando

Destinations 24/10/2023
Orlando from the sky
Orlando is one of the most massive cities in Florida and the United States if we talk about tourism. It is a large market where several of the most famous theme parks on the planet are located, such as Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort, it also has large skyscrapers, kilometer-long shopping centers, an NBA team (Orlando Magic) and, in short, these are the reasons for which this city is best known.

But… what if Orlando is much more than that? In this article we show you from Park Royal Orlando that in this place there are authentic natural treasures that would leave you speechless and that, indeed, it is much more than a crowded and cosmopolitan city full of theme parks.

Crystal River Springs and Manatees

On the outskirts of Orlando are two of the most exciting natural sites in Florida, the springs "Crystal Spring" and "Three Sisters Spring" and it is that, apart from being one of the largest aquifers in Florida, there is a group of more than 400 manatees that live in the area each year when they migrate to this spring in search of warmth.

These springs are located in the small town of Crystal River, just outside from Orlando, which has a large expanse of natural waters where you will not only find the well-known “Crystal River manatees” but it is also possible to spot other animals such as ospreys, dolphins or even alligators.

Swim with the manatees

Every year, when the temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico drop, the manatees in the area move to warmer waters like those of Crystal River, and followed by a large number of nature lovers, tourists and local people, they lend themselves without any danger to share their baths with these people.
It is an incredible experience in which humans can feel more connected to nature thanks to these friendly mammals.

Manatíes de Crystal river

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Just 42 minutes from Park Royal Orlando and with easy access is one of the natural sites most famous in Orlando, Wekiwa Springs State Park, where history, beauty, nature and incredible crystal clear waters come together to give life to this very special place in the state of Florida.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

The park

This park has been inhabited in the past by indigenous and native Americanss who lived in the area, fishing and hunting native fauna to survive around the more than 7,800 hectares that make up the park.

Among this fauna that has always inhabited the area we can find the Florida black bear, the wood stork, the bald eagle, the blue crab, the stingray or even some caiman resting on the shore.

Activities available

The list of available activities to do in Wekiwa Springs State Park is very extensive:

  • Cycling
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Paddle Surf
  • Canoe ride
  • Kayak ride
  • Swimming
  • Horse ride
  • Etc

Cycling at Wekiwa River

So, if you consider yourself a big fan of practicing outdoor sports, without a doubt, this is your place.

Lake Apopka

This lake is a true diamond in the rough and the restoration of the old manure farms that were in the area has made it once again a paradise for native animals and a jewel for visitors just 49 minutes by car from Park Royal Orlando.


One of the reasons why Lake Apopka is well known is because of the large community of birds, with up to 372 different species that have been recorded by sighting to this day. This fact means that the lake has the largest list of birds in the state of Florida.

Among other species of animals that can also be found we see:

  • American alligators

  • Jaguars
  • Otters
  • Raccoons
  • Bears
  • Armadillos
  • Coyotes

The Lake Apopka

Activities available

  • There are 3 paths prepared for cycling and hiking where you will surely find a large number of native species.
  • On the north shore of the lake and on the paths of "Clay Island" horseback riding is allowed.
  • On weekends and holidays there is a road through the forest where you can take motorized rides.
  • There is a channel where you can rent motor boats, kayaks or canoes.

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