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Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 43,914 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on the northwest coast of the county.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.0sqmi, of which 35.3sqmi is land and 5.7sqmi (13.95%) is water.The city is located on both Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The area referred to as Bonita Beach is located on a road-accessible barrier island (Little Hickory Island) that lies between the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. The Imperial River flows through the downtown district of the city and empties out into Estero Bay.ClimateThe city lies in the tropical climate zone, having a mean January temperature of 65°F. Hurricane Wilma made landfall south of Bonita Springs on October 24, 2005. On September 9-10, 2017, Hurricane Irma, at the time a slow moving category 3 storm, passed over the southwest coast of Florida. The eyewall / eye passed overhead in Bonita Springs. Many structures were damaged or destroyed and the city experienced significant flooding.In the build up to your vacation in Bonita Springs, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States trip planning app.
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