Central West Florida in USA is a part of one of the three counties that are surrounded by the Mexican gulf on one side and the Tampa bay on the other side. Fun and frolic never stops in this state. All around the year there is never a time when people are not booking flights to get to this place. Airlines stay flooded with calls that are inquiring about timings of flights from their place to Central West Florida. The place called Crystal River located in Central West Florida is boasts of being called the only place all over the world where swimming with a local and rare species of mammals called “manatees”, is legal.
Citrus County in Florida is world famous for a rare and fine species of mammal called Manatee. Crystal River has a legislation passed that states that tourists in certain areas are allowed to swim with manatees. Such kind of law in not prevalent in any other country of this planet. Tourists get an opportunity of interacting with these majestic creatures. There are thousands of people who come here to fulfill their dreams and fantasies of swimming with the mammals called manatees. Manatee is very interactive and allows human beings to come near it but only until a distance, which shows their defense mechanism. On getting a wrong notion from a tourist, they may also get angry and attack. Hence is advised, that every diver in Crystal River must maintain a safe distance with them. Some people just do such kinds of activities because they have to eliminate a fear that engulfs their mind related to under water and fish fear. There are
many travelers who had a feeling of being reborn after they came here and swam with these creatures.
Manatee resembles a sea leopard, but has different characteristics. It swims to an area called seventy-two springs for avoiding cool temperatures of Mexican Gulf when winter season arrives in this region. This creature’s skin resembles leather like skin of an Elephant. Their flippers’ toenails also look like feet of an elephant. There are guides who instruct and teach diving for some days to the tourists after charging some amount of fees. There are various modes of accommodations such as vacation rentals, condominiums, resorts and guesthouses. The vacation home rentals are equipped with latest infrastructure and provide guests with home like facilities. Some modes may be expensive but the amenities they have are world class. Vacation rentals can be arranged from before so that there are no hassles when a person finds crowded hotels and resorts. People from all over USA consider Florida as a prime holiday destination.
There is a river in this region by the same name. This city also provides water sport enthusiasts with facilities of fishing, rafting, snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing. This city recently held a Manatee Festival on 21 and 22 January. Admission fee for kids was zero and for adults it was $3.
They had a fine arts exhibit. Entertainment shows were organized that involved the audiences as well. Many children activities and food joints were set up.