Captiva is a census-designated place in Lee County, Florida, United States. It is located on Captiva Island. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total year-round population of 379. It is part of the Cape Coral–Fort MyersMetropolitan Statistical Area.
Captiva's many large estates, condominiums, and businesses have recovered from the serious damage due to 2004's Hurricane Charley. There is a toll to use the causeway that goes from Fort Myers to Sanibel Island. Captiva is accessed by a small bridge that crosses Blind Pass from Sanibel Island
Location in Lee County and the state of Florida
Captiva is located at(26.518028, -82.191057).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it is land and 9.2 square miles (24 km2) of it (88.10%) is water. mostly in the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Pine Island Sound.