Key Largo Vacation Information
Welcome to Key Largo. Island life. Azure waters, tropical sunsets, and beautiful scenery. Breathtaking underwater adventures. An hour’s drive from south Florida’s largest airports, the northernmost Florida Key is the perfect place to wind down after the bright lights of Miami’s South Beach or, better yet, as a destination vacation. Whether you want to unwind by the waves with a tropical drink and a good book or rev up the action with water sports and fun in the Dive Capital of the World, you’ll find your heart’s desire here. Packing is easy. Start with a swimsuit or two, shorts, tees, and flip-flops. Forget something? Visit one of the island shops for a colorful addition to your wardrobe. Snorkelers and experienced divers can explore a wide-range of undersea opportunities while lessons and certification for novices are offered by world-class instructors. Enjoy the luxury of island time day and night. And be sure to book another visit before you leave!
Bounded on the north by Florida Bay and to the south, the Florida Straits and the Atlantic Ocean, the island has two state parks and a national marine sanctuary. The living reef that surrounds the Florida Keys is the only one in the continental United States. Because of the reef, waters are shallow...the perfect place to take small children. Whether you snorkel, dive, or take a glass-bottom boat tour, you’ll never forget the beauty of this unique national treasure. Hikers, birdwatchers, and photographers will revel in the island’s nature trails, accessible to bicycles and wheelchairs.
The nation’s first undersea Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, is adjacent to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The tropical hammock of the mangrove swamps is filled with tropical plants, shore birds and marine life. And the coral reefs and seagrass beds with their abundance of marine life offer breathtaking views. You can rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats as well. Sport fishing is king here. Charter a boat or a guide. Offshore, deep sea, and light tackle opportunities abound as well as back country, flats, wreck, and reef fishing. Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals.