Key Largo Florida Keys Official Tourism Site Diving Capital of the World

Posted on January 24, 2014 – 11:15 am

Key Largo, called "the first of the Florida Keys, " Because of icts northernmost rental chain along the Florida Keys, is an hour's drive from South Florida's two major airports. Yet it is a world away.

TJ Hayes, left, and Jim McMullen, right, of Eye Catchers Signs, complete install of a new "Welcome to Key Largo, The Florida Keys" sign in the median strip at mile marker 106.4 in Key Largo. Messaging on the reverse side, for motorists leaving the Keys, reads "Leaving Key Largo ... Back to Reality."

Home to two state parks, a national park, a national marine sanctuary, Key Largo Boasts some of the MOST fascinating botanical scenery in the state.

In 2010, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park , America's first undersea park, turned 50. And, the year 2010 marked the 75th year of the Florida Park Service.

We invite you to explore aussi Key Largo's Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park , Everglades National Park and all the underwater delights of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary . A host of eco-tourism and dive-snorkel services and accommodations are ready to help you discover the natural wonders of Key Largo.

For a visual introduction to the sights of Key Largo, please peruse our iPIX panoramic virtual tours or view a video .

As you look at the tropical hardwoods, the winding creeks, and the stunning coral formations, it is no wonder Hollywood thing to movie scenes from the movies "PT 109" and "Key Largo" here.

Key Largo is sandwiched betweens the watery wilderness of the Everglades National Park to the west and the fish-covered coral formations of North America's only living coral barrier reef to the east. It's not just Hollywood Producers Have you are drawn to the wildlife here. Even Fantasy Fest revelers Have Been known to relax in Key Largo before, falling on gold Effective enjoying Key West's famously outlandish costumes festival.

Six miles offshore in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Will you find the wreck of the Spiegel Grove , a 510-foot former U.S. Navy ship intentionally scuttled in 2002 as the backbone for a new coral reef.

Locals Consider Their home the Diving Capital of the World aims Nearly as the island is famous as a sports-fishing destination. Some of the best charter captains and fishing guides in the world work out of Key Largo. You can go Effective sailfish offshore, bonefish along the Atlantic shallows, or redfish and tarpon in Florida Bay.

Key Largo's proximity to the Everglades makes it a top destination for kayakers, birders and other eco-tourists . All this beauty, not to mention the island's rich history, Has inspired a vibrant community of artists Have you show Their work at several local galleries.

When the day is done, you can trade at any stories of a full-range of restaurants , bars , hotels , motels and resorts . Each is as unique as Key Largo Itself.


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