Key Largo, FL

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Key Largo showing outdoor eating and cafe lifestyle
Famous for being “The Diving Capital of the World,” Key Largo is home to continental America’s only living coral reef and is known for its eco-friendly tourism.

Home to the United States' only living coral reef, Key Largo offers world-class diving and fishing, immaculate beaches and remote ecosystems.

Key Largo, a narrow barrier isle stretching 33 miles (53 kilometers) is the largest and northernmost island in a chain of islands called the Florida Keys. Key Largo is easily accessible from the mainland via two routes: the Card Sound Bridge and U.S. Route 1. The latter of these continues to run down the middle of the island, and is lined by many hotels, restaurants and bars. This route is a four-lane highway, and many sections run parallel to the Florida Keys' Overseas Heritage Trail, for visitors who also want to travel the Keys by bicycle.

Once on the island, ecotourists will appreciate Key Largo’s many opportunities for exploring. To the west, you’ll find the Everglades National Park. Here, you can kayak through secluded brackish waters, where the freshwater of the Everglades mixes with the Florida Bay saltwater. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, manatees, alligators and sea turtles, all of which inhabit these waters.

To the east of the island is the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Dive below the surface to see the colorful underwater world of fragile living reefs. The park has many amenities, including kayak and boat rentals, nature trails and numerous campsites with electricity and water.

One of the iconic and most photographed offshore attributes in waters adjacent to the park is a 4,00 pound bronze statue of Jesus, known as the Christ of the Abyss, which sits on the ocean floor at a depth of 25 feet (7.6 meters) at a site called the Key Largo Dry Rocks.

Another popular location for scuba divers and snorkelers is the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) offshore. Be sure to read the regulations before exploring the sanctuary and follow the rules to help protect and conserve this fragile habitat.Back on land, the opportunities for wildlife watching continue. Visit the boardwalk of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center to see rescued wild birds, including hawks, egrets and spoonbills.

Where to stay in Key Largo

Waterside Suites & Marina
Waterside Suites & Marina
3.5 out of 5
201 Ocean Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is $169 per night from Aug 7 to Aug 8
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (771 reviews)
"property was good, confortable and worked great for your needs"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Waterside Suites & Marina
Reefhouse Resort & Marina
Reefhouse Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
103800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is $269 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (949 reviews)
"Very nice resort with great views of the bay. The only thing that we didn’t care for is how hot the water in the pool is. Not sure there is a thing they can do about this but it’s not refreshing. Otherwise thumbs up 👍!"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Reefhouse Resort & Marina
Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
97000 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is $338 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (945 reviews)
"The food was really good. As for the rooms and hotel it was clean and it was easy to walk to all locations. Perfect spot to meet up with other familes and have a vacation together."

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Anchorage Resort & Yacht Club
Anchorage Resort & Yacht Club
3 out of 5
107800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is $235 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (214 reviews)
"Excellent for boaters"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Anchorage Resort & Yacht Club
Nature retreat Sailboat escape
Nature retreat Sailboat escape
Key Largo, FL
The price is $250 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 9
Enjoy onsite parking and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Lower Sound Point are located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Great time
"My wife and I were in Florida for our anniversary and decided to stay a couple of nights on Isidora’s boat, Salty Conch. Isidore was a great host with prompt communication and even a greeting card awaiting us when we arrived. She also provided map information for taking the included kayaks thru some ..."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Nature retreat Sailboat escape
**Yacht in Key Largo**
**Yacht in Key Largo**
Key Largo, FL
Stay at this houseboat in Key Largo. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Key Largo ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Boat life
"The boat was literally steps from Blackwater Siren restaurant where we ate 2 times in our 6 day stay! The boat was clean with towels, paper towels, and other things we needed. The bathroom is small but we made it work! We loved stepping out of the cabin and sitting on the deck or dangling our feet ..."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

**Yacht in Key Largo**
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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