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Key Largo, FL
Travel Guide

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

Bayside Inn Key Largo
Bayside Inn Key Largo
3 out of 5
99490 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
The price is $243 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in Key Largo, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Laura ...
4.2/5Excellent! (548 reviews)
"This hotel is older, but cute! It was recently renovated, which is a plus. It has a very cute little dock/beach area out back. The front desk workers were all very nice. It is a little worn down and on the plain side, so if you are looking for a modern resort, this isn't for you. But since we were ..."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Bayside Inn Key Largo
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
The price is $386 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
This Key Largo resort is on the beach, 1 mi (1.7 km) from Bluefin Rock Harbor Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Harry ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (616 reviews)
"The beach"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort
Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
103800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
The price is $399 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Nestled on the beach, this Anglers Park hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of MarineLab Undersea Laboratory, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and Key Largo Undersea ...
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)
"The property is at a beautiful location. Many things to do and staff is fabulous. The building is aged but well taken care of, we would return."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort
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.
Key Largo RV Rental - Waterfront RV in Paradise
Key Largo RV Rental - Waterfront RV in Paradise
Key Largo, FL
Situated in Key Largo, this campground is within 9 mi (15 km) of Key Largo Baptist Church, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and Christ of the Abyss. Upper ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)
Clean, quiet cool experience
"Had a great stay. It was a different experience as we had never stayed in an RV before. We enjoyed it beautiful sunsets and set in the middle of a boat marina. We would stay here again."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Key Largo RV Rental - Waterfront RV in Paradise
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Got Stress? 409 Mariners Club has the Power to Restore You..
Key Largo, FL
Situated in Key Largo, this condo building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Bluefin Rock Harbor Marina and within 6 mi (10 km) of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
It was a nice place and location but the check in process a few miles away was a bit strange
"Overall we thought it was good"

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

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Yacht 32'~ Free Kayak & Sup!!!
Yacht 32'~ Free Kayak & Sup!!!
Key Largo, FL
Situated by the sea, this houseboat is within 9 mi (15 km) of Key Largo Baptist Church, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and Christ of the Abyss. Upper ...
4.4/5Excellent! (51 reviews)
Unique place to stay and I would stay again!
"Mark was an awesome host! Great communication and he even had ice in a cooler ready for us to start our stay! Besides some construction the location was convenient and awsome to stay at! Definitely would stay again"

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Yacht 32'~ Free Kayak & Sup!!!
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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