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Key Largo

Key Largo - Best Florida Vacation Spots

Best Florida Vacation Spots - Key Largo

Key Largo is the northernmost key and is filled with great things to do and see.   Whether you are looking for an underwater adventure, or if you would just like to sit back, relax and watch a nice sunset, Key Largo has something for everyone.

Key Largo is home to  two Florida state parks (John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Dagney Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park)  and as well as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.   John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park is a marine preserve encompassing 70 square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps, as well as a popular beach and marina.  This is a diver and snorkelers paradise.  One thing not to be missed at the park is the famous Christ of the Abyss bronze statue which is located underwater.   Dagney Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe and the American crocodile.

Christ of the Abyss

Christ of the Abyss in Key Largo

There are quite a few other things to do in Key Largo .  One popular activity for visitors to Key Largo is swimming with the dolphins.  Key Largo actually has two facilities that offer this exciting experience, Dolphins Plus and Dolphin Cove.  Key Largo is also known for having wolrd class sportfishing.  Key Largo’s close proximity to the Gulfstream makes it a prime spot for fishing since you don’t have to travel far offshore to catch some amazing fish.  Also, if the ocean is ever too rough off shore for fishing, you can always move over to the Florida Bay side and fish in much calmer waters.  Snorkeling and diving the amazing coral reefs that surround Key Largo also makes for an unforgettable adventure.  At the end of the day, you can relax at one of the  places to stay in Key Largo, including the unique Jules Undersea Lodge, the world’s only underwater hotel.  There are also an assortment of great places to eat and drink in Key Largo which offer up amazingly fresh local fare.

Key Largo has beautiful beaches, and breathtaking sunsets.  Since it is the northernmost island of the Florida Keys, it is the most easily accessible.  Key Largo is less than an hour’s drive from Miami International Airport.  If you are looking for a tropical getaway that is easy to get to, Key Largo is definitely the place to go.