Known as the “First of the Florida Keys” because of its northernmost location along the coral cay archipelago, Key Largo is also the largest island in the chain, with vacation rentals scattered throughout.
Home to the Florida Keys Reef System—North America’s only living barrier coral reef protected as John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park—the famous Christ of the Abyss underwater statue, and the world’s largest artificial reef, the 155-metre USS Spiegel Grove, it should come as no surprise that Key Largo is considered the “Diving Capital of the World.” Key Largo is also a premier destination for sport fishing. And, thanks to the island’s proximity to the Everglades, Key Largo is a popular spot to go hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as bird watching. Key Largo supplies all the conveniences of a major resort town, with eateries serving locally caught seafood and Caribbean specialties.
Key Largo offers a vast array of natural, outdoors, and cultural attractions, as well as a variety of facilities and rental accommodation options, and is just over an hour’s drive south of Miami.+ More