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Did I mention that we are in a fantastic Key Largo location? Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and, at 33 miles (53 km) long, the largest of the Keys. It is also the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, and the northernmost of the Keys connected by U.S. Highway 1 (the Overseas Highway). Its earlier Spanish name was Cayo Largo meaning Long Key. Key Largo is connected to the mainland in Miami-Dade County by two routes. The Overseas Highway, which is U.S. Highway 1, enters Key Largo at Jewfish Creek near the middle of the island and turns southwest. Card Sound Road connects to the northern part of Key Largo at Card Sound Bridge and runs southeastward to connect with County Road 905, which runs southwest and joins U.S. 1 at about mile marker 106. These routes originate at Florida City on the mainland. Key Largo is a popular tourist destination and calls itself the Diving Capital of the World because the living coral reef a few miles offshore attracts thousands of scuba divers and sport-fishing enthusiasts. Key Largo’s proximity to the Everglades also makes it a premier destination for kayaker’s and ecotourists.

In Geography, the island of Key Largo is an exposed, fossilized remnant of a coral reef that was formed during a period of higher sea level and then uncovered and eroded during a subsequent ice age. The highest elevation is a slight ridge forming the spine of the island, which rises to as high as about 15 feet. The land slopes from the spine down to sea level on the oceanside and bayside. Listed below are additional attractions in the Key Largo vicinity including swimming with dolphins, bird and wildlife centers, alligator shows, bicycle, motorcycle and jeep rentals, community pool, golf, casino boat and more.

  • African Queen
  • Dolphin Cove Research & Education Center
  • Dolphins Plus
  • Everglades Alligator Farm
  • Everglades National Park
  •  Florida Keys Wild Bird Center
  • Island Dolphin Care
  • History of Diving Museum, Homestead Miami Speedway
  • Jacobs Aquatic Center
  • Museum Nature Center of Crane Point – Marathon
  •  Speed Demons of Florida City
  • Sun Cruz Casino Boat
  • Theatre of the Sea