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Key Largo on the map


Key Largo, the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys, is an hour’s drive from South Florida’s two major airports, and aworld away. Home to tropical hardwoods, winding creeks, two state parks, a national park, and a national marine sanctuary, Key Largo boasts some of the most fascinating botanical scenery in the state.

Florida's numerous state and national parks truly have something for everyone from hiking in John Pennekamp to snorkeling past the Southernmost Point in Key West. Some of those resources are found nowhere else in the world. The Florida Key's proximity to the Everglades also makes it a premier destination for kayakers and ecotourists. On your way into the Key Largo from the mainland, see many alligators and crocodiles you can spot from your car window!

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. This middle section of the 305 mile Florida Reef Tract spanning from the Dry Tortugas up to Martin County containes some of the country's most scenic views and breath-taking natural wonders.

Want to dive like a local? Become a Lionfish Hunter!

Protecting Florida Keys waters is something that matters to local scuba divers and spearfishermen. Capturing lionfish during recreational dives and weekend free-dive fishing jaunts is a regular activity. Easy to capture and tasty to eat. Get some during your next dive and join the effort to eliminate this invasive species.

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