Spacious, amenity-rich Key Largo vacation rentals are popular accommodations options in this diver's, beachgoer's, and fisher's haven. More than 50 percent of all families visiting the Florida Keys researched rental options online.
Home to some of the world's best diving locations, two state parks, a national park, a national marine sanctuary and lush tropical foliage, Key Largo, the northernmost island of the Keys, immerses you in a phenomenal eco-tourism lifestyle.
You'll need lots of storage space for your diving, snorkeling, and fishing equipment, and Key Largo rentals offer a roomy alternative to small, cramped hotel rooms. Ranging from quaint cottages and cabins to large house rentals by owner, the varied selections offer comfort, convenience, and exceptional value.
After a full day of diving around reefs and sunken ships, snorkeling on the shoreline or fishing in the fertile waters, wouldn't it be great to return to one of the many Key Largo, FL home rentals to prepare a delicious, money-saving gourmet meal? Anyone for grilled swordfish with au gratin potatoes?
Outdoors, the area's crown jewel attraction is the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, a spectacular undersea park comprised of 70 square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove swamps. Whether you want go snorkeling, diving, take a glass bottom boat tour, or glide on canoes and kayaks on mangrove-lined waterways, there's something for everyone. For family fun, a 30,000-gallon aquarium, picnic pavilions, two beaches, and nature trails provided enticing options. Other popular family activities in Key Largo, FL include dolphin and sunset cruises, and touring the African Queen, the original boat used in the classic 1951 movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.
Divers, grab your tanks and masks and head to the 510-foot Spiegel Grove, a shipwreck about five miles offshore. This retired Navy ship, sitting in 130 feet of water on its starboard side, is the largest ship sunk to create an artificial reef. Other popular spots include the Statue of Christ of the Abyss, a bronze statue nestled between coral rock formations, Molasses Reef, where lots of tropical marine life congregate, and The Elbow, site of several historic shipwrecks.
Anglers who want to head for the open seas can find a charter at several marinas in the area, or use an experienced backcountry guide to fish for tarpon and bonefish in the waters of Florida Bay or the Everglades.
Whether you choose to enjoy this area of the Keys above or under the water, rest assured, you'll enjoy returning to one of the many Key Largo vacation rentals where you can spread out, relax, and recharge your energy level.