When you stay in one of our beautiful Key Largo vacation rentals, you'll enjoy front-door access to the best of the Florida Keys! Beautiful beaches, activities like diving and deep sea fishing, and a laid-back island culture make this breathtaking island the perfect destination for land and water adventurers of all ages! Key Largo is one of the most popular choices for Florida Keys vacation rentals thanks to its convenient location and variety of activities that appeals to families, couples, and retirees alike.
Things to Do in Key Largo, FL
Whether you're longing for a relaxing getaway or hoping for an exotic escape, Key Largo is the perfect choice for your next vacation! With the Everglades National Park to the north and Islamorada and the lower Florida Keys to the south, this popular destination is ideal for outdoor adventures, island hopping, or simply soaking up the sun on the beach.
Surrounded by the vibrant turquoise ocean, the sea offers entertainment options for both tourists and locals. Did you know that the Florida Reef is the third largest coral barrier reef in the world? Key Largo offers access to the some of the densest parts of the reef so scuba-diving or snorkeling are a popular activity on this island! Consider booking a charter fishing expedition for trophy yellowtail snapper or a sunset cruise on the calm Blackwater sound.
Kids (and those young at heart) will love building sandcastles and playing in the sun on one of the island’s sun-drenched beaches, such as Far Beach in John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. After splashing in the surf, enjoy some burgers or hot dogs at a family picnic on Tavernier Beach.
From eclectic boutique shopping to the the annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival (held next to the clear blue waters Bogie navigated in the classic movie for which this island was named), there are plenty of entertainment options to choose from during your stay in one of our Key Largo vacation rentals! Although this is a family-friendly destination, the adults of the group can enjoy a happy hour pina colada at any of the island’s conch-style bars.
Outdoor Adventures in Key Largo
For those seeking quality time in the outdoors, the island gives up-close access to wildlife - both on land and in the water! Everglades National Park is only 37 miles away and offers daily tours. With over one million acres, this sprawling national treasure is home to a number of animal species that include alligators, crocodiles, cranes, birds, snakes, and much more.
Key Largo boasts the title of “Dive Capital of the World” thanks to the expansive coral reef submerged just off its shores. Scuba divers can explore interesting underwater relics such as the Statue of Christ of the Abyss or the sunken Navy transport ship at Spiegel Grove without having to travel far from this beautiful island.
Key Largo’s commitment to ecotourism and coral reef conservation means that the underwater systems of reefs, such as the Elbow, Carysfort, and Benwood reefs, can be explored by divers and appreciated by generations to come. So put on your diving gear, jump into the crystal clear waters, and explore Florida's barrier reef!
Day Trips from Key Largo
Key Largo is the northernmost island in the Florida Keys which makes mainland Florida very accessible at only 20 miles away. Miami, with its vibrant nightlife, Latin-inspired dining, and lovely beaches, lies just 62 miles up Highway 1. Islamorada, Marathon, and the lower keys of Big Pine and Key West are all within a 97-mile drive. This route includes driving along the Seven Mile Bridge, a famous road that offers incredible views of the ocean and wildlife. Although located a little bit further from our Key Largo vacation rentals, Florida’s east coast is known for its sightseeing, surfing opportunities, and mix of coastal cities and smaller towns.
With a beachfront location and easy access to all that the Florida Keys have to offer, our Key Largo vacation rentals are the perfect home away from home for your next getaway!
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