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Key Largo Florida

Key Largo is the first island of the Florida Keys, south of the Florida mainland. You can reach Key Largo by driving for about 1 1/2 hours from Miami Airport. If you look at the mile markers placed on the overseas highway US1 Key Largo will be marked from "m.m. 90-106".

The island derived its name from Spanish; "Largo" means large. It is the longest and largest island of the Florida Keys and referred to as the "Diving Capital of the World." The John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park is designed under water. Most of the upper areas of the island are protected regions and uninhabited too.

Coral Reefs

The corals in this island are known for their beauty. There is an artificial coral reef--Spiegel Grove, which is 510 feet long and also the only living coral reef in the Continental United States.

Places and Activities

There are some unique features found in Key Largo. The major attractions are the Everglades National Park, African Queen, Jacobs Aquatic Center, Airboat tours and Under Sea Park.

There is plenty of fishing. You can choose a fishing charter and exhibit your talents as an angler. If you dive or snorkel, you are sure to find huge treasures hidden beneath the sea.

The specialty of the island lies in attitude. Relaxing and enjoyment are part of the people's lifestyle here.

There are sanctuaries which house endangered species of birds and animals. There are regular programs arranged by the historical preservation society to create awareness about protecting the delicate ecosystem.

You can go fishing and swimming on the Harry Harris beach. Or you can opt for glass bottom boat tours and explore the underwater marvels like the Christ statue at John Pennecamp Park. You can have Scuba-diving lessons or view the African Queen- the ship cast in a Hollywood movie starring Bogart and Hepburn.

The Everglades is an ecosystem spread over 1.5 million acres. There are more than 300 species of fauna found here all existing in a delicate balance with each other.

There is also a casino cruise and a motor tour facility.

All these contribute towards a peaceful life with no tension whatsoever. There is a definite "change in latitude and change in attitude" too.

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