Key Largo Travel Guide

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Key Largo Highlights

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     Lots of opportunities for fishing, boating, diving, and eco-tourism 

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     Hot in the summer, crowded in the "winter" 

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     Great place to do your check out dives! 

Key Largo Things to Do

  • Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) lessons...

    Looking to go paddleboarding in the Keys? There are several operators to rent out boards but if you're looking for a fun and personal lesson or tour with a certified instructor, choose Aquaholic Adventures and go Paddleboarding! Owned by Key Largo local, Jen, they take you on personal paddleboarding lesson and tours. We paddled through magrove...

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  • holiday inn marina

    located next to the holiday inn is the holiday inn marina. here you can book fishing trips, glass bottom boat rides, scuba and snorkeling trips, and there is a shuttle to an off shore casino. the holiday inn key west is good place to stop because of the many things to do there.

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  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

    My family and I really wanted to see the Christ of the Deep statue. If you've seen photos, you know what I mean. His arms are stretched out welcoming you to the bottom of the water and there is just a "strong at peace feeling" when you see it. Alas, it was not meant to be for my family. We got on the boat and started heading out. When we finally...

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  • See the pelicans up close!

    Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a non profit organization that relys primarily on donations for survival. They care for sick & injured wild birds. It is a great little center!! There are 30+ cages with occupants identified and their stories told in a little pamphlet you can get as you go in. At 3:30 each day they feed the pelicans on the beach &...

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  • Reef Roamer Quicksilver Snorkeling

    My family and I took a snorkeling trip aboard the Reef Roamer catamaran in Key Largo and had a wonderful time. The crew was great and taught the whole famlily a lot about the marine life in the keys. The reefs were absolutely gorgeous and up close so the kids could see the fish and coral without diving underwater. There weren't too many people on...

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  • fishing

    key largo and the florida keys offer some of the best saltwater fishing in the united states. depending on the time of the year offshore you can catch marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna, and dolphin (mahi-mahi). on the reefs you can catch snapper and grouper and baracuda. in the bays and back country you can catch tarpon, permit, bonefish, snapper, and...

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Key Largo Hotels

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Key Largo Restaurants

  • Great fresh fish

    This a restaurant that is clearly popular with visitors and locals. It has been so popular that they opened "Fish House - Encore" next door to handle all the trade.The place is a bit cramped, but service is good and friendly. Most of all the fish is fresh and cooked in a range of ways to suit most tastes.There are a few meat dishes, but seafood is...

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  • Great views to go with the food!

    Situated in the grounds of the Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort, this restaurant not only offers great food but also wonderful views and gorgeous sunsets into the gulf.Opening hours :07:00 to 23:00 daily The Pan Seared Florida Rock Shrimp is delicious, tossed in fusilli pasta with fire roasted tomatoes!

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  • Best shrimp basket I've ever had!

    We had a two night stay in Key Largo for some snorkeling so our first night we ate at Mrs. Mac's Kitchen. They offered a regular shrimp basket or Cajun Shrimp Basket which was a bit spicy. My .husband got regular and I got the Cajun and we shared it. I guess this is the first time I've had really fresh shrimp because it was the most delicious I've...

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  • Sea Side restaurant & saloon

    Fantastic ambiance and fresh food. Fantastic for Lunch or Brunch and equally good for dinner.There are Tarpon in the marina which one can feed.Weather permitting, dine outside. Also fantastic for a quick stop over for a simple appetizer and a cold drink either on way or returning from Key West Appetizers: Crab Cakes Smoked Fish dipGator...

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  • Wonderful good!

    This restaurant was recommended by the hotel where we stayed. What a great place. You could eat at the water or inside where the AC was doing it's job. Very family oriented and casual but VERY good. Seafood was very fresh and drinks were very refreshing. I had my first Mojito and it will not be my last. I had a seafood platter and my husband had a...

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  • Best Seafood I've Ever Eaten

    I'm not kidding. I've had a lot of seafood in my time, but this is the best that I've ever eaten. This place is located on the water, with indoor and outdoor seating. In addition, It has a large outdoor tiki hut-like bar with live entertainment. At the inside bar you will find a couple TVs for your favorite sporting events and a huge stretching...

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Key Largo Nightlife

  • historic bar

    the caribbean club is a historic bar in key largo. the caribbean club was originally a fishing club built in 1938 by carl fisher. in 1947 the property became famous as the site of the movie "key largo" starring humphrey bogart, lauren bacall, and edward g. robinson. today the caribbean club is a keys style bar whose clientele is a mixture of locals...

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  • Laid back beer joint

    We Love this bar. Everytime we go down to Key West we love going there just to hang out and listen to the music. We were so excited to take some of our 1st time Key west friends there and they loved it also. It's not as crowded as some of the major bars can get like Sloppy Joe's, ect. Here's a tip: On your first night there buy a beer in a Ricks...

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  • The original Sloppy Joes, now...

    The original Sloppy Joes, now Capt. Tony's, was a favorite watering hole of author Ernest Hemingway when he lived in Key West.

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Key Largo Transportation

  • Thank-you Dons Friendly Taxi Service

    My girlfriend and I recently visited Miami FL and made a side trip to the Keys. I was happy to be referred to a taxi service call Don's Friendly Taxi (305) 395-2747. Don picked us up at the airport with curbside service and surprised us with a really great rate to drive us all the way to Key Largo. We were going to rent a car at the airport and...

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  • trip to the florida keys

    my wife and my self used dons friendly taxi service coming and going from miami airport in the month of may. we had called 3 other services dons had the lowest rate. we also used him for local service and the rates where also 20-30% less expensive then others in the key largo area. there phone number is 305 3952747. there website is...

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  • taxi service in key largo and miami...

    hello from capt don the owner of keys taxi and shuttle. 305 896 9445 24/7 i have been in the key largo area for over 19y years not much i dont know about. my daughter is the fire commissioner in key largo. she also is the manger of one the keys largest banks.i have the least inexpensive taxi service in the key largo area.be happy to answer any...

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Key Largo Shopping

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    Outside Shell Man

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 18, 2004

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    If you are looking for any thing beachy, this is the place to come. They have several locations in the Keys, Key Largo MM 106, Tavernier MM 92 1/2 and Marathon Key MM 54. The prices are very fair and they have it all for the nautical buff. We picked up some really nice large shells at a good price. It fun just to walk and look around inside and outside.

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Key Largo Warnings and Dangers

  • "Stay Away, Far, Far Away from this...

    Re: Billing Dispute, Booking.com / Bayside Inn, Key Largo, FloridaThis is what I wrote to Booking.com and Bayside Inn management:“No refund from Booking.com” My complaint is Booking.com is doing nothing to resolve this problem with The hotel we booked thru them, i.e. Bayside Inn, Key Largo, Florida. Booking.com expects me to have taken pictures of...

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  • Traffic Issues

    The Florida Scenic Highway is only two lanes (one going North, One South) for a long stretch of road, in some spots it opens up to two lanes. It's important to watch the car in front of you. Many people brake suddenly or decide last minute to turn off for a secenic view. I can understand why there has been so many accidents on this stretch of...

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  • swimming with dolphins

    if you want to swim with dolphins at the dolphin research centre make a reservation.because a lot of people want to swim with dolphins there is only place for a few.

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Key Largo Tourist Traps

  • Duval Street in Key West

    I think that Duval Street in Key West is a Tourist Trap. it has may shops that are fun to brouse but everything is way overpriced. there are a couple of side streets that also have good souvineers for alot less money. if you go on duval street, do not i repeat DO NOT buy clothes there without checking elsewere. there are shirts all up the keys and...

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  • Note to tip about petting dolphins

    I know that there are alot of places in the florida keys that supposedly say that you can pet dolphins. i have been to a couple of them and the real good I found was Theater of the Seas that is located about MM 85. there you can swim with dolphins, sea lions, and sting rays. this, however, is a more pricey place. you will also need to buy you way...

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  • 'Pet the dolphins'. $100 to...

    'Pet the dolphins'. $100 to swim in a pool with dolphins you CANNOT pet. $10 if you don't get in the water and just watch other people swim in a murky pool.

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Key Largo What to Pack

  • pack light !!!

    We flew into Key west from our home city were they don't mind to weigh our luggage. Once leaving we found out that our suit case weighed in around 90lb. (and we didn't wear 1/2 of it) after taking out our beach bags and random bags to stuff our junk in to comply with the 50 or 60 lb weight limit we finally were allowed to bored. If there is only 2...

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  • Packing List

    water shoes - to protect from urchins, rocks etc. I take my regular 35mm, and a couple of underwater disposible cameras. I nearly always use 800 or higher film. It works well outside and in. To get pictures for the computer, I just order a CD of my photos when I get them developed. snorkel/dive gear

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Key Largo Sports & Outdoors

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    Back from a dive

    by phil_uk_net Updated Sep 5, 2003

    The scuba opportunities on offer at Key Largo aren't the best in the world but the diving is pleasant enough and the season is year round (though you might want to avoid hurricane season!). I dived with a company called Aqua-Nuts. One dive was on the Benwood Wreck and the other was at Sandcave on the French Reef.
    Both dives I did were quite shallow, which I haven't got a problem with at all - around 10m. I remember some lionfish and one very large moray eel. No underwater pics I'm afraid as I didn't have my underwater camera housing at the time. Just this shot of me exiting the water, snapped by a friend.

    Equipment: As is usual for me, I hired everything I needed. The water was fairly warm (about 70 F)so a shortie wetsuit was all that was needed.

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Key Largo Favorites

  • Its not Floridian Sand!

    Due to the nature of the tidal current, as well as the structure of the Florida Keys, most of the sand that you find on the beaches here is actually imported from the Caribbean!!You will see deliveries made, especially to hotel beaches, which are then spread over the beach during the early hours so that it's all there when you go to sun...

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  • Great little place on the bayside

    Glass Bottom Boat tour was terrific! Goes out to the underwater park where you can watch the fish.....if the water is calm and/or you don't get seasick easily!! Sitting on the small beach at the Sunset Cove motel watching the sunset and the sailboats on the bay.

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  • Breakfast with a view

    The hotel we stayed in was ok but the surrounding they created was great.Who doesn't want to have a simple breakfast with this view. I do, after a few years this still brings back nice memories.This is really getting away from the hectic world i call home, because it was early we had our own private beach. Picture taken winter 2001

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