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Key Largo, Florida

Key Largo, Florida

Key Largo became internationally famous due to the so-titled movie classic from 1948 starring Humphrey Bogart. The vessel “African Queen” from another Bogart movie is still docked adjacent to the Holiday Inn (at MM 100*).

Many companies offer diving and snorkeling tours in Key Largo and in the immediate vicinity.

"Sundiver Snorkeling Tours", for example, heads out to the reefs in the "John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park" off the shore of Key Large twice daily. After a short introduction to snorkeling and to the tour itinerary, they head out to the reef for a 30-minute snorkeling trip. At the reef, the waters are about 10 feet (3m) deep and perfect for discovering reef life.

These snorkeling tours are recommended for beginners, as competent guides stand by to lend a hand and offer helpful advice.

Anya Elis' "Scuba Fun Diving School" offers several diving tours for the more advanced, who have the opportunity to get up close to Key Largo's underwater world.

The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo is the right place for all who would rather kick back and relax or prefer to explore their surroundings on foot. The state park has beautiful beaches, barbecue areas and mangrove trails, but visitors can also take a boat trip or rent a boat for a couple of hours.

In addition to several restaurants, Key Largo also offers a large number of accommodations. Besides popular hotel chains, you will find charming, ornately decorated cottages. The "Coconut Palm Inn", for example, is a well-kept motel with a pool area and a very nice palm-lined beach at the southern end of Key Largo (Tavernier).

*MM 100 = Mile Marker 100. Green mile marker signs used between Key West (MM 1) and Miami.

Key Largo, Florida
Key Largo, Florida
John Pennecamp State Park, Key Largo, Florida
John Pennecamp State Park, Key Largo, Florida
Key Largo, Florida
Snorkeling at Key Largo, Florida

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