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Marco Island, Florida

Marco Island is situated on the edge of Everglades National Park in southwestern Florida. The 5.6-mile (9 km)-long and 4-mile (6.5 km)-wide island with a total area of 13.9 square miles (36 km2) is the largest island of the “Ten Thousand Islands” nature preserve off the coast of Florida.

The origins of Marco Island date back to 800 years B.C., when Indians first settled on the island.

Through clever and thoughtful construction, the natural beauty of the island has been preserved. Off the beaten track and away from mass tourism, you will find only a few advertising signs for fast-food restaurants.

You can take a stroll along the many shops and you'll frequently meet bicyclists and pedestrians on Marco Island. The speed limit is 35 mph (56 km/h), which contributes to the cozy atmosphere of this island that is enjoyed by people of all ages.

The wide and clean beaches invite you to take beautiful beach walks or to sunbathe and relax.

With a wide variety of water sports, such as banana-boat rides, motor boat rentals or para-sailing, Marco Island offers something for everyone. Those who like to venture a bit farther might like a catamaran trip to the barrier islands or a full-day or half-day fishing tour in the Gulf of Mexico. From Marco Island even remote shelling paradises can be reached by boat.

A discovery trip through the adjacent Everglades National Park promises to be another unique experience. The "Ten Thousand Island" wilderness can be explored by land, sea or air.

The turquoise waters along the shoreline and the white sand beaches on Marco Island provide the perfect backdrop for shelling. If you are lucky, you might even see a dolphin or two. The picturesque sunsets at the Gulf of Mexico attract visitors and locals alike.

Culinary delights like fresh seafood and cool drinks are a perfect way to end a day here, and nightlife on Marco Island is quite pleasant and calm.

Marco Island, Florida - Impressions

Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida