Bella Vida by Letty

What to See and Do in Key Largo Florida

Key Largo

Did you know Key Largo is located approximately one hour and twenty minutes from the Miami International Airport?  If you are visiting the Miami area it would make a great place to spend the day.  Key Largo is an extraordinary place.  The weather is divine all year round averaging in the mid 70’s from December to March and upper 80’s the rest of the year.

There is something here for every taste.  You have the Everglades flora and fauna on one side and a completely different one on the other side hosting incredible fish covered coral formations of the only living coral barrier reef to the east.

The Everglades zone is perfect for kayakers, birders, hikers, eco tourist and fishing.  There are hundreds of protected acres in Key Largo including the Crocodile Lake Wildlife Refuge.

Key Largo Florida

Locals call Key Largo the scuba capital of the world.  Just a few miles off shore lie some of the world’s most beautiful scuba diving experiences.  The Florida Keys Reef Tract is the only living coral barrier reef in North America and is the 3rd largest in the world.  Lucky for us the majority is located in a protected sanctuary preservation area.  The protection has helped stabilize the overall health of the reef tract.

Some famous dive and snorkel sites off Key Largo are:  The famous bronze statue of Christ of the Abyss, Spiegel Grove Navy ship, Benwood Wreck World War II shipwreck and Bibb and Duanee US Coast Guard cutters.

You can find every type of boating and water sports rental here.  Take a charter boat and go deep sea fishing.  The Gulf Stream and the fish are right off shore.  If it’s too rough you can cross to the Florida Bay and fish in calm water.  If you love playing on the water have fun splashing around on a jet ski.  If it’s relaxation you’re looking for take relaxing sail to watch the sunset.

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Here are some more in depth reviews I’ve written about what to see and do when you visit:

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park 

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center 

And for some extra inspiration.
Key Largo Road Trip: Things I Found at the End of the Road


Have you been to Key Largo?  What was your favorite thing to do there?


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  • Raquel

    Thanks for the tips! I have been to Miami and Fort Lauderdale, but not Key Largo. Sounds like a great place to see!

    • You’re welcome. I’m glad you found them useful. I hope you get to make it out there. It’s so close to Miami.

  • Robin Rue

    There are so many things to do and see down there. I will have to try to get there Someday.

  • We went on a cruise. We did a glass boat tour. It was not a good day to go because the waves were rough.

  • Great Tips, thank you for sharing BellaVida, your pictures are amazing too.

  • Keikilani Jackson

    We haven’t been to Key Largo… But hubby and I were just talking today about how we want to visit! Beautiful pictures… Makes me long for the ocean breeze!

  • mrsloisannjones

    I have wanted to go to Key Largo for a long time. Love the tips!!

  • I’ve never been to Key Largo but would love to some day – it looks so beautiful there!

  • I would love to visit Key Largo. I think my parents have visited there recently.

  • Ourfamilyworld

    This is an amazing place to visit. The beach, the boats: it looks amazing

  • Lisa Rios

    I really love all these wonderful pictures. I have never been to Key Largo before, but it sounds like a great place to visit & so much to do as well. Will have to add this in my must go list. Thanks a lot for your great tips.