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Marco Island, Florida

Travelers to Marco Island are sometimes taken aback to view the towering motels, hotels, resorts and condos which jut skyward directly out of the white sandy beaches. Visitors are lured by the attractions of these same beaches, the tropical lifestyle and legendary fishing. Here one easily becomes mesmerized by the gentle gulf breezes, swaying palms and sounds of the surf.

Marco Island is on the lower southwest coast of Florida, about 95 miles due north of Key West, Florida and south of Tampa by about 170 miles. It is part of, and the most northerly island in the group known as the Ten-Thousand Islands. Most of these islands, although not Marco Island, are part of the Everglades National Park.

This area and the Gulf of Mexico southward to the Florida Keys is famous for its abundance of wildlife and fishing spots. Starting at Marco Island and heading south, all along the coast of south Florida to Florida Bay is teeming with exotic wildlife such as alligator, crocodile, manatee, bobcat, panther, otter and large birds of prey such as eagle, osprey and kite. Minutes away from Marco Island, by boat or car and one is deep into the south Florida Everglades, on sensory overload as the mind tries to cope with the earthy, primitive textures, sounds, sights and smells.

The City of Marco Island was set up to be a vacation wonderland and is home to over 15,000 year-round residents and over twice as many seasonal residents. Boating and fishing enthusiasts are in abundance and a boat rental or boat tour of the area is a must. Fishing is exquisite at this ancient site which dates back over a thousand years to early Indian settlers. Most of the better beach area is occupied by hotels, motels, resorts, condos and private homes which cater to their guests but unfortunately little is available for day-visitors arriving by car.

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Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce serving Marco Island, Florida

 

Nearby cities to check for activities and attractions: Naples, Bonita Beach, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach.

 

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MarcoIsland and Flordia are common misspellings.

 


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