Upper KeysFlorida’s Upper Keys are composed of North Key Largo & Key Largo, Tavernier, Plantation Key, Windley Key, Islamorada, Upper Matecumbe Key, Tea Table Key, Lignumvitae Key, Indian Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. Free from the hustle and bustle cruise traffic of Key West, the Upper Keys are quieter and slower paced. The archipelago is perched on an ancient coral reef, between the aquamarine waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Bay. The islands sit at the top of the chain, which is connected by a series of 42 bridges. The Upper Keys temperature is between 32 to 100 degrees. In the Upper Keys the water is the attraction. Key Largo is bordered by John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, North America’s only living barrier reef which is a hotspot for divers. Everglades National Park lies to the west and is easily accessible by boat. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (the first undersea park in the U.S.), encompasses 70 nautical square miles. Lush with mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks. The coral reefs and their varied marine life bring most visitors to the park. At Everglades National Park an amazing array of wildlife awaits. Bottle-nosed dolphins, crocodiles, sea turtles, alligators, and manatees to name a few. Pack lightly… swimwear, shorts, flip-flops, suntan lotion and a good pair of sunglasses. The casual vibe of Key Largo, Islamorada, and the Everglades is a fun filled vacation you can take at your own pace.
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