Key Largo is sunny and warm year-round and has never experienced frost. It has been dubbed the diving capital of the world. Key Largo is home to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America's first undersea park. Visitors to the park can explore 70 square miles of coral reefs, sea grass beds, and mangrove swamps. The awesome underwater scenery can be enjoyed by diving, snorkeling, or by a glass bottom boat tour. Guests to Key Largo will want to see the statue of Christ of the Abyss at Key Largo Dry Rocks. This famous bronze statue stands in a coral formation just 25 feet underwater making it visible from the surface and a popular dive location. There are also numerous shipwrecks to be explored that have added to the impressive coral formations in Key Largo.
Diving and snorkeling may be the most popular ways to enjoy Key Largo's marine wildlife but they aren't the only ways. Key Largo is quickly becoming a favourite sport-fishing destination. Guests can fish with some of the most experienced fishing guides in the world and can snag sailfish, tarpon, redfish, and snook. Key Largo is also home to Everglades National Park, America's largest subtropical wilderness. Nature lovers are treated to over one and a half million acres of breath taking scenery and glimpses of rare and endangered species as well as Florida's famous alligators. Tourists might also want to check out Key Largo Hammock State Botanical Site, where the largest track of rare West Indian tropical hardwood hammocks in the United States grows. Eighty-four protected species call this site home. Those wanting to enjoy the natural beauty of the area at a slower pace have a multitude of sunset cruises and sightseeing tours from which to choose.