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Plan your next vacation on the beautiful island of Islamorada. The destination of Islamorada encompasses five of the Florida Keys and it is located in the Monroe County of the state of Florida, United States of America. Situated right in between Miami and Key West, the area includes Tea Table Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key and Plantation Key. The area of Islamorada is known for its stunning coral reef, the gorgeous tropical landscape and the countless water sports that you can enjoy during your visit. The name of this area comes from the early Spanish explorers and it translates to "purple island" in Spanish.Vacation Rentals in Islamorada
You can find countless stunning vacation rentals while visiting Islamorada. Whether you wish to be located closer to the buzzing center, immersed in nature or have your accommodation beachside, this destination will be able to provide it with all. Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach right outside your window. Take a stroll around town to check out the boutiques and cafes located just a stone throw away from your house. Spend an afternoon swimming in your private pool or having a barbecue with your friends in your garden. These are just some of the memories you could be making with accommodation in Islamorada.
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The area and getting around
There are various ways to make your trip to Islamorada with different modes of transportation. Being located between Key West and Miami, you will be assured that the journey will be easy to make from wherever you are coming from. If you're driving from Miami or anywhere north of Islamorada, you will have to arrive at the end of the Turnpike at US 1 in Florida City and head south on the road to reach your destination. This same road is taken by regional buses and private buses to connect Islamorada with nearby major cities. If you choose to fly to your destination, the closest airport with commercial flights to national and international destinations will be the Miami International Airport.Where to eat in Islamorada
Being located right in the sea, you will find that there will be plenty of delicious restaurants providing fresh seafood. However, Islamorada has plenty of other options to choose from regarding cuisine and styles. One of the local favorites is the Hungry Tarpon Restaurant. This eatery will provide you with a true conch atmosphere and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The restaurant is situated inside an old marina and fish shack and you will be able to choose to dine indoors or on their deck. Another great place to have some food is Ciao Hound. This Italian restaurant has a menu filled with Tuscan flavors and it uses only fresh ingredients which are locally sourced.
Travelers and activities
There are numerous ways you can enjoy discovering the stunning tropical landscape of Islamorada. Go ahead and spend a day at Anne’s Beach. This beach was named after a famous environmentalist that dedicated her life to preserving South Florida’s natural habitat. Here you will be able to stroll on a boardwalk that takes you through mangroves, tidal marshes, and wetlands. Another fantastic place to learn about the local flora and fauna is the Indian Key Historic State Park. This ten acres park is only reachable by boat and it is a popular spot for hikers that want to visit the abandoned early 19th-century fishermen town.Islamorada for family activities
If you plan to make your vacation to Islamorada with your family, try out these activities altogether for a delightful time. One of the best activities to do with the whole family is to visit the Theater of the Sea. This place will allow you to admire dolphins, learn about them, as well as swim with them. Another great place to visit all together is the Alligator Reef LightHouse. This in-sea lighthouse can only be reached with a chartered boat or with a rental boat and you will get the chance to snorkel around the crystal blue waters and admire the world-famous coral reef of the Keys.
Did you know that Islamorada was incorporated only on November 4, 1997?
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Learn about the history of diving. This museum has been open and collecting items used for sea exploration for over decades. You will be able to find displays that include diving equipment, photographs, and first-hand historical accounts of sea adventures.2. Whale Harbor Restaurant and Seafood Buffet
Dine with some exquisite and fresh seafood. This restaurant provides you with everything starting from shrimp and lobster to oysters and fresh local fish on their rooftop bar.3. Keys History and Discovery Center
Discover the local history. This establishment aims to preserve the unique history of the Keys while providing you with exhibits and displays in their waterfront building.4. Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory
Have a taste of the globally famous Key Lime Pie. This restaurant provides the state’s best key lime pie in a very casual and friendly atmosphere.5. Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
Explore the fossils of the area. In this stunning park, you can walk through trails and admire the vast fossil deposits, many of which can be dated to 100,000 years ago.