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Highlights Key Largo
- Finest sandy beaches
- Corals in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
- Original boat from "African Queen"
- Flora and Fauna in Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
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On the entire elongated island of Key Largo you will find numerous idyllic holiday apartments with a view of the sea, from where you only need a few steps to the magnificent sandy beaches. In addition, Key Largo has a wide range of vacation rentals to offer, built in typical wooden construction with large verandas. You will also have a garden with palm trees and sometimes your own pool.
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Location and orientation
Key Largo is an island in the US state of Florida that belongs to the Florida Keys archipelago. It belongs to the Monroe County and is located on the Overseas Highway. If you travel to Miami by plane, you only have to travel 80 kilometres by car. Key Largo is located about 145 kilometers from Key West.
Key Largo was originally called Rock Harbor, but was renamed after the successful 1948 Humphrey-Bogart film "Key Largo", which was shot here.
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North of Key Largo is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, an underwater park that attracts many seawater fans every year. On land of the park you can admire a lush tropical vegetation. Underwater you can see the famous coral reef that begins in Miami and stretches to the Dry Tortugas. Here live between 40 different coral species about 650 different fish species.2. Visit the famous film props from "Afican Queen
With Humphrey Bogart not only the movie "Key Largo" but also the movie "African Queen" was shot on the island. This British feature film was directed by John Huston and produced in 1951. Today the original boat from "African Queen" is still in Key West, which invites to a sightseeing tour.3. The largest tropical hardwood forest in the USA
North of Key Largo you will find the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. Stroll through the wooded park and admire different plant and animal species, such as pointed crocodiles, Key Largo bush rats and numerous bird species, such as the island's swallowtail. Butterfly observers also get their money's worth here.