MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDAMarco Island Florida has a little of something for everyone with it the old Florida charm and its cosmopolitan activities combined with natural splendor. The island is located on the north tip of of the area island and to the south of Naples and the Florida Everglades to its east. Marco Island has successfully retained the majority its natural beauty from the days when native americans called the island home. The area is blessed with several miles of white sand beaches, clear salt water surf and the most stunning sunsets around Florida. The island is inhabited with a variety of tropical plant life and bird varieties in the hundreds. This is the closest thing to a nature lovers eden. Popular beaches close by include Tigertail Beach, always a favorite southern beach & residents beach.
In addition to the beach, the area features various parks & rec facilities for both travelers and residents alike.
There is never a dull day on Marco Island for the recreationally inclined. A popular activity is hiking around trails at Rookery Bay Reserve. These fine trails offer up tropical flora along with informational tags. For those seeking water excitement, paddling is also available at the Rookery National Estuarine Reserve. Well over one hundred ten thousand acres beginning on Gordon Pass and reaching up into the heart of the Florida Everglades, this national park has a number of unique birds that call it home. Both canoeing & kayaking are popular here. The adventurous can also get ou and kayak into the Everglades.
Deep sea fishing excursions, charters that promise dolphin and manatee sightings and shelling are more of the areas favorite pastimes.
The food options on Marco Island are truly spectacular. Sink your appetite with gloriously fresh seafood as gulf breeze rolls on shore. Whichever your favored cuisine, you will not have trouble finding it on Marco Island. For exceptional live entertainment and wonderful seafood check out Captain Briens Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar. Another local favorite is The Blue Heron, with down home food, an outstanding view and critics awards to show for their craft. Cafe de Marco is well known for elegant dining and an exceptional assortment of wine. For upscale diners, Marek's Collier House can't be beat. Inviting decor and mouthwatering food choices make it perfect for that special night anytime.