Destination guide

Discover a tropical paradise from Key Largo vacation rentals

Key Largo is the northernmost of the Florida Keys, and though it’s only a short distance from the state, it’s like being in another world. Home to tropical forests, glistening creeks, pristine beaches, and an abundance of native wildlife, Key Largo offers everything from watersports to on-shore destinations. Vacation home rentals are available to make the most of your trip to this kinetic area.

Things to do

Nature and culture surround Key Largo vacation homes

With its mixture of cultural interests and natural landscape, Key Largo has an option for every inclination. Vacation homes can be found near such sites as the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which offers scuba diving, snorkeling, and glass-bottom boat tours to view the colorful reef, and Spiegel Grove, a dock landing ship of the United States Navy that’s both a historical landmark and a world-class spot for scuba diving. The Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, an animal preserve with rare trees and nature trails, is also popular for nature lovers. Island Dolphin Care, a conservation organization for wild dolphins that offers interactive experiences, is an unforgettable visit.


Activities and attractions in Key Largo

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Travelers enjoy Key Largo for its dolphin viewing opportunities, boating and snorkeling. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Key Largo has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dolphins Plus (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Dolphins Plus Bayside (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • MarineLab Undersea Laboratory (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Bud n' Mary's Dive Center (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Everglades Alligator Farm (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Key Largo

Travelers speak highly of Key Largo for its boating and snorkeling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Key Largo

Travelers love Key Largo for its breathtaking sunsets and spectacular coral reefs. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Key Largo is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Harry Harris Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Plantation Key (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Founders Park (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)

Sand and surf in Key Largo

Key Largo is a sun-worshipper’s paradise, filled with soft-sand beaches and turquoise waters offering endless hours of beachside fun. Vacation rentals can be found near the top beaches in Key Largo, including Far Beach, a palm-lined stretch with warm, shallow waters that are perfect for families, and Cannon Beach, a quiet shoreline with vibrant marine life and 17th-century cannons offering a little historical interest. Harry Harris Park is another family-friendly beach with a park, bike trails, a boat ramp, and a tidal pool. A full range of beachside attractions are available at Anne’s Beach, a pristine coastline with a boardwalk and designated swimming area.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Key Largo

The nearest airport is in Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), located 49.5 mi (79.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), which is 50.5 mi (81.2 km) away.

Getting around

Getting to and around Key Largo

Key Largo transportation is mainly automotive, with rental cars, taxis, and shuttles available to get to the island and throughout it. People also enjoy biking and walking through the area to take in all of the scenery and sights, and the Keys Airport has a shuttle service to get you to your summer rental. Ferries and boating are popular ways to move between the other keys.

Food and drink

Culinary delights in Key Largo

Seafood restaurants are abundant in Key Largo, with many offering unique alligator dishes that are more prevalent here than in the other Keys. Cuban, Mexican, Italian, Thai, and Caribbean food is also popular on the island, with some of the top restaurants being family-owned establishments. Vacation homes are available near the many excellent dining options in Key Largo, as well as fast-food chains and other franchises that are quick and family-friendly.

Essential info

Key facts about staying in Key Largo vacation home rentals

Key Largo enjoys warm and dry weather throughout most of the year, though it is susceptible to hurricanes in September and October. The atmosphere on the island is generally safe and friendly, and the island and its vacation homes are serviced by the Largo Police Department. One hospital and several pharmacies are available for medical care, though it’s recommended to bring any necessary medications with you. You don’t need a passport to travel to Key Largo as a U.S. citizen, though one is needed for travelers outside of the U.S.

Where to stay around Key Largo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,280 vacation rentals near Key Largo. From 503 Houses to 423 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Key Largo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Key Largo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Key Largo:

  • Key Largo Village: 310 vacation rentals
  • Anglers Park: 94 vacation rentals
  • Sexton Cove: 70 vacation rentals
  • Key Largo Park: 107 vacation rentals
  • Silver Shores: 43 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Key Largo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Key Largo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dolphins Plus Bayside: 1,313 vacation rentals
  • MarineLab Undersea Laboratory: 1,268 vacation rentals
  • Dolphins Plus: 1,321 vacation rentals
  • Dolphin Cove: 1,289 vacation rentals
  • Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill: 1,343 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Key Largo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Key Largo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 503 Houses in Key Largo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Key Largo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 423 rentals available
  • Villas: 34 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Key Largo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 889 vacation rentals with pool available in Key Largo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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