Welcome to Marco Island
Lying off the southern tip of
Florida's Gulf Coast, Marco Island is the largest of the barrier
islands within the Ten Thousand Islands area. It is located 90
miles west of Miami and about 157 miles south of Tampa.
Once inhabited by the Calusa
Indians, this island city was subsequently populated by the Seminole
people and it was not until after the Civil War that others began
to occupy the area.
However, the population remained
around 500 until the 1960s when the area was developed. The island
now has a population of around 15,000, which rises by another
20,000 when the winter residents arrive.
It's no surprise that Marco Island
is popular with those seeking refuge from the snow. It's got
a sub tropical climate and is warm all year round. Measuring
just 24 square miles, this island has more than 100 miles of
waterways and six miles of beach.
That's plenty of room for lying
in the sun or enjoying water sports. This is a paradise island,
with pristine landscapes and lots of natural beauty, flora and
fauna. Visitors and residents can enjoy the views of the Gulf
of Mexico. There's also plenty to do, both on the island itself
and in the nearby city of Naples.
Whether you are interested in
an eco-friendly vacation, entertainment, or you just want to
lie in the sun, Marco Island has something to offer. Read on
for a guide to the attractions, entertainment and nightlife on
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