Located on the most southernmost point of Southwest Florida off the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands. Select a wonderful Marco Island rental for your next family vacation or romantic getaway.
Last Updated on - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
With its exquisitely beautiful four-mile white sandy beaches, sparkling emerald waters, spectacular sunsets, and not to mention casual lifestyle and warm sunshine, consider a Marco Island beach vacation!
Not quite sure what to do first? There's plenty to do on Marco Island. Soak in the sun while sipping on a cool summer drink and laying on the white sand, or take a dip into the warm Gulf waters. Go whale watching or see an endangered west Indian manatee, go bird watching and see more than 200 exotic and domestic species of birds, including the American bald eagle, or go shelling on the beach. There are more than 400 types of seashells and other keepsakes on the island, such as lightning whelks, true tulips, fighting conches, lion's paws, calico scallops, and Florida sand dollars. Explore the island by bike or trolley, and discover hideaways for Indians, pirates, and famous explorers. Tour the popular wetlands of the Florida Everglades. Burn some energy playing tennis or golf and other recreational activities. Go shopping, listen to lively entertainment, dine at restaurants and order straight-from-the-dock seafood, such as tuna and jumbo gulf shrimp, stone crab claws, and sweet scallops.
Fishing is a popular activity for people on a Marco Island beach vacation. Fish offshore over the wrecks of old ships or stalk lunkers in the backwaters of the Florida coast Fly, spin, plug, or bait-whatever your choice of game, Marco Island has a great fishing environment. Backcountry fishing among the mangrove islands yields redfish, snook, tarpon, and sea trout. Surf casting reels in black drum and sheepshead. Offshore reefs cloak grouper, king mackerel, amberjack, and snapper. Other prized fish are red and black grouper, lane snapper, jewfish, mangrove snapper, whiting, small shark, redfish, tarpon, and snook. On your beach house rental, you can catch your meal in the afternoon and cook it for dinner!
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