Monday, February 12, 2007

KEY LARGO, FLORIDA : "This is My Island in the Sun".

A Typical Key Largo Sunset-

Legend has it that in the early 1500's when Spanish explorers first set foot on the coral rock island that is now called Key Largo, they were greeted by the Calusa Indians. Because of its size, the Spanish named it Cayo Largo (meaning Long Key), the first of a chain of islands jutting south of the Florida peninsula which appeared on the charts of that day. But it would be another 300 years before anyone would make their outpost on this frontier island.

Today, the mystique of this tropical paradise continues to attract visitors of every age. The magnificent natural coral reefs a few miles offshore are world renowned for their beauty. Underwater treasures await divers and snorkelers who enjoy the colorful, tranquil sea life in these clear, tepid, azure waters.

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