Marco is the largest and most
northerly of the 10,000 islands, being six miles long and four miles
wide. The beach runs along the west side of the island, which is
where the beachfront condos (including ours) are located. The
island has approximately 9,000 acres of condos, canal homes,
restaurants, shops and many other amenities. The climate is
semi-tropical, with an average temperature of 74 degrees F. The
island is beautifully landscaped with many varieties of native plants,
including palms and hibiscus. There are many endangered species
on or around the island, including bald eagles, manatees, and sea
turtles just to name a few. Dolphins are observed almost daily
from the balcony of our unit.
The white-sand beach is
immaculate and is kept clean by regular rakings. No doubt you will
want to walk along the waterís edge barefooted, leaving your
footprints in the sand and enjoying the feeling of the cool water
lapping upon your toes. Most canít resist picking up seashells and
some become addicted to collecting!
Southwest Regional Airport,
Ft. Myers, 49 miles
Miami International Airport,
Fort Lauderdale Regional
Airport, 100 miles
From the north use Interstate
75 South to Marco Island exit (SR-951).
From the East Alligator Alley
(I-75) is convenient when arriving from Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach
Tamiami Trail (US41)
accommodates our visitors from Miami and The Keys.
Marco Island and Naples
Airports accommodate propeller and jet-craft, both private and
scheduled, located 6 and 14 miles off the island respectively.
By boat from the Atlantic
around the Keys and 60 miles north on the Gulf.