Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest The afternoon temperatures of 70s or 80s and white sandy beaches make Marco Island an outstanding place to spend a vacation.
Nestled in the mangrove islands of southwest Florida\'s coast, Marco Island is indeed a world-class resort destination surrounded by miles and miles of pristine, uninhabited islands, bays, creeks, and the Gulf of Mexico. To the north is the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and its Briggs Memorial Nature Center. To the south lies the sprawling 10,000 Islands with over 70 coastal miles of fly fishing heaven, inhabited only by the tiny fishing villages of Goodland, Everglades City, Chokoloskee and eventually Flamingo. Included in this southerly stretch is Collier-Seminole State Park, the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Big Cypress National Preserve and the 5000 square mile Everglades National Park.
Everglades City is a very small community of approximately 500 population just five miles south of The Tamiami Trail in Collier County. During the 1970s and 80s it was the center for Marijua…