Welcome to Marco Island and its miles of warm sands, turquoise waters, deep history and sunsets that leave you breathless. Marco Island is located in the Gulf of Mexico, close to three international airports, in Southwest Florida. That’s what the map says, but the map only tells a small part of the story. It doesn’t tell you how this tropical paradise makes the ideal setting for family gatherings, romantic getaways, weddings, meetings or for anyone who’s always dreamed of walking along miles of sun-washed white sand beaches.
People come to Marco Island for total relaxation or endless adventure. They come for world-class shopping and fine dining made even finer by the brilliant orange backdrop of the setting sun. Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s ten thousand islands, and it’s filled with ten thousand activities. Take a parasailing cruise and float high above the ocean. Charter a fishing boat. Wade through warm tide pools searching for shells. If total relaxation is more your style, lay back on beaches of sugar white sand and do nothing but listen to breaking waves backed by a chorus of seagulls.
A short ride takes you to Naples, the other gem of the Paradise Coast, where you’ll find beaches with full facilities, pet-friendly beaches and secluded beaches for long walks on deserted sands. Another short ride takes to the Everglades, where you can go exploring on jet ski, swamp buggy and airboat that take you to the mangrove habitat of the elusive manatee.
When you visit here, you’ll come to know the unique Marco Island way of life – unhurried, gracious, always eager to introduce visitors to our one-of-a-kind tropical paradise.