Famous for its white sandy beaches, top rated golf courses, and upscale lifestyle, Marco Island is the largest and only developed land in Southwest Florida’s famous Ten Thousand Islands. Located south of Naples, Marco Island has everything from restaurants and resorts, to entertainment and shopping, and offers a totally unique and unparalleled island experience.
With so much history and natural beauty, this small island has a great deal to offer. Surrounded by sand bars, Marco Island and the nearby areas are known as some of the best places in the world to find sea shells. Would you like to experience wildlife in its natural habitat? Explore the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge by kayak, canoe or boat as you navigate through mangroves keeping an eye out for sea otters, manatees, alligators, and much more. Prefer to stay on land? Check out the Briggs Nature Center where you can take a stroll through the half-mile boardwalk and witness the wildlife in its natural habitat up close and personal.
There is so much to do here, you can search for Native American artifacts, set sail on the pirate ship Black Pearl, go fishing, play a round of golf, shop all day, check out the local art scene, make your own souvenir and listen to live music as you dine on the water.