Marco Island, Florida can boast of three and half miles of white, sandy beaches stretching along the Gulf of Mexico that are the perfect place to spend the day or enjoy breathtaking Marco Island sunsets. A world class resort area, Marco Island offers a residents and visitors alike a laid back Florida tropical lifestyle only Southwest Florida’s most southern island can provide.
Named by Spanish explores who first called the island La Isle de San Marco and over time shortened to Marco Island, the area was first developed for tourism in the 1920’s. Since the first northerners realized Marco Island was the perfect place to spend a cold northern winter, Marco Island has developed into a world class tropical resort area.
Located on Florida's Southwest Coast and the largest of Florida’s 10,000 islands, Marco Island’s 24 square miles are perfect for a swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoying the Florida Sunshine, taking part in deep sea fishing, renting a boat, parasailing, golfing, exploring the Florida Everglades or just taking a quiet stroll along the sea shore, Marco Island has it all. Marco Island may also be that perfect place for your beach wedding. Check out our Things To Do page for a list of the most popular activities in the Marco Island area.
Outdoor activities are just part of the Marco Island experience. If you are looking for a world class luxury resort, vacation rental condo or an affordable beachfront hotel, Marco Island has something for every requirement and price range. Check out the best rates on the internet for Marco Island hotels, resorts and rentals on the Where To Stay Page. We have listed the most popular hotels and vacation rentals along with the best prices on Hotels in Marco Island
You are going to need food and drink. Marco Island has it all. Four Star restaurants, beer and a burger joints and family friendly dinners. How about a tropical delight at a local beach bar or maybe some cocktails and dancing the night away? Marco Island area is your place to be. Our Food and Drink Page list the area’s most popular places to dine and relax with ratings from Google. Marco Island Restaurant Reviews - Find out what others are saying about Marco Island Restaurants - Click Here!
No vacation is complete without at least one day of shopping. To help you make your shopping day as enjoyable as possible we have listed the area’s most popular malls, shops and stores on our Shopping Page.
Marco Island Vacation Beach Visitors Guide was created to make your Marco Island Vacation the best it can be at the best prices available from the world’s largest and most trusted travel companies. We have provided you with an interactive map and the day’s weather conditions on our Maps and Weather Page to get the lay of the land and local forecast.
Be sure to check out what is going on in and around Marco Beach on the News and Events Page and don't forget the sunscreen!.