Magical. Mystical. Marco Island!
Florida’s tropical paradise. Color splashed sunsets mirrored on sparkling Gulf waters. An intimate setting surrounded by sun-washed white beaches. This tiny island suspended off the southern-most tip of Florida awaits your arrival. The allure is tropical. The attitude is easy-paced casual. And, time to explore the stunning beauty of the island and the natural inhabitants is your greatest luxury.
Frolicking dolphins welcome you to this sun-kissed sanctuary with more than 200 species of birds, including the American bald eagle, and the endangered West Indian manatee. Warm sunshine, brilliant emerald waters and endless island adventures abound. Begin with a dip in the Gulf. Soak in the sun on ivory shores. Cast into some of the world’s finest fishing.
Tour the wild wetlands of the Florida Everglades. Canoe along uninhabited islands. Or, go shelling to fill buckets full of flawless keepsakes from the beach. Land lovers explore by bike or trolley and discover Marco Island’s past as a secluded hideaway for Indians, pirates and famous explorers.
On Marco Island, with nature and art brilliantly intertwined, we have it all! Marco Island and the surrounding area in Collier County offer a wealth of cultural activities. Within the county, there are over 30 arts organizations and more than 100 galleries.
From community theater performances to unique art galleries, Marco Island has a variety of choices for cultural activities. While visiting the island, you can visit a world-class art league facility, historic exhibits, and working artists’ studio. There are street festivals, outdoor art fairs, performances by dance troupes and concert bands.
The cultural diversity of the area attracts professional artists and musicians like a magnet. In fact, over 1,000 visual and performing artists call Collier County home. Don’t be surprised if you encounter an artist painting at water’s edge. You can join in the artistic experience by taking advantage of the many art classes offered on the island.
The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce hopes your stay–short or long–is memorable!