Marco Island © MBandman
Measuring just over six-by-four miles (10km by 6km), Marco Island is a bustling, full-service holiday community on the northern edge of west Florida's coastal wilderness area, which is known as Ten Thousand Islands. Just a stone's throw from the vibrant city of Naples, Marco Island is on the doorstep of nearly 100 miles of protected undeveloped islands, bays, and estuaries. It is hemmed in by the Rookery Bay Nature Reserve to the north, and the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Collier-Seminole State Park, and the Everglades National Park to the south. Not surprisingly, the resort island and its relatively pollution free waters, stocked with diverse and healthy fish populations, are a magnet for fishermen and anglers. The community also offers top class shopping, recreational, and dining oppertunities.